Human Resources Generalist

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Generalist oversees the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource Department. The HR Generalist oversees the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment. Work involves considerable employee and public contact in explaining a wide variety of human resource related policies and procedures. Work is reviewed by the Human Resources Director for conformance with established methods and procedures and performed under general supervision of the Human Resources Director.

Position Competencies:

  • Self-awareness: Knowing what we are feeling in the moment and using those preferences to guide our decision-making; having a realistic assessment of our own abilities and a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.
  • Self-regulation: Handling our emotions so that they facilitate rather than interfere with the task at hand; being conscientious and delaying gratification to pursue goals; recovering well from emotional distress.
  • Motivation: Using our deepest preferences to move and guide us toward our goals, to help us take initiative and strive to improve, and to persevere in the face of setbacks and frustrations.
  • Empathy: Sensing what people are feeling, being able to take their perspective, and cultivating rapport and attunement with a broad diversity of people.
  • Social Skills: Handling emotions in relationships well and accurately reading social situations and networks; interacting smoothly; using these skills to persuade and lead, negotiate and settle disputes, for cooperation and teamwork.

Job Qualifications:

Equipment operated: Standard office equipment including computers, faxes, copiers, printers, telephones, etc.

Education/Experience: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development with supplemental course works in Human Resources or related field. Masters degree preferred. Three to five years of progressive leader experience in Human Resources positions Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organizational development, employee relations and safety training, preferred. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred, not required.

Physical: Position is in a well-lighted office environment. Position involves sitting approximately 90 percent of the day, walking or standing the remainder. No heavy lifting required.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
Required masking inside facility, Covid-19 vaccination required. Ability to apply for medical or religious exemption.