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Human Resources Generalist

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Arapahoe Community College
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CO (Colorado)
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Released: 07/13/2017
Apply by: 07/27/2017
POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Generalist
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Administration, Full-time, FLSA - Exempt


This position performs fully operational level professional, technical, and administrative human resources work and partners with key members of the ACC leadership and management teams on organizational strategies and programs to fulfill the talent management mission. This position designs, develops and administers effective employee relations, workforce planning, retention, engagement, and development programming. This position serves as the subject matter expert in all HR disciplines to include classification, total compensation and benefit administration, recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, and employee relations. Every ACC faculty and staff member is expected to participate in the assessment process of the College, utilizing the results of assessment for continuous institutional improvement.


Advises managers, supervisors, and employees on employee relations issues and disciplinary/grievance processes to ensure compliance with the rules, policies, and procedures. May lead the resolution of disputes and develops solutions to problems between employees and supervisors/managers using a variety of resolution approaches. Coordinates the grievance/disciplinary process by scheduling and conducting disciplinary meetings, recommending appropriate disciplinary action, and drafting letters of discipline and reports.

Conducts individual and job series evaluations by gathering information from involved parties, analyzes collected data, prepares written reports including recommendations, presents recommendations for approval, and notifies department personnel and employee(s) of approved recommendations. May conduct moderately complex classification and compensation studies, determines methodology for collecting data, analyzes data from third party survey sources or designing and conducting custom surveys, and working with the department on recommendation, approval and implementation.

Confers with hiring authority and/or management regarding recruitment requests, obtains specific information about the position(s) from the hiring supervisor/manager, and collaboratively develops the recruitment plan. Drafts job announcements, advertisements, and other recruitment materials in conjunction with hiring authority and identifies sources of prospective candidates. May attend career fairs and other areas of proactive targeted recruitment. Works with the records and recruitment coordinator on support for recruitment. This also includes onboarding activities such as benefit enrollment administration.

Interprets, explains, and administers state and federal laws to include, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Affordable Care Act, Workers Compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX, Board Policies & Rules, System President’s Procedures, college procedures and policies, and other human resources policies and procedures to employees and supervisors.

Receives, investigates, and resolves complaints including discrimination, harassment, violence in the work place, and hostile work environment, conducts investigations to ascertain case facts by interviewing complainant(s), supervisors, managers, witnesses, and other involved parties, and recommends course of action based on gathered information. May participate in hearing panel processes. May facilitate alternate dispute resolution and other means of resolving issues.

Administers the performance management process and works with management on conducting an effective performance management cycle to include training, reviewing, and consulting on best practices in performance management. This includes goal-setting and planning, mid-year progress, and end of performance evaluation processes.

Applies the fundamental theories and practices of adult learning, instructional design, and organizational performance improvement in order to assess, plan, design, implement, deliver, and evaluate learning solutions, instructional activities and materials, and organizational/employee development initiatives focused on all-estate college needs.

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- Communication – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively taking into account the audience and nature of the information, makes clear and convincing oral presentations,listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Understands and interprets written material including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports,charts, graphs, or tables and applies what is learned from written material to specific situations.Uses effective oral communication skills and communicates information in an understandable and organized manner. Produces effective written information which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.

- Self-Management – Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals, displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing work in a timely manner, works with minimal supervision, is motivated to achieve, and demonstrates responsible behavior.

- Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, and concern, develops and maintains relationships, may deal with people who are difficult and/or distressed, relates well to people from varied backgrounds and situations, and is sensitive to individual differences.

- Problem Solving and Reasoning – Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, and uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations. Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information, analyzes information, and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

- Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements,determines short or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them, coordinates with other organizations or departments, monitors progress, and evaluates outcomes.

- Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity, fosters commitment and team spirit, and works with others to achieve goals.

- Diversity – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce.

- Conflict Management – Manages and resolves conflicts, grievances, disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize negative impact.

- Integrity/Honesty – Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization, displays high standards of ethical conduct, understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others, and is trustworthy.


- Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business, public administration, or other related field of study from an accredited institution. Degree and years of experience equivalency may be considered on a year for year basis.

- Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment not inclusive of an HR Department where competencies such as project management, time management, organization and critical thinking skills, and independent decision making have been demonstrated.

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