Personnel Officer - Community Corrections Center - Lincoln at State of Nebraska

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Job Description:

Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating nine institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe." Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call (402) 471-2654. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Mike Carr at 402-479-5812 or

2720 W Van Dorn St., Lincoln, NE 68522

M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Examples of Work
Provide training and guidance regarding human resource issues to NDCS employees and supervisors. Maintain personnel files, and computer-based HR records/databases. Maintain interviewing and selection records. Interpret and advise Agency policy, State Classified Personnel Rules and Regulations, NAPE/AFSCME Labor Contract, FOP Labor Contract, Federal guidelines. Facilitate benefit programs, including open enrollment, qualifying events, loss of coverage, etc. Manage position staffing and vacancy reporting for 90+ FTE. Originate NEOGOV job requisitions, screen and interview applicants to determine eligibility for hire. Process and respond to unemployment claims. Respond to requests for FMLA, Workers' Compensation, temporary duty status, and removal of discipline. Present essential information and documentation for re-hire requests, discipline and terminations of employment; draft responses for executive management. Manage American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation process as it relates to Human Resources functions. Represent NDCS at agency HR functions, statewide HR meetings, conferences/hearings, etc.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Two years of coursework or training in personnel management, business administration, public administration or office/administrative or three years of related experience.

PREFERRED: Bachelor's degree in human resource management or related field. At least two years of experience performing human resource/personnel work such as recruitment and orientating new employees; process personnel/payroll transactions and maintain related databases; or processing or assisting with grievances, disciplinary actions, and related fact-finding. Experience using KRONOS, Workday, Oracle, Cornerstone, and Microsoft Office.

OTHER: Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to research, identify, analyze, evaluate problems, particularly payroll issues, and recommend solutions. Self-starter, ability to work independently and as a team member, solution based focus, highly organized, attentive to detail, and takes initiative. Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, and communicate effectively. Ability to independently prioritize work, organize time, and meet deadlines.

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