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HR Administrative Assistant

Company: Housing Authority of the County of Monterey
Location: Salinas
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Human Resources Administrative Assistant
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(FLSA Exempt - Confidential)


Perform specialized work in the administration of Human Resources services, such as recruiting, payroll administration, orientation, tracking leave, and risk management, and other specialized administrative functions as may be assigned.


This classification provides support to the Authoritys Human Resources Department by providing the administrative skills necessary to implement various elements of the Human

Resources program. This classification is responsible for the conduct of the recruiting, testing, selection, orientation, assisting in the risk management program, and creating and maintaining the Authoritys personnel and related filing systems.


Receives direct supervision and general direction from the Human Resources Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, organize and undertake timely requested personnel recruitment for all Authority
Departments. Prepare job flyers, place advertisements in newspapers, professional journals and other media. Work closely with department managers in developing a candidate pool for their open positions. Make appropriate distribution of job announcements to other agencies.
Screen applicants for all positions. Schedule and coordinate all oral interviews. Send notices of invitation, arrange for oral interview panels, prepare oral interview rating results.
Administer or coordinate testing. Establish eligibility lists and notify candidates of placement on eligibility lists.
Schedule and administer testing for all Authority positions. Schedule candidate physical, audio and drug testing examinations.
Conduct reference checks, DMV checks, send requests for background investigations, and coordinated with private background investigators.
Compose letters offering Authority employment, and transmit pre-employment information and materials. Send letters to unsuccessful applicants.
Conduct new employee orientations. Explain Personnel Rules and Regulations, and benefits to all employees. Issue identification cards and security badges to new employees. Prepare personnel action forms.
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HACM Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Coordinate and administer enrollment of eligible employees in the authority-offered benefit programs.
Accurately maintain benefits data via vendor website as needed to keep employee enrollment current.
Provide employee benefit orientation to new employees, outlining program availability, scope, and interrelations. Prepare orientation packets. Respond to employee inquiries concerning benefits and pursues issues with carriers.
Assist the Human Resources Manager in developing statistical data for use in the Authoritys labor relations process and for the negotiating team as required.
Assist the Human Resources Manager in the administration of the Authoritys risk management program. Receive and prepare various Workers Compensation (WC) documents and develop WC histories of various departments. Collect and record Authority
Workers Compensation data for Authority Safety Committee and state reporting purposes.
Assure that probationary reviews are conducted in a timely manner and that related increases are approved. Assure that annual reviews are performed and that merit increases are awarded in compliance with Authority policy.
Conduct periodic surveys of salaries and benefits of competitive employers within appropriate labor markets as assigned. Assist consultants contracted to develop survey data.
Prepare and respond to a variety of additional federal and state reports and employment verification requests. Verify state unemployment and disability insurance claims.
Verify employment and respond to unemployment and state disability notices on behalf of the Authority. Prepare requests for information from other agencies (e.g. DMV pull notices, local agency checks, etc.).
Enter and retrieve data and prepare reports from an online or personal computer system, following established formats. Prepare and update a variety of reports, which may require the use of arithmetic calculations.
As backup to Human Resources Manager, enter data into payroll system to assure accurate biweekly payroll and proof results and transmit payroll data on a biweekly basis as directed by Human Resources Manager.
Pull data from payroll system and prepare reports for Human Resources Manager review.
Establish and ensure proper maintenance of Authority personnel, Workers Compensation,
FMLA, confidential medical, immigration (I-9) records and office files. Research and compile periodic reports from such information for the Human Resources Manager.
Maintain regular and consistent attendance.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of The use of personal computers and various Windows-based applications programs. Terminology used in personnel administration. Human Resources recruitment and selection procedures, and application of basic salary administration practices. Risk management concepts and practices. Correct use of oral and written English, spelling, punctuation, and


HACM Human Resources Administrative Assistant composition. Basic record keeping principles and practices. The operation of standard office equipment.

Skilled in - Reading, interpreting, and applying written procedures, policies, and codes.

Performing detailed work. Organizing and maintaining accurate records and files. Preparing clear and concise reports. Organizing and maintaining records and filing systems. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicating tactfully and effectively with employees, the public, and other agencies.

Prioritizing work and coordinating several activities. Using initiative and making sound judgments within procedural parameters and established guidelines. Following oral and written instructions. Using standard office equipment.

Ability to Communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written English. Read, understand, and apply established Authority and departmental policies, procedures, practices, and regulations. Follow oral and written instructions. Deal with employees and the public under a variety of circumstances. Work independently on concurrent multiple projects. Operate standard office equipment, a personal computer and related equipment and programs, including spreadsheet and word processing programs.

Licenses and Certificates Possess an appropriate California Driver License with a driving record acceptable to the Authority.

Physical Abilities and Work Environment The employee must be able to sit for lengthy periods of time in an indoor environment. Use keyboard equipment for lengthy periods of time.

Other - Provide proof of US citizenship or, if an alien, either lawful admission for permanent residence or authorization for appropriate work from the Department of Homeland


- Be insurable by the Housing Authoritys insurance carriers.


Any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities could be qualifying, as determined by the Authority. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities is:

Experience Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in an administrative support role. Direct Human Resources experience is desirable. Payroll experience is a plus.

Education Graduation from an accredited high school or possess an equivalent certificate recognized by the State of California, supplemented by college-level courses in human resource management, business administration, or a related field.

Revised: 02/26/2018


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,508.00 - $63,192.00 per year

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Monday to Friday
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Human resources: 4 years (Preferred)
Payroll: 4 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

Keywords: Housing Authority of the County of Monterey, Salinas , HR Administrative Assistant, Human Resources , Salinas, California

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