Alabama DMH / Personnel Specialist III

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JOB TITLE: Personnel Specialist III
OPEN DATE: 5/19/2023
CLOSE DATE: 6/2/2023
NUMBER: 23-36
JOB LOCATION: Department of Mental Health, RSA Union Building, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

• Range 75 ($45,981.60 – $77,008.80 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.
• 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, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
• 36 months or more experience in professional personnel management.
• 12 months or more experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
• Completed a working test period as a Personnel Specialist II or a Personnel Assistant III.
• 36 months or more experience in professional personnel management.
• 12 months or more experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
• Preference will be given to applicants with the above experience in an agency with the State of Alabama.

• Provides administrative and technical assistance for a variety of daily human resources functions.
• Coordinates the performance appraisal and annual raise processes for the Central Office.
• Coordinates and performs special leave cases such as FMLA, State Employee Injury Compensation, Military Leave, etc.
• Supervises the employees performing the technical aspects of the performance appraisal and personnel transaction processes.
• Assists with the provision of technical assistance to facility personnel staff.
• Serves as the custodian of personnel records.
• Performs annual, quarterly, and monthly reporting requirements.
• Serves as liaison between State Personnel and ADMH facility personnel offices regarding processing personnel actions.

• Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to human resource management.
• Knowledge of State Personnel policies, rules, and regulations.
• Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of others.
• Ability to read and interpret various federal and state guidelines and regulations.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to coordinate and supervise various HR functions.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to gather, correlate, and analyze facts and recommend solutions.
• Ability to meet, interact, and effectively work with supervisors, associates, division heads, employees, state and local officials, and the public.

• 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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