Human Resources Recruiter/Generalist

MD - Rockville
Nov 05, 2018
Dec 03, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking an HR Recruiter / Generalist who will be responsible for providing HR support to a large recruitment and staffing function of on-site temporary hourly staff. Primary areas of focus will be on employee relations and recruiting and staffing.

Job Responsibilities:

Employee Relations responsibilities will include: · Ensuring that business needs are being met while being compliant with relevant laws. · Providing assistance and guidance to management regarding employment issues with potential legal implications. · Conducting investigations as needed. · Supervising Employee Relations HR Assistant staff. · Assisting with the development of employee relations and compliance policies and procedures. · Maintaining current knowledge of relevant employee relations and compliance laws, procedures, and practices. · Participating in special projects as required. Recruiting and staffing responsibilities will include: · Partnering with operations staff to ensure that adequate staff are readily available to meet operational needs · Managing full life-cycle recruiting process of temporary hourly staff · Developing and implementing processes for retention of these staff · Maintaining current knowledge of relevant recruiting / staffing laws, procedures, and practices at the federal, state and local level.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree, preferably in human resources or a related field with 3 years of employee relations experience is required.
Demonstrated experience in staffing in a fast-paced environment to meet staffing deadlines as well as demonstrated experience in investigation of employee relations issues and making recommendations as well as EEO experience is essential. Candidate must have extensive knowledge of federal and state personnel laws and regulatory guidelines relating to staffing and employee relations. You should be detail oriented, possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel. Experience working in a Federal contractor environment is a plus.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law