Human Resources - HR Sr Analyst

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on September 12, 2023
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La Plata County

Human Resources

HR Sr. Analyst – Performs a variety of administrative, professional, analytical & coordination duties in support of HR functions & programs including: benefit plans, employee programs & services; payroll changes, recruitment & onboarding. Seeking a self-motivated multi-tasker with excellent oral & written communication skills. Requires a BA in HR, Business or related field & 3- 4 years = experience in personnel/HR administration, or any combination thereof. $69,016-75,000/year depending on experience, Full Time with medical, dental, vision, retirement, 38+ paid vacation/holiday days, 13+ paid sick days & paid parental leave benefits. Application deadline 4 pm 9/24/23. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DATE: 1/04, 02/13

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of administrative, professional, analytical and coordination duties in support of human resources functions and programs including: benefit plans, employee programs and services; recruitment and selection; performance evaluation; training and staff development. Oversees and coordinates assigned administrative processes, procedures and programs; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance on employee relations matters; creates and interprets policies, procedures, rules and regulations; acts as custodian of personnel records and files.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including: interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Provides guidance to directors, supervisors and employees on various human resources issues such as career development, corrective action, performance management, policies and procedures, and interpretation of State and Federal laws effecting employment. Conducts workplace investigations and makes applicable recommendations. Assists in compliance and regulatory requirements including EEO, AAP and ADA. Administrates and monitors employee benefit plans to include: medical, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, retirement, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, group and voluntary life insurance, employee assistance program, unemployment insurance, COBRA; oversees auxiliary benefit programs including Professional Development, Computer Purchase and Annual Leave Conversion Program; ensures deadlines and compliance requirements are met; provides customer service to employees on benefit related questions. Oversees leave of absence programs including FMLA, sick leave, workers’ compensation leave, long-term disability, leave without pay, Military Leave, Annual Leave Transfer Program and Sick Leave Bank. Responds to employee inquires regarding leave of absence programs; works closely with Payroll Administrator to ensure employee’s pay and status changes are processed correctly. Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations regarding human resources programs, systems, procedures and methods of operation; participates in the development and implementation of new or revised programs or systems; assists in the development and implementation of related policies. Assists in the development and maintenance of the County’s wage plans. Researches, collects, compiles and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of specialized human resources topics; prepares comprehensive technical records, reports and summaries to present and interpret data, identifies alternatives and makes and justifies recommendations. Responds to requests for information including: employment verification; salary surveys and other employment related requests. Administers County-wide training programs: develops and distributes training announcements; oversees registration process and confirmation; develops and maintains calendar of training events; develops and conducts training programs regarding County policies and procedures; conducts new employee orientation programs including reviews of County policies and procedure and benefit options. Acts as a custodian of employee personnel files. Assists in coordinating the preparation and distribution of the monthly employee newsletter. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: General Office and Computer Equipment


Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field; and, Three to four years of progressively responsible related experience in Human Resources performing duties in areas such as recruitment and selection, benefit administration, workers’ compensation, classification/compensation, employee training; or, Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.


Knowledge of: Principles and practices of modern human resources management. General office procedures, policies and practices. Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation. Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Standard business arithmetic including percentages and decimals. All applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Computer applications related to the work.

Skill in: Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. Accurately proofreading copy with accompanying knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Using mathematics. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to: Ability to understand and follow quickly and accurately written and oral instructions. Ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. The incumbent's working conditions are moderately quiet. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to speak and hear; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; to verbally communicate to exchange information. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.