DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona
Human Resources Operations Specialist
1789 West Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona 85007
The Department of Economic Security (DES) is seeking a proven human resources operations specialist to support the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Every day, the Division’s committed workforce of approximately 2,000 employees helps Arizonans reach their potential through social services.
The Human Resources Operations Specialist is a hands-on role that serves as the specialist for all personnel and classification work within the division.
This position is responsible for all personnel and classification work within the division. Provides technical analysis and review, guidance and training to other professionals within the division. Conducts quality assurance reviews for all personnel and classification actions submitted. Conducts salary analysis. This position performs work of considerable difficulty dealing with complex, sensitive and highly confidential personnel related actions of all aspects of employee personnel, classification, and staffing and recruitment actions to ensure compliance with DES policies and federal and state regulations while providing instruction, guidance and excellent customer service to employees, managers, and human resource professionals.
- Serves as the specialist for all personnel and classification work within the division. Provides technical analysis and review, guidance and training to other professionals within the division. Conducts quality assurance reviews for all personnel and classification actions submitted, i.e., new hires, promotions, transfers, resignations, voluntary grade demotion, special assignments, reallocation and establishment of positions. Conducts salary analysis.
- Reviews current Position Description (PD) to determine the need for updating.
- Provides day-to-day guidance and technical assistance to Division staff on Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) Personnel rules, Department and Division-specific policies, procedures and practices related to classification and personnel.
- Provides consultation and/or guidance to management regarding establishing and reallocating positions and tracking of PDs.
- Reviews and analyzes salary adjustment requests. Works with management to gather necessary supporting data, run salary comparison reports, pull PD's and make recommendations.
- Performs personnel related actions of all aspects of employee personnel, classification, and staffing and recruitment actions to ensure compliance with DES policies and federal and state regulations while providing instruction, guidance and excellent customer service to employees, managers, and human resource professionals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- General working knowledge of research methods and reporting techniques
- Principles and practices of personnel administration including expertise in classification
- Experience using databases to enter and retrieve information
- Skilled in prioritizing work and organizational skills with an emphasis on follow through
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to analyze documentation for accuracy and completion
- The ability to establish priorities and complete actions timely and correctly in a fast-paced environment
- Can make independent decisions and analyze and resolve problems
- Monitors, tracks, and follows up on action items
- The ability to interact with a wide variety of entities, including Payroll and CHR
The ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources OR closely related field AND two years’ experience as a Human Resources Analyst OR equivalent experience OR total of four years of verified Human Resources/Personnel experience
- Relevant HR certification preferred
- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees
- Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
- Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
Why Should You Apply?
We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the
private sector and a culture that encourages team success and
advocates for personal advancement.
- Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
- 10 holidays per year
- Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
- Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
- Career Advancement Opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call (602) 771-2896. Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Ÿ Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. ŸFree language assistance for DES services is available upon request.