The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

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Human Resources Generalist


Job Summary:

The Human Resources (HR) Generalist works with the HR Team to support all facets of human resources for MWA, including the administration of Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs. The responsibilities will be carried out over the department’s functional areas including but not limited to Benefits Administration, Compensation Administration (Payroll and Timekeeping), Departmental Audits and Reporting, Employee Relations, HRIS Management, Leave Administration, Performance Management, Regulatory Compliance, Policy Management, Recruitment and Selection, Training, as well as Special Projects. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Human Resources Director.


Essential Duties:

  • Manages the New Hire Orientation process, including adding new hires in HRIS, I-9 verification through E-Verify System, and benefits enrollments.
  • Manages all aspects of payroll administration, including processing payroll for Macon Water Authority and Macon Soils hourly and salaried employees, payroll deductions, reporting, federal and state tax exceptions, uploading payroll GL files to the accounting system.
  • Maintains and reviews all relevant payroll records, including tax withholdings, retirement deductions, deferred compensation, etc. for accuracy.
  • Processes garnishments according to local, state and federal law, including communicating with the attorney, verifying the accuracy of garnishment calculations and deductions
  • Manages employee benefits programs, including assisting employees with forms, researching information, answering questions, resolving problems, updating benefits data in HRIS and benefits portals, and assisting in all facets of the benefits renewal process for employee healthcare and supplemental benefits as well as annual open enrollment.
  • Administers retirement programs; prepares pension calculation information for Actuary.
  • Assists with the Authority’s Employee Wellness Programs by assisting with wellness communications and assists with coordinating wellness events.
  • Conducts talent acquisition and selection efforts, including posting job openings, processing applications, maintaining the website and job line, responding to candidates, applicant screening and tracking, testing, scheduling interviews, and conducting background checks.
  • Assists and completes compensation and benefits studies to ensure MWA remains competitive with our compensation, benefits, and employee rewards programs.
  • Manages all aspects of employee leave administration, including FMLA, military leave, and short-term and long-term disability.
  • Completes day-to-day administration of human resources programs, including completing all the necessary paperwork to enroll, terminate, and maintain employee records; performs exit interviews.
  • Reviews and audits monthly benefits reconciliations for insurance bills; processes payment requests.
  • Prepares payment requests for various department-related bills, including processing requisitions via Cayenta System.
  • Handles employee relations counseling, including counseling Managers and Directors on policy inquiries.
  • Responsible for keeping all current job descriptions up-to-date as well as writing new job descriptions for newly created positions and roles.
  • Monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Prepares Training Materials and Presentations for employee educational meetings.
  • Prepares claims submissions, completes external and internal surveys and verification of employment.
  • Responsible for the administration of the employee uniform program.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Director.



  • Associates degree desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of experience
  • PHR/SHRM-CP certification preferred/highly desirable
  • Knowledge of ADP HR and/or payroll software 
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Employment Rules and Regulations (ADA, EEO, FLSA, FMLA, etc.)
  • Superior written and oral communications skills required 
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to use proper judgment; Discretion is essential due to the confidential nature of the position.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License with a safe driving record 


Physical Requirements:





Salary: $22.13-$27.66

Open Until: 07/31/2021

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Phone: (47) 846-4500

Contact Email:

Application Procedure:

 The Macon Water Authority job application can be downloaded here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please complete the application and submit it one of three ways, along with your resume: email to; fax to 478-741-2629; or come to our Human Resources Building and complete an application. The address is 537 Hemlock Street, Macon Georgia, 31201. Due to the high volume of applicant submissions for employment, we are unable to speak with you individually about your application. All applicants will be reveiwed and those selected for the hiring process will be contacted.

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Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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