Human Resource Generalist

Rockville , MD
Jun 03, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Analyst, Research
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 a Human Resources Generalist to provide HR support to a large recruitment and staffing function of temporary hourly staff, which includes all aspects of employee relations and retention of these staff who in on-site and remote locations. 
Candidate should be comfortable dealing with all levels of staff within an organization; demonstrate ability and expertise in employee relations and performance management.  Understanding of Federal and state employment laws and their application is critical.

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 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 for both on-site and remote (at-home) work assignments in multiple jurisdictions
•    Developing and implementing processes for retention of these staff. 
•    Supervising recruiting HR Assistant
•    Maintaining current knowledge of relevant recruiting / staffing laws, procedures, and practices at the federal, state and local level.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree with at least 15 plus years of Human Resources experiences to include a minimum of 5 years employee relations experience with progressively increasing responsibility and 5 years recruiting and staffing experience.
•    Knowledge of employment law. 

The ideal candidate should also possess demonstrated experience in recruiting/staffing in a fast-paced environment to meet staffing deadlines. Candidate should be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Preference to those highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel, and with experience working in a Federal contractor environment with recruitment experience with a research orientation is a plus.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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