New Job Human Resources Specialist - Project/Project In Wisconsin

Human Resources Specialist - Project/Project
Human Resources Specialist - Project/Project

Human Resources Specialist - Project/Project

Company : State of Wisconsin
Salary : $18.69 - $28.00 an hour
Location : Wisconsin

Full Description


Join our collaborative team as a Human Resources Specialist (Project/Project) with opportunities to work and gain experience in a variety of HR functions. This position will provide a broad spectrum of HR services to assigned areas within Division of Personnel Management.

Our HR team is responsible for proactively partnering with assigned areas to provide strategic direction and expertise in job classification and analysis, classification surveys and studies, recruitment and staffing, assessment development and administration, compensation and pay administration, labor relations, performance management and workforce planning.

This position is headquartered in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro bus route, the Capital City bike path, and lots of restaurants and shopping venues. Annually, the City of Madison is ranked as one of the most desirable places to live in the country thanks to terrific schools, local communities, recreation, employment opportunities, and overall quality of life.

We offer amazing benefits, including excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness. There is also an onsite fitness center that employees can use at no cost.

Position Summary

Under close, progressing to general supervision of the Human Resources Supervisor, this entry level professional position functions as a Human Resources Specialist in a team environment. Under the guidance of the HR Supervisor, this position provides human resources technical assistance to managers and other staff in the Department of Administration covering permanent, project, unclassified, and limited term employees. This is accomplished by analyzing and interpreting policies and procedures; Federal/ State laws, statutes and rules; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and statistics; researching and reporting in on information and providing staff support.

This position must work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholder groups such as senior management, supervisors, employees, applicants/ candidates, team members and work groups to accomplish the division and agency’s vision, mission and goals.

This position will be assisting the Division of Personnel Management, Human Resources Shared Services staff throughout the state in matters relating to the COVID-19 response.

Salary Information

Starting salary for the Human Resource Specialist (81-04) be between $18.69 - $28.00 per hour. Pay for internal candidates will be in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.

Job Details

Due to the nature of the position, DOA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Project positions are eligible for benefits including health insurance, but the incumbent does not attain permanent civil service status. The funding for this position is scheduled to end in September 2023. The incumbent must be a Wisconsin resident.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

This position may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.


Minimally qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Experience interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Education, training, and/or experience with general HR practices (conducting interviews, job posting and advertisement, applicant liaison, employment relations, etc.).
  • Experience using human resources information system (HRIS) such as PeopleSoft

How To Apply

To apply, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and insert your letter of qualifications. Applicants must submit both a resume and a letter of qualifications to be considered further.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Carolyn Kuzuhara at [email protected]

DOA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is Monday December 6, 2021 at 11:59PM.