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HR Generalist - Recruiter


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Human Resources Generalist

Focus: Recruitment & Wellness

Salary Range: 50,482 – 60,0008 Exempt (DOQ)

Reports to: Human Resources Director  

The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for various generalist-related duties focusing on recruitment and health and wellness initiatives. The HR Generalist will develop innovative and aggressive methods to source, evaluate, and build a viable pool of candidates utilizing cost-effective sourcing techniques to attract the right talent. Coordinates the recruitment process with leaders to identify top talent, ensure consistency, and equability in the recruitment process, and meet legal guidelines. The HR Generalist will also serve as a wellness champion, keeping abreast of current national wellness and wellbeing initiatives and activities. The HR Generalist will also be the backup for accurately processing bi-weekly payroll, including timesheets, health, dental, vision, 457, retirement, and other payroll-related deductions. 



  • Conducts full life-cycle recruiting to acquire talent for fire, police, and exempt and non-exempt level positions. Represents the City at job fairs and hiring events.
  • Will use creative sourcing methods to screen resumes, interview candidates (by phone or in-person), administer appropriate assessments, conduct reference/background checks, drug screens, make recommendations for hire (or not hire), and deliver employment offers. 
  • Partners with hiring managers to identify and hire qualified, engaged, and diverse talent to fill challenging positions.
  • Develops advertising programs to ensure high visibility with potential candidates.
  • Works to ensure the timely integration of new employees into the organization. Ensures appropriate alignment and controls with administrative processes when auditing candidate data.
  • Effectively communicates essential employment information during delivery of employment offers (e.g., benefits, compensation); Conducts new hire orientation, conducts exit interviews, develops reports, evaluates trends, and makes recommendations based on employee feedback.
  • Communicates effectively with hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruiting process. Utilize ADP Workforce Now to track candidate information.
  • Manages application and resume files according to city records retention policy. 
  • Manages the internal transfer process, including screenings, coordination of interviews with hiring managers, and transfer offer letters. 
  • Provides a variety of recruiting reports to the HR Director.
  • Works with hiring managers to ensure compliance with all federal/state laws and regulations. 
  • Updates job descriptions as needed. 
  • Administers, maintain, and coordinate the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); provide assistance, instruction, and direction to employees regarding systems capabilities and usage; coordinate with Information System to develop or enhance systems.
  • Manages the operations of the Wellness Program, including developing reporting tools, tracking accurate and timely reporting, and promoting quarterly challenges and wellness events.
  • Identifies creative ways to encourage employee participation in wellness programs and wellness initiatives. 
  • Partners with vendors to conduct wellness events within the City. 
  • Attends and facilitates workshops and attend wellness meetings.
  • Assist the Human Resources Generalist/Benefits Specialist with reporting and analytical tasks.  
  • Serves as the backup to the HR Benefits Specialist by entering data into a computerized payroll system, processing all employee status changes, entering employee payroll deductions, maintaining accrual balances, and may assist with payroll-related audits.
  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned. 


 Competencies & Skills

  • Works comfortably under pressure and meets tight deadlines. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees at varying levels is critical. 
  • Strong communication and good writing skills are vital. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products. 
  • Must be comfortable working independently and making recommendations to the HR Director. 
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take the initiative. 
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment is essential. 
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with competing priories effectively.
  • Must remain open to change and new information and ideas and adapt to the same. Encourages and foster cooperation and teamwork. 
  • Results Orientation (practical project and time management, sense of urgency, and deadline-driven).
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take the initiative.
  • Must remain open to change and new information and ideas and adapt to the same. 
  • Must encourage and foster cooperation and teamwork.


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. 
  • The ideal candidate will possess five to seven years of experience in recruitment or HR Generalist or related areas such as recruitment, selection, wellness, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Professional in Human Resource Management (PHR) credentials are highly preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and the ability to apply to workplace situations.
  • Experience using LinkedIn, Indeed, Handshake, and other major job sites or social media platforms to develop a diverse pool of candidates.



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