The human resource generalist performs duties at the professional level in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training, employment, affirmative action and employment equity program, benefits management, and payroll functions. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. The generalist must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill and the business needs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies.
- Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
- Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
- Assists with recruitment tasks as needed (reviews applications, interviews).
- Acts as an employee relations specialist.
- Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued on employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems. Reports vacation, sick, personal day and holiday use to payroll and scheduling. Maintains and distributes report of same.
- Maintains employee personnel files.
- Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
- Distributes and monitors employee performance evaluations and ensures they are done in a timely manner (i.e., three months, six months, one year and yearly thereafter).
- Updates, monitors and maintains eligible salary adjustments/increases based on three- and six-month and one-year evaluations.
- Reports, maintains and monitors all workers’ compensation case files; follows-up on open cases.
- Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans. Reviews benefits with employees and processes enrollment, cancellation or changes. Organizes and manages annual open enrollment communications and election process. Maintains and distributes list of new and cancelled employees under each benefit plan. Verifies benefit billing accuracy and processes for payment.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a construction setting within a standard office.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, and open filing cabinets.
There may be some travel to worksites as needed on occasion.
Required Education and Experience
- Minimum of three years of HR experience
- Working knowledge of employment laws and practices
- Experience working in the construction industry
- Experience with HR Information Systems
- Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping
- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
- Effective oral and written communication
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Flexibility to adapt to changes in a dynamic work environment
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development or equivalent
- PHR or SHRM-CP credential
- Advanced knowledge of Federal Contracts (FAR &DFAR)
- Experience working with a unionized workforce
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- 5 years of experience in Human Resources
Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and background verification including references, criminal record and driver’s license checks prior to employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully subscribe to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants and/or employees are considered for hire, promotion, training opportunities, and work assignments, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.