Human Resources Generalist

Rockville, Maryland
Jul 03, 2018
Jul 04, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

The EMMES Corporation, established in 1977, is a women-owned private Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India. Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance.

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research. Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation.

Primary Purpose

The Human Resources Generalist will work in our Rockville, MD headquarters and will report to the Employee Relations Manager. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Human Resources department in carrying out human resources policies, programs and procedures for all Emmes staff and supervisors in compliance with applicable state and federal employment laws. This position will also support a positive employee relations (ER) climate through effective communications with employees and management and through the coordination of employee events sponsored by the human resources department.


    Works closely with ER Manager on employee workplace issues; ensuring employment actions are well documented, per company policy, follow consistent process, and are free of any discrimination Updates internal ER Case report system Develops and write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) relating to HR Updates Company Handbook Administers performance reviews to include manager and employee notifications and tracking of forms Conducts new employee orientation Assists HR Manager in handling immigration matter (i.e., H1B/PERM) Supports Compensation Manager during focal review and bonus activities Reviews/Updates company job descriptions Assists HR team in planning staff events Responds to general inquiries from staff regarding workplace policies and procedures Participates in employee training sessions covering workplace policies and procedures Will be a member of the implementation team for HR Software tools (SAP) Provides HR support once a week in our Tysons, VA office

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills in a MS Windows environment
  • Experience with immigration matters is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree; PHR/SHRM-CP preferred
  • 3 years ‘experience as a Human Resources Generalist
  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • Experience supporting employee relations investigations in a non-union environment
  • Excellent problem resolution and customer service skills
  • Strong organization time management and attention to detail skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with ADP is a plus


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The EMMES Corporation is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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