City of Boston

Senior Personnel Officer

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Boston Cntr - Youth & Families
Regular Full-Time
BCC-Central Office
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Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Senior Personnel Officer performs a variety of duties, including but not limited to general administrative personnel and payroll functions for the Human Resources Division.


  • Serves as the first point of contact for the Human Resources unit.
  • Prepares correspondence, answers phones and responds to the general public and electronic inquiries.
  • Prepares and processes various transactions and electronic forms relating to personnel actions, including but not limited to: New hires, transfers, terminations, employee status changes, personnel orders, and budget amendments.
  • Prepares and processes payroll, and related transactions, including but limited to: Payroll adjustments, absence management and timekeeping, etc.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of leave accrual buy-back programs and buyouts upon separation from the department.
  • Responsible for managing various Payroll and Personnel databases, including: Leave of absence tracking, Time and Attendance, and absence management, etc.
  • Prepares and disseminates attendance records and entitlement information.
  • Researches adjustments for sick, vacation, prior service and personal leave balances, as needed.
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties for research and special projects.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in Human Resources, Payroll or related office work.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites required.
  • Strong word processing and database skills are preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, interpersonal and team work skills preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Criminal background check (CORI/SORI) Required.

Boston residency required.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/CC-15

Hours Per Week: 35


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