• Human Resources Specialist

    SC, Columbia
    South Carolina Sexually Violent Predators Treatment Program, Watkins Correctional Institute
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Our Human Resources Specialist, under limited supervision, provides support in functional areas of Human Resources which include recruitment and employment, personnel records, employee relations, regulatory reporting requirements, benefits administration and other areas as needed. May lead and direct the work of others.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in order to perform the essential functions of this position.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.


    • Minimum of three (3) years of related work experience in Human Resources, or an equivalent combination of related work experience and education required.  
    • Good working knowledge and familiarity with Human Resources concepts, practices, procedures and basic employment laws required. 
    • Experience working with an in-house HR Information System preferred. 
    • Must exhibit leadership qualities to gain the respect of all employees. 
    • Excellent organization, communication (both written and verbal), and interpersonal skills required.
    • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information.
    • Must have proven history of ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.


    • None required


    1. Facilitates the recruiting efforts of the facility. This includes maintaining job posting files and related documents, applicant files, scheduling interviews, pre-screening resumes prior to sending to corporate hiring managers for consideration, conducting interviews, involvement with the selection process and the administrative processing of job offers. Verifies charges to services authorized for the recruiting and staffing function.
    2. Serves as liaison and point of contact for facilities regarding background checks.
    3. Provides necessary referral support for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
    4. Reviews facility personnel/payroll policies and procedures to ensure that they are applicable, effective, and complies with contract agency, local, state and federal laws and corporate policies, procedures, and directives.
    5. Facilitates new employee orientation to foster positive attitude and understanding of the employee handbook.
    6. Resolves employee personnel inquiries and submits necessary inputs, changes, additions and deletions into the computer system for correction. Refers unusual or unresolved problems to local management and/or corporate for resolution.
    7. Maintains records of insurance coverage, retirement plans, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and other related personnel and payroll issues.
    8. May attend hearings as the human resources department representative.
    9. May compile information to file worker’s compensation claims for employees and for the insurance carriers.
    10. May lead and direct the work flow of others. Has significant input into job performance evaluations of these positions, including development, retention and termination.
    11. Prepares routine and special reports by conducting necessary analysis to trends and identifying problem areas where the margin for error is small and level of importance is high.
    12. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
    13. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
    14. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
    15. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
    16. Perform other duties as assigned.

    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer


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