Human Resources Generalist Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,976.62 - $133,294.10 Annually
Jun 18, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Announcement

As the Human Resources Manager for the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), provides strategic leadership and direction to all aspects of human resources management, including employee relations, payroll processing, training/professional development, recruitment/staffing/retention, business processes related to human resources, and workforce and succession planning. NCS is a large and complex department with separate lines of business, over 150 geographically dispersed worksites and a highly diverse workforce. The incumbent in this position requires limited direction, exercises considerable independent judgment, operates with a high degree of autonomy to troubleshoot and solve complex issues and apply systemic solutions to human capital business problems, and oversees high-volume employment and payroll operations. Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques related to human resources as well as extensive knowledge of the legislative and executive decision-making processes. Identifies and determines appropriate methods for gathering data; making oral presentations and supervising professional and para-professional employees across a variety of class specifications. Responsible for the daily management of the NCS Human Resources unit, and provides strategic services, support and counsel to the Agency Director, Deputy Directors, and Senior Agency Management. Responsible for and oversees the development and implementation of human resources polices, programs and services, including legal compliance, position management, employment practices and procedures, human capital project management and countywide liaison functions. Participates in department and county committees and workgroups as needed. Performs related work as required for the benefit of the department.

Note: Salary will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.

Effective July 2, 2022, compensation plans will be increased by 4.01% (market rate adjustment).

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description .)
  • Manages senior level professional level staff servicing multi-departments in human resources programs and initiatives;
  • Leads strategic human resources departmental initiatives related to Human Resources, such as, Workforce Planning, Succession Planning, etc.;
  • Provides leadership guidance and assistance to senior departmental management on all aspects of human resources issues;
  • Serves as lead for human resources on departmental steering committees that establish best human resources management practices, benchmarking, and consistent human resources guidelines and procedures on a departmental basis.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an-all inclusive list.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to human resources;
  • Extensive knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
  • Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software;
  • Ability to supervise professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in human resource management, public administration, or a related field; Plus four years of professional-level human resources experience including one year in a supervisory capacity.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer. Additional Work Schedule Requirements: For special assignments/deadlines, alternate/flex schedule or comp time may be required.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Bachelor’s degree in in human resource management, public administration, or a related field
  • Experience supervising a professional-level Human Resources staff
  • Experience managing a full range of HR program functions
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local HR laws and regulations
  • HR certification (PHR, IPMA, SHRM - CP)
  • Experience with human resources information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels
  • Attention to detail, problem solving skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.