Human Resources - Sharon Miranda

Contact Information

Walsenburg Human Resources - Sharon Miranda
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Tel: 719-738-1048

Email: hr@walsenburg.org 



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Essential Duties:

Coordinates City-wide program for human resource management; recommends and implements operating practices, policies and procedures; explains and interprets policy, implements guidelines and practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of HRM programs, i.e., recruitment, selection, compensation, classification, training, career development, performance management, incentive systems and employee relations; researches law, codes, statues, solicits legal opinions and recommends new procedures as necessary; advises elected official/department heads in recognized methods of recruitment; coordinates and participates in the selection processes.

Acts as city safety officer; schedules safety training to ensure compliance with risk management policies, practices and procedures; monitors various safety regulations, i.e., CIRSA, OSHA, etc.

Conducts periodic review and update of handbooks, manuals, job descriptions, classifications, salary and benefit statistics as needed to maintain a fiscally responsible, yet competitive salary and benefit package.

Conducts formal recruitments for vacant and created positions; determines testing procedures and successive hurdles; prepares eligibility lists and certifies finalists in the recruitment process; may verify applicant references, work history, immigration status and qualifications; monitors and verifies appointments are made in accordance with established policies and rules.

Orients employees to benefit programs, retirement options, insurance, disability programs, and workers compensation along with eligibility and participation requirements; conducts new hire employment orientations to apprise workers of terms and conditions of employment, policies, procedures, opportunities, benefits and privileges; conducts exit interviews upon termination to apprise employees of benefit continuation rights, obligations and related information.

Monitors health claims for employees and dependents; verifies eligibility and coordinates monthly payments to insurance providers; advises and assists employees and their families to resolve problems and/or questions relative to personnel policies and procedures, benefits and liability insurance.

Reviews and investigates worker’s compensation claims; monitors number, type and cost of claims; coordinates timely return of worker to the job; prepares reports and submits to State and insurance carrier as required; apprises assistant city administrators of all claims and related costs.

Assist in preparing and completing various surveys and reports as required by state and federal agencies in monitoring employment practices and procedures (EEO/AAP).  Performs related duties as assigned.