Human Resources Generalist- Missoula

  • WGM Group
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • Jan 04, 2021
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

WGM Group is seeking an HR Generalist to support its growing engineering team in the vibrant mountain town of Missoula, MT. WGM Group is a multi-disciplinary civil engineering planning and design firm that plans and develops community-oriented and diverse projects in the Northern Rockies.


Job Summary: 

The Human Resource Generalist will assist the Human Resource Director with complex and specialized administrative tasks at all business locations. This role facilitates the human resources processes by managing and overseeing records, assisting in the implementation of the ADP HRIS system, administering health and welfare plans, and hiring/onboarding new employees.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the administrative functions needed to execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; performance and talent management; occupational health and safety; training and development; and process development and improvement.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Maintains employee records, ensuring completion and accuracy of details such as employee contact information, job classification, pay rates, organizational structure, and other key details.
  • Maintains new and accurate position descriptions; Developing a thorough understanding of the organization’s function, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies

Preferred Education/ Experience:

  • Proficiency and experience with ADP Workforce Now. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of HR experience. 
  • SHRM-CP/HRCP credential or ability to obtain within two years.

Compensation & Benefits Package: 

WGM Group promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers hourly pay to all employees. All hours worked over 40/week are eligible for overtime compensation. 

WGM offers Full-Time Employees a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, flex spending accounts, retirement savings plan (401K) with matching contributions, generous PTO, holiday pay, and a bonus and profit-sharing incentive.

WGM Group supports the professional development for employees and helps offset professional licensing and offers Education Cost Assistance for training and continuing education programs.

Missoula employees also enjoy the added benefit of working from our beautiful office overlooking the Clark Fork River, nestled at the mouth of the Hellgate Canyon just below Mount Sentinel and a stone’s throw from the University of Montana campus. The convenient location is mere minutes from a wide array of restaurants and entertainment options in downtown Missoula. Five trailheads, river access, and a bike trail are all within ½ mile of the WGM parking lot.

About WGM Group: 

For over 50 years, WGM Group has helped create healthy communities, improved the natural environment, and enhanced regional infrastructure by working with our trusted partners in both the government and private sectors. WGM Group is a great place to work thanks to the commitment to service demonstrated by the people we hire to work here and the spirit of teamwork that is so much a part of the work environment.

WGM Group is committed to the communities in which we do business. We contribute a portion of our profits to making our communities a better place to live. The company is founded on the principles of hard work and professional competence, while striving to create an engaging and enjoyable workplace.

WGM Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. WGM Group complies with all state and federal non-discrimination laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 as amended and the new Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.