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Human Resources Manager

Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Salary:
$30K
Posted:
October 16, 2016

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James R. Griffin

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Chatham, IL **629

acw21u@r.postjobfree.com

217-***-**** cell

Leader/HR Professional

Significant supervisory experience, with over 14 years leading teams up to 25 people. Dedicated and adaptable professional with exemplary work ethic. Independent thinker who translates thought into action. Proven effectiveness in organization and continuous improvement for the benefit of the business. Accountable to himself and others for results with great problem solving skills. Maintains confidence and stamina in fast moving, changing, stressful and turbulent environments. Excels in communication and continuous learning. Valued consultant to leaders. I am seeking to use these valuable skills to enhance an organizations Human Resources department.

Experience

US (IL) Army National Guard - Active Duty (Full time), Springfield, IL, July 1995-Present

The Army National Guard (ARNG) is one component of The Army (which consists of the Active Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.)

Senior Personnel Supervisor, Bloomington, IL

March 2014 – February 2016

Served as the Senior Human Resources Sergeant for the 33D Military Police (MP) Battalion consisting of over 530 employees. Subject matter expert responsible for planning, directing, and managing the processing and tracking of all personnel actions (awards, evaluations, promotions, reductions, finance, leaves and passes, strength reporting, legal actions, and readiness of all assigned and attached personnel); Provide quality assurance for all annual reviews. Provided reporting and analysis on personnel trends. Processed needed updates to Soldiers electronic files; directly responsible for 2 supervisors and 4 employees.

Training Manager/Course Manager/Instructor (Equivalent to civilian manager position), Springfield, IL

Jul 2010 – Mar 2014

Leads 2 supervisors with 15 employees. Responsible for all the training needs of the battalion. Involved in the day to day supervision of training management (including the learning management systems), mobilization planning, supply, maintenance, pay and personnel (pay, schools, promotions, administration and training) functions. Synchronizes logistical and administrative support among numerous support agencies to facilitate student training for 5 ton or larger military vehicles. Acts as a mentor and coach to larger population of organizational employees. Handles new hire orientation.

Successfully manages all aspects, including hiring of instructors, of a 28 day intensive learning experience which includes classroom, travel, and live driving experience of 5 ton or greater military vehicles delivered by 15-17 instructors over the term of the course for approximately 25-30 students four times a year.

Redesigned and moved this course’s physical location 167 miles south (to include driving routes) with no warning in 6 weeks with no down time in instruction, no increased cost, as well as no impact to students or their learning.

Maintained zero accidents through safety initiatives over several years for a course that is hazardous with 5 million in equipment through approximately 2200 miles per year.

Achieved and maintained though significant process improvement in the course a 2K per student savings for the course as compared to the other 20 schools who run the same training nationwide. Replicated by other courses.

Due to success of program acts as center of excellence for the Midwest region for this type of school.

Senior Personnel Supervisor, Bloomington, IL

April 2008 – July 2010

Served as the Senior Human Resources Sergeant for the 33D Military Police (MP) Battalion consisting of over 530 employees. Subject matter expert responsible for planning, directing, and managing the processing and tracking of all personnel actions (awards, evaluations, promotions, reductions, finance, leaves and passes, strength reporting, legal actions, and readiness of all assigned and attached personnel); Provide quality assurance for all annual reviews. Provided reporting and analysis on personnel trends. Processed needed updates to Soldiers electronic files; directly responsible for 4 employees.

Moved organization from 15% delinquent annual reviews to 100% on time delivery.

Created comprehensive SOP training and continuity binder (process documents with instruction) with electronic folder for the responsibilities of the position.

Improved the number of payroll errors where employees failed to get paid from 12% to almost zero for the first time in two years

Developed 12 sound, comprehensive policies for the Battalion on various topics still in use today.

Logistics and Training Manager, Springfield, IL

November 2005 – April 2008

Developed and maintained all training records; monitored, scheduled, and prepared training; assisted Soldiers in personnel actions and scheduled service school attendance; advised the Operations Readiness NCO on deployment training; planed and executed unit mobilization plans; attended schools and conferences as required; operated training systems. Maintained the training library and related training equipment and aids. Responsible for the request, receipt, issue, and inventory of individual, organizational, installation, and expendable supplies and equipment; assisted in property accountability through the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) system, ensuring total accuracy; ensured critical assets were on hand or ordered; monitors all sensitive items and unit inventories; initiated Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss (FLIPL); accounts for the health, personal welfare, and training of 2 Soldiers and directly responsible for $5 million worth of organizational equipment.

Cleared a four year back log of financial liability investigations without a supply background by creating a solid workable supply system.

Lead Analyst, Human Resources, Springfield, IL

March 2004 – November 2005

Lead Analyst prepares, analyzes, and processes HR personnel data entry and input of HR information and data changes to the Army’s HRIS system, including but not limited to, new soldiers, transfers, promotions, benefits enrollment/changes, and discharges. Ensured new enlistment paperwork was processed and verified in a timely manner. Reviewed and audited completed data entry assignments for accuracy. Worked with other departments on creating custom reporting from the HRIS system. Update and produce month-end and quarterly reports as well as other special reports upon request. Compile statistical information for special reports.

Personnel Services leader, Personnel Information Systems, Springfield, IL

September 2001 – March 2004

Direct supervision of four soldiers. Responsible for over 9000 records a year to include accountability and proper filing procedures and updates. Primary trainer for all new soldiers for HRIS system access privileges. From the Army board and selection functions, to the delivery of self-service information viewable through Army Knowledge Online. If a piece of information is personnel related, SIDPERS maintains and sustains the systems and data bases from which it is created, edited or stored. SIDPERS is the IT enabler for provisioning of leads, managing the accessioning process, capturing data from the processes, and providing accessions data.

Other Experience

NATIONAL GUARD From To

Heavy Vehicle Driver, or Vehicle Driver, Springfield, IL Jul 95 Sep 01

ACTIVE DUTY From To

Motor Transportation Operator, Kuwait and Ft Hood, TX Mar 93 Jul 95

Decorations, Service Medals, and Badges:

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal (six awards)

Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters (three awards)

Army Good Conduct Medal (two awards)

Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal

NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3 (three awards)

Education and Professional Development:

Illinois State University, Normal, IL; (General Studies – 24 hours) 1995-1996

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL; (General Studies – 45 hours) 1996-1998

Primary Leadership Development course 2002

Basic Non-Commissioned Officer training (leadership training) all three phases 2004-2006

Pre-Command Course 2006

Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer training (leadership training) two phases 2009-2010

Working on SHRM certification SPHR 2014



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