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State of Massachusetts HR Generalist in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with other members of the HR team supporting the overall Mission of the organization. This position carries out responsibilities and service as directed in the following functional areas: onboarding, benefits administration, recruitment/employment, payroll, employee relations, and labor relations.In the absence of and/or as assigned by the HR Field Manager, the Generalist assumes responsibility for the Human Resources functions and participates in special projects. _Please note:_ The incumbent of this position is designated as Confidential and as such is excluded from the NAGE Unit 6 Union. Therefore, most benefits are governed by the Commonwealth's "Red Book" and dental/vision benefits will be with the Group Insurance Commission. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):_ * Acts as a liaison with Boston Central Office (BCO) Functional Units to ensure quality service delivery for Agency employees and managers, including but not limited to answering questions, directing employees to Central Office, or other appropriate entities. * Assists in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures. * Communicate with employees and managers about HR-related policies and procedures. * Works with BCO and HR Field Manager on program policy and implementation strategies to ensure communication about upcoming changes and implementation of any new practices, policies, and procedures. * Supports and participates in HR facilitated initiatives, programs, activities, manager training, and other HR sponsored events as directed. * Assists with onboarding of newly hired employees which may include facilitating and presenting at the New Employee Orientation, ensuring that all appropriate new hire paperwork is completed and submitted to Boston Central Office (BCO) within the required timeframes. * Participates in the oversight and/or directly supervises the Employment and Staffing unit to ensure the effective management of vacant positions and FTE and how they relate to the spending plan and budget and monitor and track the hiring process in MassCareers & compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Human Resource Division. * Participates in the recruitment process by coordinating job postings, reviewing resumes, performing phone screens, and reference checks. * Facilitates the CORI process and ensures EHS regulations are followed. * Assists the EHS Central Office Compensation Team in administering employee compensation, and supports the classification process. * Supports survey related work as it relates to accrediting bodies. * Assists in identifying and producing management reporting needs, including standard and ad hoc reports. * Collects and analyzes human resource data and makes recommendations for process improvements. * Reconciles/validates data entry to ensure data integrity and support routine reporting requests. This includes running monthly reports. * Identifies training needs and train and support on-site HR staff and Agency employees on HR-related systems, policies and procedures. * Coordinates employee relations processes as appropriate. * Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment. * Performs related duties as required including cross-functional unit tasks. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. * Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. * Must have high initiative, integrity, strong work ethic, good communication, and analytical skills. * Excellent time management, organizational skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. * Able and willing to work well in a diverse environment. * Proven ability to resolve problems and foster harmonious working relationships. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the methods of general reporting. * Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of supervision. * Ability to exercise sound judgement. * Ability to adapt to varying work situations. *About the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS*): The mission of the EOHHS is to provide effective leadership in the delivery of health and human services that promote health, resilience, and independence to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities throughout the Commonwealth. _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in personnel work, the major duties of which included classification, staffing, job analysis and/or job evaluation, (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity; or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor's degree or higher may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required (B) or (C) experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required. *Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Human Resources* *Organization: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services *Title: *HR Generalist Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 21000BA6