Human Resources Consultant

Job description

Job Title:

Human Resources Consultant


Human Resources

Posting Number:



Fairfax, VA: 22030

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Salary Range:


Basic Function:

The HR Consultant provides consultation and coaching to hiring managers within assigned divisions/campuses, ensuring consistent application of policies, procedures and guidelines. The HR Consultant will partner with the hiring managers to build collegial working relationships while working towards a common goal of meeting business needs and maintaining compliance, as well as attracting and retaining a well-qualified, diverse workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The HR Consultant will guide and assist hiring managers and interview committees with the college’s hiring process, relevant DHRM and VCCS policies, and applicable state and federal law. The incumbent will advise managers on the usage of NATS, NOVA’s Applicant Tracking System (PeopleAdmin). The incumbent will successfully market NOVA to recruit a diverse, well-qualified applicant pool and ensure compliance with EEO/AA, DHRM, VCCS, and college policies in the advertisement, screening, referral, selection and hiring of staff. This position is also responsible for on-boarding new hires in SilkRoad and for facilitating the processing of all employment actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of applicable experience, training and/or education. Previous experience as an HR coordinator or demonstrated level of responsibility comparable to a generalist or coordinator.
Previous customer service and forward-facing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-baccalaureate certificate or master’s degree in Human Resources.
PHR/SHRM-CP certification.
Previous work experience in higher education and/or public sector is preferred.
Previous work experience in a fast paced, high volume environment with a decentralized customer base is highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) and/or VCCS policies and procedures and experience working with PeopleAdmin is a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate has knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, compensation, negotiation, and personnel information systems. Additionally, the ideal candidate has knowledge of principles and procedures for providing customer service, including needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service and evaluation of customer satisfaction, and possesses knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modeling, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
To be successful, the candidate must have excellent consulting and client management skills; be detail oriented and well organized; possesses strong critical and analytical thinking skills, reading comprehension skills to understand and interpret written policies and procedures, possess highly effective communication skills; and the ability to perform work consistently with accuracy and close attention to detail. The position requires proficiency in the usage of a PC, software applications, and standard office equipment as well as knowledge of MS Office, HRIS systems, and applicant tracking systems.
The candidate must have the ability to research and resolve complex issues; articulate complex topics; prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; exercise discretion and ensure a high level of confidentiality; and have the ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Operation of a State Vehicle:


Open Date:


Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

Background Check Statement:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 1/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time