Human Resources Generalist

Independence, Missouri

The City of Independence is seeking a highly self-motivated, energetic, solution-oriented individual to serve as a Human Resources Generalist. A member of the Finance & Administration team, the Human Resources Generalist will be part of a culture of innovation, initiative, and collaboration. This position is responsible for the recruitment of qualified candidates for all City positions, utilizing creative and targeted resources to obtain a qualified, diverse pool of candidates. This position coordinates the onboarding process up to new hire orientation day and is responsible for identifying top talent and converting prospects into active candidates. Additionally, this position works with hiring managers to execute on workforce and hiring plans as well as assess the profiles of candidates and manage them through the recruitment process. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: actively working 15-20 job requisitions at any given time; overseeing the recruitment process utilizing creative job postings, targeted recruitment sites, and maintaining the City's applicant tracking system; identifying candidates through multiple sources including employee referrals, social networking sites, career fairs, networking relationships and outside agencies; coordinating pre-employment drug screen and background checks; processing all new hires to place employees on payroll and establish personnel files; inclusiveness sourcing efforts; managing candidates through the entire interview and hiring process; providing consultation to departments on recruitment matters; scanning the marketplace for trends and obtaining information on competitive positioning; and mastering the use of recruiting tools and technologies to remain at the forefront of the talent acquisition. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, or related field; and at least 3-5 years' experience with Human Resources, with significant focus in recruiting and experience in managing numerous active job requisitions simultaneously; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Requires valid driver's license. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Required to complete at least 5 contact hours of continuing education each calendar year. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of recruitment laws and practices, standard Human Resources planning and management, and full-cycle recruitment (public sector recruiting strongly preferred). Working knowledge of computer software related to the position. Ability to provide excellent customer service and use consultative approach with hiring managers, critique job postings and ensure job candidates meet requirements, clarify unusual results from pre-employment drug screen and background checks, determine if candidate documents meet the minimum qualifications, determine if interview questions are appropriate and relevant. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Physical Requirements: Light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Typical Working Conditions: Typical office environment. Monthly Salary Range: $3,860 - $5,790.


Background check; Drug testing; In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

Apply online at Position open until filled; first review May 19, 2021.

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