Human Resources Associate

Location: Washington
Practice Area: Company Health
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Start Date: 09/15/20

  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39

ODA Global recruiting for a Human Resources Associate for Environmental Incentives.

Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the environment that sustains resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. Our work improves the effectiveness of conservation and development programs worldwide. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor to natural resource and development program managers across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.

  • Western Office (headquarters) – South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Eastern Office – Washington, DC 
  • Mountain Office – Denver, CO 
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA
  • Kenya Field Office – Nairobi, Kenya


Environmental Incentives seeks to hire a Human Resources Associate to join our team in Washington, DC. The Human Resources Associate will play a meaningful role in executing EI’s strategic vision.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director of HR, the HR Associate is responsible for the daily administration of benefits, compensation, and leave; onboarding and offboarding; corrective action; performance and talent management; reward and recognition; occupational health and safety; training and development; and HRIS. Duties include:

  • Manage benefits enrollment, termination, and change process; upload deductions to the payroll file.
  • Administer Family Medical Leave (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), DC FMLA, DC Paid Family Leave, and Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other related leave requests, determine eligibility, prepare correspondence, monitor usage, and complete employee disability forms for processing.
  • Work closely with the Leadership, HR and Payroll teams to support the implementation and maintenance of the HRIS structure and ongoing improvement of processes
  • Ensure that the leadership team is fully informed of risks, issues, challenges, and provide solutions.
  • Assist end-users with access issues, application errors, and data problems. Perform research & testing for fixes to resolve issues quickly.
  • Work with the HR and accounting teams to ensure error-free payroll.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, liaising complex and/or sensitive matters with appropriate staff and consultants to develop a satisfactory response. 
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Support development and ensure consistent application of company policies, inclusive of overarching company policies and policies specific to workplace location
  • Facilitate execution of the performance management system for all staff, ensuring timely performance plans and reviews, providing guidance and resources to staff as needed, and liaising with appropriate staff to execute compensation adjustments and promotions.
  • Manage employee termination processes, including COBRA matters, exit interviews, and separation agreements, as required.
  • Manage employee recognition programs
  • Establish standard operating procedures and ensure functional documentation and dissemination to staff
  • Develop and provide training to end-users
  • Automate the recruitment, onboarding, merit and bonus incentive and separation programs
  • Assist with updates to the ATS to streamline and automate the recruitment process

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of equivalent combination of education and experience in Human Resources, Organization Development, or related field.


  • 2+ years of benefits administration to include leave administration for a multi-site employer.
  • Working knowledge of payroll processing
  • General knowledge of best practices in global HR functions, including international recruitment, onboarding, benefits, compensation, employee relations, learning, and development.
  • Experience with HRIS and ATS
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations in computing rates, premiums, and adjustments.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • General knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to HR management in a government contracting environment.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with highly confidential information
  • Ability to organize own work and set priorities with minimal supervision
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail with accuracy
  • Experience in government contracting environment (USAID preferred)
  • Proven record of success in developing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization


  • SHRM-CP, PHR, or other related human resources certification.
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish.
  • Professional certification in HR

Base Station

The position will be based in Washington, DC.

Criminal Background check required.


Environmental Incentives offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities and health coverage.

Environmental Incentive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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