Our culture is one that emphasizes high performance, innovation, and learning. We know that those things only happen when everyone who works in an organization is properly empowered, equipped, and enabled in their roles to make an impact. At ACAA success is a shared responsibility, and we look forward to supporting and developing the unique strengths you could bring to our team.
The ACAA’s Human Resources Generalist will report to the Manager, Human Resources and assumes responsibility for HR system maintenance, supporting the design and administration of ACAA employee compensation and benefits programs, including leave management, deferred compensation, and wellness.
Here is how the Human Resources Generalist will help:
- Process and maintain records of all employee transactions in the Human Resources Management System (HRMS), such as new hires, promotions, transfers, salary changes, terminations, and employee statistics.
- Perform pre-employment activities such as background check reviews, TSA Badge Applications, medical examinations, and drug screens.
- Collect relevant industry compensation and benefits benchmarking data for review and contribute company data to external compensation studies when appropriate.
- Maintain an understanding of the external market, staying in tune with best practices and emerging trends in Total Rewards; provide recommendations to the Manager, Human Resources.
- Process employee compensation changes, ensuring accuracy in the Human Resources Management System.
- Administer employee benefits and programs, including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, and voluntary benefits.
- Reconcile discrepancy reports, update employee benefits written materials and documents, monitor systems for accuracy, and prepare invoices.
- Conduct new hire benefits orientation and ensures timely and accurate benefit enrollments.
- Assist with the annual open enrollment process and verification of benefit elections.
- Administer FMLA program, including short and long-term disability requests; monitor absences in accordance with ADA, FMLA, and Bargaining Agreement “Break In Service Language,” where applicable.
- Ensure full compliance with all record-keeping practices such as employee files, driver’s license checks, benefit-dependent verification tracking, and Statement of Financial Interest forms.
- Complete employment verifications and unemployment compensation requests.
- Assist in coordinating various HR programs, including the Employee Health Fair, Retirement Recognition, and Talent Appreciation Day.
- Research and provide wellness content for the ACAA intranet site.
- Assist with creating or editing job descriptions as needed.
- Routinely perform reviews of current programs and policies, conduct research, prepare reports, and submit recommendations for improvements and/or adjustments.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned or required.
The successful candidate for the role of Human Resources Generalist will demonstrate the following key competencies needed in our culture:
- Communication - Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; Communicates effectively using two-way communication through strong verbal, written, and listening skills
- Strategic Thinking - Thinks “big picture”; Forward thinking and adept at seeing future outcomes and results; Commits to a course of action to accomplish individual, team and organizational goals
- Team Builder - Recognizes the value of teamwork and being an effective contributor to the team that drives desired results
- Customer Centricity - Aware of customer needs and the prioritization of our customers both internal and external; Makes decisions with customer in mind; Builds strong customer relationships
Requirements to apply for role of Human Resources Generalist are:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources Management.
- Three-Five (3-5) years of related experience.
- Certification as a professional in human resources (PHR or SHRM-CP) preferred.
- Possess or obtain prior to employment a valid Pennsylvania Class C driver’s license. Note: license must be maintained throughout employment.
We also expect that candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in most cases:
- Considerable knowledge of human resources principles, practices and administration.
- Knowledge of Federal and State employment laws.
- Strong ability to prepare detailed written reports and procedures
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to make accurate and sound analysis and evaluations of personnel problems.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Proficient utilizing the HRMS ADP Workforce Now.
Don’t meet every requirement?
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. As a Smarter Airport, we recognize that talent is not always related job history and skills come from valuable experiences that aren’t always shown on a resume. If you are excited to make a positive change for our region, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for our organization, whether it be this role or another.
Caring For Our Crew
At ACAA, we’ve got you covered. That applies to how we equip, empower, and enable our people to do their jobs. It also applies to our benefits, which are broader and more valuable than what many other employers offer:
- We offer two plan options for healthcare coverage from high-quality insurance carriers, as well as an ACAA-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that will help offset the cost of many medical expenses.
- ACAA employees pay almost $1,200 less per year in healthcare payroll contributions than the average employee in other companies, according to market surveys.
- When HRA funding is included, the health-plan deductibles paid by ACAA employees are about $1,200 lower on average than the costs paid by employees of other companies.
- ACAA does not require that employees meet a separate deductible for pharmacy expenses before prescription-drug coverage kicks in.
- ACAA’s dental plans (included with healthcare coverage) offer an option covering children’s orthodontia.
- Employees also can take advantage of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to help pay for health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
- All eligible full-time ACAA employees participate in the Allegheny County Employees Pension Plan, a defined-benefit plan that vests after 10 years of service.
- Employees also may participate in a Deferred Compensation Plan, which allows them to contribute part of their pay on a pre-tax basis into long-term retirement investments.
- A robust Employee Assistance Program (including access to free counselling sessions, financial guidance, and care coordination), life insurance options, a wellness program, and eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program round out ACAA’s exemplary benefits.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC), is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers annually on 17 carriers and was named by Fast Company magazine as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in its World Changing Ideas awards, both in 2020. PIT’s first-of-its-kind microgrid – which completely powers the airport campus through natural gas and solar energy – has won numerous awards for resiliency and sustainability.
PIT is in the midst of an ambitious terminal modernization that will make the passenger experience more efficient and deliver real opportunity for the region. The $1.4 billion new terminal program will construct a smarter, greener airport, inspired by the best of our region. The updated terminal lands in 2025 and will be the first airport terminal in the U.S. to be built from the ground-up post-pandemic, designed and constructed with the highest public health standards in mind.