Alabama DMH / Personnel Specialist I

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JOB TITLE: Personnel Specialist I
OPEN DATE: 08/04/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-27

• Range 61 ($29,496.00 – $49,500.00 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalency, preferably supplemented with courses in personnel, business, or public administration.
• 36 months or more responsible clerical experience, including…
• 12 months or more experience processing personnel transactions and records in a state agency or equivalent personnel office setting.

• Maintains records and reports of personnel transactions, employee files, classification specifications, leave and attendance, performance appraisals, and wage and salary information.
• Distributes and processes performance appraisals, probationary appraisals, and annual raises for employees.
• Enters and retrieves data from personnel/payroll system.
• Prepares correspondence in connection with a variety of personnel requests, rules, regulations, and policies.
• Provides technical assistance to human resource staff regarding various personnel functions.
• Answers questions and provides information to staff and to applicants seeking employment opportunities.
• Prepares, reviews, corrects, and processes personnel forms for employee transactions and other informational changes.

• Knowledge of computers and various Microsoft Office packages and general office equipment.
• Knowledge of file maintenance and record keeping.
• Ability to accurately complete records, forms, reports, and other documentation.
• Knowledge of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic statistics.
• Ability to prepare correspondence in connection with personnel requests.
• Ability to read and interpret state and federal rules, guidelines, and departmental policies and procedures governing human resource management.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to analyze situations and exercise good judgment in solving problems.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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