HR Administrator

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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HR Administrator



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Warner Robins, GA

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-Assists Employee Services Manager with a wide range of job functions related to human resources including travel, recruitment, facilities and training. 

-Acts as a backup during the absence of the Employee Services Manager.

-Maintains accurate, up to date human resource files, records and documentation.

-Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes and refers questions to Employee Services Manager as directed. 

-Maintains the HRIS systems and MIS systems. 

-Processes all Travel Authorizations and makes associated reservations; and submits travel for appropriate government and internal approvals.

-Initiates and conducts new hire orientation.

-Maintains databases, reports, manuals and spreadsheets. 

-Substantial use of verbal and written communications in support of primary job functions. 

-Acts as Training Coordinator.

-Executes all other duties and responsibilities as directed in a timely and accurate manner.

-Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC wide policies and procedures. 

Required Qualifications

-US citizenship required.

-Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

-An undergraduate degree in HR, Business or similar field from an accredited college or university with directly related HR experience, or 3-5 years of progressive administrative and HR experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

-Working knowledge of HRIS systems, Microsoft Office Suite is required. 

-Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills, have demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, experience exercising independent judgement in handling difficult and sensitive issues and the ability to project professionalism reflective of a highly visible administrative office. 

-Good use of English language and good writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of HR regulations and compliance.  Experience with WorkDay software is preferred. 

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Benefits of working at MERC
MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.
Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.
MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay. 
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Commensurate with experience

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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