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Human Resources Specialist (Workplace Safety and Workers' Comp)

Company: DESC
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Human Resources Specialist (Workplace Safety and Workers' Comp)Days Off: Saturday & SundayPay Range: $47,229.00 - $53,449.68 annuallyShift: Office DayLocation: Downtown/Pioneer SquareInsurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term DisabilityOther Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement PlanJob Definition:The HR Specialist is responsible for providing support to a variety of agency-wide human resources functions. Primary responsibilities are in the areas of recruitment, safety and worker's compensation, as outlined below, but the HR Specialist will also perform work relating to all departmental activities including recruitment, orientation, training, records and data management, and compensation.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Stay current on the agency's organization structure, personnel policy, and federal and state laws regarding employment practices
  • Review, create, and adapt current and new job descriptions as needed.
  • Assists with internal Human Resources recruiting efforts.
  • Assist the Recruiter to develop and maintain recruitment strategies.
  • Act as liaison for the Human Resources Department when needed, including acting as a resource of information for the supervisors and staff.
  • Assist the Recruiter and Human Resources Manager with developing and conducting training for supervisors and employees.
  • Perform reference and background checks
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation
  • Participate in recruiting events, both internal and external
  • Organize internal recruiting events
  • Following up on the interview process status
  • Maintaining relationships with both internal and external clients to ensure staffing goals are achieved
  • Conduct exit interviews on terminating employeesSafety & Workers Compensation
    • Assists in the day-to-day administration of the workers' compensation program.
    • Assist in claims monitoring and administration
    • Services as a liaison between employees, managers, insurance carriers, medical staff and 3rd-party administrators
    • Helps implement strategies to minimize loss exposure and contain cost
    • Assists in the return-to-work program by aiding in development of transitional-duty (light duty) work assignments
    • Create and maintain electronic OSHA 300 and 300A records ensuring accuracy and completeness for all reporting and work locations
    • Maintain records for safety programs (i.e. training logs, reports, inspections)
    • Participate in new employee on-boarding process for safety
    • Support management in the implementation of safety plans
    • Attends the Safety Committee Meeting...
    • Assist with the preparation of site-specific-safety plans
    • Responds to Labor & Industry requests about on-the-job injuries.
    • Completes the annual OSHA safety report.Other Duties
      • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending in-house and external training and development programs as needed.
      • Participates in HRIS data entry and maintenance which includes but is not limited to tracking positions, new hires & terminations, payroll status changes, performance evaluations, training records, updating tables and generating ad hoc reports as required and requested.
      • Assist the Human Resource department with day-to-day activities and duties to include, but not limited to, payroll and benefits administration
      • Processes standard employment verifications according to department protocols.
      • Act as central liaison for the Human Resources Department when needed, including acting as resource for information to the HR Assistants, supervisors, and staff.
      • Maintaining HR office records, both electronic and paper, and integrating several types of software, such as spreadsheet, database, word processing, to generate specific working documents, reports, and forms.
      • Conducts the background checks as needed
      • Other duties as assigned by the HR Director.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
        • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent degree, Equivalent experience or a combination of education and work experience may be substituted for degree.
        • 1 year relevant experience in general human resources required.
        • Knowledge of the principles of personnel, benefits administration, personnel files and records management, and effective customer service practices.
        • Understanding of HR practices and principles, and all applicable employment, payroll, benefits, health, and safety laws and regulations in the US.
        • Strong computer skills in monitoring and assuring the confidentiality and proper maintenance of human resources database, files and reports.
        • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
        • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers and others.
        • Ability to deal with agitated and angry individuals and resolve conflict effectively.
        • Appropriate safeguarding and handling of confidential and proprietary information.
        • Demonstrated respect for diversity and commitment to developing multicultural competency sensitivity.
        • Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients.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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Considerable stress may occur.
          DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to applyIND123

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