Walton County Sheriff's Office - Human Resources Generalist

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Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleHuman Resources Generalist
Salary$43,000 Minimum (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of Job

The Human Resources Generalist performs professional and administrative work in all functional areas of the Human Resources Section including: recruitment, employment, classification, compensation, employee relations, benefits, personnel processing/actions, performance management and record keeping, and Risk Management – Workers’ Compensation claims administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree or two years of experience in an HR related field, preferred.

Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Recruit for all open positions within the agency and complete hiring process from start to finish – accept and review applications, coordinate pre-hire testing, background checks, fingerprinting, conduct new hire orientation and prepare necessary paperwork for Payroll and prepare personnel files to ensure FDLE compliance.
  • Attend recruiting events and participate in actively recruiting applicants to create an active pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Responsible for handling Workers’ Compensation claims. Investigate accidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier.
  • Assist in managing and participating in planning, developing, recommending, and implementing human resources activities, policies, procedures, and programs for an organization.
  • Responsible for planning and conducting new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward organization goals.
  • Maintain records of insurance coverage, retirement plan, and personnel transactions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations.
  • Participates in compensation and benefit surveys and/or conducts wage survey within labor market to determine competitive wage rate and remain apprised of current trends.
  • May hire, train, evaluate employee performance, and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.
  • May write separation notices for employees separating with cause, and conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Responsible for assisting Supervisors in drafting employee discipline letters.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Leadership skills – be able to be supportive and give directions in to order to accomplish the Sheriff’s goals and objectives.
  • Interpersonal skills – demonstrate congenial, respectful, and productive behaviors and attitudes towards others in working relationships and situations.
  • Communication skills – be able to express ideas and effectively communicate information to citizens and subordinates.
  • Problem solving – be able to look beyond surface issues to identify and analyze problems and develop effective responses and solutions to resolve problems.
  • Situational awareness – be aware and alert to the surrounding conditions and situations and be able to adapt to unexpected changes in situations to successfully and safely complete the task at hand.
  • Public speaking – possess the ability to speak before groups, articulate ideas and effectively communicate in a well-planned, organized, and clear manner.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit, stand, and bend body forward at waist. Use hands, handle and feel. Must be able to reach with hands and arms.  Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone.  Must have clear vision to view computer monitor. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).  Must be able to lift up to twenty pounds; carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to work in a shared office space with a moderate noise leveled environment and multiple personnel.

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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