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Description: The Human Resources Specialist performs human resources-related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: Onboarding, retention, training, and employment equity programs. Responsible for on-boarding of applicants and internal transfer requests. Oversee and maintain HR systems and procedures. Expertly work within the HRMS and ATS system. Act as a liaison with other departments. Works closely with the Talent Acquisition Specialist and HR Manager regarding recruiting, advertising, marketing and employee retention.


High School Diploma or equivalent required. An associates or bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. HRCI – aPHR/PHR/SPHR, SHRM-SCP/CP are strongly preferred, but not required.  A willingness to obtain certification in HR is required.
Prior experience in Human Resources required.
Prefer two to three years office administrative experience, in Human Resources a plus.
Experience with HRMS is required. Experience with Applicant Tracking System, preferred
The ability to multitask, problem solve and adapt to the changing needs of Human Resources and WWAARC is required
Must be able to work independently and in teams.
Strong communication skills are required: in person, phone, written, email, videoconferencing.
Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, must be willing to learn new computer programs
WWAARC Agency insurable Driver’s License is required
Anticipated Shift:

A typical work week is Monday through Friday during agency business hours. Due to the nature of the position, schedule flexibility is given and expected in return. As a Human Resources Specialist, you must be available for some evenings and occasional weekend hours, as needs require, for recruitment events, projects, trainings, and agency events. Travel between the two Administrative Offices is required (Quaker Road, Queensbury & Krumkill Road, Slingerlands), as well as travel with in the 3 counties and outside for recruitment events.

What’s in it for You:

Work where you AND the work you do are valued
Positive work environment, with advancement potential, for dedicated professionals
Generous planned time off, and sick time, group health & dental insurance, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plans, HSA & FSA
Work for an agency that welcomes and supports: diversity, individuality, and individual expression of our employees and the people we support

Apply: A WWAARC completed application is required. Applications can be submitted on our website at or contact to have the application emailed/mailed to you.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, WWAARC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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