Human Resources Generalist

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GREAT things are happening at the Department of Buildings. The Department of Buildings is a City agency charged with ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the Building Code and the Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. As a Department we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers by making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent. At the cornerstone of this commitment is the Human Resources Department, whose role is essential to maintaining human capital to ensure the agency has the right people who are trained, license and certified in order to carry out our mission to ensure safety and provide service with integrity.


Department of Buildings is currently looking for a Human Resources Generalist of human capital. The qualified HR professional will be responsible for acting as a broad based generalist in all aspects including; updating, implementing, and coordinating policies and programs covering recruitment and onboarding, civil service transactions, compensation analysis, performance management, benefit management and employee relations. He or she will be responsible for responding to appropriate employee questions and escalating employee relations issues and grievances to the Employee Relations Manager. The selected candidate will report directly to the Employee Relations Manager.

The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for:

• Managing the Agency Headcount report (updating, analysis and generating reports)
• Serving as NYCAPS E-Hire Liaison
• Managing the tracking of probation reports and performance evaluations
• Managing new hire vetting process
• Maintaining Management Position Descriptions (MPD)
• Reviewing and edit all HR correspondence
• Managing the updating and creating HR forms
• Maintaining accurate HR information on intranet
• Assisting in other Human Resources related projects as requested

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

• 5 years human resources generalist experience (recruitment and onboarding, compensation analysis, performance management, benefit management and employee relations)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-Point & Visio)
• Ability to interact with employees at all levels
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely
• Unquestionable ability to be discreet and manage confidential information
• Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines

To Apply

Please go to or for current NYC employees and search for Job ID#: 118568.

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.


35 hours (minimum)

Work Location

280 Broadway, 6th Floor, N.Y.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.




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