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AG05 - Human Resources Specialist

Band 4  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs professional work in the administration of human resource programs and the interpretation of policies and procedures.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class include both entry-level and journey-level positions. Once learned, work may be performed independently and involve both recurring duties and new assignments. Some incumbents serve as personnel liaisons for a non-centrally located human resources office that submits documents and actions to a central office for approval.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Participates in recruiting and employment activities.
Performs benefits administration activities.
Conducts orientation sessions to acquaint new employees with agency policies, procedures and regulations.
Assists with records management responsibilities.
Performs various duties in classification and compensation administration.
Provides assistance with employee relations programs.
Develops and maintains information from surveys, studies, special projects and general human resource activities.
Assists with the development and management of human resources information systems.
Assists in the coordination of related programs such as wellness campaigns, employee assistance programs, charity fundraisers, employee health and safety, promotions, etc.
Drafts revisions to personnel policies and procedures.
Develops, implements and coordinates statewide programs relating to employee suggestions and awards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of principles and practices of human resource management.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the program area of assignment and of agency policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to make and communicate decisions.
Ability to analyze data and present ideas effectively.
Ability to communicate effectively.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and clerical or administrative experience in a human resources setting. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and two years clerical or administrative experience in a human resources setting. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 25 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 25 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)


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