Human Resources Recruiter/Generalist

Rockville , MD
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking an HR Recruiter / Generalist who will be responsible for providing HR support to the recruitment and staffing function of onsite temporary hourly staff. Responsibilities include performing full-cycle recruiting tasks (application review, phone screen, and initial interviews), managing the pool of available staff to meet company staffing needs in a timely and efficient manner, and handling employee relations issues, including coaching and counseling of employees.  

This is an on-site position in our Rockville Offices, requiring local travel between Westat offices in Montgomery County. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Ensuring that business needs are being met while being compliant with relevant laws.
•    Conducting investigations as needed. 
•    Participating in special projects as required including assignment and oversight of selected staffing assignments. 
•    Partnering with operations staff to ensure that adequate staff are readily available to meet operational needs.
•    Managing full life-cycle recruiting process of temporary hourly staff for both on-site and remote (at-home) work assignments in multiple jurisdictions. 
•    Developing and implementing processes for retention of these staff. 
•    Maintaining current knowledge of relevant recruiting / staffing laws, procedures, and practices at the federal, state, and local levels.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree with at least 8+ years of Human Resource experience to include employee relations experience and recruiting and staffing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated experience in recruiting/staffing in a fast-paced environment to meet staffing deadlines, and understanding of Federal and state employment laws and their application.   
•    High proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    The candidate should be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.