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Eastern Maine Development Corp HR Specialist in Bangor, Maine

This job was posted by https://joblink.maine.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.maine.gov/jobs/905094

Position Summary

Under the overall direction of the President/CEO, the HR Specialist is responsible for daily HR functions for EMDC. S/He must be passionate about recruiting, supporting, and developing talent. This person will be responsible and reliable, and willing to regularly contribute to making our company a better place to work and reinforcing EMDCs overall mission. S/he should be highly efficient, organized, and approachable. Candidates should have a solid knowledge of various HR functions and administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, recommends, implements, and interprets personnel policies and procedures.
  • Leads benefits administration, including initial setup, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, and annual evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness.
  • Manages ongoing review of pay and benefits to ensure consistency and competitiveness; approves and records changes to staffing assignments and employee compensation.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, students, and temporary employees; writes and places advertisements; reviews applications and interviews candidates; creates/revises job descriptions.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data, and makes recommendations to managers for corrective action and continuous improvement; provides guidance and input on succession planning.
  • Responds to employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.
  • Facilitates and/or provides ongoing professional development and training activities, including new-hire orientation.
  • Reviews workflow management for departments and teams to better develop competencies and efficiencies to ensure best practices and outcomes.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to team leaders and supervisors (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions); monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Core Competencies

Computer skills Skilled in the use of computers, adapt to new technology, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.

Dependability Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Integrity/Ethics Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.

Teamwork Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Position Competencies

Communication Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others. Listens attentively, asks clarifying questions, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.

Decision Making/Judgment Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.

Leadership Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.

Managing onflict Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, and finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.

Managing Performance Applies clear/consistent performance standards, handles performance problems decisively and objectively, is direct but tactful, provides guidance and assistance to improve performance.

Planning Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others.

Strategic Thinking/Management Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short and long term goals, keeps own and teams work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, creates and adjusts strategic plans.

Vision and Values Supports values and