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TPWD - Human Resources Specialist III

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 8/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006084
Keywords: human resources

Job Description

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown' for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744

Hiring Contact:  Mona Claybon-Harrell, (512) 389-8828


Under direct supervision of the Human Resources Division Director and coordination with the Special Leaves Administrator, this position is responsible for the processing of Workers' Compensation , Transitional Duty Assignments (TDAs), Short/Long Term Disability and determining leave eligibility for Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), Leave Without Pay (LWOP), Sick Leave Pool (SLP), Donated Sick Leave (DSL), Parental Leave, and Military Leave. Provides objective counsel and guidance regarding employee rights and responsibilities on leave compliance, policy, procedures and processes. Interprets policies and instructs employees, supervisors and managers on proper processes and procedures. Identifies and evaluates leave specifics, makes initial case decisions and processes certifications for leave in accordance with regulations and policies. Communicates approvals, denials, leave extensions, re-certifications, return to work plans and other relevant information regarding leave to all involved in the process. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for use of discretion and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or closely related field.

Three years experience in human resources;
Three years experience determining FMLA eligibility or processing workers' compensation claims.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.


One additional year of the required experience in human resources may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or closely related field, may substitute for one year of the required experience in human resources.


Three years experience in advising employees, supervisors and managers on FMLA and Workers Compensation;
Experience making leave of absence eligibility determinations;
Experience in file management, tracking and recording data and maintaining electronic and hardcopy files and records;
working with the PeopleSoft Version 9.2 Time and Labor module (i.e. CAPPS HR);
Experience administering/coordinating State of Texas human resources leave policies.

Current HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification OR SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

Knowledge of federal and state employment law, including Title VII, ADA, ADAAA,FMLA and FLSA;
Knowledge of federal and state Workers Compensation regulations and processes;
Knowledge of Human Resources related state and federal laws;
Knowledge of TPWD Human Resources related policies and procedures;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
Skill in reviewing, assessing and comprehending policies and regulations;
Skill in gathering and analyzing qualitative data through interviews, gathering and analyzing quantitative data, drawing logical conclusions from data sets and producing written findings;
Skill in using an HRIS or electronic data system to retrieve data and/or generate reports;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
Ability to listen empathetically and compassionately, ask relevant questions and abstract facts from conversations and interviews;
Ability to identify and resolve employee relations problems, to counsel employees and managers on sensitive issues;
Ability to promptly review new FMLA and other leave administration notices, determine eligibility within timeline standards and prioritize work assignments;
Ability to respond to employee and employer inquiries regarding the status or availability of FMLA and other leave administration;
Ability to follow-up as required with employee, manager/supervisor and/or healthcare provider regarding recertification of a serious health condition, intermittent claim tracking, confirmation of actual return-to-work, etc.;
Ability to manage multiple assignments and to plan, coordinate and report on projects and events;
Ability to make presentations before groups or individuals;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 25 lbs.;
Ability to perform work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday/alternative work schedule may be available;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 25 lbs.;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.