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Human Resources Officer

Human resources, Public Safety


Human Resources Officer

  • 494555
  • 317 OLD MOUNTAIN ROAD , POCAHONTAS, Virginia, United States, 24635
  • Pocahontas St Correctional Ctr
  • Human resources
  • Public Safety
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Title: Human Resources Officer

Hiring Range: $63,000 - $88,597

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: Pocahontas State Corr Ctr

Agency Website: https://vadoc.virginia.gov/job-opportunities/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Corrections is currently seeking a Human Resource professional to plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive human resource program that provides support, training, guidance, and consultative services on Human Resource issues to managers, supervisors, and employees at Pocahontas State Correctional Center. Supervises and/or performs all human resource, timekeeping, payroll transactions, and employee relations functions for a major institution.

This position consults with managers on issues related to staffing, policy compliance, organizational development/management, as well as directs the work of paraprofessional and professional staff engaged in activities such as recruitment, compensation management, benefits administration, payroll processing and internal and external employee relations. Provides guidance and assistance to employees, supervisors, and managers in a variety of human resource functions to ensure compliance with State and departmental policy and procedures. Manages and organizes automated and manual files in order that information can be retrieved timely and accurately.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable working knowledge of human resources principles and practices of human resource management including EEO/ADA/FLSA/FMLA, Classification and Compensation, Recruitment, Leave and Benefits, Grievance Procedure, and Performance Appraisal. Considerable working knowledge of human resources policies, procedures, and organizational functions. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement multiple human resources functions for a variety of job classifications, supervise the work of paraprofessionals, to communicate effectively orally and in writing with department heads, employees, and others. Demonstrated ability to analyze, counsel, and recommend resolution of employee relation’s problems, classification and compensation issues, training needs, and employment and recruitment requirements and take appropriate actions. Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer graduation from an accredited college or university with course work in human resource management, public administration, or a related field. Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access and other office equipment. Professional HR Certification (SHRM or HRCI).

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site. Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process (AHP): In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, DOC encourages individuals with disabilities to apply through the AHP. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 276-945-9173



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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