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Human Resources Coordinator

Company: Ironwood Consulting Inc
Location: Stratford
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryIronwood Consulting, Inc., a certified small business and woman-owned environmental consulting firm based in Southern California with staff located in Northern California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, is seeking qualified candidates for a Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to direct the company's routine HR functions including hiring and interviewing staff; administering pay, benefits, and leave; and enforcing company policies and practices. The HR Coordinator will provide guidance to the Ironwood management team to recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff; provide constructive and timely employee performance evaluations; handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy; and help to develop, update, and implement consistent company policies that support a diverse, inclusive, and positive company culture. This is a new position, and will require creation and initiation of HR programs and resources.
About IronwoodIronwood was founded in 2008 out of a collaboration of individual biologists who shared a similar work ethic and desire to deliver scientifically defensible work products to help our clients meet environmental permitting and compliance requirements. We have a track record of completing high-quality biological surveys and technical reports for a variety of clients, including federal and state agencies and renewable energy companies. Our projects are primarily focused on the renewable energy sector, and on conservation and restoration efforts. For more information, please visit our website at
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesRecruiting and Hiring

  • Partners with the management team to develop, understand, and execute a human resource strategy as it relates to current and future staffing needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning for projects.
  • Supports and guides a recruiting and interviewing program; counsels project managers on candidate selection; conducts and analyzes exit interviews; and recommends changes to hiring and recruiting practices.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
    Employee Relations
    • Provides support and guidance when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
    • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
    • Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee performance by training managers to mentor and discipline employees; schedules periodic performance reviews with employees; hears and resolves employee grievances; and counsels employees and supervisors.
    • Maintains company operations and structure by updating the employee handbook, job requirements, and job descriptions for all positions.
      Federal and State Labor Law Compliance
      • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance; understands and helps implement labor policies for staff that live and work across multiple states.
      • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in HR, staff management, and employment law; enforces management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
      • Retains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system and keeping past and current records.
        Compensation and Benefits Administration
        • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure Ironwood attracts and retains staff; manages a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; schedules and conducts job evaluations; prepares pay budgets; monitors and schedules individual pay actions; and implements pay structure revisions.
        • Implements employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommends benefit programs to management; directs the processing of benefit claims; obtains and evaluates benefit contract bids; and designs and conducts educational programs on benefit programs.
          Skills and Competencies
          • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
          • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
          • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
          • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
          • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
          • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, ADP reporting interface, and related software. Experience with Ajera is preferred, but not essential.
          • Experience and proficiency with employment law in California, Nevada, and Colorado.
          • Proficiency with recruiting and hiring, HR management, benefits administration, performance management, classifying employees, communication processes, and compensation and wage structure.
          • A desire to support a diverse staff and help to build an inclusive company culture.
            Education and/or Experience
            • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
            • A minimum of three years of human resource management experience preferred.
            • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred but not required.
            • Familiarity with the environmental consulting, engineering, planning, and architecture industry.
            • Experience working with remote colleagues across multiple states.
            • To be considered, candidates must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to comply with federal contractor requirements.
              Compensation and BenefitsThis is a full-time exempt position. Compensation commensurate with experience, ranging from $80,000 to $95,000. Ironwood offers a competitive compensation, paid leave, and benefits package.
              The HR Coordinator may work remotely from California, Nevada, or Colorado; or be based out of Ironwood's corporate office in Redlands, California. Ironwood offers flexible work hours.Submit your resume and cover letter by email to

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