Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 10-Jul-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Office of the Director-Human Resources Program
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • $42,000 - $52,992
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays


Personnel Officer
SALARY RANGE: $ 42,000.00 $52,992.00

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Office of the Director, has a full-time position located in Jefferson City, Missouri.


Job Description:
This is administrative and managerial work planning, directing, analyzing and coordinating human resources and/or employee development programs.


Examples of Work:
Administers or assists in the administration of a human resources program with emphasis on employee relations and the recruitment, selection, placement, training, and discipline of agency workforce; advises supervisors and agency administration regarding a variety of human resources issues. An employee in this position must participates in the development, interpretation, and application of agency policy related to Merit System rules, Uniform Classification and Pay (UCP) System rules, federal programs and guidelines, and other relevant legal considerations. Investigate employee complaints, grievances, and harassment claims; advises employees, supervisors, and administration regarding formal grievance procedures and provides reports. Investigate disciplinary matters and recommends appropriate action; drafts suspension and dismissal letters. Administer and ensure agency compliance with workplace programs such as Workers Compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws. Work in cooperation with the Division of Personnel in the maintenance of the position classification plan; reports staff duty changes; recommends classification of new positions and changes in existing allocations; and reviews and/or recommends changes to UCP class specifications. Direct the maintenance of personnel files and records, preparation of reports, and processing of personnel actions in conformity with agency policies, Merit System and UCP rules and regulations, fair employment practices, and other considerations. Participate in conferences, training sessions, and meetings. Participate in labor-management negotiations and discussions; assists staff with labor relations problems; advises management in the area of labor relations. Manage, coordinate, and implement human relations, diversity, and equal employment opportunity programs.
Administer or assist in the administration of a specialized statewide personnel function such as compensation, classification, employee development, labor relations, or selection services. Participate in the development of budget requests for personal services. Participate in the development, coordination, and/or delivery of training programs related to human resources topics. Oversee payroll processing; provide payroll adjustment records as needed. Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff. Supervise hiring process to ensure adherence to internal rules and other considerations; oversee background checks, review hiring packets, and develop interview questions. Oversee or participate in recruitment functions; attends career fairs. Attend meetings, seminars, conferences, training programs, and special recruitment events pertaining to human resources/personnel administration. Exercise independent judgment and initiative under general administrative supervision and performs other related work as assigned.

Examples of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources/personnel administration, including methods and techniques for position classification, compensation, recruitment, and selection.

Comprehensive knowledge of agency, UCP System, and/or Merit System procedures and policies.

Intermediate knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures such as FMLA, FLSA, EEO, ADA, and Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).

Intermediate knowledge of Missouri government organizational structure and occupations common to state agencies.

Intermediate knowledge of computer applications used for reporting and personnel and payroll transactions.

Intermediate knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of labor-management relations, including the negotiation and administration of labor agreements.

Intermediate knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management, grants and contract management.

Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the operations of human resources/personnel administration activities.

Ability to investigate and resolve complex problems in the areas of classification, salary administration, employee relations, and other human resources/personnel administration functions.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in the performance of duties.

Preferred Education and Experience Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Personnel, Business, or Public Administration, Labor or Industrial Relations, Law, Social Sciences, Education, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of professional human resources/personnel administration experience with a primary focus in employee relations, recruitment and selections, employee grievance, position classification, and/or compensation.

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Application Process:
If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Attention: HR
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630

Telephone: (573) 751-7751
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
E-mail: HR@mda.mo.gov


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