HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT 1
Under close supervision of a supervisory officer in the Civil Service
Commission, conducts routine organization, classification and compensation
surveys, and position audits in various assigned departments and agencies;
provides personnel management guidance to state/local jurisdictions; performs
routine technical work involving selection procedures, personnel information
systems, staff and organizational development, workforce planning, equal
employment opportunity, employment counseling, and application of rules and
regulations; does other related duties as required.
NATURE OF WORK
Positions in this title receive close supervision and specific work
instruction on very complex problems, and perform routine technical work in
support of the organization's human resource functions. The tasks are basic,
procedural, and uncomplicated for the most part, and most of the work is
reviewed on completion. These positions utilize manuals, standards,
specifications, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that require some
interpretation and application to specific cases. This is the first
practitioner level above the trainee level. A supervisor or higher level
consultant provides assistance with unusual or problem situations and most
assignments are broadly based, encompassing diverse activities such as
position classification, personnel records, and so forth.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this class specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job
may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Answers routine inquiries from all sources regarding
interpretation/application of Civil Service Commission
rules and regulations as well as division/unit policy.
Provides consultative service to customers.
Researches and assembles information for a variety of
human resource customer service problem situations.
Provides routine technical assistance to operating agencies
on matters pertaining to public personnel administration.
Makes recommendations for changes in organizations and
classification of positions.
Conducts position audits to determine appropriate position classification.
Performs routine job analyses, using various methods, on positions or titles
to determine tasks performed, and knowledge/skills/abilities/competencies
required to perform them.
May review applications to determine whether minimum qualifications
are met for open competitive and promotional examinations.
May review, interpret, and evaluate academic credentials including
transcripts and other applicant records.
May perform research projects in the areas of personnel selection,
classification, work force planning, compensation, regulation
interpretation, staff and organizational development, equal employment
opportunity and employment counseling.
Performs routine technical work of the assigned unit, and resolves
problems requiring review/analysis.
Under general supervision reviews/processes personnel forms
to determine their completeness, accuracy, and compliance with
Civil Service Commission rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
May plan and develop training programs/courses designed to
increase skills and improve performance of public employees.
Conducts training programs/courses in areas of specialization.
Conducts needs assessments and prepares recommendations
concerning training needs of public agencies.
May conduct evaluations of training courses/programs, and
prepares reports containing findings and recommendations.
Reviews and analyzes routine administrative, layoff, classification, and
salary appeals, and prepares written reports and recommendations for
May provide review and comment regarding rules, regulations, and policy
memoranda which reflect recent legislation or case law pertinent to the New
Jersey Civil Service Commission.
Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Reviews and analyzes personnel activities such as, recruitment, job postings,
selection procedures, examination announcements, promotions, separations,
and makes recommendations to ensure that protected class members are
not adversely affected by any of these activities and are, in fact, afforded equal
Investigates allegations of discrimination from employees/applicants for
Develops and monitors programs to ensure agency compliance with state
and federal laws, Executive Orders, rules, and regulations, and guidelines
governing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action activities.
Provides information, training, and technical assistance to agency, managers,
and employees concerning all aspects of affirmative action and equal
Under general direction, develops standards by which agency performance
and progress in affirmative action activities can be evaluated.
Reviews and analyzes data and personnel activities such as recruitment,
job postings, selection procedures, examination announcements, promotions,
separations, and makes recommendations to ensure that protected class
members are not adversely affected by any of these activities and are,
in fact, afforded equal employment.
Maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's
One (1) year of technical experience in personnel work involving
position classification, compensation, staff and organizational
development, regulation interpretation, or personnel selection
procedures, equal employment opportunity, workforce planning,
and employment counseling.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required
education may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year
for year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to
one (1) year of experience.
NOTE: A Master's degree in Personnel Administration,
Public Administration, Business Administration, or Psychology may be
substituted for the indicated experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of organizational structures commonly found in business
Knowledge of occupational functions commonly found in the
Knowledge of public personnel methods and techniques, and the
principles and practices of public personnel administration.
Knowledge of statistical, psychological, economic, and scientific
concepts, terminology, procedures, and tools used in personnel
Knowledge of problems encountered in collecting, analyzing,
appraising, and interpreting data and of the precautions to be
taken in drawing conclusions from recorded facts.
Knowledge of state/local government personnel procedures after
a period of training.
Knowledge of the types and sources of labor market and labor force
data and of the methods used in the effective utilization of such data
relevant to affirmative action programs.
Ability to understand and apply state and federal laws dealing with
equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and the functions
of the agencies which administer and enforce these laws.
Ability to develop methods and systems for evaluating agency's
affirmative action programs.
Ability to organize assigned technical/personnel work, analyze the
particular category and related problems arising therein, and develop
appropriate work procedures.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply basic laws, rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to understand and apply state and federal laws.
Ability to review employment applications to determine whether minimum
qualifications are met.
Ability to review, interpret, and evaluate academic credentials including
transcripts and other applicant records.
Ability to observe, collect, and analyze data, drawing logical conclusions.
Ability to develop methods and systems for evaluating agency's affirmative
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and comprehensive
statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and
Ability to use computer and other resource facilities effectively.
Ability to prepare detailed correspondence in the course of official duties.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and
information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or
Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would
cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: 20/Y19 - 40445 MCK