Human Resources Specialist


This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and assists in the administration of all Human Resource duties including but not limited to; compensation administration/Payroll, Civil Service, HRIS, employee benefits, employee events, recruitment and onboarding, and employee communications that are fairly complex in nature.  This position focuses highly on technology, processes, data analysis, and continuous process improvements and efficiency. This position will be comfortable assessing Human Resources, Payroll processes, policies, and making recommendations to administration on improvements. 


  • Associates Degree and two years of administrative experience, preferably in a human resources and/or community college setting OR a minimum of four years of administrative experience, preferable in a human resources/payroll setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in human resources/payroll highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently on assigned activities and projects.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with and serve the internal and external College community at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.  
  • MUST handle confidential matters with a professional level of discretion.
  • Proficiency in various software packages is required, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, Jenzabar EX, Internet, and e-mail.
  • Experience in a Higher Education setting is preferred.


  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
  • Knowledge of and experience in human resources/payroll functions.
  • Experience with the Jenzabar system or other Higher Ed solutions software.
  • Experience in a Higher Education setting.
  • Bilingual language skills a plus.


  • Lead management and maintenance of Jenzabar HR System.
  • Management of payroll process from end to end, ensuring timely and accurate processing of all payments for full and part-time employees.
  • Processing time sheets and benefit time accrual and use, manage faculty attendance calendars.
  • Assist with surveys and prepare correspondence and reports.
  • Manage HR office administrative duties including shredding, mail, organization, purchase orders, stocking supplies, and submitting IT and Building and Grounds requests.
  • Create content for and maintain currency of the HR webpage.
  • Post all job announcements and support recruitment efforts of diverse candidates.
  • Prepare employee appointment letters and complete approval process.
  • Support faculty contractual load tracking and performance evaluations for all employees.
  • Prepare up-to-date onboarding materials and process new hires.
  • Manage appointments for Director of Human Resources as needed.
  • Monitor and respond to inquiries through College HR emails accounts, calls, and walk-ins.
  • Conducts research, develops reports and recommendations for supervisor in personnel related matters including compensation, comparative salaries, benefits, staffing patterns, position descriptions, grading of positions and other personnel related issues.   
  • Prepares a variety of reports and surveys including IPEDS, salary reports, and labor relations requests.  Monitors and updates College documents and charts including Employee Information Handbook and organizational charts.
  • Regular filing of Official Personnel File and other documents, with high level of discretion.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate labor postings in an accessible location.
  • All other duties as assigned.

American with Disability Act Requirements: External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the college on a case by case basis. 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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