HR Specialist

The HR Specialist-Safety directly contributes to the overall success of the organization by formulating partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of each client.  The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and seeks to develop integrated solutions.  This position serves as a consultant to clients on human resource-related issues and focuses on safety.  The HR Specialist-Safety effectively manages Safety related tasks. This position is responsible for reducing hazards and ensuring a safe working environment for our clients, in a variety of industries.
Requirements of the HR Specialist: 
  • Must possess ability to regularly exercise both discretion and judgment in work
  • Must possess effective relationship management skills, business acumen, clear oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of organizational behavior and best practices.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and problem solve with a company/client focus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • OSHA Health and Safety certification preferred.
  • SHRM Credential or HRCI certification preferred
  • Knowledge of HR, and applicable Federal and State employment laws required
  • 5+ years previous experience in an HR related field required, with a knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws required.  
  • 5+ years previous experience with Safety and Workers Compensation preferred.  
Benefits of the HR Specialist: 
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
$60-$80k a year, depending on experience
Medical | Dental | Vision | Term-life insurance
Responsibilities of the HR Specialist:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Conducts regular meetings with clients, and provides HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Effectively manages accommodation requests based upon federal, state, and local guidelines.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues, and conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of HR, federal, state and local legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation, input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs, and participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success; follows up to confirm training objectives are met.   Administers training programs where appropriate.
  • Acts as a resource for payroll contacts to ensure their understanding and compliance with benefits, HR policies and regulations.  Keeps management advised of potential problem areas and recommends/implements solutions as appropriate.
  • Maintains human resources information system records and compiles reports from the database as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion with all materials and information
  • Ensures that federal, state and local safety laws, regulations, codes and rules are observed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Client Support: 
  • Creates and amends miscellaneous documents and updates Client Summary Sheets as needed.
  • Completes special projects by clarifying project objectives(s); conducting research: developing and organizing information.
  • In close partnership with the management team, jointly delivers all facets of Teamwork HR solutions to clients.
  • Assists with onboarding of new clients, annual client enrollments, and related activities as needed.
  • Supports introduction of new products/services and technologies such as: electronic onboarding and benefits enrollment.
  • On occasion, assists with new hire onboarding, requiring face to face interaction with new hires.
  • Develops, implements and monitors compliance with organizations and client’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Prepares safety policies and procedures and provides support in implementing these policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with Department of Transportation to complete Employer Pull Notices (EPN).
  • Completes DOT Driver files and maintains all commercial driver requirements.
  • Ensures that federal, state and local safety laws, regulations, codes and rules are observed.
  • Conducts safety walk through as needed at client sites and investigates workplace accidents, injuries and job site safety protocols and makes recommendations to correct issues as needed.
  • Provides expertise and training to management on issues related to safety and other HR related items as requested.
  • Prepares reports that analyze client safety programs to identify the trends, problem areas and compliance.
Sales Support: 
  • Works with Sales staff in sales process to expand penetration.
  • Represents business in community events and activities as required.
  • Assists with recruitment needs, analyzing what best fit is for our client based. 
Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift 25 pounds.  
Regular travel is required and the employee is required to have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel is expected.
O2 Employment Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs to perform the essential functions of the position. This job appears on the O2 Staffing job board and Simpson University job board.