Human Resources Generalist

Company Name & Location: 

The South Carolina State Library. Columbia, SC.

Columbia, South Carolina: 

Columbia combines all the graces of the rich past with the vibrance of the emerging Sun Belt. It's the state capital and home to a major university. One of America's outstanding zoos, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, is just minutes from the state capital. The State Museum also tells the colorful history of South Carolina. If you like water sports, Lake Murray is a 50,000-acre playground less than 15 minutes from the heart of the city.

Two pictures, one of the State Library and one of the Columbia cityscape

The South Carolina State Library: 

map of South Carolina

The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.  We develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.

If you are looking for an organization that offers:

  • a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • an excellent work culture
  • paid professional memberships
  • professional development and learning opportunities for staff
  • tuition assistance
  • an opportunity to work with professionals that are passionate about delivering exceptional results and advancing the mission and vision of their organization

Then South Carolina State Library is the organization for you!

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. SCSL bears responsibility for public library development, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. The Agency is a locus for collaborative library endeavors of all kinds and works closely with the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. Headquartered in downtown Columbia, SCSL is well-supported with state and federal funds. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. The State Library succeeds because of the people we employ:  Passionate professionals who believe South Carolina library users deserve first-rate resources, services, and support. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals who wish to join us in making a contribution to the development of great public libraries. The South Carolina State Library is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview: 

We have a great career opportunity available for a Human Resources Generalist in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters. 

The Human Resources Generalist serves the agency in all aspects of recruitment, employment, benefits administration, classification and compensation, employee relations, records management, and related areas in the Human Resources Department.  Develops and carries out recruitment and retention plan for the agency.  Provides onboarding and orientation to new employees.  Coordinates the employee performance management program.  Serves as the Workers Compensation Coordinator.   Ensures the Agency’s recruitment and hiring practices reaches diverse applicants and is compliant with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) plan. 

The candidate must have extensive knowledge of recruitment and retention strategies, equal employment opportunities, laws and regulations, classification and compensation administration, and benefits/wellness programs. They must have knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management and knowledge of federal laws and state regulations affecting human resources management. The candidate must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact courteously and effectively with internal and external customers. They must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under limited supervision. 

Compensation & Benefits: 

Hiring Range:  $41,7778 - $59,537

Need more reasons to apply?

SCSL is committed to providing our employees with a collaborative and inclusive work environment that provides challenging work, personal and professional growth, and a work/life balance. 

In addition to all the great perks we’ve already shared, we also offer:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, and more
  • 15 days of annual leave per year
  • 15 days of sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Team Building Activities – We believe in growing together

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your career to the next level!  Apply today.  

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Essential Duties of the Position: 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Complete employee paperwork for benefits administration, retirement, and agency specific forms.
  • Perform recruitment of new positions for the agency to include posting open positions, reviewing applications, preparing interview questions, serving on interview panels, and conducting background and reference checks on perspective candidates. Ensure practices attract a diverse pool of applicants. 
  • Oversee the onboarding process to welcome new employees and prepare them for their positions.
  • Coordinate the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) program for the agency. 
  • Develop procedures and policies regarding human resources, using best practices.
  • Ensure the agency implements recruitment and hiring practices which meet Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) objectives. Complete associated reporting. 
  • Coordinate the administration of the Employee Performance Management System (EPMS) programs.
  • Coordinate employee training and development plans.
  • Serve as the agency’s Time/Leave Administrator.
  • Assist with employee relations issues. 
  • Complete a variety of reporting, including EEO, unemployment, and worker’s compensation.
  • Manage various employee engagement activities.
  • Analyze needs and resources and recommend and communicate solutions effectively.
  • Exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting a variety of policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and management.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
The Candidate: 

Minimum Requirements:    

  • A bachelor’s degree and relevant human resources experience.  Must be a notary or have the ability to become a notary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of professional human resources experience.
  • Experience working with the SC Enterprise Information System (SCEIS).
  • Experience with SC State benefits and retirement.

How to Apply: 

All applications must be submitted online at:[0]=State%20Library&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Company Info:

South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201