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HR SPECIALIST in Tacoma at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tacoma
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/22/2022
  • Job ID:
    33166/38082/203677

Job Description

Facility: NORTHWEST ICE PROCESSING CENTER

Pay: $22.85 hr.

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: $4.22 hr. This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

Shift:

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you a Human Resources Specialist looking for a challenging and rewarding environment, where you can really make a difference? If you believe that investing in your community is always a sound idea, we have the role for you! As the industry's global leader in evidence-based rehabilitation, we are looking for people like you to add to our growing team. 

Join A Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

Role and Responsibilities

Under limited supervision, you will provide paraprofessional HR support, including recruitment, onboarding, personnel records, employee relations, regulatory reporting requirements and benefits administration. Your tasks will include to:

  • Efficiently support recruiting and outreach efforts to meet or exceed recruiting targets
  • Ensure a positive candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Assist in the administration and/or tracking of employee development training
  • Provide insight into employee concerns and resolve issues expediently
  • Perform employee onboarding (including data entry, new employee orientation, making sure employees thoroughly understand company policies and procedures)
  • Maintain records of insurance coverage, retirement plans and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations and payroll issues
  • Process leaves of absence and ensure compliance with FMLA, ADA and applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Provide employees with guidance on company HR policies and procedures (e.g., Time Off with Pay and Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Prepare routine and special reports by conducting analysis of trends and identifying problem areas where the margin for error is small and level of importance is high
  • Provide referral support for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

Job Requirements

Competencies Required

Accurately grasping and using HR concepts, practices, procedures, and basic employment laws, showing a high degree of professionalism (e.g., confidentiality) to gain the respect of all employees, strong organizational and communication skills and your ability to work with a diverse group of people are key qualities we look for. Apply if you have:



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience in HR, or higher education degree and one (1) year of related work experience in Human Resources.
  • Good working knowledge and familiarity with HR concepts, practices, procedures and basic employment laws required.
  • Experience working with an HR Information System preferred.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism to gain the respect of all employees.
  • Excellent organization, communication (both written and verbal), and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times due to the handling of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Must have proven history of ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Windows, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other computer programs and software normally used by Human Resources.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently: walk, stand, sit.
  • Occasionally: lift or carry up to 60 lbs.; push or pull up to 60 lbs.; bend or stoop; reach above shoulder level.