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Human Resources Specialist

Vail Recreation District
Vail, CO Full-time
Posted on January 3, 2020

Vail Recreation District is seeking a Full Time Human Resources Specialist.

General Statement of Duties: Administers policies relating to all phases of human resources including wage and salary administration, employee benefits, recruitment, employee relations, training and development, and personnel policy administration.

Supervision Required: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Executive Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises District Human Resources functions. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment: Typically work Monday through Friday; day, evening, weekend and/or holiday hours may occasionally be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Manage recruitment for the District; oversee hiring procedures; coordinate drug screens; conduct and manage background checks for all employees and volunteers.
• Oversee new employee orientation.
• Oversee the employee performance evaluation process for all departments for both full time and part time
• Monitor employee eligibility and administer all District benefits; insurance and COBRA, retirement, flexible spending, paid and unpaid leave, including FMLA.
• Establishes workplace policies and procedures and administers consistently. Ensures that all policies and procedures are compliant with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Monitors the legislative and regulatory environment for proposed changes and their potential impact to the district.
• Advise managers and supervisors on compliance with labor laws and personnel policies.
• Develops and implements compensation philosophy and aligns comprehensive total rewards policies/programs and pay structures to market ensuring competitive programs designed to attract and retain top talent.
• Maintain accurate, up-to-date job descriptions for all positions.
• Manage the record and retention program including personnel files, employee medical files, and background and drug screen records; ensure security and privacy of all records.
• Administer and oversee all workers compensation claims and return to work policy for injured workers.
• Facilitates resolution of employee relations issues and advises management on appropriate action.
• Conducts needs assessments, develop/selects, implements and evaluates employee training and development plans, strategies and programs.
• Oversee department-specific training programs and administer District-wide training programs. Maintain all related records.
• Develop and oversee the District's safety and wellness program; coordinate wellness activities and events.
• Direct planning for employee events and activities with Management Team. Work with Managers on employee recognition program and service award programs.
• Champions organizational culture and models district values and behaviors. Delivers HR results with integrity and builds trusting relationships. Takes appropriate risks providing candid observations and positively influencing others. Engages all employees in driving a positive, productive culture that embraces forward-moving change and innovation.
• Designs strategies to brand/market the district as an Employer of Choice.
• Develops/selects, evaluates, and oversees the administration of benefit programs that support the District’s strategic goals, objectives and values.
• Back up for Payroll processing.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

Extensive knowledge of: civil rights laws, wage and hour laws, and accepted employment practices.

Skills and abilities to: Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate sensitive, delicate and confidential matters effectively; exercise independent judgment, meet deadlines, and work with frequent interruptions; work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public; conduct research; write reports and supporting documents; work independently; plan, organize, prioritize, delegate and review work in order to meet schedules; strong listening, diplomacy, analytical, and conflict resolution skills; communicate effectively and persuasively and gain compliance in both verbal and written form; exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative, and make good decisions; excellent interpersonal, and creative problem solving; computer competency in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications; apply District rules and policies, labor laws, and human resource practices and principles to difficult and often complex situations; work with confidential information and maintain confidentiality; work cooperatively with others; and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public.

Salary depends on experience. Full benefits plus ski and golf perks.