Human Resources Generalist II
Job Details
Full Time
Bachelors Degree - 4 Years
Human Resources

Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values based organization providing optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real world application to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that can remain active, productive members of our community.

We are seeking an HR Generalist who possesses knowledge of principles, practices and standards to oversee and maintain Human Resources and Payroll efforts for Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works with major emphasis in benefit administration, 401k, payroll, and compliance. Be a model and champion all core values and support the mission of the organization.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Assist with planning and monitoring of employee annual appraisals and quarterly conversations.
  • Assist and coach managers in corrective action process, performance improvement plans; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Offboard employees, including conducting exit interviews and making recommendation for improvement and reporting issues; administration of COBRA and updating other parties as needed.
  • Maintain Human Resources Information System (HRIS): processing employee data, generating HR-related reports, managing system upgrades and maintaining data integrity.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll accurately and timely for Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works.
  • Maintain payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Pay employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
  • Update payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings, deductions, job titles, and department/division transfers.
  • Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Understanding of payroll liabilities, the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
  • Balance the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Answer payroll related questions and respond to payroll requests
  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Oversees and maintains a variety of compliance reporting requirements, including but not limited to, Affirmative Action Plans, EEO-1, etc.
  • Maintain employee benefits programs and inform employees of initial eligibility of benefits and at open enrollment and enrolling employees to the designated selections.
  • Administer and handle all enrollment and reporting requirements for the 401K retirement plan.
  • Monthly reconciliation of insurance billings ensuring proper charges and the collection of employee deductions
  • Serve as a back up to onboarding and new hire orientation




  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration preferred.



  • 3 to 5 years of Generalist and/or Payroll experience required
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred or working towards certification
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • HRIS proficiency. Knowledge of Paycom a plus.
  • One plus year working for non-profit organization preferred


Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll processing tasks and activities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with onboarding candidates for open positions
  • Knowledge of Employee Engagement Strategies taking full ownership of strategy from ideation to creation and through to execution
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written
  • Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Skilled in the use of standard business machines and computers
  • Excellent computer skills Microsoft Office skills.
  • Professional maturity and judgment
  • Capable of working with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Good judgment and objectivity
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters.


Physical Demands:

  • Employee must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.



  • Successful result of Level II Background Check