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Human Resources Business Partner

Company: Palm Beach State College
Location: Lake Worth
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Under limited supervision, serves as the onsite human resource consultant to all levels of employees including leadership, staff, and faculty. Communicates proactively as a champion and change agent working closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and encourage a collaborative, inclusive and diverse culture. Assesses and anticipates human resource related needs and works collaboratively with specific human resource teams such as benefits, classification, talent acquisition and professional development to support the campus. Provides guidance on litigation avoidance, grievances, regulatory compliance, and employment law. As a member of the employee engagement team, advises on employee relations matters; conducts thorough and timely investigations; researches, recommends, and develops policy changes; and responds to complaints.

Minimum Base Pay: $54,399.00. All salary calculations start at the minimum salary and will be based on candidate's education and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Recognizes, trains, coaches and provides meaningful feedback to support talent development and performance counseling and management, including providing daily coaching on employee relations issues, policy interpretation and their application.
  • Serves as a resource to supervisors and employees on issues of compensation, benefits, and talent acquisition as well as issues of concern to employees on the campus.
  • Conducts effective, thorough, objective and timely investigations and recommends possible solutions and action steps needed. Responds to complaints of harassment, discrimination, employee grievances and other sensitive issues. As necessary coordinates with legal department and prepares position statements for EEOC. Supports management with the handling and resolution of employee claims and grievances. Terminates employment as necessary.
  • Collaborates with supervisors on disciplinary issues and performance improvement plans and other complex or difficult employee issues. Foster supervisor accountability as it relates to staff development, performance management, succession planning, talent management and leadership methods to reach resolution.
  • Leads a compliance culture that mitigates legal risk (e.g., Form I-9, termination and final pay requirements, etc.). Maintains compliance and understanding with federal and state regulations concerning employment practices. Supports and administers policy and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Facilitates learning in targeted areas such as supervisory and leadership, cultural awareness, people systems, processes and compliance. work with committees, projects and initiatives in support of workplace cultural cornerstones of the college such as innovation, customer focus, diversity, and integrity.
  • Utilizes metrics to monitor EEO, equity and access regulations and identifies trends to reduce turnover.
  • Coordinates formal and informal employee recognition programs and events on campus and college wide.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related field
    • Four years of related experience to include experience in conducting investigations

      Knowledge of:
      • Federal and State legislation with specific emphasis on employment and public sector statutes
      • Multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, recruitment, benefits, and professional development

        Skilled in:
        • Strategic thinking including effective planning, setting goals, monitoring progress, tracking results and making appropriate adjustments to plans based on circumstances and context
        • Communicating effectively verbally in writing with various audiences using the most appropriate method for the situation
        • Customer service, to include building relationships, managing customer expectations and taking responsibility for a high level of service

          Ability to:
          • Adapt to change in a positive and productive manner and handle unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence
          • Demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing customer issues, requests and concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the service experience
          • Develop and deliver presentations to culturally diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the college community
          • Maintain confidentiality

            Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
            • Regular physical attendance required

              Preferred Qualifications:

              Education and Experience:
              • Master's Degree
              • Experience in higher education

                Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
                • SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification

                  Work Environment and Physical Demand:

                  • Reach and grasp objects.
                  • Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
                  • Stand for extended periods of time.
                  • Use of video display terminal.
                  • Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skill.
                  • Identify and distinguish colors and shades of color.
                  • Communicate information orally and in writing.
                  • Receive and understand information through oral and written communication.
                  • Proofread and check documents for accuracy.
                  • Work with equipment or preform procedures where carelessness may result in injury.
                  • Work a fluctuating work schedule.

                    This job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

                    Employment Information
                    Please review the following information in order to apply for a position at Palm Beach State College:
                    • Carefully review the minimum qualifications advertised for the available position as only applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be considered.
                    • Background Check/ Drug Screen may be required based on the specific requirements of the position for which the application is being submitted. Employment is contingent upon the passing of a drug test and upon completion of a criminal background investigation.
                    • An important goal of the Office of Human Resources is to respond to all applicants once a selection is made. Please take notice of the position closing date advertised. Whenever positions are filled, the Office of Human Resources responds to all applicants who have submitted applications.

                      Application Deadline
                      This position is open until filled

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