Human Resources Generalist
Job Details
Main Office - Washington, DC
Temporary Remote
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Human Resources

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with, and supports, the Human Resources Director and the Chief of Staff. The HR Generalist also supports the overall mission of Food & Water Watch, while maximizing employee potential by fostering a positive work environment. The HR Generalist should have the ability to field questions and resolve some issues when the Director is unavailable. This position will report directly to the Human Resources Director. The annualized compensation is $50,500.


  • Troubleshooting of all Paycom related issues.
  • Provide program oversight, technical advice and guidance to colleagues regarding   processes and procedures within Paycom.
  • Coordinate and conduct Paycom trainings for new hires as needed.
  • Reconcile health insurance invoices for both accounts ensuring premiums reflect current monthly activity.
  • Manage the biweekly 403b and HSA reconciliation and troubleshoot issues that arise.
  • Manage the quarterly HSA reconciliation and troubleshoot issues that arise.
  • Maintain records and employee personnel-related data (payroll, personal information, leaves, turnover rates etc.) in both paper and the database and ensure all employment requirements are met.
  • Manage the entire Recruitment Process including scheduling interviews if Hiring Managers are not scheduling the interviews; and participate in interviews upon request by the Hiring Manager or if the HR Director is not available to participate in the interview.
  • Manage the entire Onboarding Process.         
  • Manage the entire Offboarding Process.
  • Manage Open Enrollment for staff with the support of the HR Director.
  • Assist with the FMLA approval process.
  • Process I-9s for new hires.    
  • Process employment verifications.    
  • Update Labor Law posters in each office and ensure company complies with any employment laws and regulations.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has proven previous experience with the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                         

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM-CP is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant and current Human Resources experience with Bachelor's degree or 8 + years of relevant experience can replace education requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-state employment laws, including EEO and ACA.
  • This is a unionized organization. Experience working with unions is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with payroll is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of I-9 compliance and on boarding.
  • Able to review, source and find applicable candidates for open positions.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with HRIS systems is needed. Paycom experience is required.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and the ability to work well within teams across the organization.
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service, both internal and external.
  • Experience resolving issues and escalating internally when appropriate.
  • Fast learner and able to absorb directions clearly and accurately.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Confidentiality is a MUST.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently.

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

Food & Water Watch is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.