HR Generalist

Position Summary

Responsible for performing HR-related duties in support of PDA and PDA MSO. Works closely with the VP of Human Resources and the Dental Director of Recruitment as well as the rest of the HR team. The position supports and implements human resources programs including recruitment and retention, talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations, retention, diversity and inclusion, as well as AA/EEO compliance.

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Position is located in Portland, OR and requires physical presence in office majority of regularly scheduled workdays.


Required: AA degree in Business/HR Management and 1-2 years related experience. Or, combination of 2-4 years education and experience.

Preferred: BS/BA in Business/HR Administration, Experience in HR dept., and/or dental/healthcare field. PHR, SHRM-CP

Job-related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required: Excellent phone skills, note taking, ability to set up and maintain filing systems, meeting, travel and event coordination skills and knowledge.

Working knowledge of all areas of HR listed as key responsibilities including recruitment, comp/benefits, training, development, performance mgmt., NEO and diversity and inclusion.

Preferred: Use and knowledge of ADP Workforce Now (HRIS/LMS). Working knowledge of payroll systems and processes.

Additional competencies

Required: Strong MS Office suite, solid presentation and communication skills (written and verbal), and the ability to problem solve in a customer service manner.

Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.

Experience with Access and Outlook or other electronic mail/calendar software. Demonstrated proficiency of data entry, coordination of multiple projects, ability to organize and report data in useful formats, plan/prepare meeting materials, calendaring, etc.

Work with minimal supervisory oversight, independently, and as part of a small team. Ability to track and audit work. Display willingness to make decisions within scope of responsibilities; exhibit sound and accurate judgment and support and explain reasoning for decisions. Include appropriate people in decision-making process and make timely decisions.

Preferred: Experience with graphic design programs (Visio, Dreamweaver, etc.).

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