Senior HR Generalist - Employee Relations Lead

Herndon, Virginia
Competitive pay
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

Job Summary: 

A growing government contractor and leader in IT services is currently partnering with Sparks Group to find a Senior HR Generalist specializing as an Employee Relations Lead. Apply now or call 703-620-6444!


  • Provides overall day-to- day HR support for headquarters and staff on client site.
  • Maintains employee records, processes employment changes, maintains HRIS data entry for promotions, transfers, supervisor/location re-assignments, pay and benefit changes.
  • Takes the lead with employee relations issues including working with managers on employee counseling memos, performance improvement plans, discipline and terminations. Maintains employee performance tracker.
  • Conducts internal investigations to identify appropriate outcomes and document findings. Applies understanding of corporate policies, employment law and other regulations when providing guidance. Recommends effective solutions for addressing workplace issues and corrective action in accordance with personnel policy and applicable laws.
  • Consults with Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Counsel as needed to obtain advice on employee matters and problem resolution.
  • Counsels and trains all levels of staff with respect to federal, state and local EEO and other personnel laws, and NetCentrics policies and procedures ensuring consistent interpretation and application of laws, policies, procedures and precedence.
  • Working with HR Team, creates and maintains related SOP’s to maintain compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Assists with compensation slotting and salary management.
  • Conducts orientation with team; updates as necessary.
  • Helps establish and report on ER metrics
  • Prepares annual Affirmative Action Plan, coordinates appropriate related action plans and outreach, and delivers related training to managers.
  • Strong background and knowledge of unemployment process and participation in hearings
  • Maintains and develops content on the employee portal and company intranet.
  • Provides advice to managers on terminations, reduction in force, position eliminations, and layoffs to ensure proper policies and procedures are followed.
  • Delivers service in a professional and efficient manner, providing prompt assistance while managing expectations to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Conducts new hire orientation with team; updates as necessary.
  • Maintains and develops content on the employee portal and company intranet, especially as it pertains to employee benefits.
  • Ensures compliance with EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, ERISA and other state and federal employment laws.
  • Keeps apprised of HR Law updates and ensures company compliance.
  • Assists in evaluating and writing departmental policies and procedures; makes recommendations on improving workflow and efficiencies. Keeps employee handbook current.
  • Processes terminations and conducts exit interviews.
  • Participates and takes leadership role in company committees.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

  Qualifications/Background Profile:

  •  7-10 years’ solid HR Generalist experience, to include general HR knowledge and skills, with a broad understanding of all the technical and functional components of HR including compensation, onboarding, talent management, benefits, training and development with significant experience in employee relations required. Experience working as an Employee Relations Specialist for 3-5 years preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Human Resources or related field. Master’s Degree, preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or other HR certifications preferred.
  • Knowledge to include a solid understanding of employment laws and policies and compliance requirements related to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Previous experience with investigating and resolving complaints. Prior experience investigating and documenting Title VII, FMLA, & Harassment cases to include the principles, practices and procedures of Human Resource Management.
  • Must have experience with HRMS/HRIS, UltiPro preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and discretion in and handling confidential information and situations.
  • Prior Government contracting experience.
  • Experience working in an ISO or CMMI certified company a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, interpersonal, intrapersonal) and ability to build strong relationships, gaining the confidence and respect of peers.
  • Competent in delivering presentations in front of a group.
  • A strong solutions focus and the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving capability.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work additional hours as necessary.
  • A self-starter, with strong initiative, excellent attention to detail, and a dedication to follow up and follow through with ability to multi-task, shift priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Must have a can-do attitude and be able to work collaboratively with the team.
  • Computer literacy - Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!