HR Specialist

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise Business/Finance Not Applicable Full Time Posted 8M ago

About this job


1. PHR certification or related human resources experience in an educational facility or school district office is preferred.
2. Knowledge and experience in the Idaho ISEE reporting process and requirements are preferred.
3. Knowledge and experience in the Idaho teacher certification process and requirements are preferred.
4. Experience with Skyward Employee Management System preferred.
5. Able to work independently while prioritizing workflow.
6. Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
7. Adhere to District policies and procedures.
8. Able to interpret, apply, and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
9. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
10. Able to gather facts, analyze and report research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form.
11. Able to prepare and maintain various records, files, and reports.
12. Able to maintain the confidentiality of staff and students.
13. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and suitable.

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Specialist assists in the daily operations and functions of the District’s Human Resources Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge of:
● Principles, practices, and procedures of human resources and best practices.
● Practices and procedures related to certificated and classified personnel.
● Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
● Employee contracts.
● District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
● Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
● Research methods.
● Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
● Oral and written communication skills.
● Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
● Google Apps for Education, including Gmail, Calendar, and Drive.
● Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Other Duties
1. Assists in the daily operations of the Human Resources Department as directed by the Director of Human Resources.
2. Ensures District compliance with all Federal and State legislation pertaining to human resources and employment matters.
3. Assists with the certified and classified employee hiring process.
4. Reviews past job performance in compliance with Idaho Code 33-1210.
5. Assists with the processing and distribution of certified personnel contracts.
6. Drafts written communications with regard to human resources and employment matters.
7. Verifies salary and placement of new employees.
8. Reviews and verifies ISEE data.
9. Reviews and verifies teacher certifications and teaching assignments.
10. Completes alternative authorization applications to comply with teacher certification requirements.
11. Participates on committees as directed.
12. Attends and participates in conferences and other training to enhance job performance.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Human Resources in conformance with district policy; Section 33-513, Idaho Code.

Terms of Employment:

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Essential Physical Abilities

• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in-person;
• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;
• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;
• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 20 lbs.;
• Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping;
• Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s License and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job-related activities

All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Caldwell School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.