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Human Resources Generalist Ii

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$69,324.74 - $115,540.88 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Performs full-performance, professional human resources work to include a variety of HR duties such as: employment (recruitment, retention), payroll oversight, FMLA, employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, interpreting and establishing HR policies and procedures, training, and other HR issues. Performs related work as required for the benefit of the department. Participates in department and county committees and workgroups as needed. Works u nder the supervision of the Human Resources Manager.

Specific duties are as follows:
  • Works with hiring managers to review updated position descriptions, interview and supplemental questions and advertisements to ensure completeness, consistency and best possible recruitment outcomes.
  • Manages recruitment program and activities for department to include using NEOGOV system to post advertisements, monitor status and close out requisitions.
  • Provides consultation to hiring managers and employees on county’s recruitment and selection process, procedures and regulations.
  • Works with HR Manager and senior management to ensure recruitment activities are consistent with strategic department goals. Recommends initiatives and processes which may improve the recruitment outcomes (i.e., market study review, reclassifications, and class specification revisions).
  • Serves as FMLA coordinator for assigned program locations. Documents, prepares correspondence, and tracks all agency FMLA requests and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and policies.
  • Ensures that employee performance reviews are conducted on employees in accordance with the county policies regarding Performance Review. Monitors timeliness of evaluations and reports problems to the appropriate managers.
  • Reviews and authorizes personnel actions, which include but are not limited to, initial appointments, promotions, demotions, temporary acting assignments, data changes and lateral transfers using the county’s Focus/SAP system. Keeps abreast of deadlines and time sensitive documents and ensures that they are prepared and processed in a timely manner to meet the schedule. Reviews paperwork for accuracy and completeness.
  • Conducts Employee Relations activities and provides support for related confidential personnel concerns.
  • Assists in the identification, development and/or updates of agency HR policies and procedures as determined and approved by the supervisor.
  • Responds to managers and staff regarding the interpretation and appropriate application of personnel regulations concerning disciplinary action documentation.
  • Meets, evaluates and provides guidance to staff/supervisors and makes appropriate referrals to the Employee Assistance Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and other resources.
  • Prepares a variety of narrative and statistical documents, correspondence, reports and presentations. Some documents and reports may contain graphics.
  • Reviews and authorizes position maintenance requests, including the creation, delimiting, and position data changes in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Prepares justification memorandum and documentation for position maintenance/changes.
  • Approves Position Control Form (PCF) informational changes to positions in accordance with policies and procedures using county’s FOCUS HCM system.

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.)
  • Provides managers with guidance on employment, employee relations and other HR issues;
  • Makes recommendations and revisions to departmental HR policies & procedures;
  • Gathers, tracks and analyzes HR metrics, reports, and plans;
  • Manages on-boarding, exit interviews, and other HR-related departmental programs;
  • May supervise clerical and/or paraprofessional personnel in HR-related matters.

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.)
  • Knowledge of human resources administration and management principles and practices;
  • Ability to perform a variety of increasingly complex work in human resources;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents and store, manipulate, analyze and present information;
  • Ability to train and supervise staff.

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 two years of professional-level human resources experience.

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.

  • Bachelor's degree in in human resource management, public administration, or a related field.
  • Experience working as entry level human resources generalist.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local HR laws and regulations.
  • Experience administering Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • HR certification a plus (PHR, SHRM - CP).
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • 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 performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel Interview and may include a practical 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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