Veterinary Service Inc.


Job Information

If you want to be part of a company with opportunities and growth, then working for VSI is the right fit for you! Be an employee-owner and enjoy benefits such as ESOP, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, and many others!

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for managing people policies, and programs related to recruiting and onboarding, compensation and benefits, payroll, HRIS, workforce planning, performance management, employee relations, retention, and employee engagement.

Essential Functions

  • Actively participates as a member of the VSI HR management team.
  • Review policies/procedures and collaborates with the VSI HR team to offer and implement continuous improvements.
  • Recruit and onboard employees to fill vacant positions both through the internal and external job posting program, including developing and maintaining a network of contacts and work with external recruiters and employment agencies to help identify and source qualified candidates.
  • Assist with planning and conducting efficient and thorough new employee orientation to foster positive attitudes toward company goals.
  • Keep records of personnel transactions such as employment changes, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics.
  • Ensure all timecards are verified and accurate prior to the Payroll Manager processing payroll.
  • Maintain HR files and record-keeping documents for designated location(s).
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the HR team to manage programs such as Leaves of Absence, Workers Compensation, Safety, and OSHA Inquiries, etc.
  • Administer performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization.
  • Collaborate with management and supervisors to identify personnel needs, coaching and corrective actions, job specifications, duties, qualifications, and skills.
  • Conduct investigations related to employee relations complaints/issues, develops, recommends, and initiates appropriate steps for resolution.
  • Listen to and advise employees to aid in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs in a timely manner.
  • Handle all HR administrative duties related to the role (i.e., filing, data entry, maintaining employee personnel files/records, day-to-day processing of personnel documentation, etc.)
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the Human Resources function and ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
  • Answer employee benefit questions, participates in open enrollment, new hire benefit elections and assists with the employee benefit process.
  • Assist with the development and execution of human resources strategic objectives.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and ability to multitask are essential.
  • Lead by example with excellent attendance/reliability and punctuality

The employee must have demonstrated experience and/or education as outlined below in order to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties and responsibilities. Qualifications may include, but are not limited, to:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED certificate required;
  • Five (5) years of work experience in Human Resources; or
  • Any combination of experience, education, and training that will provide the level of knowledge, skills, and ability required for the job.
  • Proactive team-building and relationship building, including the ability to work individually and as a team member.
  • Proficient PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and internal Company programs/applications).
  • Proficient math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, common fractions and decimals).
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communications.
  • Proficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
  • Read, analyze and interpret general business procedures, work instructions, training materials, professional, etc.
  • Ability to maintain a high-level of trust and confidentiality at all times.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving, resolution skills, and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Demonstrated customer services skills, ability to relate effectively and tactfully with all levels of the organization.
  • Commitment to and demonstration of high ethical standards governing professional behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to adapt effectively to workplace changes and new job duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work efficiently in fast pace demanding work environment, ability to handle multiple job duties with frequent interruptions with calmness and professionalism.
  • This position may require employee to operate Company provided vehicle or their own personal vehicle to conduct work-related business and therefore requires a valid drivers license, clean DMV record and current vehicle registration.

The Physical Demands and Working Conditions of this job may require the employee to perform the following physical activities during the course of work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Physical Demands and Working Conditions. Physical Demands and Working Conditions may include, but are not limited, to:
  • Regularly uses a telephone/cell phone, computer (including keyboard), SMART devices, email and/or fax for necessary communications.
  • Required to stand, walk and sit for extended periods of time.
  • May be routinely required to stoop, bend, kneel, lift and reach, in the performance of job duties.
  • Requires the essential use of hands, speech, eyesight, and hearing.
  • Vision requirements include close and distance vision, peripheral and depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus as needed.
  • Lifting limitations for this position: 25-30lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Noise level for this work environment is typically low to moderate.
  • A safety-sensitive position is one in which job performance can affect the safety of the employee and others. An employer must be able to demonstrate that the employee's inability or impaired ability to perform job-related tasks could result in a direct threat to their safety and/or the safety of others.

Veterinary Service Inc.