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Job Title: HR Generalist (PT)
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job ID: ADM20180911

Department: Human Resources

Starting Pay: $22.09

Union: Non-Union

Start Date: Immediate


Under general supervision, the Human Resources Generalist performs a variety of administrative and technical duties to support the Human Resources Department in the areas of employment, recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Posts and removes job vacancies externally and on Authority’s website.
  • Prepares internal job postings and distributes electronically Authority-wide.  Accepts, logs and tracks internal job posting bids and requisitions.
  • Accepts employment applications and screens them for completeness.
  • Runs and reviews driver’s license and criminal background checks.
  • Assists in the inputting of applicant information into the Human Resources database.
  • Assists in screening criminal background reports; reviews results with HR management staff to determine plan of action and responds to applicants accordingly.
  • Assists in the testing, recruitment, interviewing and selection of new hire; may extend job offers when necessary.
  • Conducts employment reference checks.
  • Administers pre-employment examinations.
  • Responds to employers and applicants regarding general employment questions.
  • May represent SMART at job fairs and career day events.
  • Provides assistance as needed during various training classes.
  • Collects monthly insurance premium payments for retirees, COBRA participants, riders and employees on leave of absence; maintains a running worksheet and forwards payment to Finance.
  • Provides assistance during open enrollment.
  • Assists in periodic dependent eligibility audits for employee health care.
  • Attends grievance meetings as a witness.
  • Assists the Authority at unemployment hearings.
  • Records disciplinary action statistics for EEO reporting purposes.
  • Records and maintains attendance records for non-represented employees.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field.
  • Two years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Experience in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and adaptability; ability to interact with various departments effectively
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based MS Word and MS Excel applications.
Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20180911 (HR Generalist PT)
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Application Process

Step One

Candidate completes application. Please refer to FAQ’s.

Step Two

Human Resources conducts a criminal background check on all applicants, as well as a driver’s license check if position requires.

Step Three

Bus Operators

In order to be considered for a Bus Operator position you must meet the initial criteria.

  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • Less than four (4) points on driving record.
  • Five years of experience in driving a motor vehicle.

If all criteria are met, the application process is as follows. Please note that all correspondence is done by mail.

Test – The pre-employment test referred to as the Public Relations Skills Test.

Applicants will be notified by mail one to two weeks prior to the test date. Please note that there is no study material. This test cannot be rescheduled. Failure to appear will disqualify an applicant from going further with the pre-employment process. A score of 70% or better is required to be considered for an interview. Please do not contact us regarding your test score as we are unable to provide that information. Telephone calls concerning test scores will not be accepted.

Interview – The interviews will be scheduled any time between one month and six months from the date of the administration of the Public Relations Skills Test. The applicant will have a one to two week notice prior to the interview. Please do not call to change the date or time of your interview. Please keep in mind that if you are scheduled for an interview, this in no way guarantees you a position with SMART.

Applicants who are interviewed will be notified by mail whether or not they have been accepted into the training program.

Training – The training program lasts eight weeks. It consists of two weeks of classroom training and six weeks of on-the-road training at your assigned terminal location.

Pay Rate – You will be paid during the eight week training period. After successful completion of training, the pay rate will increase in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Coach Service Attendants

A Coach Service Attendant is an entry-level position in the Maintenance Department.

Coach Service Attendants perform service operations; clean all coach interiors, seats, floors, windows and exteriors as required; keep shop and yard areas clean and neat; assist in automotive maintenance; perform minor repairs not classified or skilled such as bulb changing; handle coach change-offs in road calls; clean parts. Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license
  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • No more than three (3) points on driving record.
  • Some experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Physical strength and agility; physically and mentally capable of performing all of the duties of the classification.

Mechanical knowledge, aptitude, initiative and resourcefulness; will be required to operate bus and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the required endorsement and group designation based on the gross vehicle weight.

Other Positions

Persons meeting the criteria for the position will be considered for an interview.