HR Generalist - Monday-Friday / 7:30am-4pm

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-798462
    • Job Location: Des Moines, IA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 02, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


HR Generalist position responsible for all duties within the realm of general administration in the HR group, but serves as primary contact for any Workers’ Compensation claims or Incident Reports. Other HR generalist duties to include such things as general employee inquiries, interviewing, investigations, unemployment claims, and back-up to timekeeping responsibilities.


  1. Partners with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) in all activities surrounding injuries, near misses, and general incidents that happen throughout the facility. Responds to all requests for assistance and handles the personnel-side of care directives for employees in emergency situations.
  2. Coordinates Workers Compensation claims through insurance carrier and reporting systems, fulfilling all documentation needs as required by law and practice and company policy, including OSHA reporting. Partners with managers to coordinate care, oversee light duty restrictions and grievance processes.
  3. Coordinates the recruiting, selection and hiring process for assigned positions. Partners with hiring managers with job descriptions, posting jobs, screening & interviewing applicants, and coordinating all pre-employment testing requirements for specific jobs.
  4. Provides assistance in the Employee Relations process. Participates in basic Internal Investigations, prepares and assists in disciplinary process, serves as impartial witness in employee relations activities, prepares documentation and records within the HRIS.
  5. Coordinates Unemployment Claims responses, participates in fact-finding hearings and assists in any other activities as needed. Maintains documentation in HRIS.
  6. Provides back-up to receptionist, payroll processing, benefit administration and orientation as needed.
  7. Works with the Manager of Human Resources on continually improving the Human Resources department and function at Katecho by streamlining existing processes and implementing new processes.
  8. Other job responsibilities as needed.

Experience and Skills:


  1. 1 - 2 years’ experience as HR generalist or administration.
  2. Proficient with MS Office Suite, i.e., Outlook and Word; able to navigate HRIS-type software systems.
  3. Able to read, write and speak professionally in English. Bilingual a plus.
  4. Discreet and able to maintain confidential information, able to maintain impartial and unbiased representation.
  5. Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated to take on duties and responsibilities
  6. Flexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  7. Good work attendance and dependability.


The physical demands 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 to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and operate a computer. The employee must be able to communicate with speech and hearing.


Office environment, but interacting with employees in the work areas throughout the company as required.



Benefits: PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, LTD/STD, Life Options, 401(k)

PTO: 3-weeks/yr (120 hours); 10+ years: 4-weeks/yr (160 hours)