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Personnel Officer II

  • Personnel Officer II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$44,352.00 – $71,016.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,848.00 – $2,959.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is responsible administrative and technical personnel management work of considerable scope and complexity, in a State agency or institution.

An employee in this class is normally responsible for the implementation of the total personnel program in a moderately large agency, or in one of the larger state institutions; or a Personnel Officer II may be assigned responsibility for the personnel function in a large field installation of a state agency. Work includes the recruitment, selection, placement, training and discipline of the work force and the conduct of an effective program of employee relations, within the structure of state Merit System law, and the rules and regulations of the Missouri Personnel Division. The employee provides administrative superiors and other designated personnel with technical information and advice, and adapts policies to specific agency needs. Supervision is usually exercised over a small staff involved in technical support work, or in clerical work in the processing of personnel transactions and the maintenance of personnel records. Administrative supervision is received from an agency director, institution superintendent, a personnel officer of higher rank, or another designated superior, who formulates general policies and procedures.

Job Duties

Advises superiors and operating department heads on personnel needs and problems and makes recommendations regarding personnel planning, procedures and transactions; assists in formulation, interpretation, and application of agency policy, Merit System rules, etc.

Participates in the development of budget estimates for personal services.

Requisitions names of eligible applicants from Merit System registers; interviews and recommends applicants for appointment; participates in the active recruitment of employees, in the absence of adequate registers.

Cooperates with the State Personnel Division in the maintenance of the position classification plan, secures job descriptions from, and interprets classification requirements for, unit heads and employees; makes job analyses and recommends classification of new positions and changes in existing allocations; maintains organizational charts and position controls; reports duty changes, etc.

Directs the maintenance of personnel files and records, the preparation of reports, and the processing of all personnel actions, in conformity with agency and Merit System policies, rules and regulations, fair employment practices, etc.

Assists in the development and/or coordination of training programs; participates in supervisory training, orientation, and in other training areas.

Investigates employees' complaints and grievances and explains policies, procedures, rules, etc.; advises superiors in formal grievance procedure cases; participates in labor-management negotiations; advises management on labor relations.

Supervises payroll preparation, or furnishes the payroll unit with a record of monthly payroll adjustments and changes.

Supervises and participates in administration of Workmen's Compensation law, Fair Labor Standards law, and other laws affecting the work force.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Three years of responsible professional or technical (other than clerical) personnel management experience in one or more of the areas of qualifying work specified below, and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in psychology, government, public, personnel, or business administration or related areas. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required formal education. One year of graduate education in personnel management, business or public administration, or closely related areas may be substituted for one year of the general experience.)

Special Qualifying Experience

1. Responsible professional experience as a personnel officer, assistant personnel officer or personnel technician, in a diversified general personnel management program in a public agency or private concern.

2. Responsible professional experience, at or above the journeyman level, as a personnel analyst or personnel technician in one or more of the specialized technical areas of a large centralized personnel program, including recruitment, selection, position classification, employee-management relations and/or wage administration.

3. Responsible professional or technical experience in a public agency or private concern of substantial size, in administrative or very responsible supervisory work related to the personnel field, and affording a knowledge and understanding of personnel management, including recruitment and selection, position classification, employee-management relations and wage administration.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public personnel administration, with particular reference to classification and pay, employee evaluation, recruitment, selection, placement, training, and labor relations.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of interviewing.

Considerable knowledge of a wide range of different kinds of occupations and of the qualifications necessary for efficient service in such work.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of supervision.

Working knowledge of State Merit System law, rules and procedures, and ability to apply these in the conduct of agency personnel matters.

Working knowledge of office equipment and office management procedures.

Ability to analyze positions for classification, recruitment and training purposes and to make organizational studies.

Ability to investigate and resolve complex problems in the areas of classification, salary administration, employee evaluations and employee relations.

Ability to present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with administrative staff and with other employees.

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