Position Description

Human Resources Generalist
Location HQ--Washington, DC
Job Code HRG0321
# of openings 1
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Computercraft, an American Indian– and Woman-owned small business, provides technical, scientific, and management support services to the federal government to advance biomedical research and human health. Our teams work in an exciting, dynamic environment at the intersection of IT and biomedical research, working to build and refine high-profile information resources that help to solve our world’s greatest health challenges. At Computercraft, we understand that our business and clients thrive when our staff thrive, and that starts with the right Human Resources professionals. 


We are a growing team in search of a qualified, resourceful professional to support and broaden the functions of our HR department and ensure smooth and efficient business operations. The Human Resources Generalist will lead an established HR program, with a focus on identifying opportunities for efficiencies and establishing new/improved workflows and processes. This position will have responsibilities in the functional areas of compliance, benefits administration, HR information system (HRIS) management, recruitment, and employee relations and engagement. This position will work closely with the leadership team and will be supported by one part-time staff member. This could be a full-time or part-time role depending on the skill set and interest of the candidate. 


Currently, all Computercraft employees are teleworking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Eventually, the position will be located on site at the Computercraft headquarters in Washington, DC. Employees will return to onsite work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, aligns, and executes HR program and initiatives in support of organization goals; recommends new approaches and improvements and helps to implement them
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws/regulations and best practices; reviews policies and practices to ensure adherence to requirements; and recommends changes where needed (this includes working with a team of outside HR consultants on the annual Affirmative Action Plan, EEO, and VETS reporting)
  • Administers benefits programs, including facilitating open enrollment process; providing support to employees on eligibility, enrollment, and issues; coordinating with the broker and vendors; maintaining benefit plan records; and analyzing current offerings and industry trends 
  • Administers the onboarding and offboarding processes, including conducting new hire orientation, maintaining orientation materials, conducting exit interviews, and analyzing departure trend data
  • Maintains and manages HR software tools and records; provides subject-matter expertise in the selection, implementation, and optimization of a new HR information system
  • Manages employee relations issues, including conflict management, performance improvement plans, and terminations, in consultation with external legal counsel as needed
  • Manages the performance review process, including increasing efficiency in the communications and tracking process
  • Oversees employee training and development program
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and new technologies in the human resources field
  • Collaborates with internal staff and hiring managers to support the recruiting process, including record keeping, ensuring complete and fresh postings, and providing support in development of recruitment strategies


Required Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in human resources
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources, business administration, or other related field
  • Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; compliance requirements; and human resources best practices
  • Experience in a government contracting environment
  • Experience with benefits administration
  • Experience analyzing and managing HR information systems 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Ability to work well independently (as a proactive and resourceful self-starter) and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Proficiency with or ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility and adaptability, ability to adjust to changing priorities 


Desired Skills/Experience

  • Current certification (SPHR/PHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP)
  • Experience with Oracle Taleo
  • Experience with all phases of the recruitment process
  • Experience with compensation analysis
  • Interest in marketing and business development


Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity for a positive work-life balance with a standard 40-hour work week and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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