Job Description

Human Resources Specialist (Human Resources)
Spartanburg, SC, United States of America


Spartanburg Water is an industry leading utility that offers team members a culture of innovation, a history of excellence and an investment in their continued success.   

Nestled in the Piedmont region of South Carolina and a short drive away from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and ever-popular beaches of the South Carolina Low country, Spartanburg is a thriving and growing community that is home to seven diverse and well-known institutions of higher learning. Residents enjoy incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, an eclectic and delicious local restaurant and brewery scene, a vibrant cultural environment and the benefits of strong economic growth with an affordable cost of living.

INNOVATION: Through innovative technologies and industry leading practices, Spartanburg Water has had the honor of twice receiving recognition as a Utility of the Future Today – and as one of only two South Carolina utilities to ever receive the award and only one of 18 utilities globally to receive the honor a second time.

HISTORY: Through sustainability and resiliency, Spartanburg Water has consistently provided the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to our region for more than 100 years, and continues to be a vital part of the area’s successful economic growth and development.

INVESTMENT: Spartanburg Water offers a generous compensation package, including full medical, dental and vision benefits and participation in the SC Retirement System. The organization also offers tuition reimbursement and opportunities for paid certifications and training. Spartanburg Water firmly believes in the importance of investing in the health, security, and potential of all team members.

Job Skills / Requirements

1.Coordinates TrakStar, the employee performance appraisal system; ensures appraisals are returned to Human Resources in a timely manner; tracks appraisals through approval process and calculates salary increase; sends Change of Status forms to department for discussion with employees. Enters employee appraisals and pay changes into databases; forwards related information to payroll; files and logs reviews in employee personnel files. Ensures Munis and Trakstar databases are correct.

2. Completes change of status forms for promotions and transfers; processes form for approval, forwards information to Updates corresponding spreadsheets. Monitors salary increases of exempt and non-exempt employees to ensure compliance with Spartanburg Water policies.

3.Oversees Employee badging system.

4. Assists HR Specialist in equal opportunity, diversity programming and engagement development for employees. Assist with research and implementation of electronic training platform.

5. Assists with 1-9 and E-Verify processes; job description maintenance and creation; New hire set up in Munis and Trakstar databases.

6. Provides assistance in implementing variety of employee programs and other special events.

7. Conducts exempt and non-exempt employee orientations and exit interviews.

8. Supports HR Manager with job description maintenance and compensation surveys.

9. Supports Sr. HR Specialist with recruitment to include job postings internally and externally; recruits applicants; screens and conducts interviews; conducts reference checks;  arranges  interviews with supervisors; schedules pre-employment physicals, prepares and makes job offers to applicants.

10. Handles personnel reference inquiries on former employees; verifies employment for agencies as requested; provides information relative to former employees to Employment Security Commission as requested; reviews invoices received from the Employment Security Commission and verifies accuracy. Handles submissions and responses for Unemployment claims.

11. Maintains electronic records of data relative to turnover rate, longevity, worker’s compensation benefit analysis, affirmative action plan and equal employment opportunity statistics, etc.; prepares required reports and analyses, as assigned.

12. Assist with research and implementation of new HRIS system.

13. Plans,  schedules   and   conducts   department   meetings   for   presentations regarding   benefits, programs, policies, etc.

14. Performs other related duties as required.


Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Managment, Psychology or related field

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability

This job reports to the Human Resources Manager

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1