Human Resources (Hr) Generalist


: $75,730.00 - $120,660.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Human Resources

JOB OBJECTIVES: Responsible for completing confidential tasks in relation to agency recruiting, employee onboarding, employment law compliance, employee relations and record keeping requirements.


  • Stays apprised of all current labor laws, reporting and record keeping requirements
  • Assist as required in collecting pay related information for accurate payroll processing
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete personnel and benefit information in HR information and payroll systems and vendor websites
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete confidential staff files for audits
  • Communicate Benefit Eligibility with new staff and provide basic benefit information to staff
  • Prepare HR surveys and monthly, quarterly and annual reports as directed
  • Verify Unemployment Claim information as needed
  • Facilitate employee relations conversations with management and agency executed leadership, as assigned
  • Support management by communicating and counseling HR-related policies and procedures, as interpreted by HR and executive leadership
  • Support HR leadership in conducting employee investigations
  • Sit on HR or other job-related committees as directed
  • Assist team with recruitment
    • Assist agency hiring managers in the recruiting process for all positions by anticipating needs and coordinating the administrative functions
    • Identify hiring needs by maintaining excellent working-relationship with hiring managers
    • Post internal jobs and acts as coordinator for transfers and job changes within the agency
    • Call references for top candidates as requested
    • Coordinate employee orientation process with HR staff and Agency supervisors
    • Communicating with new hires
    • Assist with reviewing of background checks
    • Working with agency trainers to create training schedule
    • Ensure all new hire paperwork is received in a timely manner and filed appropriately
  • Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service recipients in any form (e.g., computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment
  • Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
  • Responds in a positive and respectful manner to diversity among the agency s service population and staff
  • Performs other duties as requested by immediate supervisor, VP of HR, or the CFO


  • Ability to exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 10 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds
  • Word processing: including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation. This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -such as copying, stapling as needed
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening skills
  • Able to travel between office locations


  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing

Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor s degree, required
  • Minimum two years experience working within a Human Resources Department and knowledge of NYS and NYC Employment Labor Laws
  • Recent recruiting background/experience using social media and ATS or CRM systems required
  • Must be very proficient in MS Office and web-based HRIS systems
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able to complete tasks independently
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and ability to work in a flexible team context
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required, including Central New York office
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus

Associated topics: advisor, business partner, consultant, generalist, hrbp, human resources associate, human resources generalist, officer, professional, representative * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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