City of Newnan
  • Human Resources
  • $16.07 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Competetive Benefit Package

City of Newnan - Personnel Specialist

This is an opportunity to contribute to a great team which helps keep this City vital, safe, and functioning well.  The City of Newnan offers a work environment within an established and growing community that will provide professional development and the opportunity to make a difference.   

Located just off I-85 south of Atlanta, Newnan is perfect for the young and old alike.  With 41,000 residents, Newnan is a growing community with a small town feel which is both traditional and yet, progressive. Newnan offers rich cuisine, historical architecture, and the kindness and charm of the residents who represent "Southern Living" in this picturesque landscape. 

We are looking for someone to be an integral part of the Human Resources team.

This opening is for a Personnel Specialist. The successful candidate will have:

  • Two - four years of general Human Resources experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Strong general office skills
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work accurately with frequent interruptions
  • Knowledge of basic laws related to Human resources
  • The ability to be a self-starter and proactively complete tasks without oversight
  • Experience with applicant tracking system and HRIS is a plus
  • The capability of both total discretion as well as safe guarding employee privacy
  • Considerable experience in Excel and Word


On a regular basis, the Personnel Specialist will:

  • Interact with new hires as well as current employees.
  • Assist employees with benefit enrollments and changes including Open Enrollment
  • Respond to basic questions about Human Resource policies
  • Process employee personnel action forms, direct deposit requests, payroll deductions, insurance and retirement forms; enter information into computer; manage and maintain all personnel records and files.
  • Schedule and assist with new employee orientation; prepares new hire packets; processes and submits new hire paperwork to appropriate department, State and Federal agencies as required.
  • Maintains job applicant database; prepares and posts job advertisements; updates department website; corresponds with applicants and department heads related to recruitment efforts.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and distributes data, reports, surveys, employment verification requests, etc. as directed.
  • Process payroll for Human Resources Department (department only)
  • Assists with planning and executing human resources events as needed.

The City of Newnan offers a competetive benefit package. Starting $16.07 DOE.

Position is open until Filled

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