We are currently hiring for an amazing opportunity as an Employee Relations Specialist with a company that is a world leader in its industry. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with significant human resources experience, so submit a resume as soon as possible if you are qualified and interested.

 The Employee Relations Specialist is a full time, direct hire position located in Santa Maria, CA. The rate of pay ranges from $75,000 to $90,000 DOE, with a Monday through Friday schedule.

Benefits if hired include medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, generous PTO, and paid holidays.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partners with employees and management to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.
  • Investigate and resolve day-to-day employee relation issues.
  • Represents the company for any unemployment claims.
  • Interviews, screens and recruits job applicants to fill entry-level, professional and technical job openings.
  • Reviews applications and interviews applicants to match experience with specific job-related requirements.
  • Handles benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
  • Manage and conduct new employee orientations.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Develops and maintains various reports and documents to provide current personnel information.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the human resource database while ensuring that system records are accurately recorded and cross-checked.
  • Organizes annual reviews between employees and organizes files, provides forms, timelines, and reminders to direct employees and managers through the review process.
  • Manages workers’ compensation injury reporting/claim administration.
  • Administer, track and coordinate all FMLA and/or leaves of absences and coordinate with payroll.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Records data for each employee, including such information as addresses, supervisory reports on performance, and dates of and reasons for terminations.
  • Completes miscellaneous research, reports and conveys information as requested.
  • Performs other related duties required and assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist.
  • 7 years of HR experience total required, 8+ preferred.
  • Must speak both fluent English and conversational Spanish.
  • Experience with large organizations is preferred.
  • HR Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of both California and Federal Labor Laws.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HR concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills with the ability to direct, motivate, and give constructive feedback.
  • Must be highly organized with ability to track multiple projects.
  • Advanced level skills with Microsoft Office including, Word and Excel.


We provide equal employment opportunities in hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and all other employment decisions. These opportunities and other conditions of employment are extended to qualified applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s ancestry, race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (including transgender) or expression, age, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, military or veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws.

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