$57,969.60 - $115,897.60 Annually
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 18, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
Position Information
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 is seeking a skilled and motivated Human Resources Generalist with a proven track record of providing payroll and human resources 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:

  • Payroll: Processing and validating bi-weekly payroll and leave records and assisting with payroll/leave issues by reviewing all changes in County & State compensation systems i.e. merit awards, special pays, compensation studies, new hires, transfers;
  • Training: Developing and facilitating training on various Human Resources topics to management and non-management employees;
  • Recruitment: Assisting managers with the recruitment life cycle and position classifications processes to include p reparing New Hire Packets and assisting with and conducting on-boarding and off-boarding.
  • Performance Management: Providing guidance and coordination of performance management and appraisal procedures (probationary and yearly);
  • Employee Relations: Counseling, coaching and advising staff on employee relations matters by interpreting, applying and guiding employees on County and departmental regulations and policies; and
  • Working with the County's Disability Resource Coordinator to ensure proper ADA accommodations are in place for employees and potential candidates.
The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong interpersonal, active listening, and communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze situations to effectively provide suggested resolutions as well as organizational and planning skills;
  • Experience preparing, interpreting, analyzing, and auditing standard reports and records;
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality; and
  • Ability to independently prioritize work and 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

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Psychology, Public/Business Administration or related field; plus
  • Considerable experience in payroll processes, training & development, employee management relations and/or recruitment.

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:

  • Working in a local, state, or federal government agency;
  • HR Certifications such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, IPMA-SCP/CP

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.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.