Human Resources (HR) Generalist
The Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. is hiring a Human Resources Generalist who will provide advice, support, and delivery of services, including recruitment and benefits administration, for locally-engaged employees and managers at the Embassy and at missions throughout the United States.
Position title: Human Resources (HR) Generalist
Section: Locally-Engaged Staff Portal
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-310944
Starting salary: $70,494 USD per year, plus benefits
Competition no: 19/17
Date posted: November 8, 2017
Closing date: November 27, 2017
Employment Tenure: There is one (1) term position to be filled, having a specified period of employment of three (3) years, with the possibility of extension or change in employment status to indeterminate based on operational needs. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, and acting opportunities at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. When you submit your application, you must specify all types of employment tenures for which you wish to be considered, e.g., indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting.
- Persons living in the Washington Metropolitan area.
- Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
- Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance.
- Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Embassy of Canada.
All applicants must:
- Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.
- Be resident in the United States.
- Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.
- Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date. The covering letter must specify, using concrete examples, how you meet the Essential Requirements, i.e., education, experience, for this position. All communication relating to this process, including the email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Summary of duties:
Under the supervision of the HR Officer and in close collaboration with the HR team, the HR Generalist will support human resources functions for locally-engaged employees and managers at the Embassy and at missions throughout the United States. Primary responsibilities will include functional areas such as recruitment, classification, benefits administration, HRIS administration, employee record management, employee onboarding and out-processing, basic employee relations, and employee communication. The incumbent will also work on special / cyclical projects for the HR section and will have other duties as requested by the Head of HR.
English (The ability to work in French would be an asset.)
Condition of employment (must be met):
- Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
- Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions.
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:
A degree from an accredited college or university in business, HR, or a related field OR an acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, e.g., PHR certification.
- At least four years of recent and progressively responsible experience as an HR Generalist in a professional, multi-branch work environment;
- Significant experience in full life-cycle recruitment;
- Experience administering employee benefits programs and/or inputting HRIS/payroll data.
Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.
- Knowledge of US HR regulations. (Knowledge of Canadian HR regulations will be considered an asset);
- Extensive knowledge of HR business practices, business process design and implementation, as well as internal monitoring and reporting; and
- Knowledge of and proficiency in computer software and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external clients at all levels in the organization;
- Provide hands-on full life cycle recruitment;
- Provide strategic advice, analyse problems, and propose solutions within a variety of HR functions;
- Practise quality control;
- Independently plan, organize, and in a timely way, implement multiple activities in a fast-paced environment; and
- Demonstrate the ability to create and maintain complex spreadsheets.
- Effective interpersonal skills;
- Sound judgement;
- Highly collaborative working style;
- Action-oriented; and
- Confidentiality (ability to keep sensitive information on a need-to-know basis).
Desirable Requirements :
- The ability to work in French would be an asset.
- PHR or CEBS certification would be an asset.
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the Essential Requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the Essential Requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.
The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.
The Embassy offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term and short term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.
The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
Method of application:
Applications should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date. In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the Essential Requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position number.
Hours of work:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent will be required to work overtime on an as-needed basis.
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