Human Resources Specialist / Recruiter in Walnut Creek, CA at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 4/28/2020

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Job Description

Job Code: 93305001260

Category: Administrative


The Human Resources Specialist, assigned to a specific client, is focused on administrative tasks associated with employee relations, benefits, and policy administration including changes/terminations, leave of absence requests, worker’s compensation, and benefit administration.

Distinguishing Characteristics: 

Provide affective leadership to Site Managers, guard force and management team.  Responsible for the delivery of high quality security and customer service to the client through management, implementation, restructuring and oversight. 


  • The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job or position.  Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately.  An associate might or might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
  • All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
  • Associates are held accountable for successful job performance.  Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
  • In performing functions, duties or tasks, associates are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations.  Associates are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
  • All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures.  In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, associates are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.

 Directs or completes tasks associated with these areas of responsibilities:

  1. Identify effective Security Officer recruiting resources including but not limited to; security associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, government agencies, military transition centers, vocational/technical schools, colleges and universities; Maintain a steady flow of qualified candidates through the on-going management of existing relationships as well as the development of new resources via on-site visits, email, and phone communications.
  2. Attend recruiting events such as job fairs, open houses, and local employment roundtables; Provide information on available openings and complete initial candidate screenings. Follow-up with candidates in a timely manner regarding questions and/or next steps.
  3. Recommend media campaigns including online job boards, social media, print, and/or radio; With approval from management, finalize related details and complete campaign requirements.
  4. Assist with employee changes/terminations and prepare necessary paperwork; Communicate and follow-up with employees, as necessary. Input information into applicable databases.
  5. Advise employees and client-dedicated Securitas management on the interpretation of human resources policies, programs, and applicable laws.
  6. Respond to concerns/inquiries from the client and Pinkerton management in a timely manner; Ensure that the Human Resources Manager is advised on all requests/concerns. Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding employee-related tasks and/or Company information.
  7. Compile data from personnel records and/or the payroll system and prepare reports, as requested.
  8. Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager; Coordinate FMLA, ADA, personal leaves, manage timely communication with employees, and maintain documentation as required by applicable laws/regulations. Coordinate worker’s compensation claims, manage timely communication with employees, and maintain documentation as required applicable laws/regulations. Assist with benefit open enrollment process including employee communication and document maintenance.
  9. Assist with employee changes/terminations and prepare necessary paperwork; Communicate and follow up with employees, as necessary b. Input information into applicable databases.
  10. All other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Hiring Standards:

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to participate in the Company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screen, physical, and background investigation.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., email, cell phone).
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English.


Bachelor’s degree and/or HR certification with five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.

Competencies (As Demonstrated Through Experience, Training, and/or Testing):

  • Corporate benefit, employee relations, and policy administration experience.
  • State and federal employment law experience including but not limited to; FLSA, ACA, and ADA.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certifications, preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with HRIS, payroll, and ATS software systems.
  • Self-starter and results driven.
  • Able to multi-task and manage competing deadlines/priorities within a fast paced setting.
  • Solid project management skills.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy.
  • Able to interact effectively, both written and verbal, at all levels within the organization.
  • Able to maintain professional composure when dealing with emotional or confrontational circumstances.
  • Serve as an effective team member.
  • Strong customer and results orientation.
  • Computer knowledge; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions (Physical/Mental Demands):

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, physical, and/or behavioral selection survey.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers. 
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment. 
  • Close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Travel, as required.