Human Resource Generalist, Preschool Instructor, SPED Paraprofessionals

Steamboat Springs School District team.   Steamboat Springs, CO   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 20, 2022
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Interested in working in education? Join the Steamboat Springs School District team.

• SPED Paraprofessionals: $21.61 per hour

• Preschool Instructor: $24.78 per hour

• Human Resource Generalist: $27.59 per hour


General Human Resources responsibilities:

  • Assist with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office. Ability to interact with the public, staff and administrators in a fast paced environment while maintaining professionalism.
  • Assist as needed by ensuring critical HR functions, particularly relating to hiring and employment, occur in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize various computer applications and software packages; enter data and maintain and generate reports from the HR database or network system; input necessary personnel and payroll information into the system for payroll; calculate and input wage increases; advise payroll of all changes in employee status.
  • Maintain personnel files and related documents in compliance with state and federal laws and district policies including paper and electronic files, I-9 forms, and employee medical files.
  • Must have the ability to deal with challenging situation, problem solve, prioritize tasks, create and maintain professional relationships and work environment;  
  • Make recommendations for process improvements to continuously improve efficiency and customer service.
  • Release personnel information regarding employment verification, background checks, and legal records according to District policy and in compliance with the law. 
  • Compile and submit required State and Federal reports in an accurate and timely manner as assigned.
  • Advise building administration and other directors/supervisors regarding human resource issues including policies, procedures, legal requirements and past practices.
  • Assist with background check process for staffing needs. 
  • Assist in tracking and ensuring receipt of annual certified evaluations and classified evaluations per policy.
  • Represent Human Resources at District-wide, individual school and community special events.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion with minimal supervision and work independently on a multitude of tasks
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

Benefits Tasks:

  • Have a full understanding of the health insurance plan, medical flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, and COBRA plans.
  • Act as the contact for the District benefit package, health insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement plan options. Communicate benefits information and updates as appropriate. 
  • Plan, and manage annual open enrollment for medical, Dental and Vision plans. Assist employees with benefit changes, (QE) outside of the open enrollment period.
  • Work with the Director of Human Resources to coordinate all aspects of employee benefits and benefit information including open enrollment.
  • Perform a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical and professional duties when administering the various components of the employee benefits program/package.
  • Manage and process all necessary benefit paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Work with payroll to manage Colorado Healthy Families Workplace Act
  • Maintain general knowledge of employee leave policies for consistent application for all employees, including FMLA, HFWA, Sick Leave Bank, Parental Leave, and all other leave options.
  • Work with payroll regarding optional benefit options for staff and provide staff information as needed 
  • Oversee all aspects of Workers’ Compensation, including but not limited to: compliance with workers compensation regulations and procedures, processing workers’ compensation reports, working with supervisors, physicians, and claims adjusters to monitor claims and keep costs under control.
  • Recruitment and Employment Support Tasks:
  • Support Director of Human Resources and office manager as needed for recruiting efforts by posting and advertising vacancies, meeting with candidates, in accordance with policy. Able to attend local and out of state recruitment fairs as appropriate.  
  • Support Director of Human Resources and office manager with providing new hire paperwork, Background check process, and any other new hire processes. Serve as back up for background check processing.
  • Conduct new employee orientations, including substitute orientation (TBD)
  • Within compliance, manage and assist payroll to process all necessary new employee paperwork through the HRIS system in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide employees with annual notification employment information.  May include the annual issuance of employment contracts for certified staff and any subsequent contract riders. 
  • Conduct exit surveys or exit interviews for all appropriate individuals ending employment. 
  • Support Director of Human Resources with the certified staff education salary advancement process including processing and filing paperwork, working with payroll for data entry as needed, and issuing mid-year addendums. 
  • May monitor and verify the current licensure of all professional staff through the Colorado Dept of Education and ensure compliance with the “ESSA” and educator licensing requirements.


Ability to: 

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Maintain strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports
  • Adapt in a fast-paced and high volume work environment
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and confidential records and reports
  • understand and apply District policies and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish trusting and cooperative relationships due to the confidential nature of information
  • Use good judgment on a consistent basis in all aspects of the role

Knowledge of: 

  • Current state and federal laws regarding public schools
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Strong knowledge of Google programs and Microsoft Office programs, (Doc’s, Sheets,Word and Excel)
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Basic mathematical principles

This is an non-exempt, classified, year round position 


  • Minimum of two years of professional human resources experience strongly preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources preferred.
  • Spanish bilingual preferred. 

The Steamboat Springs School District offers excellent benefit opportunities with employment:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with significant district contribution towards premiums. 
  • Sick and Personal Days, Vacation accrural eligible
  • Flexible spending account 
  • Voluntary retirement savings options(401K, 403B, 457B)
  • Term Life insurance
  • Professional Development reimbursement opportunities
  • District Wellness Clinic
  • PERA retirement program.


DECISION MAKING: An example of a typical decision made by an individual in this position is to interpret policies/procedures and best practice. An incorrect decision made by this position could impact the district legally causing the financial condition of the district to be affected. Errors made in decision-making could potentially result in substantial cost to the District or damage to the credibility of the District.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond professionally to questions from groups of parents, community members, commissions, colleagues and Board of Education.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, percentage, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, and geometry

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract concrete variables.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Proficient use of technology which includes: basic operations and concepts, word processing, spread sheets, internet usage, critical evaluation of information, data analysis, email, integration of technology.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to copy, coordinate, instruct, evaluate and negotiate. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity in the particular part of the day.

• Custodians: $21.00 per hour

• Bus Drivers: $24.73 per hour

Classified positions may be eligible for a retention bonus $200.00-$500.00