Human Resources Specialist - Workers Compensation & Medical Leave

CITY OF YAKIMA   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on November 9, 2023
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CITY OF YAKIMA Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Specialist - Workers Compensation & Medical Leave

The Human Resources Department is seeking a motivated HR professional with exceptional customer service skills to join our team! If you have proven experience with workers' compensation and state/federal leave programs, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and thrive on assisting others, please complete an application today! 

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED: All applications must be completed in full AND have the following attachments to be considered. (Resume may not substitute for education and/or work history information required in the application) Resume Letter of Interest including how you meet the minimum qualifications 5 Minute Typing Test documenting 35 WPM net typing speed without error Typing test verification must include your name, date the test was taken, net words per minute, and length of test. There are free keyboarding/typing skill tests available on-line. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent and four (4) years progressively responsible experience in human resource administration OR BA in Human Resources Management; Psychology; Industrial Relations; Public Administration or closely related field with one (1) year customer service experience in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to accurately type 35 wpm.   Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certification SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and at least one (1) year of human resource management experience is preferred.   (One year of experience equals 12 months with a minimum of 173.33 hours per month.)  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES: Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.   Job Summary Under administrative supervision, works independently within established procedures, performs a variety of complex personnel functions which require knowledge of City and department policies and practices. Performs responsible administrative support work. Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations. Applies independent judgment in making decisions and resolving personnel related problems. Essential Functions Performs a variety of daily tasks required to facilitate, administer, and execute human resources functions including, but not limited to: screening, testing, orienting and on-boarding of staff; coordination of compensation, benefits, and leave; proactive performance and talent management; support of productivity, recognition and morale building activities; occupational health, safety and wellness programs; training and development; regulatory requirement compliance and enforcement of policies and procedures.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with occasional traveling to different locations. While in the office, will be sitting at a desk or computer terminal for extended periods of time or standing for a period of time. Occasionally needs to move inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Continuous use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/keyboarding and other fine motor skill manipulation while performing duties and operating computers. Occasional heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs while maintaining balance. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Occasional bending, twisting at knees, waist, or neck and occasional stooping, bending, kneeling, and climbing while performing duties. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. May work in remote locations or noisy work areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

The City of Yakima is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.