Human Resources Generalist

Job Type
Wallops Island, VA
Competitive Pay & Benefits

Full Job Summary

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, the Human Resource Generalist will assist in running the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources (HR) department, including hiring and interviewing staff, benefits overview, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.


  • Creates programs to attract qualified candidates by designing and placing position announcements, advertising, and participating in job fairs. Participates in all recruiting events, i.e., job fairs, on-campus recruiting, open houses, and public speaking events related to recruiting. Builds partnerships with local businesses to expand recruiting efforts.
  • Regularly meets with hiring managers and other appropriate managers to anticipate and plan for staffing needs.
  • Recruits and interviews candidates; provides management with hiring recommendations.
  • Generates and maintains internal and external job postings. Researches, analyzes, and prepares recruiting statistics and measurements; maintains candidate files and job description library.
  • Coordinates the hiring process, including but not limited to conducting background and reference checks, negotiating salary offers, and issuing offer letters and compensation portfolios.
  • Assist in administering and explaining the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) according to statute and internal policies and procedures.
  • Assist in coordinate injury reports and related forms for workers’ compensation claims according to internal policy and procedures.
  • Assist with the administration of company-wide human resources policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with company objectives and federal and state legal requirements.
  • Coordinates and conducts employee relations activities and programs, including but not limited to employee counseling, interpretation of policies, new employee orientation, and employee recognition programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Covid-19 Vaccination


  • Comprehensive knowledge of management practices and principles including recruitment & selection, position classification, job analysis, and job evaluation.
  • Considerable knowledge of human resource laws, rules, regulations to include: FLSA and overtime rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of FMLA, ADA, and other employee related programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of personal computers and Human Resource Information Systems individual systems.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and secure reliable transportation to the Authority’s Norfolk Office to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Offices and facilities on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
  • Must be able to maintain secured access to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and supporting facilities.
  • Knowledgeable of SharePoint preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification is preferred.


  • At least an Associate’s degree in Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute for a degree.


The employer will provide at no cost to the employee:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance
  • Retirement contribution equaling 11% of your salary
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Term Life insurance

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Additional Job Details

Opening/Closing Date
3/17/2023 - 3/24/2023
Remote Job
Telework Eligible
Travel Required
Travel to and from VCSFA properties and occasional other travel
Relocation Expenses Reimbursement
Not offered
Appointment Type
Supervisory Status
Security Clearance
Pre-Employment & Random Drug Test
Background Check
Required Documents
Documents to verify employment eligibility (I9)