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Human Resources Employment and Compensation Specialist

Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas 78704
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


Length of position: 12 months per year

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM




The Employment & Compensation Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, management and provision of the agency’s recruitment, hiring and compensation programs.  Assists the Human Resources Director in employee matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other workplace grievances.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.



  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Effective Communication—the individual must be able to appropriately communicate with colleagues, students, parents, families, administrators, supervisors, and the public.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.



  • Manages the agency’s recruitment program including developing and maintaining an online recruiting presence, working with the Certification Specialist to network and develop relationships at relevant colleges and ensure agency presence at relevant job fairs
  • Administers the agency’s online application system, providing guidance to Division Directors, hiring managers and applicants.
  • Works with hiring managers to create job descriptions and job postings.



  • Manages the agency hiring process, including conducting criminal history checks, coordinating fingerprinting of new employees, arranging for physicals or drug testing as needed, making job offers and scheduling employees for New Employee Orientation
  • Provides training and/or guidance on applicant screening, interviewing, selection and documentation processes to hiring managers and selection committee members.
  • Initiates, reviews and approves personnel actions and provides general support to supervisors regarding personnel action database



  • Develops and recommends agency compensation strategies in support of agency recruitment and retention strategies
  • Works with hiring managers, recommending classifications and salaries for new hires
  • Reviews and investigates inquiries and complaints about salary discrepancies or discrimination, providing findings and recommendations.
  • Conducts job classification audits annually, ensuring that all jobs are reviewed at least once bi-annually, making recommendations as necessary to ensure compliance to the State Classification system.
  • Conducts parity studies of agency compensation, ensuring that all classification groups are reviewed at least once bi-annually, making recommendations as necessary to ensure market competitiveness.


  • May investigate EEOC complaints and internal and external complaints/grievances/inquiries.
  • May advise or assist managers and supervisors in disciplinary action procedures and conducting disciplinary meetings.
  • Monitors and reviews criminal history activity reports on existing staff. Meets with employees on an as needed basis in response to activity reports.
  • Maintains Standard Operating Procedure desk reference


Human Resources Director



See Human Resources Specialist IV page 1 http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_HumanResources.pdf



Rev. 9/4/2018



  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Human Resources management, business or public administration, communications, organizational development, or a related field. Related experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience providing customer service
  • Sign Language: The ultimate required proficiency level for the position using the levels designated in the Signed Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) is SURVIVAL PLUS. If hired with a sign language proficiency level below this level, you are required to participate in signed communication learning opportunities on a regular basis until you have achieved the sign language proficiency level assigned to your position.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a degree in Human Resources or related field
  2. Three-five years of experience administering or supporting the Employment function of a Texas State agency, State university, or school district
  3. HR certification from HRCI or SHRM
  4. Experience evaluating job classifications according to the State Classification Plan
  5. Experience using Macintosh computers
  6. Experience working in CAPPS
  7. Experience reviewing or assessing criminal history information
  8. Experience developing and implementing a recruitment program for a diverse professional staff
  9. Experience drafting memorandums, formal correspondence, and reports
  10. Experience working in or supporting other HR functions—benefits, staff development, time and leave, or payroll
  11. Experience evaluating certifications and licensing for professional positions


Posted: 2019-10-30 Expires: 2019-11-29

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