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State of Minnesota Human Resources Specialist 1 in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Job Class: Human Resources Specialist 1

Agency: Minnesota State

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/24/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/13/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : MN St Colleges & Universities / St Cloud TC-Conf

  • Division/Unit : MnSCU St Cloud TC / MnSCU St Cloud TC Classified

  • Appointment Type : Unlimited, Full-time

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $22.94 - $33.30 / hourly; $47,898 - $69,530 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 217 - Confidential/Unrep

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

SCTCC is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a Human Resource Specialist. If you are passionate about attracting top talent, engaging with our employees, and enhancing our brand, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The Recruiting & Onboarding Specialist will perform advanced personnel administrative functions under limited supervision in coordinating the College’s employment processes (recruitment, hiring, salary placement, onboarding, and orientation) , so hiring is done fairly, consistently, and in compliance with the applicable collective bargaining units, College policies, procedures, and Affirmative Action Plan, as well as under state and local rules, regulations, and laws.

This position facilitates the College’s hiring processes by utilizing applicant tracking systems, social media, and online resources to post vacancies, attract diverse talent, select, and onboard employees. Major program areas include recruitment, selection, compensation, advanced technical transactions, immigration compliance, and new employee orientation. Participates in planning, developing, and implementing HR programs, e.g. professional development, employee orientation and other objectives to achieve the College’s strategic objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field AND one (1) year experience working in a Human Resources Office providing service in at least two of the following areas: staffing/talent acquisition, job classification, recruitment, applicant tracking systems, insurance and retirement benefits programs, onboarding/offboarding.


  • Two (2) years’ experience working in a Human Resources Office providing service in at least two of the following areas: staffing/talent acquisition, job classification, recruitment, applicant tracking systems, insurance and retirement.

Applicants who meet the above education/experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit materials such as memos, procedures, reports, presentations, policies, etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and develop effective relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and at different levels.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in recruitment, onboarding, employee training programs, benefits administration, retirement programs, employee engagement and recognition program, and organziational structure and succession planning.

  • Demonstrating ongoing professional HR Development.

  • Knowledge of the State and/or Minnesota State policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements and plans.

  • Experience in working in a union environment.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.

Additional Requirements

Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials.

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State‘s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.