Human Resources Administrator II - Employee Relations

Human Resources:


$48,320 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please click the link below:

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Job Description


Human Resources Administrator II - Employee Relations Starting Salary: 48 ($48,320/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $72,480/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2018.


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, performs routine to complex technical duties as required for the City of St. George to support the total personnel program.  Responsible to: Administer a range of activities related to employee/labor relations, performance appraisals and special projects.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.      Administers and monitors employee discipline and appeals processes and the problem resolution process; provides counsel on discipline and problem resolution; and assists in corrective actions, resolving employee problems, and charges of discrimination involving employment, discipline, transfer, termination, etc.

2.      Investigates potential compliance violations and advises on opportunities for remediation/prevention of workplace issues that impact morale, productivity and organizational performance.

3.      Determines, gathers, and analyzes evidentiary information necessary to evaluate compliance issues.

4.      Administers and monitors employee performance appraisal program and process to ensure that the program objectives are met, and employee performance is rated consistently throughout the City’s departments. Monitors performance improvement plans.

5.  Acts as a liaison between managers and employees and provides employee relations support.

6.      Participates in the formulation of personnel policy, ensuring that administrative and human resources practices are in compliance with regulations, policies, and appropriate laws. Recommends personnel policy changes to the director of human resources.

7.      Monitors and ensures archives and records compliance with related laws and regulations.

8.  Ensures compliance with state and federal discrimination and employment regulations.

9.  Provides advice and counsel to managers and supervisors regarding personnel practices, policy and employment laws.

10.  Monitors City compliance with federal and state personnel and liability related laws and regulations.

11.  Coordinates and conducts generalized and specialized training activities, including manager/supervisor training.

12.  Provides assistance to the Payroll Coordinator, Human Resources Administrator I and II, and the Human Resources Director as needed.

13.  Monitors and distributes legal notices and City notices that need to be posted at all required City locations.

14.  Tracks employee progress, noting promotions, recognitions and policy violations and documenting them accordingly.

15.  Ensures confidentiality of employee records.

16.  Assists in annual Open Enrollment for benefits, including reviewing all paperwork and forms for cafeteria plan and FLEX accounts.

17.  Assists with completing GRAMA requests; salary surveys; notices for Claims for Unemployment; as well as requests for employment verification and FMLA.

18.  Responds to special project requests by Human Resources Director.

19.  Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Light physical effort in office environment.  Infrequent lifting of light to medium weights up to 25 pounds.  Sitting or standing for extended periods of time operating assigned computer or office equipment.   Moderate exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, personnel administration, business management, public administration, or closely related field, or equivalent experience.

Experience: Minimum of four (4) years full time progressively responsible experience in human resources.  Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in public sector human resources and employee/labor relations; professional supervisor/employee training and development.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

•         Must possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

•         PHR/SPHR Certification preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

•         Employee/labor relations principles and practices.

•         Basic employment laws and practices.

•         Modern office terminology and procedures, telephone techniques, and time management skills.

•         Letter and report composition; grammar and punctuation; and professional business writing skills including letters, reports, forms, table of contents, bibliographies, etc.

•         Knowledge of various adult learning styles.

•         Computer software applications and browsers/social media.

•         Basic human resources principles and practices.

•         Healthcare and benefit programs.

Ability to:

•         Type 45 words per minute (net) tested.

•         Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, make creative recommendations, and monitor and evaluate the work flow of projects and activities.

•         Actively listen and comprehend others, and maintain effective working relationships.

•         Demonstrate tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing, and handling information of a confidential, controversial, and sensitive nature.

•         Establish work priorities and remain flexible while meeting established deadlines.

•         Remain calm and mentally alert.

•         Perform routine and specialized duties for long periods of time.

•         Coordinate information, arrangements, and correspondence with minimal guidance.

•         Work with minimal supervision doing independent research and use the information to make decisions.

•         Communicate effectively orally and in writing, draft documents and gather information with minimal instruction, independently research and resolve recurring problems.

•         Operate various computer software and spreadsheet programs; maintain data bases and hard copy filing systems.

•         Speak in front of groups of people, including training presentations.

•         Deal with constantly changing priorities

•         Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 09/17/2019 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.