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Human Resources Assistant

Are you looking to start a career in Human Resources? Consider joining CAPCO’s Human Resources Department as an HR Assistant. This position provides clerical support to the HR Coordinator by conducting onboarding and orientation meetings with Agency and CDPAP new hires, completing monthly reporting and maintaining HR files all while learning and developing your HR skills and knowledge.


Position: Human Resources Assistant

Department: Administration

Reports to: Human Resources Coordinator

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday through Friday 8am-4pm; 37.5 hours per week

Starting Wage: $16-$18 per hour


Job Function: Works under the direction of the Human Resources Coordinator, providing support for various Human Resource Management functions within the Agency including human resources duties for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Initiate, perform, and track the onboarding process of newly hired employees; ensuring all pre-employment checks, trainings, and documentation are attained/completed in a compliance with Program and Agency standards and in a timely fashion.
  • Timely and accurate processing of employee data/information into designated HR/Payroll software including but not limited to new hire inputs, Timeclock setup, tax information, direct deposits, pay rate changes, personal info changes, terminations, etc.
  • Create, organize, and maintain employee personnel files in compliance with Agency policies/practices and legal requirements.
  • Audit employee files for compliance and proper documentation as needed, including systematically filing, tracking and communicating expired information within files.
  • Process and maintain terminated, inactive, and resigned employee files in accordance with Agency practices and legal requirements.
  • Complete responses to external requests for employment and income verifications in compliance with all Agency policies and procedures and legal requirements.
  • Assists in recruiting efforts as needed, including attending job fairs
  • Assists with Leave Management requests, OSHA filings and Worker’s Compensation claims
  • Completes monthly reporting, auditing of CAPCO HR files and HR/Payroll software
  • Assist with various Human Resource and other administrative projects as requested by the Human Resources Coordinator, including HR duties for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).
  • Assists as secondary front desk receptionist as needed


Qualifications and Requirements: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, plus 1-3 years related experience and/or training in Human Resource Management and payroll functions; or equivalent combination of education and experience.                                              

CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.