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Senior HR Generalist

The Columbia Group

Washington, District of Columbia
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  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Employee Relations
  • HRIS
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Job Details

The Columbia Group, Inc. is seeking a Senior HR Generalist to perform a variety of HR-related duties and will work closely with Senior Leadership in supporting the objectives of the organization. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, on-boarding, policy implementation, affirmative action, employment law compliance, and training. This position may be based out of our Fairfax, VA or Washington DC office.


  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel.
  • Performs benefits administration to include, processing benefit changes, managing the open enrollment process, claims resolution, approving invoices for payment, communicating benefits information to employees, and serving as a liaison between employees and the benefit providers.
  • Responsible for overseeing and administering the onboarding process, including conducting new hire orientations, processing new hire paperwork, and verifying employment eligibility through E-verify.
  • Develops and maintains the affirmative action program; prepares and files EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Responsible for annual reporting of the 1095-C and 1094-C forms under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Handles employee relations issues and assists managers in progressive discipline and performance improvement plans.
  • Maintains the Employee Handbook; develops and implements company policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Administers FMLA and COBRA benefits as well as coordinating with applicable vendors to process Worker's Compensation and disability claims.
  • Administers Performance Management to include drafting communications when performance reviews are due, training leads on the process, and tracking completed reviews.
  • Manages the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Processes separation paperwork and responds to employee inquiries regarding the separation process.
  • Maintains HR records in the Ascentis HRIS and develops reports and metrics for management, as required.
  • Researches and responds to general employee and manager inquiries related to benefits, company policies, and other HR related topics.


Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree and 5 – 7 years of  HR experience, or a master's degree in HR management and 3 years of experience in the HR field, or 7+ years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Applies in-depth professional-level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems.
  • Demonstrated track record of coordinating and managing human resources initiatives or projects.
  • Working knowledge, understanding and application of HR principle concepts, practices and appropriate employment laws.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with all levels of personnel.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor with complete respect for confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • Ability to travel to local offices and customer sites in Washington, DC and Virginia.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential.
  • Familiarity with the Applicable Large Employer (ALE) requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), specifically in populating and administering the 1095-C and 1094-C forms on an annual basis.
  • Experience using and generating reports from a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • Experience working in the government contracting industry.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
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