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Human Resource Consultant I

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

The Human Resource Consultant I is a personnel generalist, responsible for the delivery of an array of day-to-day human resource services to bureau customers (e.g., departments, employees, job applicants, and retirees). Primary responsibilities include consultation and proactive planning with City operating units and the coordination of workflow within the bureau to deliver efficient and effective human resource services. Human Resource Consultants I perform a variety of tasks which support established programs and services. Performs related work as required.

This is a Competitive Class position.  The individual selected to fill this vacancy will be given a provisional appointment and will be required to participate in the next Civil Service Examination for this title.
 A qualified applicant may be provisionally appointed and serve in the position until a Civil Service Examination is administered and an appropriate eligible list can be established to make a permanent appointment in accordance with the Civil Service Rule of Three.  (See  "" Provisional Appointment - FAQ's) If you are already a City employee and have permanent, competitive status in your current position and appointment to this title would result in a provisional appointment in another department, you will lose your previous permanent competitive rights.

Typical Work Activities
  • Initiates and monitors transactions for conformance with established policies and procedures in specified areas of human resource management;
  • Applies and interprets policies and procedures in personnel actions and activities, seeking guidance for unusual situations;
  • Consults with others internally and externally to resolve issues in a personnel specialty areas; 
  • Advises bureau staff, department personnel, and the public regarding day-to-day aspects of human resource management; 
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes information and data about program activities, proposed personnel actions, and program or procedural changes, and identifies alternatives and makes recommendations;
  • Writes standard correspondence and documentation related to personnel activities, and drafts material related to non-routine matters;
  • Reviews applications (e.g., employment, exams, benefits) requiring an interpretation of established standards;
  • Facilitates group discussions and activities;
  • Maintains a variety of reports;
  • May lead or supervise technical or clerical employees.
Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED, PLUS either A, B, or C:

A. Bachelor's degree in any field AND one (1) year experience in a human resource function which primarily involved all of the following: client interface and consultation; analysis and recommendation; evaluation for compliance with employment regulations such as Fair Labor Standards, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, etc.; OR

B. Associate's degree in any field AND two (2) years experience as described in Section A; OR

C. Four (4) years of experience as described in Section A.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.