City of Boston

Senior Personnel Officer II

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Parks Department
Regular Full-Time
Parks Department
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This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

Under the supervision of the Human Resources Director, the Sr. Personnel Officer II manages and supervises the daily operations of the department's Personnel and Payroll responsibilities.


  • Processes hiring/promotion/termination documentation, time and attendance tracking, timely processing of salary adjustments and increases, worker's compensation, retirement, health benefits, tracking of accrued leave benefits and buy-back program(s).
  • Works in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources (OHR) to resolve questions relating to leave balances. 
  • May assist in maintaining various databases tracking Family Medical Leaves. 
  • Handles and responds to inquiries from the general public and employees. 
  • Prepares statistical reports. 
  • Acts as a liaison between the Parks Administrative Office, sites and the Office of Human Resources. 
  • Conducts and attends training(s) as required. 
  • Prepares office correspondence and responsible for full cycle recruiting efforts for the Department including, but not limited to, seasonal staffing and civil service provisional appointments.
  • Assists with payroll preparation and distribution. 
  • Performs work of moderate difficulty assisting in the general administration of personnel and payroll activities in the Parks and Recreation Department. 
  • Serves as the departmental Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) authorized agent and oversees all CORI and SORI background checks.  
  • Performs related work as required. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, paid professional or technical experience in human resources or office work.
  • A bachelor's degree is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently under deadlines and with sensitivity to confidential matters. 
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of the PeopleSoft HRMS and the City's personnel practices and procedures preferred. 
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of basic computer programs (MS Word, Excel, etc.) 
  • Experience working in a union environment is a plus.  Bi-lingual a plus. 
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License preferred. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

CORI Check Required
Boston Residency Required

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA-16
Hours per week: 35



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