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Human Resources Generalist

MPR Associates, Inc.

Alexandria, Virginia 22304
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Full Time
  • HR Generalist
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • HRIS
  • Training/Development
MPR Associates, Inc.
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Job Details

MPR is a multi-discipline, specialty engineering and consulting firm founded in 1964 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life-cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole. MPR provides high quality services to the Power (including Nuclear), Federal, Health & Life Science and Consumer Products industries.


MPR's highly motivated, talented, and innovative employees value interesting and challenging technical work as well as a desire for continuous learning. As MPR continues to grow, we seek individuals with an interest in expanding their technical, leadership, and business capabilities.


General Job Description


MPR is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to become an integral member of a small HR team. Responsibilities are varied, but will primarily be focused on these functional areas: recruitment, employee relations, employment law compliance, onboarding, and performance management. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual that takes ownership of their tasks to develop a broad range of HR experience with a team of highly motivated employees. Responsibilities of this position are complex, requiring a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, independent judgment, and initiative. This is a full time, exempt position in MPR’s Alexandria, VA, office.




  • Review and screen applications and resumes, interview applicants and refer candidates for additional interviewers and selection

  • Maintain the Applicant Tracking System (iCIMS) and make recommendations to improve functionality

  • Maintain recruitment files and ensure OFFCP compliance

  • Partner with recruiting agencies as appropriate

  • Engage with the marketing department to develop social media strategies focused on recruitment


Employee Relations


  • Provide counseling to employees in a wide variety of areas

  • Advise and interpret policies for employees

  • Assist with social functions and other HR-sponsored activities related to recognition and morale.


Employment Law Compliance


  • Prepare annual EEO-1 survey and VETS-4212 report

  • Support efforts in preparing and completing the annual Affirmative Action Plan




  • Manage new hire process from offer acceptance through new hire orientation


Performance Management


  • Coordinate the performance evaluation program and complete annual salary surveys


Education / Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus


  • We prefer three or more years experience in a Human Resources Generalist role with a solid background in employee relations, recruiting and onboarding as well as employment law compliance


Skills – Personal


  • Be flexible, motivated, resourceful and organized in a multi-functional role
  • Solid communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work proficiently alone and in teams, as well as the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Motivated to tackle new problems and take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Good interpersonal skills dealing with a wide range of individuals
  • Diligent worker with self-initiative and demonstrated effectiveness in completing tasks in a timely way with a proven ability to multi-task and deal with interruptions without losing effectiveness
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Persistent, questioning attitude and ability to accept that in others


Skills – Software


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Prior experience with a Human Resources Information System is preferred
  • Prior experience with an Applicant Tracking System is preferred

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