EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Cobb County Government - Marietta, GA3.9

Full-time
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The purpose of this classification is to facilitate training on employee relations and performance management processes, administering the Drug-Free Workplace program and monitor compliance with local, state and federal regulations, including but not limited to HIPPA, FMLA, and laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment and to investigate complaints of violations of the same.

Salary $56,813.51 - $90,901.01 per year Grade Code 22 Position Number 1119001 Essential Functions
Counsels employees and supervisors regarding a variety of employee relations issues, complaints, and concerns: advises supervisors seeking assistance with disciplinary actions and employee management; listens and responds to employees seeking relief from what they perceive as unfair treatment or other workplace conflicts.

Provides staff and supervisor training to improve employee relations in the County: coordinates and facilitates training sessions on harassment, discrimination, progressive discipline, family and medical leave administration, drug-free workplace, performance appraisal, and related subjects.

Coordinates complaint investigations: receives a variety of employee complaints; interviews employees and supervisors; consults with legal department as needed; determines whether or not there have been violations; prepares and maintains written reports of complaint investigations and conclusions; provides recommendations; and briefs County management and attorneys.

Conducts policy reviews: review County policies to ensure they are up-to-date and compliant with federal and state employment regulations. Coordinates and prepares updates to policies and procedures.

Ensures leave of absence policies are applied correctly; and ensures employees receive timely communications regarding leave eligibility, status, requests, and concerns.

Partners with legal to coordinate County responses to EEOC complaints or charges: investigates charges; prepares County position statements in response to charges; and submits responses within required timeframes; partners with legal and departments on drug screen processes and discusses results as needed

Administers performance appraisal program for County employees; partners with supervisors on performance improvement plans: reviews performance improvement plans for employees who received low performance evaluations and/or who have attendance, conduct, or other job performance issues; and counsels and advises employees and supervisors regarding same.

Prepares, reviews, and analyzes reports and documents related to employee relations, such as equal employment opportunity (EEO) data, exit interview surveys, and other human resources reports detailing compensation, leave, turnover, or related statistics.

Responsible for compliance with state and Federal law including but not limited to HIPPA, USERRA and ADA, in coordination with the County Attorney’s Office.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

FLSA Status Exempt Hours worked per week (include over time) 40+, Key Managerial, Unclassified Department Code 095 Department Name Human Resources Department Unit Code 2600 Unit Name HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Position Information Position Type Full-Time Job Category Human Resources Internal or External External-Open to Public Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Management, or related field required; supplemented by seven years of progressively responsible experience coordinating employee relations and/or employee development, with at least three years experience as an HR manager is required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications License and Certifications
Human Resources Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) preferred.

Physical Abilities
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Number 02334 Posting Information
Posting Date 06/03/2019 Closing Date 07/03/2019 Open Until Filled No EEO Statement
Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.