DUTIES – Under supervision from the Human Resources Manager, Human Resource/Front Desk Clerk performs varied human resources functions.  Day to day activities require the use of initiative and good judgment, particularly when prioritizing work or dealing with foremen, supervisors and hourly employees. Must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish, work in a fast-paced environment and work well with others.  The position is based in Salinas year round.  Occasional travel to Yuma, AZ or Brawley, CA may be necessary.  Must be discreet working with employee confidential information.

Standard human resource clerical duties:

  • Assist employees at the HR department front counter or over the telephone:
    • Answer questions regarding company job openings and benefits, employee’s health insurance eligibility, seniority, or leaves of absence
    • Receive and review employee applications
    • Collect assigned equipment from field employees
    • Assist foremen and supervisors as needed
    • Complete insurance eligibility work status forms
  • First to answer calls to the PR/HR main line
    • Direct the employee emergency calls to harvesting supervision
  • Complete and respond to employment verifications, EDD/DES audits and prioritize by due date
  • Enter employee data in Great Plains system, including insurance information, deductions, and various training dates.
  • Post employee status changes in system and into employees file rap sheet, attach status to proper page in file
  • Cross-train in human resources in all commodities to assist other staff
  • Maintain up to date seniority lists for all crews
  • In the absence of a registration clerk, register new hires
  • Distribute and track applications for the Plant and Production positions and review incoming applications for completeness
  • Monitor complaints and suggestions at the counter and direct them to the proper person
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager and director

Knowledge of:

  • Operation of standard office equipment, including a personal computers and appropriate software such as Windows, Word and Excel
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish
  • General human resource regulations and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Work schedule may include OT and weekends
  • Bi-lingual/bi-literate in English/Spanish
  • Must possess strong data entry skills with speed and accuracy
  • Excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
  • Working knowledge and experience of Excel and Word
  • Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
  • Regular and consistent attendance mandatory
  • Ability to take direction from multiple managers
  • Valid drivers license and clean record
  • Practices COVID safety procedures