• Sr. HR Generalist

    1200 6th Ave.
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  • Overview

    Sealaska has an outstanding career opportunity for an HR Generalist to join our team (this position may be located in Juneau, AK or Seattle, WA depending on candidate expertise).  We are looking for someone who is proactive and isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get things done.  If you are looking for an opportunity to see your direct impact on the multiple lines of business and create strong partnerships, then this is the role for you.


    Who is Sealaska?

    We are an Alaska Native institution founded in 1972 and owned by more than 22,000 shareholders whose core Native values guide all that Sealaska does and represent the rich heritage of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. We have tremendous pride in our heritage and our history – making us an employer whose values are shared throughout our organization.


    Sealaska provides support services for a number of subsidiaries performing a variety of services including construction, environmental remediation, data analytics and project management to a wide range of government agencies and private industry clients. 


    Is this you?

    Perhaps you’ve been looking for that next opportunity that stretches your skills and gives you visibility to a wide range of clients? You appreciate variety and an environment of collaborative colleagues. You are a multitasking professional with an ability to juggle a number of balls at one time.  You enjoy working autonomously but with the knowledge that there is a team around you when there are questions.  You will be part of a team of human resources professionals supporting a number of our subsidiaries in a complex environment including both the government and commercial services sector. 

    This is a full-time position with a benefits package, competitive compensation and paid leave. 


    The position details:

    This is a true HR Generalist role.  We are a small but scrappy HR team and you will need to have demonstrated experience in all facets of human resources from administrative paperwork and processes, managing programs, and having the backbone and skill to challenge and influence without direct reporting capability.  You are a change agent and can work with diverse backgrounds and experience levels that drives the business forward.  You look ahead and ensure that we stay in compliance with required reporting and policies.  TRAVEL – This position requires approximately 30% travel to multiple states in support of our distributed workforce. 


    • Understands the business and is closely aligned with the business leaders in providing HR partnership
    • Acts as a change agent to the business - Ability to motivate employees and client groups to take desired action
    • Conducts employee relations counseling, mediation and handles employee grievances in partnership with Director of HR
    • Partners with HR team to implement all HR initiatives within assigned region/functional area, including delivery of training programs
    • Strives for greater efficiency of human resources services through the recommendation of new approaches to established, policies, procedures and programs
    • Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values – strong ethics and ability to pushback on leaders to do the right thing for the company and business
    • Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret business related documents and offer strong business solutions to clients
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, consultative and exceptional customer service skills and the ability to problem solve
    • Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, supervisor and/or management
    • Ability to make effective presentations on general topics to an internal department, large group of employees, clients and/or management
    • Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve results
    • Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action; changing assumptions and direction
    • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
    • Fosters teamwork and collaborative environment
    • Strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills required
    • Results oriented, self-starter with a high level of initiative
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity and have good judgment in resolving issues
    • Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal communication, and solid analytical skills for problem solving and decision making
    • EEO-1, AAP reporting


    Preferred but not required:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in complex business environments)
    • PHR/SPHR preferred
    • Functional working knowledge of compensation and benefits
    • Experience with federal, construction or environmental work
    • Functional knowledge of PayChex, Kenexa, iCIMS, and LinkedIn a plus

    Additional Requirements:

    Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check and reference check.


    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear, and sitting for extended periods of times. Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, strength to lift and carry files weighing up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift/move up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal; however, it is an open office work environment.

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