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Coast Professional, Inc. HR Generalist in Geneseo, New York


Job Summary

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level to support all employees in the designated office. This position carries out responsibilities in the functional areas of benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates effectively with management to ensure HR policies, best practices, procedures, and initiatives are understood and supported.

  • Conducts new hire orientation and processes all new hires and paperwork into HRIS.

  • Maintains employee records, benefits and payroll reports in HRIS.

  • Manages and enforces corrective action processes, terminations, and prepares termination documents/exit interviews.

  • Assists with bi-weekly payroll.

  • Backup the Receptionist and duties as needed.

  • Coordinates & conducts benefit enrollments.

  • Assists with employee clearance and licensing to work on assigned contracts.

  • Conducts and supports workplace investigations.

  • Responds to unemployment claims, garnishments, etc.

  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.

  • Communicates and maintains compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

  • Enforces policies and procedures with management.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures for submitting requests to clients.

  • May also assist with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, scanning, faxing, filing and collating.

  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to drive departmental and organization effectiveness of the services performed.

    Qualifications Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Degree from an accredited college in human resources or business administration and/or PHR/SHRM-CP certification preferred. Equivalent work experience in a similar position may be substituted for educational requirements.


  • Two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with employee relations, HRIS (UltiPro), and benefits highly preferred.


  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of human resource disciplines, specifically employee relations, payroll, and benefits.

  • Foundational understanding and application of customer service.

  • Working knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.

  • Professional attitude, enthusiastic, and reliable.


  • Outstanding professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Establish a good working relationship with team members and internal contacts in order to maintain and continuously strive to improve the level of overall service being provided.

  • Display solid working knowledge and proficiency of standard computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately maintain confidential information.

  • Ability to comply with rules, regulations, laws and methods as related to debt collection.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in the absence of immediate supervision.

  • Ability to handle, analyze, and resolve recurring problems.

  • Ability to be coached and work collaboratively with team members.

  • Successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) background check.


As a federal contractor, this position requires U.S. citizenship and security clearance granting access to classified information. The background investigation is conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is an evaluation of the whole person to determine suitability. The suitability review begins after a conditional offer of employment has been accepted and will include a review of your employment, education, residences, references, criminal history and credit, as an example. Some of the most important factors in an investigation are the individual’s honesty, candor, and thoroughness in the completion of their security forms. In rare instances, non-U.S. citizens with highly specialized skills and experience may also be considered for the security clearance process.


Information and Physical Security is the responsibility of every employee. In your position you are required to safeguard the computer systems by following proper username and password management which includes selecting challenging passwords and committing them to memory, they should not be written down or stored where others can freely have access. This also includes securing your desk and workstation when you are not there. This includes locking your session and putting sensitive paperwork away when not physically at your desk. You are not to share your username or password with anyone. The physical security of our offices of are equal importance, never shadow or let someone shadow your entry into a Coast Professional, Inc. facility. If this occurs quickly report this action immediately. You are required to follow all Information Technology policies and procedures regarding the management of your system accounts and equipment. If you witness any security violation you should immediately report it to management.

Working Conditions

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

Work may require frequent weekend and evening work. This position has travel requirements and may require overnight travel.

While performing the duties of this position, the physical presence in the workplace is essential. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job functions but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required by the job incumbent. Nothing in the herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Coast Professional, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vet/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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)