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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Human Resources Advisor Senior


FLSA: Standard/Exempt EEO Category: (20) Professionals
Class Code: 10015 Salary Grade: TB9
Approved: Last Revised: March 21, 2019


Purpose:
 

Under limited direction, provides management and employee groups advanced journey-level professional human resources (HR) support on a broad range of HR issues and decisions, primarily in matters that require independent discretion. Responsible for the implementation of services and programs in one or more areas of HR.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Collaborates and serves as strategic partner with senior leaders and management on HR programmatic analysis, implementation, and administration providing operational oversight, advice, and analytical support.
  2. Manages and resolves complex HR-related issues and provides solutions to programs and processes, monitoring implementation of agreed upon actions until the problem has been resolved.
  3. Advises and influences management in making sound HR-related decisions.
  4. Serves as subject matter expert in providing advice and counsel to management and employee groups on a broad range of HR issues and with applicable regulations, programs, policies, and procedures.
  5. Interprets and provides guidance on, and interpretation of, applicable systems, policies, procedures, strategies, process work flows, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies, regulations, laws, and program objectives.
  6. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various HR problems using morale indicators and other personnel measurements, such as, but not limited to, surveys, turnover, and grievances; and presents recommendations for corrective action programs when needed.
  7. Provides training to managers and supervisors on HR topics and procedures.
  8. Researches, gathers, analyzes, and evaluates data and information; monitors program trends; reviews and performs quality checks of program-related data; and develops and maintains management reporting to support decision making and policy development.
  9. Monitors and maintains system data, files, records, and reporting; transmits program data files to vendors; and develops, monitors, and implements information tracking systems.
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
 

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing personnel activities.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and practices of HR program administration and management.
  • Knowledge of practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Skill in overseeing the maintenance of HR program/process documentation, data, schedules, records, and files.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to coordinate deadlines, prioritize work demands and assign/monitor work performed.
  • Ability to handle hostility, conflict, and uncertain situations.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain knowledge in assigned specialized HR areas.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field, plus four (4) years of HR experience.
  • One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
  None.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.