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Human Resources Generalist I

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$60,056.05 - $100,093.76 Annually
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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Independently performs professional Human Resources Generalist (HRG) I work while providing operational support to assigned service areas with respect to HR issues. Accomplishes this in key human resources functional areas:
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Workers Compensation (WC)
  • Injury Leave (IL)
  • Ergonomic Assessments policies, procedures, and regulations.

Acts as a liaison with county Department of Human Resources (DHR). Participates in department and county workgroups as needed. Independently provides support to NCS-HR, leadership and supervisors on matters related to worker’s compensation, ADA, and use of Injury Leave. Collects data, prepares reports and conducts analysis. Prepares job aids for managers and staff to support performance of critical payroll and HR-related tasks. Serves as a primary point of contact to provide assistance to employees in matters related to workplace injury, ADA requests, Status of Ergonomic assessment and use of FML. Supports Assistant HR Manager with employee relations tasks. Works on special projects, as assigned. Works u nder supervision of the Human Resources Assistant Manager.

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.)
  • Administers human resources programs for Department, i.e, tuition assistance, pay for
  • performance, FMLA;
  • Assists with employee relations issues;
  • Assists with workforce planning initiatives for department;
  • Researches and provides analysis of HR issues and initiatives;
  • Assists with recruitment processes for department.

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.)
  • Basic knowledge of principles of HR administration and management principles and practices;
  • Basic knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to human resources;
  • Ability to use computer hardware and software;
  • Ability to gather and analyze data;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with applicants, employees, and County officials;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.

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 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.

  • Experience with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers Compensation, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Leave Administration Program.
  • Ability to Interpret and administers leave programs and policies in accordance with the applicable federal and state employment laws (FMLA, ADA and Paid Family Leave).
  • Experience with tracking and maintenance of all worker's compensation claims documentation.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative research on best practices, and emerging tools and methods; leads and coordinates the development of the injury reporting process and a priority action plan.
  • Strong communication skills in drafting and reviewing policy manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Internal Communication.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills, specifically in Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Work is generally sedentary; however, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of 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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