Goodwill Redwood Empire serves Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties. Our mission: Changing lives and strengthening communities through the dignity and power of work.  We provide vocational rehabilitation and habilitation services, such as job counseling, job training, and work experience, to unemployed and underemployed persons, persons with disabilities and persons who have a job market disadvantage because of lack of education, job skill, or experience.

POSITION TITLE:        Human Resources Generalist
STATUS:                      Full-Time – Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT:            Human Resources

This position has a starting pay of $25.00 per hour

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB:  The human resource generalist handles and provides support for various HR employee programs within the agency, which reflects GIRE’s stated values.  All employees are to maintain a positive and professional work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

All employees are to maintain a positive and professional work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.


  • HRIS System
    • Maintain configuration of Ascentis HRIS and Employee Self Service 
    • Enter all new hire, changes, and terminations into the HRIS
    • Provide end-user support for Employee Self Service
    • Responsible for data integrity by auditing employee records in the HRIS and correcting inaccuracies and discrepancies, a
  • Compliance
    • Establish and maintain Human Resource Compliance systems, procedures, and forms related to areas of responsibility
    • Overseeing the employment verification process in response to business, banking, and unemployment inquiries
    • Tracks performance reviews, corrective action forms, tuition reimbursement forms, and ACA compliance
    • Reviews Job Descriptions and updates for compliance
    • Develops and maintains affirmative action programs; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations
    • Processes all termination paperwork as required and responds to unemployment claims, including participation in hearings
  • Employee Relations:
    • Serve as resource to employees and managers providing response to human resource related questions and inquiries.
    • Conduct self in a professional and ethical manner.  Maintain unquestionable confidentiality of all data and human resource related matters.
    • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ancillary Functions
    • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and governmental reporting regulations that affect the Human Resources functions.
    • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare recommendations on assigned projects and tasks.
    • Submit relevant reports in a timely manner.
    • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
    • AA Degree in Business or a related field, or equivalent experience. Human Resources Certificate and/or PHR Certification desired.
    • Practical knowledge of assigned functional areas as would normally be obtained from three or more years’ experience in the field.
    • Experience in working under pressure with frequent interruptions on tasks that require attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to effectively organize multiple priorities, and meet agreed-upon deadlines
    • Ability to balance a friendly, service-oriented relationship with employees, while maintaining strict confidentiality
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to understand, speak and be understood in English. Spanish language skills a plus
    • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail software
    • Ability to perform effectively and cooperatively as part of a team and to consult with employees and managers at all levels of the organization
    • Skills in observation, assessment, problem solving, and exercising sound judgment and tact
    • Solid understanding of needs of a human resources function as it pertains to maintaining confidentiality, using good judgment in dealing with employees and personnel documentation, and providing accurate information
    • Ability to work under general supervision, effectively organize multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    • Skills and experience in Human Resources Information Systems, including use of related report writing programs

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Entails exposure to the following environmental conditions: Constant exposure to moderate business office noise levels, such as office machines, conversations, foot traffic, some (less than 1/3rd) exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Standing/sitting intermittently throughout work shift; repetitive finger movements with frequent computer use; limited bending/stooping. Good visual acuity.  Ability to regularly lift and move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Director of Administrative Services

Minorities and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Department: Administration
This is a full-time position

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