Human Resources and Payroll Specialist
Farr West Engineering is looking to hire an experience human resources (HR) and payroll professional to work for both an engineering firm and general contractor/manufacturing company.
- Payroll specialist will conduct bi-weekly payroll, including timekeeping and audit processes for all employees. An in-depth understanding of compliance with payroll taxation, garnishments and other pay benefits of part-time and full-time employees is required. An applicant must have experience with prevailing wage and certified payroll reporting for Nevada and California (Oregon and Idaho are preferred as well). Applicant will be required to process payroll taxes and have a working knowledge of Nevada and California labor laws in addition to Federal labor laws.
- HR specialist will assist with the hiring and termination process. New hire orientation, benefit enrollment for new employees and maintaining important data in our ERP system. This position will be responsible for the management of all CONFIDENTIAL employee records, files, projects, and related tasks. The HR specialist maintains and enhances the organization by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and HR policies, benefits, programs, and practices. The HR specialist will work alongside hiring managers to update job requirements and job descriptions for all positions. The HR specialist will ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR Federal and State requirements, conducting investigations, maintaining records, and representing the organization at hearings.
HR specialist must maintain confidentiality, display enthusiasm for the company, be team-oriented and possess a “can-do attitude”. The position requires an extremely detail orientated applicant with superior communication skills.
Applicants shall have experience in the following areas: Human Resources Management, Benefits Administration, Performance Management, Communication Processes, Compensation and Wage Structure, Supports Diversity, Classifying Employees, Employment Law, Laws Against Harassment
All applicants MUST be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, LCP Tracker, DIR website, SharePoint, and possess experience in Project Management and Accounting Software.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related experience is required.
A minimum of 3 years of experience is required.
For over 15 years, Farr West Engineering (Farr West) has been building a reputation as a leader in municipal engineering and utility planning for local governments throughout Nevada and California. Farr West is a not only one of the largest and strongest utility engineering firms in Nevada, but we also offer one of the best work environments around. As you would expect, our employees are offered competitive salaries, a retirement plan, company sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance, optional benefits, paid time off, professional development, flexible work hours, and more. However, where our company stands apart is in our attention to employee growth, opportunity, and challenging project tasks in a group atmosphere that is like no other. Our team is truly made up of some of the brightest, hard-working and just plain fun professionals around. We work hard to ensure our company culture is maintained while we grow the company to the next level. Our management team reports directly to the company owner and president, Brent Farr. This means every employee and manager has a voice that is heard and the ability to make change happen – you are never just a number at Farr West. Brent is committed to growing our firm in a reasonable and responsible manner so that our employees can enjoy a long-lasting, stable career. Our clients are some of the best in the business and we focus on maintaining superior relationships with every client so the work that we do is enjoyable for all parties involved. Our engineering is top of the line and we train our staff to be efficient project managers that are capable of providing clients with innovative solutions and sound consulting advice.
Farr West is dedicated to being the leading engineering firm in Nevada and northern California, while staying true to our core values of character, stewardship, and excellence. Our company embraces a culture of hard work, family, and play that keeps our employees happy, healthy, and loyal. We are always looking for ways to have a BBQ, friendly competition, holiday party, or root beer float on a hot afternoon in July. We employee several mothers, fathers, outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, community members, and young professionals. It is in our nature to foster long-term friendships and a family atmosphere so you do not feel that you are just an employee. Please look through our website for more information on the services we offer and the type of work we do. This will be the best way for you to understand how special our company is, and for us to get to know you and understand your skill set.