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Human Resources Generalist

Posted: 09/13/2021

Be a part of one of the most valuable places in your community – the public library.  Great River Regional Library is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to guide employees and managers through their careers in a supportive and innovative environment.  This position will be involved in all aspects of human resources as part of the HR team.  It is place where you can explore, learn and connect and build a meaningful and purposeful career that will challenge and encourage you.

Under general direction, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for a wide range of human resources functions including, but not limited to, recruiting, new hire onboarding, leave and benefits administration, payroll processing, employee training and development, and employee relations. 

The following are some of the duties that may be assigned to this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  1. Processes bi-weekly payroll and uploads benefit contributions in an accurate and timely manner.
  2. Administers employee leaves of absence according to GRRL policy by assuring necessary paperwork is completed and tracking time in payroll system.
  3. Provides information and assists employees with benefit-related questions.
  4. Manages benefit enrollments for new hires, employee status changes and terminations.
  5. Verifies benefit invoices for accuracy and submits to Accounting for payment.
  6. Coordinates annual open enrollment, including communications, enrollments, and payroll deductions.
  7. Assists with the recruitment process by managing the applicant tracking system to include posting jobs, processing applications and notices, scheduling interviews, checking references, and initiating pre-employment screens. May participate in the interviewing process.
  8. Facilitates the onboarding process to ensure a positive experience for new hires.
  9. Accurately and confidentially maintains employee records in personnel files and electronically according to the record retention plan and state/federal regulations.
  10. Supports the department by preparing reports for audits or other requests.
  11. Participates on the Safety & Wellness Committee.    
  12. Completes OSHA reporting and worker’s compensation claims.
  13. Manages paperwork for volunteers throughout the region.
  14. Coordinates annual volunteer recognition program.
  15. Conducts and/or coordinates employee training relating to strategic plan objectives and mandatory training programs.
  16. Coordinates employee registrations and evaluations for training opportunities. 
  17. Coordinates the internship and mentoring program.
  18. Plans and facilitates training events such as All Staff Day and Organizational Orientation.
  19. Develops and maintains content and delivery of the on-line orientation program for new hires and other training opportunities. 
  20. Coordinates the staff recognition program including communications and gift distribution. 
  21. Provides personnel policy and procedure guidance to employees and management.
  22. Maintains the confidentiality of personnel information.
  23. Assists with special projects or initiatives as needed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or equivalent
  • Experience in human resources preferred 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Experience with HRIS systems
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations impacting HR and payroll administration
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Team player, willing to do a variety of tasks in support of the department and team
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and handle sensitive situations