HR Generalist

Rockville , MD
Oct 22, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
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.

Westat has a newly created opportunity for an HR Generalist in its Field Human Resources team. Our Field Human Resources team is responsible for providing HR and Staffing support for Westat's diverse data collection projects throughout the U.S.  Field projects use data collectors to conduct in person interviews, school based assessments, roadside observations and much more. Westat data collectors are the critical front line for our clients, obtaining the data at the source. In this role you will use your broad HR and employee relations experience to support our Field HR Management and internal clients in a non-traditional HR environment. You'll be adept at collaboration and confident in working with staff at all levels, including senior management.  

Job Responsibilities:
•    As an Employee Relations advisor, support onboarding and vendor management.  This will include coordinating with vendors, sharing benefits information, and coordinating staff performance evaluations.
•    Contribute to revision of the Field HRIS protocols and functionality.  
•    Advise projects on COVID protocols and monitoring guidelines.
•    Monitor and authorize bonus programs for Field staff.
•    Coordinate quarterly meetings for Field HR advisory committee.
•    Advise and monitor timekeeping and expense program updates.

Basic Qualifications:
•    Associates degree in Human Resource Management or a related field and 7 years of experience in an HR environment or a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or a related field and 5 years of experience in an HR environment.
•    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Work, Excel and Powerpoint.

Preferred Qualifications
•    HR or Recruiting experience in a government contracting environment.
•    Multi-state employment law and regulation knowledge.
•    OFCCP compliance.
•    Workday

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.