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HR & Employee Engagement Specialist

Company: APHL
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public's health in the United States and globally. APHL represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States. Its members, known as "public health laboratories," monitor, detect and respond to health threats. In 2021 APHL was recognized as a top workplace by the Washington Post.*_This is a remote friendly position, that does require the employee to reside with in the DMV area, as the employee must have flexiblity to come into the office in Silver Spring, MD approximately 8 or more times a year_*Responsibilities: *Along with the Sr. Director, People & Culture serves as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion champion, implementing programs focused on promoting culture that actively supports inclusion and equity for all employees.Identify organizational needs and create and drive processes and workflows that are compliant, efficient and reflect our mission and values.Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiativesUse various methods to recruit and network with potential candidates including social media platforms, networking events, and job fairsGather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates.Organize quarterly and annual employee performance reviewsSet a clear, compelling vision for how to retain exceptional talent.Advise and influence senior leadership on culture and positivity thru mentoring/coaching.Build and reinforce our culture to encourage employees to build their careers.Maintain employee files and records.Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace.Support employees with efficient problem-solving when any human resources issues ariseEnhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and organizing team building activitiesInfluence management to achieve great people outcomes through clear understanding of the organization's strategic initiative and goals.Oversee employee labor and HR federal laws and regulations to assure compliance.Conduct exit interviews and recommend corrective action if necessary.Travel to APHL's HQ Office in Silver Spring, MD up to 15% of timeAttendance at Mandatory APHL Weeks two times per yearAbility to work a schedule during normal work hours Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.*Education & Experience: *Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as human resources, employment relations or psychology. However extensive HR experience in place of a degree will be considered as well* Superb computer literacy with capability in email, MS Office and related HR software(iCIMS & ADP is a plus)* Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.* Deep understanding of Labor Law and employment equity regulations.* Adhere to all EEO/AAP tracking requirements* Understanding of HR functions such as benefits administration and new hire problem-solving* Manage talent by supporting and coaching leaders in proactively assessing, identifying, acquiring and developing the human capital required to execute business strategy* Efficient HR administration and people management skills.* Natural problem-solving ability to improve situations for employees* Experience with HRMS/HRIS systems* Technology skills with experience using various HR software program* 3+ years of experience working in the human resources field.The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.APHL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.Job Type: Full-timePay: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate:* Silver Spring, MD 20910: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:* HR: 3 years (Required)* Employee orientation: 3 years (Preferred)* Employee relations: 3 years (Preferred)Work Location: Hybrid remote in Silver Spring, MD 20910

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