Under general supervision, coordinates activities and provides services, information, and advice on personnel issues and transactions, Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures, and state and federal employment laws. Supervisory direction received from Personnel Administrator.
Recruits, interviews, and screens applicants; applies established hiring evaluation criteria during the screening of applicants; writes ads for newspapers and contacts various employment/labor sources to locate applicants. Develops, coordinates, and presents orientation material to new employees; explains the Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures, the State’s insurance, retirement, and benefits package; conducts training to explain these matters to branch employees. Answers questions and explains laws, Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures, and terms of State health insurance, leave, and other benefits to employees and supervisors; writes memos and correspondence on personnel matters. Coordinates the payroll and benefits programs, functions, or processes (which include workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and safety-health activities) to ensure compliance with Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures, and administrative procedures. Coordinates the branch’s employee performance evaluation programs, functions, or processes; explains procedures and answers questions. Explains the branch’s grievance and disciplinary procedures to agency supervisors and employees; assists senior management or other personnel officials in preparation of grievance/disciplinary responses. Monitors the branch’s equal employment opportunity and diversity programs, functions, processes, and activities including record keeping and report preparation. Monitors staffing levels; prepares organizational charts, and work activity and statistical reports; provides suggestions on workforce requirements and personal services budget requests; assists in monitoring the personal services portion of the branch’s budget. Obtains, reviews, and processes job descriptions for potential actions; discusses actions with supervisors and managers to ensure compliance with Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures; explains classification policies and procedures to employees; coordinates classification and compensation activities. Represents the Judicial Branch at various personnel and other conferences, task force meetings, and informational seminars.
Knowledge of: personnel practices, procedures and terminology; recruitment, interviewing, and hiring practices; the goals and requirements of record maintenance and confidentiality; federal personnel/employment laws; standard personnel, payroll, benefits, and related budgeting practices, forms, and requirements; standard employee/job safety and health practices; general employee/management relations requirements and practices.
Ability to: interact with others under stressful situations to address their problems; communicate in person, and by telephone, computer, email, and correspondence with the supervisor and branch employees, government officials, and the public to exchange technical information and explain available courses of action; exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity to handle situations involving evaluation of information against sensory or judgmental criteria; recognize and identify similarities and differences in data/information, persons, places, and things; use a variety of advisory data and information such as that associated with personnel procedures, policies, methods, explanations, guidelines, laws, and operation manuals; coordinate and assess the effectiveness of personnel functions such as payroll, recruitment, benefits, insurance, retirement, and workers compensation activities; coordinate the investigation of or the response to grievances, disciplinary actions, employee complaints, inquiries, and the reporting of findings to supervisors and managers; interpret diverse personnel/employment policies, rules, and laws; perform midlevel analysis with discretion in determining and referencing such inquiries to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives; apply principles of rational systems to implement practical relationships.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, or office/administrative management or related area and one year of experience performing or coordinating personnel activities. Experience coordinating or performing highly responsible personnel/human resource functions may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.
The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. A State of Nebraska application for employment must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date/time.
Notify the Administrative Office (402-471-4140) for special accommodations relating to the American with Disabilities Act. For persons with hearing impairment, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.