Human Resource Specialist I/II/III

  • James City County
  • James City County
  • Mar 15, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Human Resource Specialist I/II/III


$52,339 – $60,011 / year or higher DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits.


James City County’s General Services Department seeks an individual to perform responsible work coordinating the day-to-day administration of comprehensive human resource activities for the General Services Department. There are three levels of the Human Resource Specialist General Services Department distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee.



  • Coordinates with department staff regarding human resource processes including employment and recruitment, onboarding, new hire training, benefits, retention, compensation, and HRIS systems; provides oversight and guidance to General Services staff to ensure best practices and applicable laws and processes are followed.
  • Coordinates and administers recruiting and new employee hiring processes; develops and implements marketing strategies to increase and attract a qualified and diverse applicant pool; develops and implements selection strategies for best qualified candidates; creates and maintains relationships with local schools to foster trades work-based learning and internships, and employment opportunities.
  • Assists with employee relations issues, including investigation and implementation of recommended disciplinary actions; works with Human Resource staff, General Services division supervisors and employees to resolve employee complaints and management issues; ensures actions taken are in compliance with James City County personnel policies and procedures, human resource management practices and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance and accuracy of records and retention management to include I-9, medical documentation, FOIA requests, subpoenas, and EVerify notifications.
  • Performs data entry in variety of databases; ensures accuracy of data and overall system integrity; maintains department related information on the County website and the intranet.
  • Keeps up-to-date on current trends and legislation in the human resource field; recommends changes to policies, procedures and practices to reflect best management practices and comply with current laws and regulations; conducts research on a wide variety of Human Resource related topics; provides consultation to employees and managers of the divisions within the General Services Department in all areas of human resource management.



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in human resource management or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred; some professional human resource work experience, preferably in the public sector.
  • Experience with Vista HRMS, SQL and Web design programs preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful social media and digital marketing campaigns is preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation to work site(s).
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of professional human resource work; employee recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), equal employment opportunity regulations, Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other employment laws; principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction; and modern trends, issues, and practices in human resource field.
  • Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite; and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain moderately complex records and ensure their confidentiality; follow verbal and written instructions; work under pressure and meet deadlines; resolve problems and complaints and deal with irate customers effectively; understand and interpret policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, vendors, and the public.


Click here for full job description. Accepting applications until 11:59PM EST on 04/25/2024. Cover letters and resumes may also be attached, but a fully completed application is required for your application to be considered.

Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at