The Minnehaha County Human Resources Department invites applications for a Human Resources Assistant to perform a broad range of secretarial and administrative work. The position is full-time with day hours and offers:
***Please attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.
- A wide variety of duties to support HR functions for 500+ employees
- Opportunities to learn many areas of HR including Benefits Administration, Employee Recruitment, Performance Evaluations, Wellness Initiatives, and Training
- Great long term earning potential
- Comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, a generous PTO program, a retirement plan, and health, dental and life insurance
Examples of Duties Include:
Answer phones and greet and assist walk in customers. Process incoming and outgoing mail. Respond to routine inquiries regarding a wide variety of human resources related issues and provide general information about Minnehaha County department functions. Prepare weekly personnel actions. Process personnel forms, performance evaluations, and salary changes. Prepare new employee orientation packets. Create and maintain personnel files. Write and coordinate newsletter articles. Process accounts payable invoices. Maintain inventory and order office supplies. Compile reports and data. Assist employees with forms, process COBRA payments, and issue receipts. Complete income and employment verifications. Assist in preparing job descriptions, advertisements, mailings, and website postings. Assist in processing job application materials and candidate communications, coordinating candidate recruitment, and tracking data and proctoring tests. Assist with the preparation and facilitation of wellness challenges, tracking and processing program participation, and coordination of prizes. Assist in coordinating the employee benefits fair, United Way fundraising events, food drives, blood drives, training opportunities, etc.
High school diploma or GED with a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible clerical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to complete projects independently with accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to maintain a professional and courteous environment as the first point of contact for all customers, both in person and over the phone. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or related field or previous experience in a human resources office preferred.