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Sample Human Resources Generalist Job Description

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the HR Generalist

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To perform the Human Resources Generalist job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the company Human Resources Generalist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Human Resources Generalist Requirements

  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.

     

  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.

     

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.

     

  • Effective oral and written communication.

     

  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.

     

  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.

     

  • Excellent organizational skills.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.

     

  • Three to five plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.

     

  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.

     

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred, not required.

Physical Demands of the HR Generalist's Job

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Human Resources Generalist's job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Human Resources Generalist's job.

While performing the responsibilities of the Human Resources Generalist's job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment for the HR Generalist's Job

While performing the responsibilities of the Human Resources Generalist's job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Human Resources Generalist will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Human Resources Generalist's job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Conclusion

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Human Resources Generalist's position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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Human Resources Generalist Job Description Components

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