The incumbent in this position serves as a technical specialist performing in-depth/expanded activities within the Human Resources Division requiring advanced knowledge, skills and abilities. The incumbent works closely with agency supervisors, managers and administrators on personnel matters that are related to employee administration, classification and pay, performance evaluation systems, onboarding, orientation, and initial training expectations.
The incumbent works extensively in the LaCareers and LaGov HCM systems, and possesses knowledge of Civil Service Rules, state and federal laws, and agency policies that relate to hiring and classification and pay. The incumbent also participates in other special projects when deemed necessary.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Human Resources Analyst A, Human Resources Analyst B, Human Resources Analyst C or Human Resources Specialist depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum Salary for the Human Resources Specialist is $89,253 Annually. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
This position is a probationary appointment open to all qualified applicants.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Pamela B. Harrell, HR Director
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
P. O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To perform diversified and technical tasks in the maintenance of human resources functions.
Level of Work:
Direct from a Human Resources Supervisor, Human Resources Specialist, or higher level administrative official.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Human Resources Analyst B by the absence of experienced level human resources responsibilities.
Please refer to the approved DSCS Allocation Criteria Memorandum for specific allocation requirements.
Examples of Work
Processes the full range of personnel and payroll actions needed to complete appointments, merit increases, promotions, transfers, separations, etc.
Computes routine pay changes. May compute service time of employees as required. Verifies accuracy of information and makes needed corrections.
Provides general, basic explanation of employee benefit programs and advises employees of various options available under some programs. Reviews benefits documents for accuracy and completeness; forwards to appropriate office.
Provides induction documents to new employees, providing guidance and a general overview of each document; follows up to ensure new employee timely completes all required forms.
Reviews position descriptions for accuracy of organizational information. Contacts employees, supervisors, managers, etc. to elicit corrections or resolve minor conflicts in information presented.
Reviews files on a routine basis to ensure that current descriptions are maintained for all positions.
Participates in salary surveys and other research needed to support requests for special pay actions.
Provides grievance forms and routine procedural instructions to employees.
Collects and compiles statistical data required to prepare reports.
Provides assistance to agency personnel on routine or limited Civil Service rules, Federal and State laws, and department policies and procedures in assigned areas.
Schedules interviews. Accepts and screens applications. Verifies eligibility of selected applicants.
Assists supervisors and managers by providing routine information relative to the performance appraisal system. Provides notification of deadlines for completion of appraisal process and follows up to ensure target dates are met.
Schedules employees for required training courses. Monitors and maintains records of completed course work.
State Of Louisiana