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
Level: LE-07
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.

Open to:

All applicants must:

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.

Language requirement:

English (The ability to work in French would be an asset.)

Condition of employment (must be met):

Essential requirements:

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.


Rated requirements:

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.



Personal Suitability:

Desirable Requirements :

Selection procedures:

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: 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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