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Working As a Personnel Officer

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Personnel Officer Do

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Duties

Human resources specialists typically do the following:

  • Consult with employers to identify employment needs
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education, and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks on job applicants
  • Inform applicants about job details, such as duties, benefits, and working conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates for employers
  • Conduct or help with new employee orientation
  • Keep employment records and process paperwork

Human resources specialists are often trained in all human resources disciplines and perform tasks throughout all areas of the department. In addition to recruiting and placing workers, human resources specialists help guide employees through all human resources procedures and answer questions about policies. They sometimes administer benefits, process payroll, and handle any associated questions or problems, although many specialists may focus more on strategic planning and hiring instead of administrative duties. They also ensure that all human resources functions comply with federal, state, and local regulations. 

The following are examples of types of human resources specialists:

Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work. They may have duties in all areas of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. 

Placement specialists match employers with qualified jobseekers. They search for candidates who have the skills, education, and work experience needed for jobs, and they try to place those candidates with employers. They also may help set up interviews.

Recruitment specialists, sometimes known as personnel recruiters or head hunters,” find, screen, and interview applicants for job openings in an organization. They search for applicants by posting listings, attending job fairs, and visiting college campuses. They also may test applicants, contact references, and extend job offers.

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How To Become A Personnel Officer

Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 

Advancement

Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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Personnel Officer Career Paths

Personnel Officer
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Regional Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Corporate Director, Human Resources
12 Yearsyrs
Platoon Leader Operations Manager Senior Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Platoon Leader Operations Officer
Human Resource Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Office Manager Administrative Manager
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Branch Manager Recruitment Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Platoon Leader Team Leader Executive Team Leader
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Personnel Manager Training Manager Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
8 Yearsyrs
Personnel Manager Regional Human Resources Manager Senior Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Personnel Manager Training Manager Recruitment Manager
Manager, Recruitment Operations
6 Yearsyrs
Manager Account Manager Recruitment Manager
Program Manager And Recruiter
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Specialist Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Generalist
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Senior Manager Senior Human Resources Manager
Director, Human Resources And Administration
9 Yearsyrs
Personnel Specialist Human Resources Supervisor Senior Recruiter
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Personnel Specialist Human Resources Supervisor Benefits Manager
Compensation And Benefits Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Benefits Manager
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Personnel Specialist Senior Human Resources Specialist
Senior Human Resources Administrator
6 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Personnel Officer

  1. Personnel Files
  2. Military Personnel
  3. Personnel Policies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained and updated personnel files and generated reports using the human resource information system.
  • Planned, budgeted, organized, operated and controlled all military personnel programs affecting 2657 military personnel.
  • Enforced military personnel policies established by higher authority for the completion of work requirements for subordinate personnel.
  • Developed and implemented a personnel service standard operating procedure manual to ensure effective and efficient Human Resources support.
  • Provided timely data, analysis and recommendations to the 4-Star General, Major Command Commander regarding current and future requirements.

Personnel Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

48.2%

Female

39.2%

Unknown

12.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.0%

Black or African American

13.8%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

4.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.6%

Arabic

12.3%

German

10.8%

French

9.2%

Amharic

3.1%

Tagalog

3.1%

Italian

3.1%

Chinese

1.5%

Filipino

1.5%

Georgian

1.5%

Serbian

1.5%

Cherokee

1.5%

Dari

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Navajo

1.5%

Korean

1.5%
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Personnel Officer Education

Schools

Webster University

19.0%

University of Phoenix

13.4%

Troy University

8.6%

Strayer University

6.3%

United States Military Academy

4.9%

Jackson State University

4.9%

University of Maryland - University College

4.5%

Columbia Southern University

3.4%

Ashford University

3.4%

The Academy

3.4%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.4%

Marshall University

3.0%

Mississippi College

3.0%

Liberty University

3.0%

Belhaven University

3.0%

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

2.6%

Michigan State University

2.6%

Trident University International

2.6%

Excelsior College

2.6%

University of Houston

2.6%
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Majors

Business

31.5%

Human Resources Management

17.9%

Management

6.2%

Criminal Justice

4.8%

Psychology

4.7%

Political Science

4.2%

Public Administration

4.1%

Accounting

2.9%

History

2.6%

Finance

2.5%

International Relations

2.4%

Law

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Social Work

1.9%

Nursing

1.7%

Elementary Education

1.7%

Communication

1.7%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

English

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

36.3%

Bachelors

34.9%

Other

13.8%

Associate

6.0%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.1%
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Updated May 19, 2020