Human Resources Generalist


This position performs human resource generalist responsibilities in the areas of benefits, recruitment, drug testing, job description review and development, policy implementation, employment law compliance, training and development, and special projects.


  • Administers various human resource programs and procedures for all organization personnel
    • Assists citizens with questions related to current job openings and proper application preparation
    • Assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Manages all aspects of the online talent acquisition process including recruiting, interviewing and making recommendations to the hiring manager for selection of internal and external candidates for hire
  • Monitors, maintains, and updates City’s website including editing open and filled positions as necessary
  • Maintains a network of recruiting websites and relationships
  • Ensures that all aspects of hiring process are executed properly
  • Develops recruitment plans, creates scoring criteria and processes, reviews and maintains recruitment correspondence and documentation
  • Screens applications for required position qualifications and contacts applicants for the interview process
  • Assists with development and administration of screening, interviewing, and testing tools
  • Coordinates physical and psychological examinations and background checks
  • Assists in the coordination of various employee programs such as wellness and education seminars, Texas Municipal League (TML) training, safety training, and others as directed by the Human Resources Director
  • Conducts new hire and status change orientations
  • Provides information regarding available benefits
  • Ensures proper completion of all payroll documents
  • Assist in processing Family and Medical Leave Acts (FMLA) and other leave of absence requests
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concern
  • Maintains and communicates human resources policies and procedures, Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, and position control
  • Maintains human resources related logs, such as a discipline log, benefits, insurance, and salary schedules and compensation
    • Develops and maintains the annual Equal Employment Opportunities report and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to regulations
    • Participates in staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training and development
  • Employment laws and practices
  • Human resources regulations, functions, and procedures
  • Principles of personnel files and records management
  • Standard office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette
  • Basic functions and structure of a municipal organization
  • Methods and techniques for basic report preparation and writing
  • Customer service and public relations methods and techniques



  • Skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying relevant rules and regulations
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands
  • Ability to maintain confidentially critical and sensitive information
  • Ability to read and follow directions and procedures accurately
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with skill in use of business English, spelling, and vocabulary
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and within deadlines with minimal direction and supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, other employees, elected officials, and the general public and handle sensitive interpersonal situations calmly and tactfully
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment and machines including, but not limited to: personal computer with a variety of software including Microsoft Office, copy machine, calculator, and fax machine
  • Ability to maintain accurate files and records
  • Ability to use personal computer with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to compose correspondence and compile and arrange data in a readable and comprehensible manner
  • Ability to proofread and edit draft reports or correspondence for errors in grammar or structure



  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



  • Associate Degree in Human Resource Management or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of full time work experience in an office setting working performing human resources related responsibilities such as recruiting, orientations, and working with the general public


  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
    • Criminal background check
    • Controlled substance screening


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources administration, including equal employment opportunity and affirmative action; recruitment, public sector activities, employee development, training, and recognition
  • Knowledge of local government practices and procedures