HR SPECIALIST-BI (G) in Boulder, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Boulder, CO
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Human Resources Specialist provides assistance in the utilization and understanding of benefit plans. Serves as a resource for employee benefits information and processes. Responsible for administering and coordinating all time off, leave of absence, FMLA and workers compensation requests. Provides support in functional areas Human Resources including recruitment, on-boarding and personnel records.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leave of absence administration including coordination, paperwork, payment disability, benefits and worker's compensation.
  • Supports local recruiting and outreach efforts in coordination with the centralized recruiting team to meet or exceed monthly and annual recruiting targets in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Ensures a positive candidate and hiring manager experience.
  • May assist in the administration and/or tracking of employee development training.
  • Makes job offers, performs reference checks, submits background checks to vendor and reviews drug screens for selected candidates.
  • Performs employee onboarding to include data entry into the HR Information System and new employee orientation. Ensures data entered is complete and accurate and employees have a thorough understanding of Company policies and procedures, to include the information included in the employee handbook.
  • Resolves employee personnel inquires and submits necessary inputs, changes, additions and deletions into the HR Information System. Report unusual or unresolved problems to HR Manager for further action.
  • Maintains records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, status changes, termination and other related personnel and payroll issues.
  • Processes performance reviews, wage/salary transactions and disciplinary actions in the Company’s HR Information System in a timely manner and within approval authorization.
  • Processes leaves of absence in the Company’s time keeping system and ensures compliance with FMLA, ADA and applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Compiles information to file workers’ compensation claims for employees and for the insurance carrier. Provides guidance to managers on claims management.
  • Conducts open enrollment meetings, presents and assist employees with benefit plan information and coordinates with corporate wellness day.
  • Assists with the development, coordination and communication of company wide recognition and reward programs.
  • Provides guidance to employees on Company HR policies and procedures.
  • Engages employees and resolves issues expediently, with professionalism and tact. Escalates concerns as appropriate. Acts as a conduit to provide facility management, Regional HR and Corporate HR insight to employee concerns.
  • Responsible for special projects as directed by the Director, Human Resources.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Job Requirements

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. Must have experience with FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act).
  • Two (2) years of benefit plan experience preferred.
  • Multi-state employment law experience to include California specifically is preferred.
  • Experience 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 a proven history of ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • U.S. Citizenship preferred.
  • Ability to pass a federal background check and obtain a suitability determination preferred.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.