Human Resources Generalist II


Performs a wide variety of skilled duties related to human resources, including employee relations, leaves of absence, workers compensation policies and practices.

As a key member of the human resources department this position supports the department's ability to maintain efficient day-to-day and strategic business operations. 


  • Administers leaves of absence for Agency employees; receives initial notification from employee or supervisor; obtains appropriate documentation; designates leave (e.g. FMLA/CFRA/PDL, etc.); ensures written documentation/communication with employee regarding leave, disability and benefits information; tracks timeline and communicates with employee and manager as necessary.
  • Oversees workers' compensation claims management: receives/follows-up on initial notification from employee or supervisor; obtains appropriate documentation; communicates with employee, occupational clinic, treating physician, third party administrators, as needed.
  • Ensures initial reports of injury for workers compensation claims are completed by employee and supervisors; submit claims to insurance carrier in a timely manner; maintains communications with injured employee and carrier; updates claims (i.e., leave reporting completes Cal OSHA log as required by law.
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers, supervisors, and employees regarding laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and agency practices related to employee relations matters working collaboratively to ensure consistent interpretation and application.
  • Responsible for the management of employee grievances through resolution, in a timely manner; by providing guidance and consultation regarding problem-solving, dispute resolution, compliance, and risk avoidance
  • Responsible for review, and monitoring of corrective action submissions, performance improvement plans, involuntary termination and supporting documentation; makes recommendations; processes according to agency guidelines and best practices. Attends termination meeting(s), as needed.
  • Responsible for conducting thorough investigations, collection and review of supporting documents; preparation of written investigation findings; advice management of potential problems and recommend/implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • Gathers, analyzes data and trends regarding workers' compensation claims, unemployment claims, separations, LOA, corrective actions and grievances to determine action needed to manage trends and recommend strategic goals. Prepares periodic and ad-hoc reports for leadership, as needed, to provide data driven results.
  • Manage and maintain documents required for job function; and other regulatory compliance.
  • Provides trainings on HR related topics, as assigned; ensures content meets licensing, accreditation and regulatory requirements; develops/revises as needed in partnership- with leadership and the training department.
  • May participate in agency committees such as, Team Five Acres; safety awareness, and employee recreational and morale-enhancing social events.
  • Provides trainings on HR related topics, as assigned; ensures content meets licensing, accreditation and regulatory requirements; revises as needed in partnership- with leadership and training department.
  • Participates as a member of the human resources team to promote the Agency's goals and philosophies to staff; participates in human resources-related committees; and actively cooperates with others in support of the Agency's goals.


    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in related field (or equivalent work experience) and 5 years human resource generalist experience.
    • SPHR or PHR preferred.
    • Demonstrated skills in resolving employee relations issues, typically resulting from several years of related experience.
    • Develops and maintains working knowledge of labor and related laws (e.g. COBRA, Wage and Hour laws, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Employment regulations, OSHA, Workers Compensation, American with Disabilities Act, FMLA, CFRA, etc.), industry trends, and effective human resources practices through participation in seminars and classes, membership in professional organizations
    • Analytical skills, experience and good judgment to make decisions.
    • Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
    • Effective oral and written communications skills sufficient to write comprehensive reports and policies, study and interpret legal documents, develop/implement presentations for management and staff, and represent the Agency at hearings and to outside business partners.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills to promote necessary changes.
    • Current California driver's license, State-required insurance and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier, when using personal vehicle on Agency business.
    • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Agency's mission and philosophy.
    • Maintains confidentiality regarding children, families and operations of the Agency.
    • Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.

    Position Location: Altadena, CA 

    Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.