HR Generalist – Affordable Housing (85 views)

800 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203 US
May 22, 2023 2023-07-21
Job Description

Front Porch Communities and Services

85,000 – 92,000 USD per year


Human Resources & Finance

Full Time Salaried

Posted 21 days ago

Glendale Office

The Human Resources Generalist works with all areas of Human Resources for the Affordable Housing team. Located in the Glendale, CA office, this is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with some HR experience and to really put that knowledge to work. Supporting the affordable housing communities throughout California, there will be some travel to the Bay Area and throughout the Los Angeles/San Diego area. Fluent in Spanish and English required.

Under the direction of the HR Director, the HR Generalist II provides service and support to community employees as well as guidance and support to management staff in the respective areas: company policy interpretation, employee relations, compensation administration, benefits, COBRA administration, recruitment, new hire orientations, training, workers’ compensation, LOAs, and exit interviews.


  • Full-cycle recruiting qualified employees (exempt, non-exempt and temporary). (Screening resumes, phone/Zoom/In-person interviews, posting jobs, reference and background checks, offer letters)
  • Partner with hiring managers to screen applicants within the ATS
  • Interfaces with external employment services such as agencies and search firms when needed
  • Supports the process of coordinating Annual Open Enrollment activities for Affordable Housing employees and is the first point of contact for benefits questions
  • Reconciles monthly billings to balance with company and employee-paid premiums, verifies eligibility and processes new enrollments and terminations
  • Available to answer employee questions and concerns regarding HR policy, procedures or employee handbook interpretation
  • Document and report employee relations issues and may perform investigations as needed
  • Conducts New Hire Orientation either on-site or by Zoom
  • Explains benefit programs during orientation\enrollment of new hires
  • Assist in the process of Payroll for employees. Coordinate timekeeping activities including making adjustment entries in ADP/WFD; following-up with managers and supervisors to ensure all timecards are approved, answering routine questions about timekeeping
  • First point of contact for investigation of accidents and preparing reports for insurance carrier.
  • Creates and maintains accurate employee files and records, including timely HRIS population and data uploads
  • Researches and keeps abreast of company policies and procedures; answers and resolves employees’ questions and problems
  • May assist in coordinating employee recognition programs, including safety, all-staff meetings, employee parties, wellness events, and other appreciation events to promote increased retention.
  • Maintains compliance training database for all employees
  • May assist in preparing exit documentation for terminating employees, including COBRA service notification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possesses and maintains up-to-date knowledge of State and Federal employment law
  • Must possess intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and an ATS system
  • Thoroughly versed in professional office protocols
  • Previous HRIS experience (ADP, Kronos, Infor). Aptitude and interest in software applications
  • Must possess a sense of job ownership and initiative
  • Demonstrates excellent one-on-one oral communication skills
  • Effectively present information to management and public groups
  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, agencies, or members of the business community
  • Excellent writing skills; able to learn and conform to prescribed styles and formats
  • Calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages
  • Focuses on details with regards to procedures and workflow; makes logical decisions
  • Maintain normal levels of productivity in a changing environment
  • Able to work cooperatively with others and be comfortable with constant business changes
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and implement action plans

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, university program certificate or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience as a HR Generalist covering all areas of HR
  • There will be some travel to the Bay Area and throughout the Los Angeles/San Diego area
  • Pass a physical examination with tuberculosis (TB) screen prior to employment
  • Successful completion of the Live Scan fingerprint background check
  • Fluent in Spanish and English required
  • PHR/SPHR preferred

Front Porch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with the applicable nondiscrimination laws. Final candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, physical abilities test, drug screen and Department of Justice Criminal background clearance.

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