Anoka County, MN - Anoka, MN (30+ days ago)

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area where you can make a meaningful difference in others' lives and enjoy a positive work-life balance?

Our diverse Anoka County team brings next-level talents, personalities and experiences together in ways that make us both effective and efficient. Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner.

If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path at Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

Recruiting, developing and supporting Anoka County's most valuable asset – our people – isn't just our motivation, it's our passion. Every current or prospective employee we support or question we answer is driven by our commitment to helping individuals reach their full professional potential.

Employee Relations Coordinators play an integral role in the recruitment process. By conducting research, analyzing data, making recommendations, managing seasonal/temporary position hiring steps, adhering to established processes, editing postings for consistent language and content, and managing open positions through fulfillment, Employee Relations Coordinators are skilled communicators and project managers with an eye for nuances and details.

Employee Relations Coordinators partner with Employee Relations Consultants on various initiatives and work collaboratively with human resource management system (HRMS) team members and other staff to ensure accurate and timely data entry, review and approval for personnel entries.

In addition, Employee Relations Coordinators also complete myriad responsibilities such as managing open position electronic job files, using electronic scheduling and phone-based processes to schedule candidate interviews, preparing iPads/tablets with candidate applications, resumes and interview questions for interview panel members, processing candidate background and driver's license checks, administering candidate skillset testing, responding to candidate inquiries, managing the employee exit interview process and leading recruitment event booth set up (reservation, materials, staffing, measurement).

Critical for success in this role: attention to detail, a team-oriented philosophy, strong analytical skills and the ability to build strong working relationships, have crucial conversations and garner trust and respect from others.

This full-time, benefit-eligible position is in the Employee Relations Department within the Anoka County Government Center.


Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Employee Relations Coordinator:
  • Conduct research, analyze data, adhere to established process steps, edit position postings for consistent language and content, and manage open positions through fulfillment.
  • Partner and collaborate with Employee Relations Consultants and leaders on various initiatives; manage process steps, meet deadlines and ensure accuracy and communication.
  • Keep position descriptions, class specs, requisitions and postings up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant federal, state and local laws for all positions.
  • Ensure all employment practices comply with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for recruitment strategy and process steps; provide counsel within the department as opportunities arise.
  • Manage open position electronic job files through various process steps.
  • Utilize electronic-scheduling and phone-based processes to schedule candidate interviews.
  • Prepare iPads/tablets with candidate applications, resumes and interview questions for interview panel members.
  • Process candidate background and driver's license checks.
  • Administer candidate skillset assessments/tests.
  • Respond to candidate inquiries via email, telephone and in person.
  • Facilitate components of the employee exit interview process.
  • Support the recruitment event booth set up process (reservation, materials, staffing, measurement).


Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree or higher, preferably in human resources, organizational development or closely related field.
  • Two years' (2,080 hours) full-time professional work experience in a human resources role performing general human resources or organizational development responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • One year (2,080 hours) or more of human resources recruitment experience preferred.
  • One year (2,080 hours) electronic human resource management system (HRMS) experience preferred.
  • One year (2,080 hours) project management (managing projects, deliverables, timelines; and tracking/reporting results).
Knowledge of: Employee relations policies, programs and practices.

Skill in: Communication in person and by phone; accurately proofing and entering large volumes of data; basic math; Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to: Work as a team member; provide effective verbal and written communication; provide quality customer service; handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with Data Practices Act; follow verbal and written instructions; determine priorities, plan workload and multi-task under tight deadlines; work independently and make appropriate decisions in a prompt, efficient manner.


Anoka County Salary Schedule, Grade B011.
Normal hiring range: $43,867 - $45,183 ($21.09 - $21.72 per hour).
2018 salary range: $43,867 to $72,592 ($21.09 to $34.90 per hour).
Career potential up to $72,592 ($34.90 per hour).

After successful completion of a six-month initial hire probationary period, eligible for a probationary period increase.

Full-time; 40 hours per pay week.
Work schedule is primarily Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Schedule may vary based on business needs and at supervisor discretion.

Selection Process

The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a review of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an oral exam or interview.

Additional Information

Include responses to all supplemental questions with your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. Resume and cover letter submissions are accepted but are not required. The resume cannot be used in lieu of the application.

If you have a disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions or if you wish to submit Veteran's Preference information, please notify Randi Mayer, Anoka County Employee Relations Department at 763-324-4319 so that every reasonable effort can be made to accommodate you.