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General Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, onboarding, and employment law compliance. They assist with tactical daily functions of the HR department and participate in special projects working closely with the Director of Human Resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of contact, answering HR related questions.

  • Participate in the pre-employment process of applicants as well as new hire orientation and onboarding.

  • Maintain Human Resources Information System (HRIS) records, entering new hire information, changes in employee demographics, and separation information.

  • Assist with benefit enrollments, employee leave requests, FMLA, Workers’ Comp, NYPFL, and disability.

  • Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provide information to authorized persons.

  • Prepare and file reports of accidents and injuries at the establishment.

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of and adheres to organization policies and procedures.

  • Maintain company compliance bulletin board with mandatory state and federal postings, audit semi-annually and as laws change.

  • Promote a safety-first attitude by setting a positive example and ensuring all employees are following safety policies and procedures.

  • Regular and predictable in-person attendance is an essential requirement of the job.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review applications/resumes and screen candidates for available positions; making referrals of well-qualified and skillful applicants to the respective department managers and/or supervisor.

  • Post internal job openings.

  • Maintain and update employee handbook as necessary.

  • Participate in employee meetings.

Qualifications for the Job:

  • Education:

    • Associates Degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.

  • Experience:

    • 3+ years’ HR experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state HR compliance laws and procedures.

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.

  • Ability to handle personnel situations with tact, and in compliance with state and federal laws.

  • Must be customer service oriented.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Must be self-motivated and proactive.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel,)

  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize continually.

  • Excellent computer skills and comfort working in different software applications.

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