Confidential Assistant – Human Resources

Confidential Assistant – Human Resources

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City of Watertown

The City of Watertown MA is a multicultural full service local government located near Boston and Cambridge with a vibrant community life.  Situated within a few miles of world class institutions of higher learning, health care, innovation, and recreation, the Personnel Department seeks a Confidential Assistant who will perform administrative and customer service duties to assist with the operations of the Personnel Department and the Watertown Commission on Disabilities. Such duties will include, but are not limited to: support recruitment process for all city departments, assist with onboarding process for new employees, conduct compensation and benefits surveys, maintain human resource information system, maintain knowledge of legal requirements affecting HR functions, maintain attendance, workers’ compensation and unemployment files, assist with collective bargaining document management, assist with the department goals and objectives including support of DEI initiatives, OSHA and Workers’ Compensation state reporting requirements, provide support to the Watertown Commission on Disability, maintain inventory and order supplies, maintain employee records (physical and digital). Provide information and assistance to the public as well as to employees of other departments. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Associates degree; BA preferred; three -five years of human resources experience; municipal or customer service experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information and knowledge of HR principles, legislation, and regulations required. Familiarity with MUNIS or other Human Resources software required. SALARY RANGE:   The expected hiring range is $50,712 -$55,415 DQE annually with excellent benefits package.  TO APPLY:                                    A City of Watertown application form is required and available at under Employment Opportunities. A CITY OF WATERTOWN APPLICATION FORM supplemented with resume and cover letter is accepted by email:; fax 1-617-923-8195 or at the Personnel Department, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:        Open until filled.   AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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