Human Resources Generalist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 28, 2020
Human Resources
Full Time
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Serves as the Human Resources (HR) Manager for the Fairfax Circuit Court, responsible for managing the court's daily human resources operations. Acts as the HR-subject matter expert for senior management, managers, supervisors, and employees on a wide range of HR activities. Areas of expertise include recruitment, employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, payroll, benefits, EEO, FMLA, ADA, and workers compensation. Specific duties include:
  • Facilitates and manages recruitments, providing guidance and direction to managers on recruitment, interviews, selection process.
  • Writes position descriptions and job announcements.
  • Provides counsel and guidance to managers and employees on employee relations issues. Ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Provides guidance to and works with senior management to coordinate workforce planning and strategic planning efforts.
  • Supervises one or more administrative staff in the HR team.
  • Drafts HR policies and procedures for the court.
  • Manages the annual Employee Appreciation Day activities for the Circuit Court.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

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.


Not applicable.

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
  • Human resources certification from SHRM, HRCI, or IPMA.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and three years of experience with, human resources policies and procedures in a local government setting, particularly employee relations, performance management, recruiting and retention, payroll, organizational development, and workforce and succession planning.
  • Considerable experience and a high level of proficiency using FOCUS HCM, PEAQ, NEOGOV, and JDMS (or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) HCM system, applicant tracking system, and position description database).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite computer software, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and three years of experience with FMLA, ADA, EEO.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success as a supervisor, including coaching and training.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, initiative, creativity, and independent judgment

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to travel to other sites to attend meetings/trainings.

Duties are generally sedentary. May be required to walk, stand, bend, and carry items weighing up to 15 pounds. Ability to input and retrieve data from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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.