HR Specialist II -cc511-3089-B15-1731
Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX

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Performs routine human resources leave accounting work in the HR Office. Work involves administering or assisting in the administration of a human resources program and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Functions:
Assists in reviewing, editing and entering leave in the Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS); Assists in resolving discrepancies with timesheets and leave entered; Scan timesheets into content services/FileNet; Index timesheets in FileNet and file timesheets; May assist with answering employee emails, calls and questions; May assist with prior state service verification for new employees; May assist with entering prior state service into USPS and; Securely dispose of timesheets after retention is met. May assist with other HR generalist activities and/or projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Prefer two (2) years of HR generalist experience in the leave accounting area. USPS experience preferred.

Substitution: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
Knowledge of: The principles and practices of human resources programs such as leave accounting; and federal, state and local laws and regulations governing personnel activities.

Skill in: Oral and written communication; use of computers and human resources related software applications; and in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Ability to: Explain leave accounting policies and procedures to staff; maintain confidential and sensitive information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff; and communicate effectively.

Supplemental Information:
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.

In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.

There is a 90-day waiting period for health insurance coverage and retirement contributions for new hires and re-hires.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

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