Human Resources Generalist

Job Title: Human Resources Generalist
Posted: Jun 01, 2022
Type: Full-time

Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. The employee in this position will be an enthusiastic detail-oriented, team and individual contributor with a passion for learning and able to excel with minimal supervision.  In addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, the employee should have excellent listening comprehension, including the ability to understand complex written and verbal instruction.  Because of the nature of the information with which the employee will be working, this position does require a high degree of confidentiality. Clearly understanding the agency mission, goals, and direction as set by the Board of Directors is essential. Developing a clear understanding of the agency philosophy and the directions of the individual’s supervisor and supporting his/her direction is required.  The employee must function well in a fast-paced environment where critical management decisions are made on an ongoing basis and be able to interact in this sometimes intense work environment in a courteous and professional manner with tact and poise.  The employer reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions.
This position will office out of Iowa City. 
Essential duties and responsibilities of the position:
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include, but is not limited to, safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications, including verification of professional licenses/certifications.
  • Implements new hire orientation and onboarding programs.
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and maintains personnel policies, practices, and job descriptions to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Ensures that personnel files are maintained in accordance with industry standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience

Education and Experience -
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least one year of human resource management experience.
  • SHRM-CP preferred.
Required skills and abilities –
  • Ability to communicate effectively, regularly, and fluently in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to complete written reports forms in a timely and accurate manner as needed.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to internal staff, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to approach employee relations issues with objectivity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and 42CFR and how they apply to Community & Family Resources.
  • Knowledge of IDPH, DHS, and CARF accreditation/licensure standards as they apply to the position.
Computer skills –
  • Must be able to use the following programs with proficiency:
  • web-based time-keeping systems,
  • internet software,
  • Microsoft Suite

Additional Information

Posted: Jun 01, 2022
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Schedule: Day Shift
Type: Full-time