13 days old

Human Resources Manager

Brailsford & Dunlavey
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a Human Resources Manager based out of our Washington, DC office. 


Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial: these are all words that describe our team. But what ties B&D employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our clients throughout the facility development process. Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadium’s opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities. It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.


The Human Resources Manager will work closely with the Director of Human Resources to develop, implement, and maintain effective Human Resources policies, programs, and infrastructure, in order to attract and maintain top-level talent for Brailsford & Dunlavey. This position will manage recruitment & selection, benefits & compensation administration, staff development, employee relations, and HRIS administration.

Essential Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Manage and execute the recruitment and selection process to efficiently hire qualified talent with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

  • Identifies staffing needs, job responsibilities, qualifications, and skills by collaborating with hiring managers and other members of the management team.
  • Develops and prepares new job descriptions; reviews and edits existing job descriptions; utilizes job descriptions to compose job postings.
  • Sources and identifies qualified candidates through various avenues including: print advertising, online job boards, search firms and agencies, colleges, job fairs, and direct sourcing through a network of contacts.
  • Reviews resumes and applications and initiates contact with candidates to obtain work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements, and to provide information about the organization and position.
  • Coordinates interview logistics including candidate correspondence, scheduling, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Performs reference and background checks on successful candidates.
  • Extends verbal and written employment offers to successful candidates in collaboration with the hiring manager.
  • Files and maintains job files and recruitment records.

2.  Administer benefits programs such as health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, 401K, FSA healthcare and dependent care, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.  

  • Manages relationships with brokers, third party administrators, and carriers to ensure company is receiving competitive rates and service.
  • Ensures company adheres to compliance requirements for benefits plans including non-discrimination testing, 5500 filing, and Sections 125, 129 and 132 compliance.
  • Reconciles monthly insurance invoices and submits to Accounting for payment.
  • Runs monthly benefit reports and reviews for accuracy (leave accruals, payroll deductions for benefits, etc.).
  • Keeps compliance records of benefits plans such as insurance and pension, employment transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics.
  • Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.
  • Administers salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
  • Communicates and works effectively with Accounting staff to ensure timely completion of payroll-related actions and changes.
  • Maintains bi-monthly payroll changes sheet.

3.  Develop and implement employee relations and retention interventions.

  • Advises and collaborates with managers to diagnose employee performance problems and recommends effective interventions.
  • Mediates and participates in the resolution of employee relations issues among staff.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover.
  • Represents organization at employment-related hearings and investigations.
  • Partners with management team to meet cultural necessities, including both diversity and affirmative action initiatives.
  • Manages work-life balance program to help maintain positive staff morale and effective employee retention.
  • Ensure that performance improvement plan documentation is recorded in ADP.

4.  Support staff development and performance management programs.

  • Coordinates performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and internal equity.
  • Develops, coordinates, and facilitates staff training in human relations skills such as conflict resolution, time management, interpersonal communication, and effective teamwork.
  • Coordinates with Director to determine staff needs and develop internal trainings. Work with external trainer to design training programs.
  • Facilitates team building workshops, exercises, or programs to enhance firm cohesiveness, camaraderie, or morale.  

5.  Manage administration of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

  • Creates new hire profiles in system.
  • Approve all changes related to compensation, job or benefits.
  • Manage job descriptions and scheduling performance reviews for all staff.
  • Trains appropriate staff on system access and utilization.
  • Maintains systems to ensure efficient operations, processing, and report generation.
  • Determine when and how to upgrade system to meet changing user and organizational needs.


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field; AND at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a human resources generalist covering recruitment, compliance, employee relations, HRIS, benefits administration, and staff development.; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional Human Resources certification (PHR), or SHRM-CP/SCP, and an active membership in the Society for Human Resources Management are preferred.


Technical Competencies

  • Strong foundation of HR theories and best practices in recruitment, performance management, employee relations, employment law compliance, and benefits administration; Proficiency with Microsoft Office, HRIS applications, and other relevant computer software (e.g. knowledge databases, applicant tracking systems).
  • Must have prior experience working with an HRIS.
  • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now is preferred.

Professional Competencies

  • Articulated support for the firm's mission, values and operating paradigm.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels.  External contacts include external customers and vendors.  Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, giving information or instructions.

Brailsford & Dunlavey is an equal opportunity employer.

Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-verify. 


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  • HRIS
  • Employment
  • HR Generalist

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