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Jobs: Montezuma County Human Resource Technician

Montezuma County is accepting applications for a Full time Human Resource Technician.

Summary: The Human Resource Technician is responsible for maintaining administrative and personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and support local government operations.  This position will assist with financial and accounting requirements. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range $45,000-$60,000 DOE/DOQ , 40 hours a week. Health Insurance, medical, dental, vision and life. 401(a) plan with county match. Vacation and sick leave.

Applications are available at 109 W. Main Street, Cortez, CO or on the Montezuma County website. Please return cover letter, resume and application to Montezuma County Administration. 109 W. Main Street, Cortez, CO or email to finance@co.montezuma.co.us


JOB DESCRIPTION: HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Finance Director

APPOINTED BY: County Administrator

APPROVED BY: Board of Commissioners

FLSA CLASSIFICATION                          May be negotiated as a contract or non- exempt position

PAY RANGE: $45,000 -$60K DOE/DOQ + benefits for employee position

 

JOB SUMMARY:  The Human Resource Technician is responsible for maintaining administrative and personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and support local government operations.  This position will assist with financial and accounting requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  It is the intention to cross-train this position with the Finance Officer.

  1. Administers and monitors the financial system in order to ensure that the county finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner

          Main Activities

    • Assist with the preparation of the budget pertaining to salaries and benefits
    • Assist with the annual audit
    • Assist in maintaining financial files and records
  1. Complete payroll functions in order to ensure employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner

          Main Activities

    • Setup employee files
    • Issue records of employment

          Assist with:

    • Verify hours worked
    • Update and balance leave time
  1. Administer employee files and records

          Main activities

    • Document new employees
    • Establish and maintain confidential employee files
    • Calculate salaries and benefits
    • Administer benefits
    • Verify and report on benefit payments
    • Prepare separation documents for terminated employees
    • Conduct and maintain files on drug testing results
    • Maintain and monitor driving records
  1. Provide support, information and assistance to supervisors and employees on human resource and work-related issues

          Main Activities

    • Ensure accurate job descriptions are in place
    • Provide advice and assistance with writing job descriptions
    • Provide advice and assistance when conducting staff performance and evaluations
    • Identify training and development opportunities
    • Organize employee benefit training sessions, workshops and activities
    • Conduct new hire orientation
    • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions
    • Provide advice and assistance to supervisors on staff recruitment
    • Prepare notices and advertisements for vacant staff positions
    • Conduct background checks on possible candidates
    • Develop and maintain an employee handbook of policies and procedures
    • Explain and provisions of the employee handbook
    • Explain employment standards and legislation such as workers compensation and labor standards
    • Promote workplace safety
    • Provide advice and assistance to staff and management on pay and benefits
    • Organize the compensation, pay and benefits when positions are transferred or new positions are created
  1. Provide efficient and effective office management and support

          Main activities

    • Greet and assist public
    • Answer incoming calls and assist or direct accordingly
    • Manage the filing, storage and security of documents
    • Issue memos on county policy and procedure changes
  1. Employee Recruitment and Retention
    • Create and support an inclusive culture
    • Collect employee feedback
    • Provide ongoing training programs
    • Lead Benefits advisory committee

 

COMPETENCY:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

Project Management – Completes projects on time and budget.

Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities.

Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs.

Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, maintains confidentiality.

Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Manages competing demands.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget.

Innovation – Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures

May be required to be part of an emergency operations team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school preferred; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  The ability to obtain specialized Human Resource Education/Training.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Bilingual preferred but not required.

MATH ABILITY: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Accounting software; Payroll systems; Internet software and Project Management software.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Associate Degree or the equivalent of two years of accounting/office experience preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.

USE OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND THE INCUMBENT IN THE POSITION. 

Nothing in this position description restricts Montezuma County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.  The description reflects Montezuma County’s assignment of essential functions.  It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Critical features of this job have been described.  Those features may change at any time due to reasonable accommodation, as the needs of the County change or other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

I have received the Human Resources Technician job description. I understand that I am to become familiar with its contents.

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