Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
05323 05 ST A3 C 801-08 02/28/2023
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JOB CODE: 05323

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Human Resource (HR) job series describes work in the administration and delivery of HR programs and services.

DEFINITION: This is a twelve-month structured and specialized training program serving as entry into professional human resources work for the commonwealth.

An employee in the Human Resource Management Trainee (HRMT) job participates in formal and on-the-job training, workshops, and project teams to develop an understanding of commonwealth HR functions and their relationship with enterprise and agency organizations and program operations. Employees receive individualized training and practical work assignments from different rotational supervisors during scheduled rotations. These rotations occur in diverse HR disciplines and settings to expose trainees to a broad variety of issues and activities. As an employee gains experience, the projects and work assignments become progressively more difficult. Additionally, group training and development activities are directed by the HRMT program coordinator, who monitors overall progress and ensures assignments result in a well-rounded training experience. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion for adherence to learning objectives and program goals.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Participates in formal training sessions, seminars, workshops, and on-the-job work experiences to introduce and familiarize the trainee with HR programs and functions.

• Completes assignments for various HR functions to develop an understanding of HR processes, the Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, and other program guidelines and their general application.

• Reads Executive Orders, Management Directives, Administrative Circulars, the Civil Service Act and Rules, and Collective Bargaining Agreements and discusses them with the designated supervisor or training coordinator for interpretation and application to various assignments.

• Conducts analyses and drafts reports and correspondence related to the assigned area of human resources.

• Presents the results of studies and analyses, and explains the rationale and judgments used in arriving at conclusions.

• Works with HR Analysts and managers to acquire practical experience in providing services to customers and employees.

• Learns to utilize human resources software and systems for job related functions.

• Performs online and other research to gather information on staffing, workforce development, employment case law, occupational and salary comparisons, hiring trends, or other human resource topics.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices involved in conducting research.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to gather, correlate, and analyze facts and to prepare technical analyses and recommendations.

• Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• A bachelor’s degree;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.