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Human Resource Generalists serve as a business partner to several assigned schools and departments within the Rockford Public School District.



Job Description


Job Title: Human Resources Generalist


Job Code: 3347

Department: Human Resources

Supervisor: Human Resources Manager


FLSA Status: Exempt





PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To assist in the effective management of employee relations, staffing, benefits, training, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness, regulatory compliance and special projects as required to each building and department district wide.




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position.




Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board’s strategic plan.
Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
Assists in the investigation of employee workplace situations or complaints, including claims of harassment, discrimination and policy violations.
Provides human resources counsel to employees on employee relations issues.
Administers employment policies and procedures in compliance with Board policies and applicable state and federal laws.
Assists in the coordination of employee programs and events.
Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the District.
Participates in developing department/building goals and objectives.
Assists to establish departmental/building measurements that support the accomplishment of the Districts strategic goals.
Assists with identifying and developing District training needs including new employee orientation, cross-training, and training transfer.
Provides necessary education and materials to administrators and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
Assists in the recruitment and placement process for the building/departments.
Monitors compliance of all existing governmental, labor legal, and reporting requirements including, but not limited to, any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and unemployment claims.
Assists with the monitoring of the districts wage and salary structure and the variable pay systems within the District.
Provides competitive market research and prepares pay studies to help establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, one-on-one meetings and Intranet use.
Assists the Human Resources Department and/or building principal with special projects as assigned.
Works with Workers Compensation and Disability Coordinator or TPA to ensure that leaves of absences are being implemented in accordance with state and federal law and with District policy.
Maintains security of confidential information.



Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, education, or related field preferred. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in public school administration, public school district administration, or human resources required. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR or SHRM-CP) or related certification preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to demonstrate qualities aligned to our core values of Character, Communication, Collaboration and Continuous Improvement.
Knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws required.
Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations preferred.
Proven ability to successfully interact with all levels of employees, including senior level management, in a corporate environment.
Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality on sensitive issues, to interact effectively with management, and to adapt to changes in organizational responsibilities.





Moderate in-district travel as well as intermittent in-state and out-of-state travel. Intermittent prolonged and irregular hours of work.





This job description describes duties and responsibilities which are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the school district and requirements of the job change.

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