HR Specialist

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The HR Specialist is a member of the Human Resources Department and reports to the Director of Human Resources. This position includes primary areas of responsibility in payroll and general HR support. This position requires the employee to cultivate healthy working relationships with employees across the agency. The HR Specialist must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency’s mission and core values.


  • Oversees and maintains optimal function of the HRIS, which may include installations,
    customization, development, maintenance and upgrades to applications, systems and modules.
  • Complete monthly invoicing for the HR Department.
  • Process all payroll changes needed due to employee status changes including new hires,
    terminations, transfers, promotions/demotions, and qualifying events.
  • Process changes needed to employee timecards and PTO accruals.
  • Provides technical support, troubleshooting, and guidance to HRIS users.
  • Implements, maintains and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments taxes and other deductions.
  • Track payroll/HRIS outcome measure and report to Director of HR.
  • Provide support to the Director of Human Resources with facilitation of audits, preparation of compensation and benefit packages, workforce reporting, and other projects as needed.
  • Maintains HR Department position guides.
  • Serve on the Data Governance Committee.
  • Represent the HR department in agency initiatives and special events as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the Department of Family and Protective Services minimum standards.


This is a professional position that may require more hours than the normal 40-hour workweek. Hours over the routine workweek may be required for special functions or assignment completion. A technology stipend is provided to support the communication requirements of this position.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Education or experience in payroll administration, financial reporting or project management is a plus.

Training hours must be completed annually to comply with licensing and accreditation standards, as well as MCH policy. The employee’s supervisor may require additional training to meet specific job requirements or enhance professional growth. Completion of training requirements is mandatory for continued employment.

The HR Specialist must be able to work independently and demonstrate good judgment. Strong skills in complex reporting, documentation, attention to detail and effective communication are needed for this position. This position must demonstrate financial responsibility and confidentiality on a consistent basis. The HR Specialist must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas Driver’s License, an excellent driving record that meets the standards set forth by the liability insurance company and Methodist Children’s Home, no criminal history and acceptable references.

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