Field HR Specialist in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Field HR Specialist performs human resources related duties and serves as a consultant to management on HR related issues. The Field HR Specialist may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas:   employee relations, employment, recruiting, training, and on-boarding. The Field HR Specialist proactively communicates with HR and Field business partners and seeks to develop and implement solutions.


Under the direction of the Regional Vice President performs a variety of administrative and procedural duties to provide support to specified District Managers and General Managers in an assigned region. Ensures compliance with all state and federal laws and company policies. The Field HR Specialist provides consultation to a variety of associate levels, but has no direct reports.

  • Partners with associates and management to communicate various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and regulations.
  • Provides recruiting support to Districts and stores within the region to include interviewing, interview training and support, job fair support, and applicant tracking review, analysis, and training.
  • Responds to employee relations concerns including associate complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.
  • Facilitates or provides training on HR related areas or changes.
  • Partners with District Managers to conduct and follow up on procedural audits such as I-9, Background, and file compliance.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to field management (coaching, corrective action, bench development, and employee morale).
  • Provides weekly reporting on activities and status updates.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • College degree required
  • 3-5 years experience as a General Manager in a retail environment
  • 2 years HR experience or equivalent experience handling HR related disciplines.
  • Continuing education in HR disciplines

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and provide concise resolutions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite products, especially Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking System such as Taleo or CareerBuilder
  • Strong presentation skills

Physical and Environmental Requirements


  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
  • Must be able to travel, including overnight as needed.


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