Position Title: Human Resources Generalist

Salary: $47,978.04 per year

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Human Resources or a related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in human resources administration. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. SHRM and/or HRCI certification a plus. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. 

 It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Position Summary:

 The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for a range of personnel-related activities within all areas of the department including employee/labor relations, training, performance management, recruitment, selection and staffing. The incumbent serves as the department’s liaison to and works in collaboration with the County’s central Department of Human Resources.



  • Responds to employee and management questions and concerns regarding bargaining unit agreements and County and departmental policies and procedures; ensures compliance with employment laws, regulations, policies and contractual provisions.
  • Works in coordination with the Department of Human Resources to conduct investigations related to a variety of employee issues and complaints.
  • Guides managers and supervisors in performance management activities including the development and monitoring of performance improvement plans.
  • Conducts training needs assessments and implements training programs.
  • Manages workplace accommodations and serves as point of contact for leaves of absence.
  • Consults with department managers on staffing needs; conducts compensation analysis and job analyses to determine content, knowledges, skills and abilities, and requirements of various department positions; develops and updates job descriptions.
  • Ensures union bids are posted in accordance with bargaining unit agreements.
  • Works with the Department of Human Resources on the announcement of vacancies and the development of recruitment plans and applicant assessment and selection processes, including pre-employment examinations, interviews, etc.
  • May conduct interviews for applicant selection and employee promotions.
  • Prepares and tracks personnel actions, requisitions and position transaction forms.
  • Maintains department personnel files in accordance with appropriate retention schedules.
  • May represent the department at personnel-related hearings including disciplinary hearings, grievance hearings, arbitrations, unemployment compensation hearings and other legal proceedings as required. 
  • Tracks employee grievances; participates in the grievance resolution process. 
  • Works with the Department of Human Resources and the County Law Department on responses to complaints filed through external agencies (e.g., EEOC, PHRC, etc.)
  • Manages employee programs and projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and local employment laws, regulations, ordinances and guidelines.
  • County and Department policies and procedures.
  • The principles and best practices of human resource administration including employee relations, training and development, compensation, job analysis, etc.
  • Collective bargaining agreements.
  • Microsoft Office.

Skill in:

  • Effectively utilize Microsoft Office and other applications and computer systems.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, union officials and other County Departments.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.