Human Resources Manager – San Francisco, CA

Job purpose/Position summary

Responsible for managing and executing the overall administration and coordination of the Human Resources function.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of payroll utilizing external payroll vendor(s)
  • Manage the annual review, selection, renewal, and administration of the Company’s employee benefit programs, including its 401(k) plan
  • Conduct employee on-boarding, orientation, and training specific for USA and Canada employees
  • Manage the annual review, preparation, and administration of the Company’s wage and salary program
  • Ensure Company’s compliance with federal, state, city and Canadian legislation in regards to all personnel matters
  • Ensure all legally required employee communications and postings happen regarding employment laws, workers comp, benefits, etc.
  • Oversee and maintain the Company’s payroll and Human Resources policies, procedures, personnel files, records, and employee handbook for business need, legal compliance and investor alignment
  • Communicate changes in Company’s personnel policies and procedures; ensure proper compliance with policy and procedure changes
  • Identify and communicate potential and emerging issues in the areas of Human Resources, payroll (including wage and hour laws), and benefits
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation
  • Along with the Company’s General Counsel, review Company policies, procedures, and practices regarding personnel matters on an annual basis; make recommendations to CEO and President for improvement
  • Consult with legal counsel on personnel matters as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO or President
  • Work directly with department managers to assist them in effectively carrying out their personnel-related responsibilities
  • Recommend, evaluate, and participate in staff development for the Company
  • Participate on committees and special projects


  • 10+ years of progressive Human Resources generalist experience including 5+ years at senior level in a small to mid-size, multi-state, industrial environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources
  • Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope of Human Resources activities, including both operations and analysis; must have hands-on attitude for working in a small department
  • Must be available 24/7 to respond to urgent personnel-related issues
  • Must exhibit the highest degree of professionalism, confidentiality, trust, courtesy, and diplomacy
  • Must have experience in wage and hourly law matters
  • Strong understanding of federal, state, city, and Canadian employment laws, including wage and hour laws
  • Well-grounded business judgment to identify and address the opportunities and priorities in the evolving HR field
  • Demonstrated organizational expertise to build the HR function in a fast-growing company
  • Organizational design/change management experience
  • Highly motivated self-starter; proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Team player; willing to jump in to help with any project, big or small
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and adept at systematic filing and record-keeping
  • Critical thinker and creative problem solver; possesses common sense
  • Pleasant and positive attitude with a focus on helpfulness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • PHR/SPHR Certification a plus


  • Strong communication skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain good relationships with others and to foster teamwork
  • Strong customer service skills; ability to provide a high degree of customer service and responsiveness
  • Strong problem-solving skills and sound decision-making abilities
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to drive projects to completion and to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage all aspects of the Human Resources function
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization
  • Ability to connect with and effectively support employees in remote locations
  • Ability to analyze and implement processes while improving overall Company performance
  • Ability to anticipate future HR-related issues and needs
  • Ability to set up and maintain effective administrative processes and systems
  • Ability to effectively coordinate/manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workflow and stay on top of constantly changing priorities and projects
  • Ability to work well independently and complete responsibilities with little or no supervision
  • Ability to exercise absolute discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to remain poised under pressure

Location/Working conditions

Position is located in San Francisco, California

Works in a typical office environment

Travel 10 – 15% (wind farms, various locations for seminars)

Physical requirements

Required to work at a computer for extended periods of time

Required to stand while filing

Direct reports


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