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Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
Centennial, Colorado, United States (on-site)
2 days ago
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Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
Centennial, Colorado, United States (on-site)
2 days ago


The Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD) strives to enhance a family’s quality of life by offering exceptional amenities and programs within a safe, clean, and healthy environment. APRD is a park and recreation special taxing district in the SE Denver Metro area and not associated with any municipality or county. APRD serves residents of Centennial, Aurora, Arapahoe County, and many other surrounding areas with an 80,000+ sq. ft. recreation center, 15+ parks, miles of trails, and acres of native open space.

APRD believes in the strength of our team and knows that a strong culture and team is essential to the success of the district.  APRD is dedicated to our core values: Team, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Learning, and Service.


The compensation and benefits plan are competitive, and the anticipated starting salary for the successful candidate is budgeted from $65,000 to $75,000 annually, depending upon experience, qualifications, and professional achievement.  In addition, all full-time employees are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation/sick leave, annual bonus, and recreation benefits for the employee and immediate family.  This is a full-time exempt position.


Under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director, The Human Resource generalist, titled as The Human Resources Manager, administers all aspects of human resource practices and processes; plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy. Lead the daily functions of the HR department including new employee orientation,  hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, or other related field of study.
  • At least three years of experience in related areas such as job classification and compensation, recruitment, selection, training, payroll, employee benefits, and/or equal opportunity compliance required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Maintains and updates the Employee Handbook and HR Policy Manual as needed.
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, and other professional certifications.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to department management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of semi-monthly payroll. Calculates and produces manual checks as needed. Responsible for analyzing and interpreting different tax codes and other regulations applying to payroll.
  • Review timecard records and payroll activities, process payroll, semi-monthly reporting and year end reporting as needed to ensure timeliness and accuracy. Answer employee payroll related questions, assist and research errors, missed time, lost paychecks, etc.
  • Strictly follow established procedures related to confidentiality of all personnel situations. Oversee the maintenance, compliance and consistency of electronic employee personnel files and other confidential files.
  • Verify and maintain the proper completion of I-9s following federal regulations. 
  • Organize new hire scheduling and paperwork accuracy and completion. Develop and amend personnel forms, performance evaluations and other personnel related documents to increase efficiencies and consistency as needed.
  • Processes employee garnishments from receipt through remittance to creditors and maintains accurate records of garnishments to ensure compliance with the orders of the Courts and other agencies and serves as primary authority on garnishments.
  • Input and maintain employee information and personnel changes in all required databases. Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Develop and maintain job descriptions; assist in recruiting, hiring, training and scheduling full-time and part-time managerial staff. 
  • Provide direction, coordination, evaluation and appraising performance, investigating, and resolving grievances and rewarding and disciplining employees. Discuss potential grievance related concerns with employees to identify options or resolve issues.
  • Respond to and investigate employee relation issues including, but not limited to employee complaints, harassment, and discrimination allegations.
  • Administers worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation plans by filing appropriate claims/reports promptly. 
  • Act as liaison between the Public Employee’s Retirement Association (PERA) and APRD employees to disseminate benefit information and ensure that benefit programs are effectively communicated and administered according to guidelines.
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace.
  • Assist in development and implementation of human resource policies.
  • Coordinates benefit plan design and/or revision. Communicates changes to staff through written materials or group presentation. Serves as information resource to staff concerning group benefits. Maintain enrollment election forms, update coverage as needed and terminate coverage upon resignation/dis-enrollment from plan.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
  • Must maintain a positive and friendly attitude while engaged in stressful and/or controversial situations with patrons and co-workers.
  • Performs various other duties as assigned by Executive Director.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative and make sound decisions.
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, and flexible.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Duties are performed with minimal supervision in a general office environment. Most duties are performed with typical office equipment during typical District operating hours.

  • Work performed is in a busy and at times, noisy environment where interruptions may exist.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a positive and professional manner in possibly stressful and emotionally charged situations.
  • May require long periods of standing and sitting.
  • Ability to stand, reach and kneel.
  • Ability to talk and/or hear managers, co-workers, and general public.
  • Ability to lift, carry or transport objects up to 50 lbs. assisted.
  • Ability to see objects closely and at a distance.


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Arapahoe Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and ADA compliant.

*The job functions and duties on the job description are not all-inclusive and additional functions and requirements may be assigned as necessary.

*Position open until filled.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68561858
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Centennial, Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
  • Position Title: Human Resources Generalist
  • Job Function: Finance & Human Resources
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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