HR Generalist I Job Opening

Posting Date: 10/21/2022

Classification: Grant Services Specialist II

Functional Job Title: HR Generalist I

Status & FLSA: Temporary w/ Benefits

Bargaining Unit: City of Union of Baltimore (CUB)

Salary Range $51,500 annually

Location: 417 E. Fayette Street Suite 468, Baltimore MD 21202 (hybrid- 2 days onsite & 3 days telework)

About City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development:

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employees and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. At MOED, we view our mission broadly to deliver economic justice to our city! To us, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system for all residents – especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged – one that is responsive to their needs and ensures viable economic opportunities. Our vision is for all City residents to maximize their career potential and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper – a workforce system that works.

This grant-supported position is funded by Baltimore City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation, with funding available through 2023. ARPA workforce programs will provide residents an opportunity for meaningful work, financial stability, and a hopeful future as the City recovers from the public health and economic crises of the pandemic. MOED’s programs will serve residents citywide and prioritize disadvantaged workers who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. Programs include apprenticeships, sector-based occupational training (Train Up), transitional employment (Hire Up), support services (including legal and behavioral health services, financial empowerment counseling, and adult education), summer youth employment and school-time job readiness training (YouthWorks), wage subsidies for small, minority-owned businesses, transportation assistance, and the expansion of MOED’s community job hubs network.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Post position openings, interviews job applicants for positions; reviews job applications to determine the qualifications of applicants; recommends the selection of applicants to program personnel; orients new employees.
  • Leads the recruitment and onboarding process for Hire Up, Train Up, and YouthWorks employees.
  • Process and onboard new hires into the City of Baltimore's HRIS system- Workday.
  • Conducts exit interviews to determine factors affecting human resource recruitment and retention.
  • Inform eligible City of Baltimore employees on the FMLA process, reviews FMLA related documents, and makes determinations on FMLA requests.
  • Interprets and explains a wide variety of Federal, State and local human resource policies and procedures to agency employees and management.
  • Compiles human resource materials for superior to use in Civil Service hearings on employee dismissals; arranges for witnesses and may testify on submitted materials.
  • Under direction, collects documents to initiate human resource actions such as classification studies of classes, Promotion after Training Program studies, Training Program participation and personal services contracts.
  • Collaborate with the Central Payroll Department to resolve payroll related matters pertaining to an employees' leave and/or pay.
  • Collects background data on positions and classifications; reviews position descriptions for completeness and accuracy; may interview employees and their superiors to obtain information on duties, responsibilities and organization; may document findings, prepare justifications and recommend classification determinations.
  • Examines unemployment compensation claims and makes recommendations to the Department of Human Resources on discrepancies in claims; compiles data on claims and secures witnesses for unemployment compensation claims hearings.
  • Prepares human resource forms, correspondence and reports, processes forms in accordance with City administrative procedures.
  • Maintains personnel records and files.
    • Acts as agency liaison with the Department of Human Resources and other agencies and confers on human resource matters and resolves problems.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource administration.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to practice autonomy while completing work related tasks
    • Ability to use various technological systems with ease (Microsoft 365, Workday, Nitro Pro, etc.)
    • Ability to problem solve both independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to interview, select, and place job applicants.
    • Ability to interpret and implement human resource policies and procedures.
    • Ability to speak and write effectively.
    • Ability to compile data and prepare statistical and narrative reports.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, management and the public.
    • Ability to maintain human resources records.

    Minimum Required Education and Experience:

    A minimum of 2 years' experience in Human Resources Administration.