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TENTATIVE

Occ. Code 1436112

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE), GRADE 18

1436112

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE), GRADE 23

1436202

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

Human Resources Specialists (Attendance & Leave) interpret laws, rules, regulations, contract provisions, and memoranda of understanding on attendance and leave matters; and advise agencies, employees, and others on such issues.

These positions exist only in the Department of Civil Service, the States central human resources agency, in the Division of Staffing Services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE): full performance level; interprets and advises agencies and other parties on laws and rules related to attendance and leave; and drafts language for the Attendance and Leave Manual and related memoranda, bulletins, and reports. Work assignments at this level usually entail standard procedures, processes, and guidelines; and issues for which substantial reference material and precedent are available.

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE): first supervisory level; serves as expert on Attendance and Leave and employee relations to State agencies and employees; participates at negotiations, arbitrations, meetings, and other forums; analyzes issues where reference material may be limited and precedents are few or absent; and oversees a subordinate staff.

RELATED CLASSES

Human Resources Specialist is a generalist series and incumbents perform various human resources activities, such as classification, recruitment, placement and provision of employee services, in an agency.

Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations) administers the employee and labor relations activities for a State agency. Human Resources Specialists in Benefits, Classification & Compensation, Municipal Assistance, Staffing, and Testing parenthetics in the Department of Civil Service, the States lead human resources agency, provide services to municipalities and State agencies in administering merit system activities and employee benefits activities.   

 ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1 (ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE

·       Answers attendance and leave inquiries from various parties, including agencies, employees, public, and employee organizations.

 

·       Interprets laws, rules, regulations, contract provisions, and memoranda of understanding on attendance and leave matters; and advises agencies, employees, and union representatives such matters.

 

·       Participates in negotiations, arbitrations, meetings, and other forums; and offer information and guidance on attendance and leave issues.

 

·       Drafts language for the Attendance and Leave Manual and related memoranda and bulletins consistent with laws, rules, regulations, contract provisions, and memoranda of understanding.

 

·       Assists in the administration of Attendance and Leave training and webinars.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2 (ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE)

 

In addition to the duties listed for Human Resources Specialists 1 (Attendance and Leave), an incumbent:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE)

Open Competitive: Bachelor's degree and satisfactory completion of a two-year traineeship.

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2 (ATTENDANCE & LEAVE)

Promotion: One year of service as a Human Resources Specialist 1 (Attendance & Leave).

Date:  10/17

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.