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Posted: Mon Mar 11 2024

Human Resources Assistant

Bremerton, Washington


Our client, a financial institution in the South Sound, is looking for a Human Resources Assistant with excellent organization, communication, and customer services skills to support a fantastic team.


The Human Resources Assistant will perform administrative duties supporting the operations of the Human Resources department. The position primarily supports the HR recruiting and payroll functions, including input and maintenance of information in the HRIS, reporting, candidate communications, interview scheduling and various projects as assigned.

  • Provides administrative support to the HR department.
  • Supports recruiting by creating and posting job advertisements, assisting with candidate sourcing, contacting eligible candidates, arranging initial interviews, assigning, and reporting on candidate assessments, supporting, and attending recruitment events, and tracking progress in-line with company needs and in accordance with company standards.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation, insuring recordkeeping compliance.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates tracking documents or software to track employee information such as anniversary dates, birthdays, benefits eligibility, etc.
  • Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.; refers more complex questions to appropriate senior-level HR staff or management.
  • Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.
  • May assist with payroll functions including processing, answering employee questions, or correcting processing errors.
  • Assists with new hire orientation, processing new hire packets, auditing for completion of all required documents, creating personnel file and storing appropriately.
  • Assisting with updating of company policies, forms, and any other personnel related materials (i.e., labor law posters, insurance packets, etc.)
  • Assisting with communication to employees of policy updates, memos, and other information.
  • Supports Human Resources department as needed with back-up coverage, or talent acquisition related projects.
  • Maintain standards of strict confidentiality with respect to all matters and documents.
  • Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings, employee recognition events, holiday parties, and retirement celebrations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn payroll management, human resource information system (HRIS), and similar computer applications.
  • Demonstrates a high level of engagement and active collaboration contributing to a positive team environment.
  • Understand, model, and represent company’s core values.
Required Qualifications and Education
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. One year of experience in administrative support role.

Preferred Qualifications and Education
Associates degree in related field. Experience working in or supporting Human Resources.

This position does not supervise others.

Working conditions
This position will be required to work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, and, with or without reasonable accommodation is required:
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a minimum of 75% of the time
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machines
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs
  • Constantly positions self in work environment
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with peers, supervisors, vendors, and employees to exchange accurate information and answer questions
  • Must be able to detect objects at a distance
  • On occasion will move up to 20 pounds of office objects
  • Works in an indoor office environment but expected to attend meetings in buildings that require travel in outdoor weather conditions

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position; other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts management’ right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.
Work sponsorship is not available at this time.

Location: Bremerton and Seattle – This is a hybrid role with Mondays in office. *Must be able to be onsite in Bremerton to facilitate orientation sessions two times per month.*

Length of Assignment: 3 months with potential to extend and or convert to full time.
Compensation Range: $25 - $28/hour depending on experience.
Benefits: Three insurance levels, 401K + match, sick leave, and working with a great company!

*This Organization Participates in E-Verify* This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

About Hansell Tierney:
Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way.  Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities.  We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises.  Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.

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