Human Resources Manager

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Human Resources
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  This position provides assistance to the Executive Director of Human Resources and manages a variety of duties related to the University’s human resource functions.


  • Responds to and resolves questions regarding benefit and policy issues from employees and retirees.
  • Keeps job descriptions up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant federal, state and local laws.
  • Serves as the Tuition Assistance Program Coordinator; reviews and processes applications.
  • Coordinates annual benefits open enrollment processes and meetings.
  • Provides data and reports as needed.
  • Coordinates and assists with the delivery of employee training.
  • Recommends appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation for Macon and Warner Robins campuses.
  • Assists with the facilitation of University-wide events.
  • Administers FMLA
  • Manages ADA requests.
  • While the home campus for this position is in Macon, periodic travel to all campuses is required.
  • Assists with writing and placing external job ads.
  • Responds to requests for information regarding unemployment claims.
  • Participates in wage surveys.
  • Investigates work-related accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier.  
  • Performs related duties and assists others in the department as needed. 


  • Knowledge of human resource management principles.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to employment and benefits.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL: The Executive Director of Human Resources assigns work in terms of very general instructions and spot checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include state and federal laws along with the University System of Georgia and MGA policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application


  • The work consists of varied duties in support of the University’s human resources functions. The necessity of responding to the day-to-day or immediate needs of personnel contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide support for the human resource functions of Middle Georgia State University. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of department operations.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, retirees, job applicants, other University System human resources staff, peers at other institutions, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems and to provide services.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None ar this time, but this is anticipated within 1-2 years.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with having had a similar position for three years.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal employment laws.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Hands-on experience with a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • Experience with creating a culture of engagement, collaboration and teamwork
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft HRIS system a plus.
  • Higher Education experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

SALARY:  Pay Grade 17

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  The position will remain posted until filled. .

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Human Resources Manager”.  Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references.  Paper application materials will not be accepted.


Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents

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