Human Resources Generalist

Bothell, WA

Responsibilities include active participation in the development and implementation of company personnel policies & procedures, as well as handling the day-to-day administration of human resources programs & initiatives.  Takes primary responsibility for payroll processing, benefits administration, new hire onboarding and related activities including compliance reporting.  Supports managers in the recruiting, interviewing, and job offer processes.  Prepares and maintains personnel files, employee benefit files, and other employment related documentation and data.  Maintains information presented on SharePoint HR website, and typically acts as the first point of contact for employee inquiries regarding HR matters.

Key Job Elements:

  • Day-to-day administration and recordkeeping of various Human Resources programs and initiatives such as 401k, health benefits, COBRA, recruiting, drug testing, background checks, new hire onboarding, leaves of absence, etc.May be assigned to participate on the company Safety Committee and/or asked to provide support for safety initiatives.
  • Participates and/or takes the lead in the development, implementation and employee communication regarding existing, new, or revised HR programs, policies, procedures, and forms.Responds to HR-related requests, questions, and/or issues from employees and management, finding timely and best-fit solutions.Refers difficult or complex matters to the HR Manager if needed.
  • Gathers, prepares, and inputs payroll data using a 3rd Party automated payroll system to produce accurate and timely payroll.Processes employee information and pay changes, including garnishments, mandatory or voluntary deductions, and other miscellaneous data related to payroll.Researches and responds to payroll questions.Compiles, prepares, and/or maintains various payroll records and reports.Provides data for employment verifications, unemployment claims, workers compensation, salary surveys and accounting/finance requests as needed.
  • Sets up and/or maintains various employment related files and records such as employee personnel files, I-9 files, employee benefit enrollment files, and payroll reports.
  • Helps maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment/labor laws, as well as governmental reporting requirements such as those relating to the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEO), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), etc.
  • Works with supervisors/managers to develop and maintain job descriptions for all positions throughout the company.Monitors and tracks company progress on performance reviews and other development programs.
  • Maintains the Employee Handbook, employee benefits, and other HR documents presented on SharePoint, updating and/or posting new information as needed.
  • Supports talent recruitment efforts by preparing job ads and initiating job postings.Assists Hiring Managers by managing the applicant interview scheduling process and logistics.Prepares job offer paperwork.May help coordinate the use of temporary employees if needed.
  • Delivers or provides for the delivery of employee education and training in HR areas such as new employee orientation, benefits enrollment, Think Customer, substance abuse, non-discrimination/anti-harassment, new policies/programs, etc.May develop or assist in the development of training materials.
  • Assists HR Manager with various research projects and/or special projects as needed, and performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge and work experience equal to an educational degree or certification in Human Resources and 3-4 years of HR experience in a generalist role, or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through similar means.  A SHRM Certified Professional (CP) or an HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR) designation highly desirable, but not required.
  • Good knowledge of a wide range of Human Resources functions and practices, as well as federal and state employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in using various computer software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), SharePoint, and GoToMeeting.Strong keyboarding skills.Experience with an HRIS or similar system a plus.
  • Prior payroll processing experience using a 3rd party payroll vendor.Experience with ADP Workforce Now highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.Ability to build trust and maintain a high level of confidentiality.Demonstrated honesty and integrity.Ability to interact professionally, positively and respectfully with tact and discretion, especially when dealing with sensitive, emotional, and/or negative situations.Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex and/or difficult challenges.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail; strong math, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations and/or government law.
  • A high-performance individual with the ability to effectively organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, juggle demands, adapt quickly to changing priorities, and work efficiently both independently and in a team environment with limited supervision.Ability to develop & lead group presentations.
  • Excellent work ethic, initiative, and dependability. 
  • Exceptional customer service orientation with willingness to takeownership/accountability and go the extra mile.
  • Physical Requirements:  Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, bending, stooping, lifting & carrying.  Ability to sit for extended periods of time from time to time working on a PC.  Ability to reach frequently with both arms, grip with both hands, and operate standard office equipment.  Standing for 30 minutes or longer while presenting or filing and the ability to file in drawer heights from shoulder to floor.  Ability to lift boxes of moderate weight (+/- 20 to 25 pounds) and carry them short distances, including up and down stairs. 

PCE Pacific believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the company to only the work identified.  It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

PCE Pacific, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, April 24, 2017.

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