Under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources, provides Human Resource Information System (HRIS) support to Human Resources Department (HRD) and HR-related customer service to Forest Preserve District of Cook County (District) employees. Provides information and assistance on HR procedures and policies and related payroll administration. Facilitates the hiring process of Forest Preserve District employees. Assists with resolving HRD related technical issues. Responsible for HR related payroll administration. Assists with the coordination of HRD related training. Works with highly confidential and sensitive materials and information.
Creates applicant eligibility and ineligibility lists per the District’s applicant tracking and application system (ATAS).
Acts as the District’s Content Librarian by preparing accurate job descriptions, developing and entering Notices of Job Opportunity in compliance with ATAS protocols and guidelines when needed.
Validates applications against established selection standards to determine which applications meet minimum and/or preferred qualifications.
Facilitates the background and medical processing of potential new hires and current employees.
Acts as a liaison for HR with other departments on workers compensation claims.
Maintains confidential records and files.
Verifies timekeeping reports, confidential employment histories, and other background information.
Performs HR related payroll administration.
Advises department heads in the preparation of HR related documents.
Investigates errors or delays in any hiring processing documents or employee benefits.
Serves on District interview panels as needed.
Performs a variety of professional tasks relative to assisting in the day-to-day HR operations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in human resources management, business administration, public administration, industrial/organizational psychology, industrial management, psychology, sociology or substantially similar area from an accredited college or university
Must possess three (3) or more years of full-time work experience in HR administrative analysis or HR functions.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED
Must possess eight (8) or more years of full-time work experience in HR administrative analysis or HR functions.
One (1) or more years of full-time work experience in HR administrative analysis or HR functions in a public or non-profit sector.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of employees at all levels, including senior managers and executive staff.
Knowledge of federal laws related to employee rights and benefits.
Knowledge of standard personnel practices and administrative procedures.
Ability to comprehend, organize and retrieve detailed information.
Ability to formulate reports and make presentations in an understandable manner.
Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both orally and in writing, and communicate technical and operational information to HR personnel.
Ability to work well under pressure and manage details.
Ability to manage constantly shifting priorities with flexibility and accuracy
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify him/herself as a Veteran on his/her employment application by answering “Yes” to the question “Are you a military veteran?”
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).
Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.
General District Employment Requirements
COPIES OF PROOF OF EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES MUST BE UPLOADED WITH APPLICATION. ORIGINALS WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COOK COUNTY OR ESTABLISH RESIDENCY IN COOK COUNTY WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT AND REMAIN A RESIDENT AT ALL TIMES DURING EMPLOYMENT WITH THE DISTRICT.
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.
About Forest Preserves of Cook County
In 1914, environmental visionaries in Cook County created the first forest preserve in the nation, with a mission
“to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future.”