Human Resource Generalist

The Human Resource Generalist provides consultative human resources support to business partners. The Generalist will assist on the interpretation of Human Resources programs/policies/procedures to ensure alignment with business objectives and work cultures in achieving SVdP goals while minimizing risk to the organization.  The Generalist works under general direction within the SVdP mission, while performing assigned tasks to include staffing, compliance, benefits and payroll administration, record-keeping and reporting duties.


  • Implements human resources programs by providing HR services, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions
  • Develops human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action
  • Improves manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees
  • Completes special projects by clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; conducting research; developing and organizing information; fulfilling transactions
  • Manages client expectations by communicating project status and issues; resolving concerns; analyzing time and cost issues; preparing reports
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing assigned duties


  • Bachelor’s Degree in HRM or closely related field
  • Five (5) years of work experience performing Human Resource duties.  (Up to two (2) years may be substituted for and/or added together with the Education requirements listed above.)
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification required or ability to obtain within first 18 months in the position

    Knowledge of

  • Human resource practices and procedures (Intermediate level)
  • Employment law at Federal, State and Local levels
  • Mathematics (Basic level)
  • Office methods and procedures (Advanced level)
  • MS Office software package (Intermediate level)
  • Paylocity HRIS, preferred

    Ability to

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people
  • Work with frequent distractions
  • Follow and interpret written procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain confidentiality

    Skill in

  • Benefits administration
  • Job board and social media recruiting
  • Project management
  • Customer service and dealing with a wide variety of people
  • Initiative, collaboration and flexibility

    Physical demands

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
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