Job Title: HR GENERALIST
Working under the general direction of the Human Resources manager, the purpose of this position is to assist in the recommendation, development and implementation of human resources plans, programs, initiatives, services, policies and procedures related to recruiting, hiring, training & development, compensation, benefits, performance management and employee and labor relations. Assists in the investigation of disciplinary and other employee relation matters and works with the Director of HR to successfully resolve employee grievances. Maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations related to human resources and assures that personnel practices and policies are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Help in the development and delivery of employee communications.
Essential Job Functions
- Help determine the most efficient method of recruitment and assist DHC management with the selection process by providing advice and guidance on matters such as managing applicant flow, interviewing, selection, reference checks, background investigation, tests, and affirmative action practices.
- Help assess the training needs of the organization; conduct or arrange for training on a variety of HR-related matters such as HR laws, supervision, sexual harassment, diversity, performance management, effective discipline, etc.; track training participation and maintain training records.
- Review, evaluate, and implement benefit programs including insurance, retirement benefits, holidays, etc.; recommend changes in benefits based on analysis, current trends, or other indicators; provide information to management and employees regarding DHC benefits
- Develop, recommend, implement and maintain compensation system; oversee development and revision of position descriptions; make recommendations regarding employee classification per the FLSA and compensation changes, and reorganizations.
- Post open positions, review resumes, schedule and conduct interviews.
- Perform investigations as necessary related to harassment complaints, policy violations and poor performance; advise supervisory personnel regarding grievances, leaves, Workers’ Compensation, and disciplinary actions; review disciplinary actions for fairness and consistency; conduct exit interviews.
- Assists in the administration of various human resources plans, programs and services for all company personnel; assists in development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures; uses knowledge of human resources laws and regulations to revise and maintains the DHC Employee Personnel Manual.
- Assists in the creation and evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals and objectives; recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
- Promote a positive work environment through building and maintaining a good relationship with employees and supervisors.
- Review and pay department related invoices
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems, and equipment including computers and software, calculators, fax machines, etc.
- Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures
- Knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic, and departmental terminology
- Ability to plan, and organize routine work and special projects in order to meet organizational goals
- Ability to exercise tact and discretion in handling confidential human resources matters
- Ability to exercise sound judgment regarding matters within scope of responsibility
- Ability to provide information in a courteous diplomatic manner
- Ability to use a computer to store, retrieve and compile data, prepare reports and correspondence
- Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone system, etc.
- Ability to maintain a variety of files and records, and to answer questions from the records
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, other employees, residents, and the general public
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Skill in the use of computer software to facilitate efficient completion of tasks and obtaining information
- Skill in dealing with people in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
Work is principally sedentary. No special physical demands are required. The work involves normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment. The work area is usually adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
The incumbent must have or be able to acquire a valid state driver’s license; pass federal, state, and local criminal investigation clearances, and pass a drug screening test administered by the Commission or its designated provider and be insurable under the agency’s insurance policy.
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)
- A bachelor's degree and four (4) to six (6) years of generalist Human Resources experience, OR
- A master' degree in Human Resources Management and three (3) years of generalist experience in the HR field, OR
- Eight (8) years of generalist experience in the HR field, OR
- Any similar combination of education and experience.
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.
Experience in human resources management, business administration or public administration or closely related field plus 1 year of experience in human resources administration or other experience involving public contact and confidential records; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way to modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level or difficulty.
Although marijuana has been legalized under Michigan law, it is a Schedule I controlled substance and is illegal under federal law. As a federally funded agency DHC’s employees are NOT permitted to use or possess any form of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Any applicant for employment who tests positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drug screening shall be ineligible for employment with DHC. Any applicant for employment who advises DHC that s/he uses any form of marijuana will be ineligible for employment with DHC. DHC is unable to grant a request for a reasonable accommodation to use marijuana under any circumstance.
Please note: A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for employment with DHC.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume detailing your qualifications/work experience and Voluntary Self-Identification forms to:
Detroit Housing Commission
1301 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207
apply online at www.dhcmi.org under Careers