Human Resources Generalist
Spurwink Services | Portland, ME
The Human Resources Department has a full time opening based in Portland
for an HR Generalist. The ideal candidate has a helpful, positive demeanor, is
detail oriented, is able to communicate clearly and with compassion to
individuals at all levels within and outside the Agency; he/she must maintain
confidentiality of information and in all other ways comply with Spurwink's
policies and procedures in support of the Agency's mission statement and
*1. Participates as an integral and cooperative team member in achieving
department related goals for the agency. This includes clear and timely
ongoing communication regarding status of projects with all members of the
*2. Works on Multiple large projects simultaneously with the ability to be
*3. Ensures that all personnel records meet licensing standards and
accreditation rules and regulations.
*4. Demonstrates a positive, helpful demeanor to staff, vendors, program
managers, and administrative staff across the agency in support of the
agency’s mission statement and values.
*5. Share in the design and mailing of Open Enrollment materials. Track
monitor and follow up on responses. Respond to program and staff questions
regarding the materials.
*6. Provide backup for other HR Generalists, and for FMLA, workers’
compensation and LTD filings.
*7. Maintain a current Maine driver’s license and a clean driving record as
outlined in Spurwink’s driving policy.
*8. Perform other functions as assigned.
9. Maintains Department intranet posts including employee forms, benefit
materials and calendars.
HR Generalist - Documentation
*1. Accurately and timely administer HRIS data entry for new hires,
terminations, benefit changes, and other HR status changes as required.
Ensure a comprehensive understanding of how changes impact payroll,
benefits, and reporting.
*2. Conduct criminal and driving background checks in compliance with
*3. Effectively communicate benefit plans to employees including conducting
hiring sessions; educating staff regarding other pertinent hiring issues (i.e.
DOE approval process, Hepatitis B vaccination).
*4. Maintain the administration and billing for all benefit plans. Responds to
benefit enrollment and termination inquiries/issues.
*5. Run benefits-related reports as needed. Creates and distributes monthly
reports to program supervisors.
*6. Track and schedule fingerprinting appointments, follow up on renewals,
and reconcile invoices.
*7. Process OQMHP documentation to ensure eligibility of day treatment and
residential staff in HRIS.
*8. Analyze and create reports for management & external auditors including
wage and benefit surveys, insurance renewals, benefits utilization, etc.
*9. Generate offer letters utilizing data provided on Orientation Registration
forms, including verifying wage data, and incorporating benefit eligibility
information based on employment status.
*10 Process program and employee requests regarding personnel files. Gather
personnel file data for licensing and accreditation visits. Function as a point of
contact for problem resolution regarding data integrity and file maintenance.
11. Process requests for student loan deferrals in a timely & accurate manner.
12. Process Services Awards.
13. Share in the responsibility of employment verification requests.
Human Resources Generalist – Compliance
*1. Develops and maintains ACA reporting and ensures communication
regarding eligibility is reported monthly.
*2. Tracks utilization, participation and costs benefit data; ensures that all
benefit records are kept up to date and regularly audited.
*3. Ensures OQMHP and BHP training, professional license, and certification
requirements have been completed and meet position licensing standards.
*4. Audits and tracks the HRIS data including ACA and OQMHP.
Professional Development Responsibilities:
*1. Serves as primary administrator for the LMS, including all management,
set-up and curriculum responsibilities for online students. Assists with
enrollment of all online participants for required training
2. As assigned, serves as the Computer Lab Facilitator for Online Courses,
*1. Responsible for internal and external posting of all available jobs.
*2. Determines applicant requirements by studying job descriptions and job
qualifications and collaboratively working with Recruiter. Screens and
distributes resumes and applications using applicant tracking software.
*3. Assists prospective applicants with the online application process and
general recruiting questions.
*4. Manages and tracks the reference check system.
*5. Processes hiring and sign-on bonuses.
*6. In conjunction with the Recruiter, maintains oversight of communication
with all applicants; responds to all inquiries orally or in writing regarding
employment prospects and/or the status of their application. Prepares and
emails employment status letters to candidates.
7. As needed, provides support with the monthly recruitment and Professional
Development reports and retention metrics.
Associates degree in HR or Business or equivalent education and/or
experience required; Bachelor’s degree in HR, Professional Development, or
business preferred. Working knowledge of Affordable Care Act strongly
Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.