EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST (HUMAN RESOURCES)

Location
New Bedford, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 18, 2019
Ref
3174737
Job Details
Job ID: 3174737
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 18, 2019
Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB GOAL:
• To assure the smooth efficient operation of the Human Capital Services Department as it relates to employee relations, so as to maximize a positive impact on the education of students.

• To serve as a specialist for employee relations, employment law, policy interpretation, compliance and training.

• Act as a liaison to building Administration and employees with questions and concerns about employment helping to ensure fair and consistent treatment of employees.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conducts internal investigations regarding employee complaints and/or concerns.
2. Recommends resolutions for employee relation matters.
3. Provides guidance to Administration and staff regarding the resolution of work related matters.
4. Provides guidance to Administration and staff regarding District policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to employment.
5. Acts as HCS liaison to Administration as it relates to creating and promotion of a positive work environment.
6. Conducts training as it relates to employee relation matters to Administration and staff as needed.
7. Oversees all administration of employee leaves of absence including but not limited to: FMLA, SNLA MMLOA and all other type of contractual and non-contractual leaves of absence.
8. Responsible for workers' compensation claims submission and claim management.
9. Other duties as assigned by the Office of Human Capital Services.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $52,000 to $62,000 Per Year

Welcome to New Bedford Public Schools!

We are committed to developing a community of learners who are academically proficient, demonstrate strong character and exhibit self confidence.

As whalers' oil provided light to the world, so shall New Bedford students shine with academic excellence.

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A minimum of five (5) years of Human Resource experience with a focus on Employee Relations.
2. Respect for confidentiality of all information is essential.
3. Strong knowledge of FMLA, MMLA, SNLA, ADA, CORI's, and Workers' Compensation required.
4. Familiar with employment laws including MA General Laws Chapter 71 preferred
5. Must demonstrate strong skills in both written and verbal communications.
6. Must be self-motivated and flexible with an ability to set priorities and work with limited supervision.
7. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and pay strict attention to detail.
8. Must demonstrate an ability to effectively interact with staff, applicants and the community.
9. Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship with colleagues and supervisors based upon respect and commitment.
10. Must demonstrate an ability to maintain a professional office atmosphere.
11. Demonstration of a strong work ethic is essential.
12. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and MUNIS. An independent willingness to upgrade skills as necessary is expected.
13. Excellent attendance record is essential.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a non-union position.
WORK YEAR: Calendar year position.
WORK DAY: 40 hour work week
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: $52,000 - $62,000 (depending on experience level and qualifications)
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1.
    Please briefly share your experience with managing leaves of absences.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2.
    Please briefly share your experience conducting employee investigations.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Heather Emsley
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511
    Email: hemsley@newbedfordschools.org

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