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Title Employee Relations Specialist
City Arlington
State VA
Description This is a 6 month assignment, beginning in January 2018.

We are in need of a strong Employee Relations (ER) professional to support a company of 1500 employees worldwide. This position is based in Arlington, VA and will be part of a local HR team.
During this short-term effort, will provide support to line managers and employees through policy interpretation, recommending corrective action strategies, and investigating employee concerns and grievances. Assists in preparing and drafting company position statements and other correspondence.

This position requires a working knowledge of federal, state, and local employment and compliance regulations in a federal contracting environment including: FLSA; Title VII; FMLA; ADA; ADEA and other laws and regulations affecting the workplace.
You will also advise all levels of management and employees regarding all areas of AFSC HR policy and practice.

Previous skills as a HR Generalist specializing in employee relations would be very helpful in this role. We are a full-service HR team and as such you will find yourself working multiple issues, concurrently. Professional knowledge of on-boarding and general benefits administration would also be helpful. You will likely maintain and update employee records in the UltiPro HRIS and process onboarding and employee change information in coordination with company functional departments. Using strong customer relations skills, respond to employee questions. Detail-oriented, strives for accuracy in all aspects of data entry and recordkeeping.
Requirements Professional Experience/Qualifications:

• Related Bachelor's Degree preferred; High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
• 6-8 years' experience in HR with minimum 3 years of employee relations experience.
• Track record of using independent judgment in making assessments and recommendations.
• Technical experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) and HRIS (UltiPro or equivalent).
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively with managers and employees.
• General understanding of the Service Contract Act (SCA) and unions would be very helpful in this role.
• General knowledge of benefit plans and underlying regulations.

The successful candidate will thrive on customer service, supporting employees and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Office Demands:

Must accurately record your daily timesheet per AFSC’s Timekeeping Policy

Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays

Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business

Working under time pressure

Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines

Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.

Physical requirements can typically be characterized as active: Lifting, bending, sitting on the floor, climbing may be required in the position. Requires lifting or moving various pieces of equipment, maximum 40 lbs. Position may require work on hands and knees to conduct program activities.

Major Job activities and mental requirements:

Multiple concurrent tasks

Ability to perform under stress

Reading and comprehension


Problem solving


Customer contact

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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