Human Resources Generalist, Kaiserslautern

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Job Ref:
Kaiserslautern (Staff)-Germany
Human Resources
Full time

Human Resources Generalist
UMGC Europe
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Overseas Regular, 100% FTE, Full-Time, Grade 004

Description:  The HR Generalist reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources Operations (ADHRO) and is responsible for providing first level HR service support while ensuring the highest quality of customer service for UMGC staff and faculty. The HR Generalist is responsible for employee recruitment, employee relations, employment data entry, maintenance and validation in the systems of record, basic benefits administration, and will be cross trained in other HR areas and assist as needed.


  • Administer various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel; assist in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
  • Educate all sections of the business on established human resources processes and policies, such as interviewing, hiring, promoting, disciplinary actions, timely separations, attendance, etc.
  • Coordinate with the stateside recruiting team to administer high quality and consistent employee recruitment practices to include posting job announcements, tracking and screening applications for employment, assisting hiring managers with interview and selection process, and general communication with all applicants
  • Assist with the design, plan and implementation of new employee onboarding/orientation in a way that fosters a positive attitude towards company goals and objectives
  • Handle first-level employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing
  • Work with all business partners as an employee advocate to ensure that company practices are consistent with the core company values of building trust, respect and fairness when interacting with all employees
  • Assist the ADHRO with the administration of employee relations and award programs to include performance management advising, annual employee evaluation reviews, and employee service awards
  • Conduct HR communication outreach to include new employee briefings and maintenance of HR pages on various websites (e.g., Engage, intranet, and internet)
  • Compile various human resources-related reports as required
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensure policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance
  • Create employment records, maintain an organized filing system, and assist entering/updating HR data in the systems of record and other databases for employees
  • Work with payroll offices in all divisions to ensure the integrity and timeliness of employee payments
  • Provide HR support to UMGC operation offices for all employment issues
  • Monitor and maintain office e-mail accounts and respond to all inquiries
  • Manage the daily administrative office tasks
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of departments in relation to established goals
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed
  • Assist the ADHRO and Director, Human Resources with special projects
  • Assist with HR Logistics tasks to include, but not limited to, requesting and submitting individual logistical support documents, country and theater clearances, Letters of Authorization, base passes, and travel
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign degree equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in HR administration
  • Experience with Workday, PeopleSoft, or other HRIS
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Highest standards of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy with an intermediate understanding of computer software (especially MS Word and Excel)


  • Master's degree in Human Resources or related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign degree equivalent
  • Three (3) years of experience in HR Administration
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR or similar certification

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants with individual logistical support (ILS) preferred. Applicant must qualify for ILS as described in USAREUR Regulation 600-700, Section III, 7-13. Criteria under which applicants qualify for ILS are: must serve the U.S. Forces exclusively; are not stateless persons; are nationals of a NATO state, excluding the host nation; are not ordinarily resident in the host nation.

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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