Human Resources Generalist Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 27, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Announcement

If you are interested in serving in a public safety organization in support of the agency’s mission to be known as the most professionally run, economically efficient, innovative organization among our peers, this position is for you. We offer careers that are challenging, fulfilling and include great advancement opportunities for our employees. As the Human Resources Branch Chief, you will be a major supporter of the activities and functions of the Sheriff’s Office. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in public service.

The Fairfax County Sheriff's human resources office provides services and support for over 600 sworn and civilian positions working in a 24/7 environment in a variety of assignments throughout the County including the adult detention center, court security, and civil processes matters. Oversees 13 positions including 5 direct reports, covering all HR functions including personnel, payroll, recruiting and hiring, applicant background screening, occupational safety and health, employee relations, labor relations and EEO. The position also oversees performance management and the uniform promotional process as well as sworn staff evaluations.

Leads strategic HR initiatives including workforce planning, succession planning and promotional processes, and crafts policy decisions for the agency. Serves as the lead in human resources for Command Group and establishes human resources management best practices and provides consistent human resources guidelines and procedures on a departmental/divisional and agency-wide basis. Serves as a critical liaison and works closely with the agency general counsel on matters facing the agency such as EEO complaints, ADA requests, grievances, and terminations. Works also the liaison for the Sheriff’s Office and interacts with county human resources on all matters dealing with personnel and employee relations matters.

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.

Valid Driver's License.

  • Higher Degree in human resources management, public administration, or a related field.
  • HR Certification: SPHR, PHR, IPMA, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP.
  • Experience working in a Public Safety or Uniform Military organization.
  • Experience working with Policymaking Boards or Senior Management Groups.
  • Experience with employee relation management.
  • Experience supporting organization with over 500 employees.

  • 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.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to the complete the following to the satisfaction of the employer:
    • Criminal Background Investigation
    • Credit Check
    • Driving Record Check
    • Polygraph Exam
    • Psychological Exam


Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. Ability to work effectively under stress; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may includeexercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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.