Human Resources Specialist

Human Resources Specialist

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville seeks a Human Resources Specialist. The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for performing human resources related activities such as recruitment; interviewing and orientation; monitoring; and providing oversight and correction to processes related to area of assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Functions

Analyzes and evaluates employment applications received from internal and external applicants to determine if applicants meet minimum qualifications. Participates in pre-employment interview panels to assist with personnel issues and make certain that proper procedures are followed. Prepares and coordinates the flow of appropriate paperwork for each interviewee. Conducts pre-employment background checks, including but not limited to reference checks, criminal history background checks, and drug testing. Orients new employees by explaining policies and procedures, obtaining required employee information, and advising employees of benefits packages. Conducts exit interviews with terminating employees and informs them of COBRA coverage. Provides information to or counsels employees on various personnel issues such as benefits, grievance procedures, leave accrual and usage, wage garnishments, workers’ compensation, and labor standards. Responsible for maintaining a current centrally located employee bulletin board with all Department of Labor required information. Prepares spreadsheets and databases to track employee related information. Prepares and submits various bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual personnel reports on employee status including new hires, terminations, transfers, promotions, worker’s compensation claims, salary, and leave accrual/usage. Responds to inquiries and provides information on state and federal policy to management and staff.  Provides basic training to educate personnel on new systems, policies, and procedures. Monitors and provides technical direction by assisting, advising, and correcting personnel actions keyed into human resources databases. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and documents. Ability to interpret and apply state and agency/institution policies and procedures governing human resources. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of employees. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to work in a technological environment demonstrating proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

Minimum Qualifications

The education equivalent of a high school diploma plus 3 years of human resources related experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements except for the certification or licensure requirements upon approval of the qualifications review committee. Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2017. For a complete job description, visit

To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically at Applicants should be prepared to upload a letter of application (cover letter), resume, contact information for at least three professional references, and copies of all college transcripts. A State of Arkansas Application Form, Disclosure - Family Members Form and Disclosure - UA Board Policy 405.6 form are all included with the electronic application. If preferred, applications containing all of the items listed above may be mailed to: Alexa Smith, Human Resources, UACCB; P.O. Box 3350; Batesville, AR 72503-3350. A criminal background check will be performed. UACCB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.