This position is responsible for all aspects of the employment process to include screening, interviewing, testing and referring applicants to the various departments within the City of Bedford for various job openings. Also is responsible for coordinating the employee training and development programs as well as employee relations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Confer with various department supervisors to identify personnel needs, workforce planning strategies and applicant search assignments. Prepare job postings, maintain and update the job board and website. Work with department management to develop appropriate recruiting plans and strategy.
Create, update and coordinate job postings on networking and municipal staffing sites. Track postings and assess viability. Prepare and present staffing updates as needed.
Review resumes/applications credentials and prescreen applicants for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements. Refer qualified applicants to departments for interviews.
Create and present prescreening questions to hiring managers for collaboration and approval.
Conduct detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates. Review results of reference processes/findings with the hiring supervisor/manager.
Perform all pre-employment processes such as assessments, background checks, and scheduling applicants for pre-employment physicals and drug screening.
Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring supervisor interactions, and other staffing activities to ensure compliance with City and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hiring standards. Ensure the City meets all legal requirements with regard to state, and federal laws pertaining to employment and applicant tracking.
Assist supervisors/directors in preparing and extending job offers to the chosen candidate within the guidelines of the City’s compensation pay plan policy. Notify all internal and external applicants of the status of their application(s).
Conduct on-boarding process in conjunction with the Benefits Administrator for new employees to include I-9 processing, and all new hire forms necessary for set up in payroll system. Conduct off-boarding and exit interviews for employees who have resigned from the city.
Coordinate employee training and development activities to include planning and execution of training classes, scheduling vendors, tracking attendance and preparing and distributing reports.
Develop annual on-going citywide training program. Work with managers/supervisors in each department to develop applicable on-line as well as face-to-face training for all department employees.
Develop and revise job descriptions as needed; assist in the review of classification requests.
Manage and resolve employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations and determining appropriate action.
Provide consultation, guidance and coaching for supervisors/managers to address employee behavior and performance concerns; provide guidance and assist with the development and delivery of appropriate feedback or corrective/disciplinary action.
Coordinate the performance management process for all roles, which include performance appraisals, coaching/counseling, performance improvement plans, terminations and other related areas.
Perform special projects and other HR duties as assigned.
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 and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field from a four year accredited college or university; plus minimum of three years of experience preferably in a human resources generalist capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification desired.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principals of employment practices and basic human resources practices and principals. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the use and application of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets and HRIS. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, vendors, outside agencies and the public.
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 is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary dependent on experience
About City of Bedford
The City of Bedford is located in Northeast Tarrant County in the region of North Central Texas. Bedford is centrally located in the Metroplex, approximately fourteen miles from downtown Fort Worth (to its west) and twenty-two miles from downtown Dallas (to its east) along SH-121. Bedford is also central to area airports, only five miles west of DFW International Airport, twenty-two miles west of Dallas Love Field, and twenty-two miles southeast of Alliance Airport. The City has a total land area of approximately ten square miles, or 6,393 acres.
?The City of Bedford has established itself as an important suburb to the Dallas-Fort Worth region with its solid base of medical providers, small businesses, national retailers and restaurants. With an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, economical, responsive services to the local community, Bedford is well-positioned for commercial, office and industrial development and redevelopment.