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The Supreme Court of Ohio

General Information


Job title: Human Resources Generalist
Job location: Columbus, OH 43215 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/26/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: The Supreme Court of Ohio is an equal employment opportunity employer that supports an alcohol and drug free, and a weapons and violence free, work environment.

Job Classification

Job Category:HR Generalist

Job Description

Job description:
The Supreme Court of Ohio seeks a Human Resources Generalist(s). Under the guidance and direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist provides high-level customer service to the staff of the Court in key functional areas with either a focus on recruitment and selection; performance management; training and development; and employee relations or on payroll; benefits; leave management; compliance; HRIS; and compensation.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all- inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Daily interaction with staff members of the Supreme Court of Ohio as well as judges and judicial staff throughout the State of Ohio.

Provide advice and assistance to agencies affiliated with the Supreme Court, and to trial and appellate courts statewide.

Administer all aspects of the Court's recruitment and selection process and ensure compliance with Court policies and applicable laws. This includes preparing and posting vacancy announcements through the Ohio Hiring Management System; coordinating mandatory pre-employment checks; receiving, reviewing, and evaluating employment applications; conducting employment interviews; performing reference checks; and making hiring recommendations.

Draft job descriptions, perform job analysis interviews, and research market compensation information as needed.

Assist with professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement, Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS) courses, and other training programs.

Counsel employees on sensitive or controversial matters. Assist with EEO compliance, monitoring, and recruiting.

Regularly audit personnel files to ensure all required paperwork, references and background check processing is complete and documented.

Process employee retirements, resignations, and terminations, and assists with administration of the Early Retirement Incentive Plan (ERIP).

Ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate. Contact the employee or the employee’s supervisor to resolve problems with time sheets.

Audit, track and update employee sick, vacation, and personal leave balances.
Assist with payroll and resolve any issues or errors relating to the Retired Assigned Judges Program.

Enroll and advise employees regarding employee benefits programs (health, retirement, etc.).

Act as liaison between the Court and DAS benefits. This includes researching inquiries from employees concerning eligibility, payments, and continuation of benefits; monitoring written communications and claims decisions of third party administrators and other benefit providers; resolving complaints received from employees as appropriate; and contacting employees, physicians, and vendors in claims management activities (e.g., advise on special cases; review unresolved claims issues and provide recommendations for resolution of issues).

Coordinate Family Medical Leave Act issues, disability claims, and workers' compensation claims.

Review policies and guidelines for the Court and for internal department use and make recommendations as needed. Prepare various reports using PeopleSoft queries and reports, Microsoft Excel, Access, and Cognos. Perform various administrative duties (process mailings, draft correspondence and reports, answer telephone and respond to inquiries including employment verifications).

May assist with the Employee Events Committee, the Wellness Committee, and/or the Safety Committee.

Assist supervisors and managers with personnel and policy issues. Respond verbally and in writing to inquiries from employees and the general public.

Manage special projects and reports.

Provide technical advice, assistance and training regarding rules, laws, policies and procedures, and human resources practices.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Qualifications & Requirements

The following qualifications and experience are considered requirements for this position.

A bachelor’s degree, with a focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences preferred. A master’s degree in a human resources-related field will be considered a plus.

A minimum of three years of professional experience in the human resources field with responsibility for a combination of duties involving recruitment and selection; performance management; training and development; and employee relations; payroll; benefits administration; compliance; HRIS; and salary administration.
Demonstrated customer service, organization, leadership, planning, and conflict management.

A good command of Microsoft Office application software, and some knowledge of automated human resource management systems.

Knowledge of business, human resources, public administration, and employment laws, rules, policies, and procedures, as well as customer service and employee counseling techniques.

The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations and to interact effectively with justices, judges, attorneys, supervisors, co-workers, and the public.

The ability to establish and maintain collaborative effective working relationships with supervisors and office staff, division directors and managers, public officials, and state agencies.

Problem solving skills, judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in evaluating information. The ability to write reports and recommendations.
Experience in public sector human resources management (preferably with the state of Ohio) will be considered a plus.

Certification from the HR Certification Institute will be considered a plus.
Experience with Kronos timekeeping system will be considered a plus.

This is an exempt, unclassified position that reports to the Director of Human Resources. An attractive benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, vision, OPERS retirement plan, life insurance, flexible leave time and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

At-Will Employment
The Supreme Court of Ohio is an at-will employer that seeks to attract, employ, and retain highly skilled and motivated individuals, attempts to maintain staff continuity for the efficiency of its operation, and desires to foster and maintain an ethical, professional
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