Human Resource Generalist

Rockville , MD
Oct 04, 2021
Oct 21, 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 weekly hourly staff, which includes all aspects of employee relations and retention of these staff who work in on-site as well as 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.  This is an on-site position in our Rockville Offices, requiring local travel between Westat offices in Montgomery County.    During initial months the job will be hybrid combination of remote/on-site work, and will transition to full time on-site work as the local government guidance changes.   

Job Responsibilities:
•    Ensuring that business needs are being met while being compliant with relevant laws.
•    Conducting investigations as needed. 
•    Assisting with the development of employee relations and compliance policies and procedures.
•    Participating in special projects as required including assignment and oversight of selected staffing assignments. 
•    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. 
•    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 5 plus years of Human Resources experience to include employee relations experience and recruiting and staffing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated experience in recruiting/staffing in a fast-paced environment to meet staffing deadlines, and understanding of Federal and state employment laws and their application.  
•    High proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel.

Candidates must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Experience working in a Federal 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

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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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