JobID 3911 : Human Resources Specialist III (#1763540)

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Job Title:                    Human Resources Specialist III
Pay Table:                  Range 7
Date Prepared:           8/15/2019
Work Year:                 260 days
Department:               Department of Human Resources
Reports To:                Human Resources Manager
SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs complex professional and technical duties in the areas of  benefit and compensation administration.  This includes insured benefit plans, paid-time off plans, retirement plans, salary placement, salary status changes, supplemental pay, employment contracts for administrative and certified personnel and employee orientation.  Position maintains frequent contact with external agencies such as Health Insurance, Tax Sheltered Annuities, brokers and vendors.  Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the Division of Human Resources.


  • Daily    35%      Meet with new employees to review and clarify benefit options and language contained in employment agreements. Distribute and process new hire information,  enter data into HRIS System and with insurance vendors
  • Daily    35%      Distribute and process new hire information, enter data into infinte visions system. Calculate pay rates and utilize IV System to ensure employees are paid appropriately   Answer questions in regards to compensation. Review and assess college transcripts and previous work experience for appropriate placement on salary schedule for employees.  Notify certified staff and collect applications and college transcripts and certificates to review and process for salary advancement twice a year.
  • Daily    20%      Administer employee insured benefits and paid-time off plans.  Answer questions, concerns, and investigate issues for employees.  Coordinate and organize the district’s employee insurance committee and function as chairperson.  Coordinates human resources activities to initiate, continue, or change district’s insured benefit plans for district employees through third party vendors and brokers. Schedules, organizes, and conducts annual open-enrollment period for employee benefits. Provide changes in system and verify changes for accuracy.  Update health vendor websites changes of new hires and terminations. Conduct individual retirement meetings with retirees.  Prepare and finalize retiring staff incentives, and retirement paperwork for processing.  Verify retirements and dates. COBRA compliance, initiate and prepare documents, work as liaison between terminated employee and COBRA vendor.
  • Monthly   5%     Research, review, analyze data, develop, publish and/or submit reports, tables, exhibits, spreadsheets, surveys monthly Department of Labor Reports as required. Assure compliance with local, state, and federal laws related to areas of responsibilities.
  • Daily    5%        Perform other duties as directed or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with or without reasonable accommodation.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or experience in a related field preferred.  Human resources, payroll, and customer service experience desired. 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: Experience with HRIS System. Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency required. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a diverse group of people.  Knowledge of accounting and mathematics, ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. This position serves as an administrative and technical resource for the entire District for current /new employees in matters related to insurance benefits processing and how to use the service, salary placement and changes in current position.  Also acts as a technical resource in reviewing and implementing contractual agreements that have been approved by each negotiating unit and the meet and confer group.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: This position requires application of position knowledge to accurately provide correct payment to all employees and follow department guidelines.  Work is guided by the Adams County School District 14 policies and procedures.  Decision-making may require collaboration with the Human Resources Manager, Chief HR Officer, colleges/institutions and co-workers.  This position functions independently without direct supervision.
SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: Low exposure to self and others to cuts due to paper.
 The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and use interpersonal skills.  Frequently required compare, analyze, copy, coordinate, compute, and compile.    Occasionally required to instruct, synthesize, evaluate and negotiate.  
SALARY:  Range 7 of the Support/Technical Salary Schedule.  To view current Adams 14 salary schedules, please click here.  Adams County School District 14 is a direct deposit employer. All new employees must be fingerprinted per H.B. 90-1077 at a cost of $40.00 to the employee.
APPLICATIONS:   All candidates must complete the district's online application for employment. Apply online at  For more information call 303-853-3201.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT:  Adams 14, a nationally recognized leader in education innovation, is Colorado’s 23rd largest school district and serves more than 7,500 students annually. Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City, Adams 14 strives to ensure academic success for every student by providing highly effective classroom instruction, supplemental enrichment opportunities and parent/family collaboration opportunities. To learn more about Adams 14, visit
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant shall be required to verify, within 72 hours of employment, their legal right to be employed in the United States. All contracts for employment of personnel shall be subject to approval by Adams County School District 14 Board of Education. Selected applicant must comply with all Adams County School District 14 Board of Education's policies, rules, and regulations.
Inspire. Educate. Empower.  Adams 14 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Adams County School District 14

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