Human Resources Generalist



As part of the Human Resources (HR) Department, and acting under the guidance of the HR Manager, this position is directly responsible for payroll and personnel administration, and recruiting efforts. This position will also assist in providing a wide range of HR services, including benefits and compensation administration, performance management administration, onboarding, and training and development. This position will be expected to perform any and all administrative functions necessary for the efficient performance of the HR Department.


Position will directly report to the Manager of HR, with occasional reporting to Director of HR

Processes payroll and all associated tasks, including new hires, pay raises, pay adjustments, voluntary deductions, garnishments, quarterly payroll reports and retirement deductions. Processes separate payrolls for yearly bonus programs. Reconciles insurance billing to payroll deductions amounts.
Provides support and administration of employee performance evaluations and compensation management. Safeguards and maintains confidentiality of personnel information.
Executes professional development programs for employees that facilitate professional growth, competency, and proficiency.
Assist in administering employee benefits. Provides accurate information and assistance to cooperative personnel and retirees regarding benefit offerings and programs. Fields employee questions with benefits administrator for additional information or clarification.
Participates in recruiting and outreach marketing functions, including attending job fairs, and developing a network with employment groups, sourcing associations, and schools. Posts job openings, arranges interview schedules, and participates in applicant interviews as needed.
Contributes in developing employee relations, employee engagement and an effective work structure and environment. Prepares internal employee communications. Helps organize and manage new employee orientation, on-boarding, and training programs.
Assists in claims for work related injuries. Forwards claims to the worker's compensation carrier in a timely manner.
Assist HR leadership in administering HR functions including but not limited to maintaining personnel files, and preparing, organizing, compiling, and updating HR databases and reports.
Supports meeting HR compliance standards, including affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The Human Resources Generalist shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.


Outside HR vendors and consultants
Pertinent government, statewide and national industry HR and employment associations, conferring on matters of common interest.

Associate's degree in HR, business, or related field, plus two years HR experience, or

As a substitute for an Associate's degree, four + years HR experience with discernible HR responsibilities

Knowledge of and experience with employee benefits and payroll functions

Knowledge of and experience with MS Office Suite, Excel and PowerPoint, and comfortable learning HR technical software as needed

Familiar with federal and state HR laws and regulations a plus

SHRM or HRIC Certification a plus

Experience in or familiarity with electric cooperative or utility business

Equipment Operated: Must have ability to effectively use computer and computer software. Must have a current Arkansas driver's license without violations that would prohibit insurability.

Abilities and Skills: Must be able to operate standard office equipment with speed and accuracy. Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and be detailed oriented. Must have thorough knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with employees and the public. Must have high level of tact and interpersonal skills. Proven high ethical standards, sound judgment and problem-solving skills. Ability to work with confidential matters and under occasional stress is required.

Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. Rarely lifts up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions: Usual office conditions with regular working hours, and occasional overtime and travel.

Ozarks Electric is an EOE/AA/W/M/VETERAN/Disability employer.

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