Human Resources Information System-HRIS Specialist-Personnel

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Posting Dates: 
December 24, 2018 - January 18, 2019



Human Resources Information System-HRIS Specialist-Personnel

Starting Annual Salary: $63,775

The Erie County Personnel Department is seeking a person for the new position of Human Resources Information System-HRIS Specialist-Personnel.  The work involves performing difficult and complex analysis of data extracted from the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) in the Erie County Department of Personnel. The incumbent provides technical expertise in creating and running queries, reports and data analysis on processes and provides recommendations on system changes. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Personnel with leeway for the use of independent judgment. Supervision is not a function of this position. Does related work as required.

Participates in and works on highly confidential personnel matters;

Assists in ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities;

Assists in maintaining data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data;

Assists in oversight of maintaining complete and accurate employee data;

Performs and assists in internal and external audits of compensation data, systems and processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and internal policies;

Performs internal audits for reconciliation of monies received by Human Resources and provides summary of audits;

Assists Payroll, Benefits and Appointment control staff in researching and resolving HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws;

Assists Payroll, Benefits and Appointment control staff in the review, testing, coordination and implementation of HRIS system upgrades or patches;

Recommends new and improvements to existing HRIS processes and policies;

Writes, maintains and supports a variety of reports and queries within HRIS (ex SAP);

Assists in development of existing and new standard reports;

Develops user procedures, guidelines and documentation for HR initiatives related to HRIS;

Trains system users on new processes and procedures;

Serves as a liaison with Department of Information and Support Services to understand internal policies and processes and support continuous process improvements;

Provides overall project management for HR initiatives related to HRIS; supports technical projects as assigned;

Attends and participates in meetings, seminars and training sessions;

Keeps abreast of current trends in computerized HRIS systems (ex. SAP.)



Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of technical support experience in a Human Resources Information System (HRIS), two (2) years of which included the utilization of S.A.P.

NOTE 1: A Master’s degree can substitute for one (1) year of technical HRIS experience.

NOTE 2: Verifiable part time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.


Competitive benefits package includes comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage and NYS retirement.


If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to:

Mr. David Palmer, Commissioner of Personnel, Erie County,

95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

or by email to by January 18, 2019.


Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.

Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202