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Human Resources Assistant

  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #740
  • Salary: $60,000

Human Resources Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

The Organization: Top-Ranked Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to $70K; Generous paid overtime and bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Life Insurance; exceptional culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and project support for the HR team, including maintaining all HR records and files
  • Work on maintaining accurate data in HRIS database as it relates to employee attendance
  • Participate in the hiring and onboarding processes for multiple programs, including internship programs and annual hiring of assistants for the firm
  • Create job descriptions and edit existing job descriptions
  • Clerical accounting, such as check requests, expense reports and reimbursements, and monitoring HR budgeting
  • Assist with HR compliance, including drafting compensation change letters, when necessary
  • Track timesheets, including Leave of Absence time sheets
  • Draft memos related to employee promotions and internal relocation
  • Assist the training and development team with training event management
  • Provide support to the recruitment team, from initial phone screening to eventual on-boarding of candidates
  • Assist in drafting the semi-annual departmental newsletter
  • Maintain information in the learning and development calendar
  • Work professionally and utilize excellent communication skills in order to handle confidential information


  • High School Diploma required
  • 3+ years of related secretarial or administrative work experience
  • HR interest
  • Willingness to work in-office and ability to transition to remote/hybrid-remote if necessary
  • Willingness to take initiative where possible
  • Microsoft Office familiarity, including Excel and Word; with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities, while handling sensitive matters and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs