Human Resources Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Human Resources Specialist  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

53000 - Human Resources

Advertised Salary: $18.00 an hour plus a comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for assisting with a broad range ofHuman Resources functions, as assigned. The position will specifically be responsible for the processing of employee personnel transactions.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Associates degree in business with a Human Resources emphasis or closely related field.  
Required Work Experience: Work experience in an office environment that is fast paced and with a high volume of transactions.
Work experience assisting others on a daily basis.
Demonstrated computer data entry and knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preferred:
Human Resources office experience
Knowledge of federal/local regulations
Knowledge or experience in higher education or a union environment.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: *Answer a wide variety of Human Resources related questions and work to resolve employee concerns efficiently and accurately.
*Explain and interpret Human Resources policy and procedures.
*Enter employee personnel actions into the HRIS system, daily.
*Track and log employee personnel actions.
*Verify employee information is audited.
*Review and process new, updated, and termed employee information in a variety of systems.
*Prepare various reports as needed.
*Under the direction of the supervisor perform audits.
*Perform recordkeeping functions related to employee information and maintain accurate files.
*Responsible for adherence to and knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations.
*Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of employee information.
*Work cooperatively with a variety of employees, vendors, and departments.
*Provide excellent customer service; assist others to resolve problems.
*Support the maintenance, reconciliation, and audits of HR data.
*Perform other related duties and functions as assigned.
*Carry out responsibilities in accordance with University policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
*Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all University and employee information.
*Consistently demonstrate high standards of responsibility with integrity by supporting FSU mission, vision, and core values.
*Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
*Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: *Assist as needed in the office.
*Ensure documents are current, up to date and available to employees.
Skills and Abilities: Strong working knowledge of HR systems.
Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, in a timely manner.
Exhibit extraordinary discretion, confidentiality, flexibility, and willingness to work cooperatively with the HR team and Ferris employees, vendors, and departments.
Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Ability to learn and understand the complexities of bargaining unit contracts.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Associate's degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
January 23, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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