Human Resources Generalist

We are looking for a human resources generalist to handle HR initiatives, policies, and processes for our privately held ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new HR generalist would be a key member of our business management team which provides human resources, accounting, finance, business analysis, marketing, administration, geographic information science, health and safety, and IT support to the work of our company’s ecologists and landscape architect consultants. This position will report to our Senior HR Manager and Business Analyst. This position may be a hybrid of remote and in-person based out of our Los Gatos office. The anticipated pay range for this position is $74,500 – $87,000 annually. Actual compensation within the range will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Ideal qualifications

Training and skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • 3-5 years of work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in HR
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws (CA and HI) and regulations pertaining to HR management and wave laws
  • Experience with HRIS and payroll processing system; ADP WFN is a plus
  • Proficient with using spreadsheets to perform data analysis
  • Exceptional verbal communication
  • Strong writing skills


  • The ability to connect with full range of employees
  • A positive and professional demeanor
  • The ability to juggle multiple tasks while remaining productive
  • A proactive and persistent approach to getting information needed to complete a process or project
  • Positive and empathetic interpersonal dynamic
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Highly organized
  • Commitment to confidentiality

Any of the following would be a great plus! 

  • An interest in and awareness of the natural world and/or science
  • Prior work with scientists and other technical experts
  • Recruiting experience

How to apply

Please send us your resume and a complete cover letter which addresses the following:

  1. The most important skill or experience you believe you’d be bringing to this job
  2. Your favorite place to spend time, near or far
  3. Anything else you’d like us to know about you that isn’t reflected in your resume

N.B. Please combine your resume and cover letter into one file and submit here.

Note: There will be a 15 minute online standardized test as part of the interview process and ultimately, we will request references and potentially academic transcripts. 

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