$57,387.20 - $114,732.80 Annually
Jul 15, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This recruitment is open until filled with a preferred filing date of May 24, 2021. Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2021.

Are you excited about having a role in the delivery and execution of core Human Resources services to employees? Do you enjoy working with employees in the resolution of day to day concerns? If so, Arlington County's Department of Human Services ( DHS ) Human Resources Bureau may have an opportunity for you! Arlington County seeks a skilled and motivated Human Resources Generalist with a proven track record of providing generalist services and guidance to employees.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is an integrated department with over 700 employees who strive to make a real difference in people's lives by providing outstanding human services to include public heath, behavioral health, child and family services, aging and disability services, and economic independence services. DHS is committed to utilizing a racial equity framework for all policies and practices that are developed. The HR Generalist will work with all levels to help ingrain these values in the delivery of services provided to our customers.

Specific duties:
  • Assisting managers with the recruitment life cycle and position classifications processes;
  • Providing guidance and coordination of performance management and appraisal procedures (probationary and yearly);
  • Working with the County's Disability Resource Coordinator to ensure proper ADA accommodations are in place for employees and candidates;
  • Developing and facilitating training on various Human Resources topics to management and non-management employees;
  • Counseling, coaching and advising staff on employee relations matters including assisting management with development of work plans and performance improvement plans;
  • Interpreting, applying and guiding employees on County and departmental regulations and policies;
  • Collecting data, preparing reports and conducting analysis;
  • Managing special projects specific to the area of responsibility;
  • Acting as backup for the biweekly payroll process; and
  • Performing related duties and special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, active listening skills, and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze situations to effectively provide suggestion resolutions as well as organizational and planning skills are necessary;
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality; and
  • Ability to independently prioritize work; adhere to, establish and communicate deadlines as well as problem solve to research problems and identify solutions.

About DHS

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Public/Business Administration or related field plus extensive experience in recruitment, performance management and employee relations.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a closely related field may substitute for up to one year of general human resources experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management or Industrial/Organizational Psychology; or
  • Human Resources certifications or licenses such as CCP, PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, and IMPA-CP/SCP/HR .
and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Working in a local, state, or federal government agency;
  • Handling complex employee relations issues involving employment and case law; and
  • Human resources recruitment, organizational development and/or training.

Special Requirements
An attached letter of interest and resume is part of a complete application . Please attach a letter of interest and resume which highlights your background and experience which you believe qualifies you for this position.

A pre-hire background check will be conducted on candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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