Human Resources Specialist

Dougherty County School Systems Albany , GA 31707

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION: Human Resources Specialist

LOCATION: Central Office Admin Bldg

JOB SUMMARY: The Human Resource Specialist is responsible for creating, processing and maintaining information pertaining to certified, classified and/or substitute staff. The job function has a considerable impact within and outside of the Human Resources Department, therefore requiring the use of sound judgement in dealing with all stakeholders.


  • Associate's Degree or higher in Human Resources, Office Administration, Business or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of three years experience in Human Resources or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with personal and confidential information.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work independently, and as a team member.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with district and school personnel, the general public and work with diverse groups of people.

  • Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Drive.

  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service skills.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.


  • Demonstrate prompt and regular attendance.

  • Provide superior customer service; greet visitors, determine the nature of business and refer to the appropriate colleague or department; answer employment questions via email, voice mail, or in person based on knowledge of the organization and district policies and procedures.

  • Assist with Certified/Classified Personnel Information (CPI) process.

  • Assist with payroll inquiries from administrators, principals, employees and applicants.

  • Manage classified employees' onboarding paperwork and employment files.

  • Request and process certifications for applicable classified staff.

  • Perform various general clerical tasks required, including entering data in the computer, preparing reports and correspondence, copying documents, collating documents, filing, and answering the telephone.

  • Receive, review, prepare and/or submit various records and reports including employment verification reports, employment packages, personnel action forms, memos and correspondence.

  • Ability to learn software packages used by HR such as NextGen, AESOP, Applitrack and Etrieve.

  • Make ID badges for employees of the school district.

  • Interact and communicate with various groups and individuals.

  • Advise and direct all internal and external customers on the routes to obtaining Georgia certification and ensure that all paraprofessional obtain certification.

  • Create and distribute various confidential correspondence.

  • Collaborate with Benefits, Payroll and Finance, as needed, to ensure an efficient workflow process.

  • Maintain information on the Personnel Action Log on google drive.

  • Properly handle complaints and grievances.

  • Assist with recruitment efforts.

  • Able to perform routine physical activities such as light lifting, bending and sitting for prolonged periods of time.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the HR Director.

REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources

SALARY RANGE: 12mths. Pay grade 11.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on August 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.



The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.

Dougherty County School System uses the ApplicantTracking system from Aspex Solutions to manage employment applications online.

About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The

school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited

by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has

two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium; the

Albany Civil Rights Institute; the Parks at Chehaw; Radium Springs Gardens; and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium,

and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above The Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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