Human Resource Services Specialist

Northwest Fire District is looking for a Human Resource professional to assist with the administrative functions of the HRS Division
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Northwest Fire District offers a great work schedule, competitive pay and benefits package!

Human Resource Services Specialist

The Human Resource Services Specialist supports the Northwest Fire District in its mission to save lives, protect property, and care for our community through the responsibility of managing personnel changes within the Human Resources Information System (HRIS), full-cycle recruitment, on-boarding, and providing administrative support to the HRS Division. This position supports additional HR activities and programs, such as record retention and destruction, policy review, and job description updates.  The HRS Specialist works under the general supervision of the Human Resource Services Manager. The HRS Specialist must be highly attentive to detail, have great listening/communication skills both verbally and in writing, and excellent organizational skills. The employee is expected to comply with the rules, policies, and procedures as set forth by the District, and to perform other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for specific Human Resource functions as assigned by the Human Resource Services Manager.
  • Responsible for the entry of, maintenance, and update of employee records in the HRIS System and personnel files.
  • Analyze employment-related data and prepare required reports.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions.
  • Conducts or acquires all required pre-employment paperwork.
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as employee handbooks, job descriptions, performance evaluation forms, and any other forms utilized within the HRS division.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains all employee files related to employment.
  • Responsible for all HRS related document record retention.
  • Schedule and/or conduct new employee orientations.
  • All other duties as assigned by the HRS Manager.

Minimum Qualifications at Time of Application Submission

The Hourly range for this position is $20.96 to $22.90, dependent on experience.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources (HR) or in a closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of human resource experience

PREFERED REQUIREMENTS

  • SHRM or HRCI Certification
  • Experience and knowledge working with an HRIS/ERP System
  • Human Resource experience in Public Safety environment

 

Driving Position: Class D License

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the pre-employment background check process.

Based on Arizona State Law, upon the date of hire and throughout the period of employment, the employee must present and possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record, see Obtaining a Driver’s License.

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Employment Application

To complete the application, you will need your education and entire employment history for the last ten (10) years including contact details, regardless of time in position.

Open until filled.

Questions? Please email hr@nwfdaz.gov.

The selection process begins now with the application and following instructions.  If invited to the selection process you must be the most qualified applicant to move forward.  The activities consist of: Interview(s) Job Related Skills Testing and Credibility AssessmentThe applicant will be contacted after each step in the process by email as to their status in the selection process.

If successful, a contingent job offer is made and the following must be passed: drug testing, background checks, driver’s license check, employment reference checks/public record request.

As a federal grant recipient, the Northwest Fire District must maintain a
Drug Free Workplace
EOE

Applicant Required Notices

This is an online only application process – faxed or emailed resumes or printed applications will NOT be accepted.

The Selection Process consists of an Interview, Skills Assessment and Credibility Assessment

The Credibility Assessment is based on technology used to assess truthfulness. This assessment is evaluating an individual’s honesty which is one of the District’s core values. This is a pass/fail assessment. The District is interested in measuring your truthfulness in the following areas:

  • Your employment application information. Did you include every job you have had in the last ten (10) years? You will be able to review your application before taking the assessment, and add anything you may have forgotten to include; and
  • Use of illegal drugs (including illegal steroids and abused prescription drugs in the last five years) and marijuana within the past 12 months; and,
  • Criminal history.
What We Offer
Paid Time Off (22 days accrual first year of employment)
Ten (10) Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement (after the first year of employment)
Professional Development Opportunities
Employer SponsoredShared ContributionsVoluntary
Medical - Qualified High Deductible Health PlanDental - Two Plans (to include orthodontia for Adults & Children)Life Insurance (up to $300k, includes spouse)
Life Insurance ($50k)Vision - (to include discounts on Laser Vision Correction)Accidental Death & Dismemberment may include dependents (up to $300k)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($50k)
and Accident Travel Plan ($250k)
Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)Accident with or without Disability may include dependents (includes a Wellness Rider)
Short-Term Disability (up to $1k/per week)Critical Illness with a Cancer Rider
may include spouse
Post Employment Health Plan (qualified health expenses)Deferred Compensation for Retirement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Flexible Spending Accounts (health/daycare expenses)
Tuition Reimbursement after first year of employmentLifeLock
Educational Assistance (in house District sponsored certification classes)

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST FIRE DISTRICT

The Northwest Fire District is an internationally accredited, award-winning, innovative provider of all-hazards emergency response. We ensure our community receives high-quality and cost-efficient fire, emergency medical, and prevention services. Bordering the City of Tucson and 100 miles south of Phoenix, the Northwest Fire District spans areas of unincorporated Pima County, the majority of the Town of Marana, and touches into areas of the Town of Oro Valley.

The District covers 117,000 residents and 3,500 commercial occupancies over a 140-square mile area. Northwest Fire maintains ten strategically located stations with two new stations slated for construction in the fall of 2018, and two additional stations on the heels of those to keep up with our community’s growth. All of our firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics. We provide advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transportation for the most injured or ill patients within the District and we’ve been designated by the State of Arizona as a premier EMS Provider. In addition to the full spectrum of fire suppression activity, Northwest Fire manages a Hazardous Material Team and a Technical Rescue Team for swift water, confined space, and rugged terrain rescues. We also provide an expansive schedule of community education programs and support progressive fire prevention codes.

More information is available on https://nwfdaz.gov//about/

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

If you’re not already familiar with our community, we’re eager to tell you about the amazing people and unique landscapes that make up the Northwest Fire District. If you’re already in-the-know, it’s a great reminder of what makes the place we call home so unique, special, and unforgettably Southwest.

Our District borders Arizona’s second largest city, Tucson, and spans into the communities of Marana and Oro Valley. Between these municipalities and the areas of unincorporated Pima County that we protect are a variety of urban, suburban, rural and undeveloped wilderness expanses that make up our jurisdiction. The areas where we work include modern, fast-paced and innovative cityscapes as well as undeveloped landscapes that are steeped in culture and history. Both perspectives present scenic views of populated or open spaces found in the deserts of Arizona. We have an amazing mix of high-level business professionals intertwined with genuine cowboys and cowgirls in dust-covered boots and hats.

In addition to the neighborhoods, schools, and businesses where we keep watch, we also protect vast stretches of I-10, the Union Pacific Railroad, Marana Regional Airport, and hiking trails that wander through the Saguaros and traverse into the mountains. Our residents and visitors are sports enthusiasts, high-end shoppers, stargazers, bird watchers, little league coaches, cuisine coinsurers, homemakers, adventure seekers, college kids, retirees and everything in between. Whatever their “thing” is, they all seem to appreciate our Southwest sunsets that are second to none.

There’s so much more to say about our community, but in short, we believe we have it all. What’s more… there’s so much that we know can only be found right here in our backyard. You can read more about the many areas in and around Northwest Fire District through the links below:

Marana  |  Pima County  |  Oro Valley  | Tucson

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