Virginia State Government Human Resources Generalist in Chesterfield, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist acts as a resource to agency staff on human resources matters, providing guidance, assistance and support to management, supervisors and staff. In addition, the generalist administers human resources programs in the areas of benefits, employment, policy, staff development and internal communications. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit for exempt and non-exempt positions agency-wide. Consult with managers regarding staffing needs, write job descriptions, source qualified candidates, screen and interview candidates, make hiring recommendations, and complete all necessary job files and follow up correspondence. Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and internal policies concerning employment
  • Administer benefits for the agency including health enrollment and changes, education reimbursement, 529 matching contributions, life insurance enrollment and changes and paid time off. Proactively communicate with staff regarding pertinent benefit changes. Research new benefit offerings and make recommendations based on cost and value to the organization
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding the Agency policies and procedures, benefits and HR initiatives
  • Lead the planning and implementation of events agency-wide with the goal of improving employee morale, satisfaction and teamwork; manage a committee of volunteers who plan and execute the events
  • Develop and deliver training programs with relevance and interest to staff. Identify areas for additional training and make recommendations for appropriate delivery
  • Support the performance evaluation process including the execution of the comprehensive compensation plan
  • Coordinate fundraising campaigns and community drives within the agency
  • Draft communications to employees to keep the agency abreast of relevant policies, procedures, events and related topics of interest; publish a monthly newsletter
  • Serve as administrator of timekeeping and learning management systems which includes training new employees, extracting and analyzing data and making recommendations for system enhancements
  • Participate in employee relations matters, facilitate communication in difficult situations, and assist in the investigation of employee complaints or concerns

Work Environment

  • Typical office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position
  • Must be able to occasionally move about the office to retrieve files and documents
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment including typing and keying
  • Frequently communicate with employees, vendors, and applicants; must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly
  • Occasional travel required
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field preferred
  • Three years experience in multiple areas of HR; an equivalent combination of skills and experience will be considered
  • Experience in fast paced, and flexible work environment providing service to customers, employees, and/or vendors

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws and their practical application in a public work environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office software and database management systems
  • Ability to deal with conflict and diffuse difficult situations
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Analytical ability in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service and relationship building skills
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work on a team that delivers a high-availability level of service
Special Instructions to Applicants

It is the practice of Virginia529 College Savings Plan to conduct in-depth background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background checks performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: reference checks, criminal history including sexual offender registry checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) Record checks, license verification, credit report reviews, etc. The results of background checks are made available to Virginia529 College Savings Plan employing officials. You will be requested to sign a reference release form, so your past schools and/or employers may be contacted concerning your academic or employment history.

Application Process: Interested individuals should submit a state application, resume and cover letter via

Contact Information

Debbie Allan



9001 Arboretum Parkway North Chesterfield, VA 23236

Working Title: Human Resources Generalist

Role Title: Non-Classified

Job Open Date: 10/17/2016

Job Close Date: 10/31/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience

Agency: VA College Savings Plan (174)

Agency Website:

Location: Chesterfield - 041

Position Number: 00107

Job Posting Number: 1017709

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: UG