Human Resources Generalist (Recruiting)

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End Date

Until Filled


Job Description


Human Resources

Job Title

Human Resources Generalist (Recruiting)

Job Classification


Position Summary

The HR Generalist will provide accurate, reliable and efficient specialized human resources-related services to help meet the objectives of the human resources, including hiring and interviewing staff, and assisting with benefits and tracking of training for the cooperative. This position will provide exceptional customer service to employees and retirees through timely, courteous and accurate responses to their inquiries and needs.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Manager of Human Resources

Directs: None

Responsibilities & Authorities

  • Coordinates the hiring process by recruiting, interviewing and hiring qualified job applicants for open positions.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Conducts new hire orientation.
  • Processes pay and position changes according to established procedures, securing appropriate approval signatures; sends payroll change forms to Payroll Accountant in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the annual benefit enrollment process, participates in employee benefit seminars for employees.
  • Assist the HR Generalist (Compensation & Benefits) with management of the Family Medical Leave (FMLA) program including short-term and long-term disability claims. Coordinate claim process with benefit carriers.
  • Maintain accurate benefits records including enrollment and application records.
  • Maintain records of employee-related insurance incidents both with personnel and the general public.
  • Coordinate and file DOT physicals, random drug screenings and random technology & communication screenings.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of the cooperative’s training records and CDL/DOT records.
  • Enroll and manage the cooperative-approved CDL training program.
  • Assist and perform the filing information and maintain integrity and confidentiality of the human resource files and payroll information.
  • Under the guidance of the Human Resources Manager, coordinate new training and education record management, hiring, terminations, job descriptions and policy development records for all employees of the cooperative.
  • Update and maintain employee evaluation system (i.e., add new hires, schedule initial evaluations, update promoted employees). Assist employees and supervisors with system-related questions.
  • Ensure that hourly and salary evaluations are completed in a timely fashion to meet the cooperative’s budgeting requirements.
  • Assist with compensation administration by maintaining data, auditing records and preparing reports, while maintaining confidentiality of the information to ensure necessary documentation of changes are recorded.
  • Backup to Human Resources Generalist for Benefits.
  • Assist in special projects as necessary.

Job Related Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or a related field.
  • 5 years of Human Resources experience preferred.
  • Must be able to use PC and related software in the performance of position responsibilities.
  • Must have working knowledge of federal and state employment laws. Familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA and benefits-related state and federal regulations required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of insurance regulations, plan designs and third-party record keeping/administration preferred.

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and control under all circumstances.
  • Has and maintains a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and is able to operate SVEC vehicles.
  • Must become and remain certified in CPR and first aid. Must also be skilled in the use of safety equipment.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with special attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive, team-building attitudes among employees.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality with regards to employee, member and corporate information.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work.

Physical Requirements

  • Participation in SVEC job safety and training programs, relevant workshops, seminars and other SVEC-sponsored courses and events.
  • Must be able to use office equipment including telephone, computer, and other systems and related software in the performance of position responsibilities.
  • Must be able and available, during any and all types of weather conditions, to work weekends, holidays, evenings and other times outside normal duty hours to assist in service restoration and other emergencies that may arise or when the workload demands.
  • Must always maintain an operating telephone or personal communication device at their place of residence. Ability to contact the telephone or personal communication device must be made available to SVEC for the purpose of contacting the manager to conduct legitimate routine and/or emergency business.
  • This position primarily works indoors. Must be able to lift objects unassisted (up to 30 pounds). Some standing, walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling to a minimal degree.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



Please complete an SVEC employment application on our Careers page (a resume may be attached to the completed application). Alternatively, PDF applications can be emailed to or mailed to SVEC’s Human Resources Department.

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

In order for Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative to abide by its Affirmative Action Statement, the Cooperative publishes the following Equal Employment Policy. This is not a solicitation of applicants for employment. All applicants for employment shall be considered and hired on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or veteran’s status. The employment practices shall ensure equal treatment of all employees, without discrimination in rates of pay or other opportunities for advancement because of an employee’s race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.