Professional Development Specialist

Pro Search, Inc | Portland, ME

Posted Date 9/13/2019

The Professional Development Specialist is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s employee operations. The major areas of responsibility are recruiting, development & utilization, training, retention, benefits, and employee relations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a high-level of involvement with all personnel activity and be able to perform each essential role satisfactorily. The roles listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or functions required.


· Coordinate/participate in recruiting efforts and staffing practices to ensure hiring the best and brightest for all positions in the organization

  • Build relationships with area colleges and universities and recruiting agencies
  • Member of Recruiting Committee

· Maintain the internship program


· Coordinate/participate in new employee onboarding process for all positions in the organization

  • Annually review process to ensure inclusions of up to date firm processes and applications

· Conduct new hire employee one on one meetings and follow-up to foster understanding of firm culture and create a positive experience in working toward firm goals


· Responsible for making recommendations, scheduling and coordinating in-house CPE programs to build firm-wide core competencies

  • Oversee mentoring program
  • Monitor CPE requirements to maintain licensing for all CPA’s
  • Oversee scheduling function to ensure appropriate opportunities provided to each accountant and balanced utilization
  • Oversee employee performance and compensation evaluation process
  • Provide direct coaching assistance to all staff to enhance performance and productivity
  • Serve as a management coach to Managers and Shareholders on an as needed or requested basis


  • Recommend and implement programs to ensure high retention
  • Assist with Annual Management & Staff Retreats planning
  • Handle procedures when an employee leaves the firm
  • Plan, direct, and carry out firm policies relating to all phases of personnel activity
  • Provide a positive environment by encouraging open communication through various sources
  • Facilitate and analyze annual employee satisfaction survey and related follow-up
  • Maintain and update the Employee Handbook and firm policies and procedures to assure effective communication of standard policies and practices of the firm and compliance with regulatory agencies.

· Coordinate firm functions.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Analyze wage and benefit structures to remain competitive in our markets.
  • Oversee, review and monitor the implementation of employee benefit programs.
  • Interface with benefit vendors and make recommendations in benefit planning, cost and design
  • Ensure Compliance with applicable laws such as HIPAA, COBRA, etc.
  • Ensure employee performance is evaluated in a consistent manner on a timely basis
  • Works with managers to develop accurate job description
  • Oversight of all employee and employment issues
  • Advise partners on human resource issues
  • Assist with payroll functions.

Human Resource Policies

· Develop, communicate, and interpret firm policies for managers and employees regarding HR, legal requirements, equal employment opportunities, compensation, and employee benefits

· Develops and maintains a confidential human resources system that meets all levels of HR and management information needs

· Maintain security of employment files

Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Information Technology | Software

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