DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional and administrative position in the area of public personnel administration. Work requires a high degree of independent judgment in analyzing problems and developing solutions that conform to relevant rules and regulations. This class differs from Personnel Specialist by virtue of more difficult and complex nature of assignments and increased level of independent responsibility. Work is performed under general supervision of the Personnel Officer. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of technical or clerical personnel. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public personnel administration; thorough knowledge of techniques used in civil service appointments, promotions, terminations, position classification, organizational studies, wage and salary analyses, and exam administration; good knowledge of employee interviewing and selection techniques; thorough knowledge of the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules and personnel policies; good knowledge of employee interviewing and selection techniques; skill in efficient and effective planning, scheduling and organizing of work; skill in researching, analyzing, and assessing materials to appropriately respond to departmental and local requests; ability to conduct job audits using directed interview techniques; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, local officials, management and administrative level staff, union representatives, etc.; ability to ascertain, organize and analyze facts, make valid comparisons and draw logical conclusions; ability to identify and resolve personnel problems; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret complex written materials; ability to effectively use computer applications; initiative; creativity; tact; integrity; sound professional judgment; courtesy; neat personal appearance; positive customer service approach.
Masters degree and one (1) year of technical or professional personnel experience which included either job classification, recruitment, civil service examinations, or job specification writing; or
Bachelors degree and three (3) years of technical or professional personnel experience which included either job classification, recruitment, civil service examinations, or job specification writing; or
An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.
SPECIAL NOTE: Possession of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) may be substituted for the years of experience indicated in a) and/or b) above on a year for year basis
TRAINEE NOTE: In the event a candidate is lacking up to one (1) year of the required experience, the candidate may be appointed as a trainee.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
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