Human Resources Generalist I

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Fairfax, Virginia
$60,056.05 - $100,093.76 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Announcement

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The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP), seeks a professional, detailed-oriented Human Resources Generalist with effective communication skills to support SWMP employees. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing an array of human resource functions to support the Solid Waste Management Program, including in the areas of recruitment, employee relations, FMLA & ADA, workers’ compensation, and employee onboarding and offboarding.

DPWES is a diverse, nationally accredited and award-winning public works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live, work, and play for everyone.

DPWES provides award-winning solid waste collection services for approximately 45,000 homes, operates a transfer station and landfill, regulates solid waste services, and leads sustainability initiatives to promote zero waste goals for Fairfax County. DPWES Solid Waste is a diverse work force of approximately 300 merit and 50 non-merit employees and has an annual operating budget of more than $100M. Our nationally recognized team of professionals are working together towards a singular goal: providing environmentally responsible and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste, keeping Fairfax County safe, green, healthy, and clean.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offers comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the County Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates, and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits:This position will be assigned to work in the Fairfax County Government Center; however, the incumbent may be periodically assigned to work at one of the SWMP field locations in Fairfax County.

The Human Resources Generalist I supports the SWMP workforce, as follows:

  • Assists in conducting agency recruitment processes using standard recruiting procedures and hiring practices.
  • Collaborates with hiring managers to update position descriptions, draft job advertisements, preferred qualifications, and supplemental questions.
  • Assists in creating recruitment strategies for hard-to-fill positions.
  • Assists with employee relations issues.
  • Works with managers and guides them through the disciplinary process.
  • Proofreads and makes recommendations to discipline documents.
  • Assists with FMLA and ADA requests. Refers complex FMLA and ADA requests to the HR Manager.
  • Assists with workers’ compensation cases.
  • Helps facilitate employee onboarding and offboarding.
  • Assists with workforce planning.
  • Ensures necessary documents are submitted timely from applicants, employees, and managers.
  • Assists employees and managers with employment-related questions.
  • Makes recommendations for HR process & procedure improvements.
  • Helps with HR-related projects.
  • Compiles HR-related information and prepares reports.

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.


Four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned

functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.

The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County

workforce. However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Two or more years of human resources experience in at least two of the four following areas: recruitment, FMLA, worker’s compensation, ADA, employee relations, performance management, workforce planning, onboarding, offboarding, and/or payroll/timekeeping.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite computer software (Word and Excel).
  • Three or more years of customer service experience.
  • One year of experience working for local, state, or federal government.
Position is generally sedentary in nature; however, being mobile is necessary. Ability to bend, reach, stretch and crouch to perform tasks. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. without assistance and greater than 25 lbs. with or without assistance. General dexterity needed to operate a computer and various office equipment. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally. Visual acuity needed to work on a computer, operate office machinery and for reading various printed material written in English. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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.


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