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Human Resources Generalist - Libraries Division

Company: Government jobs
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:


Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Human Resources Generalist in the Libraries Division.

Benefits of Broward County Employment

High Deductible Health Plan - Premiums per pay period:

Single $10.39 / Family $76.94

Includes a County Funded Health Savings Account up to $2400 Annually

Consumer Driven Health Plan - Premiums per pay period:

Single $78.64 / Family $273.13

Florida Retirement System (FRS) - Pension or Investment Plan

Ten (10) paid holidays each year

Vacation (Paid Time Off) = 2 weeks per year

Tuition Reimbursement (Up to 2K annually)

Paid Parental Leave

The Human Resources Generalist position at the Libraries Division reports to the Libraries' Human Resources Officer (HRO). The Libraries Division has 36 library locations and over 700 positions that includes several covered by unions. The HR section has a team of three Full Time Human Resources Generalists and three Administrative Specialists. The selected candidate will assist the Human Resources Officer (HRO) in providing HR support services to the Libraries administration, management, and staff. Responsibilities for the HR Generalist include assisting with all HR functions including, but not limited to: recruitment, labor relations, performance management, compensation analysis, training, benefit and wellness program coordination, and FMLA and Worker's Compensation administration.

The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of professional level, technical and analytical human resources work. This is an exceptional growth opportunity for Human Resource professionals interested in broadening their experience as HR generalists. Selected candidate will participate in Broward County's HR training/orientation program and gain valuable hands-on experience providing cross functional human resource services. In addition to professional level experience in human resources, keys to your success are enthusiasm, excellent verbal and written business communication skills, the aptitude to foster business relationships with all levels of staff and management, the ability to juggle multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

This announcement will remain active until a sufficient number of applications has been received and may close at any time.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, human resources or closely related field.
(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires two (2) years of human resources generalist work specifically in the areas of staffing, compensation, employee/labor relations, organizational development and/or benefits depending on the area of assignment or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses



  • Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, human resources or closely related field
  • Current HRCI-SPHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP or HRCI-PHR, IPMA-CP, SHRM CP certification
  • HR Certification from an accredited college
  • At least two (2) years of experience using Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) - (PeopleSoft)
  • At least two (2) years of experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) - (NeoGov)
  • At least two (2) years of public sector Human Resources experience including employee/labor relations DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    General Description:
    Advises and provides assistance in all functional areas of Human Resources.
    Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

    Provides advisement and customer service to all internal/external clients including answering County policy and procedure questions, interpreting/administering union contracts, referrals, and assisting with strategic organizational planning for an assigned agency.

    Researches policies, procedures, laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, compensation trends, best practices, and interview questions; announces and advertises vacancies; prescreens, rates and interviews applicants, assists with executive recruitments and on boarding, and reviews forms and paperwork.

    Provides assistance in employee counseling, disciplines, grievances, and labor contract negotiations; assists supervisors with probation extensions and rejections, performance appraisals, performance improvement plans, sick leave monitoring and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); assists with labor/employee relations pre-discipline/discipline meetings.

    Performs reclassification and salary adjustment reviews, participates in salary surveys, reviews new hire and other employment action paperwork; provides advisement of county policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements to employees and supervisors.

    Advises and guides County employees/clients on employee/labor relations and other human resources related matters to ensure County policies/procedures are followed, to minimize liability, and to assist clients in taking the most appropriate/effective course of action possible; provides labor relations related training.

    Works on special projects to ensure best practices and to accomplish Human Resources Goals, as assigned.

    Performs related work as assigned.


    Physical Demands
    Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

    Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
    Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
    Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.



    County Core Competencies
    All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.
    • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
    • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
    • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

      Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

      Emergency Management Responsibilities

      Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

      County-wide Employee Responsibilities

      All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

      All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

      Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. Additional information about Broward County Benefits.

      01 Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. I understand that the information provided will be reviewed and used to determine eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Copying and pasting a resume or stating "see resume" does NOT fulfill the requirements of the question. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
      • Yes
      • No

        02 What is the highest level of education that you have obtained in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field?
        • Doctorate Degree
        • Master's Degree
        • Bachelor's Degree
        • Associate's Degree
        • No College Degree

          03 If your degree is in a closely related field, please specify.

          04 How many years of experience do you possess in human resources generalist work specifically in the areas of staffing, compensation, employee/labor relations, organizational development and/or benefits depending on the area of assignment or closely related experience?
          • 10 years or more
          • 6 - 9 years
          • 2 - 5 years
          • 1 year
          • Less than 1 year

            05 Please describe your experience in Human Resources Generalist work in detail and describe what you believe to be the key roles in each area?

            06 Describe your specific experience facilitating FMLA, ADA, EEO, Worker's Compensation and related workplace issues.

            07 Please detail three (3) recruitment efforts you conducted. Include in your description the approaches you used to source candidates and the metrics you tracked to evaluate your recruitment efforts.

            08 Please describe your experience conducting training and delivering presentations to employees regarding human resources policies, procedures, and systems.

            09 Please describe your experience working with public sector employees in a union environment. What was your role and how many years did you serve in this capacity?

            10 Describe your specific experience with compensation activities (i.e. salary surveys, classification reviews, job description reviews, salary reviews).

            11 What experience do you have in delivering Human Resources services to multiple locations? What were some of the challenges and how did you handle them?

            12 This job will require travel within Broward County. Do you possess a valid Florida driver's license and reliable mode of transportation?
            • Yes
            • No

              13 Do you have a Master's degree in Human Resources Management, or an MBA/MPA, or closely related field?
              • Yes
              • No

                14 Please indicate if you possess any current certifications listed below. And please include proof of the current certification(s) you have indicated with your application.
                • HRCI-PHR
                • HRCI-SPHR
                • SHRM-CP
                • SHRM-SCP
                • IPMA-CP
                • IPMA-SCP
                • None of the above

                  15 If you have other active Human Resources certifications from other sources, please indicate (1) the name of the specific certification(s), (2) the certification(s) issuing authority, (3) the date that you received it and when it expires. If you do not have any, please state N/A.

                  16 Describe how you have used technology to be an effective Human Resources Generalist, include in your description the use of any Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in detail, the number of years you have experience working with an ATS system, and please describe the systems that you have used and in what capacity. If no experience, please enter "N/A".

                  17 Describe your experience in detail working with a Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). In your description, please include the number of years you have experience working with an HRIS system, the systems that you have used and in what capacity. If no experience, please enter "N/A".

                  18 Please describe your experience using Microsoft Office Suite and how you have used these applications in your work.

                  19 How many years of experience do you have specifically working in the Employee/Labor Relations area?
                  • None
                  • Less than 2 years
                  • 2 years
                  • 3 - 5 years
                  • 6 or more years

                    20 Are you a current employee with Broward County, Board of County Commissioners in the classification of a Human Resources Generalist?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      * Required Question

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