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Director of Human Resources

  • PilieroMazza PLLC
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 24, 2018
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Director of Human Resources to fill a new role at a growing law firm in Washington, D.C. This position will report to the Partnership.  


The human resource manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function, including employee recruitment, training, benefits, compensation, and performance management.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, information activities program and cash flow.

  • Ensures all staff understand and comply with firm policies and procedures.

  • Advises management on the formulation and administration of plans and policies for human resource activities

  • Ensures compliance with local and federal labor laws.

  • Interfacing with all personnel to ensure a compliant and efficiently-run office.

  • Supervising daily activities of staff.

  • Coordinating training and evaluations staff.

  • Promoting upward mobility and cross-training.

  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt, nonexempt and temporary workers; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-path program and employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews.

  • Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.

  • Administers health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations. Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.

  • Completes Forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation and maintains I-9 files. Submits online investigation requests and assists with new-employee background checks.

  • Conducts audits of payroll, benefits or other HR programs and recommends corrective action.

  • Monitoring and assisting with managing overall office workflow.

  • Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints.

  • Represents the company for any unemployment claims.

  • Monitors staffing levels to ensure adequate support.

  • Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.

  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly payroll and monitoring hourly employee time records.

  • Evaluates reports, decisions and results of department initiatives in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.

  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.


  • Oral and written communication.

  • MS Office Suite and ADP Workforce Now.

  • Professionalism.

  • Business Acumen.

  • Communication.

  • Consultation.

  • Critical Evaluation.

  • Global & Cultural Awareness.

  • HR Expertise.

  • Leadership & Navigation.

  • Relationship Management.

  • Ethical Practice.

  • Supervisory Responsibility.


  • A bachelor's degree and five years of human resource experience, or nine years of experience in the HR field.

  • Professional certification(s) preferred, i.e. SPHR.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Scheduled hours are flexible but must be between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday with occasional evening and/or weekend work.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

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Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.