Job Description

Position Title: Human Resources Manager
Industry: Law Firm / Legal Services
Location: Alexandria, VA
Reports To: Legal Office Administrator
Status: Full time, Direct hire, Exempt
Standard Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday (37.50 hours weekly)
Senior HR Generalist Position Summary:

  • Oversee all firm recruitment for professional and support staff roles
  • Review, edit and proofread position descriptions
  • Conduct background investigations on selected applicants, extend offers and send out offer letters
  • Onboard new employees to include conducting orientation, enrolling new employees into firm healthcare plans, and completing onboarding paperwork
  • Maintain personnel files ensuring all necessary documents are completed properly
  • Counsel managers on disciplinary actions and participate in disciplinary actions as necessary
  • Responsible for all facets of employee relations support
  • Process employee terminations and ensure complete offboarding to include terminating employees in firm healthcare plans and ensuring COBRA paperwork is completed
  • Manage the annual performance reviews process
  • Prepare professional staff reviews for attorneys
  • Make salary recommendations for staff to the Executive Committee
  • Prepare staff holiday bonuses and oversee the delivery to employees
  • Work with Executive Committee, Administrator, and Controller on benefits negotiations and implementation of healthcare policies
  • Remain up-to-date on federal and state laws regarding Disability and FMLA
  • Implement and track all disability claims
  • Ensure firm policies and procedures are being followed by employees


Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum four years Human Resource Generalist experience
  • Law firm experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree desired, willing to substitute years of experience for degree
  • PHR certification preferred
  • Experience with recruiting, onboarding, benefits administration and employee relations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Confident, poised and professional demeanor
  • Ability to easily interact with employees, candidates, attorneys, vendors and the executive committee


Our client offers excellent benefits, a very generous PTO plan, free parking in Old Town Alexandria, and competitive salary commensurate with years of experience, education and training.