HR Generalist at Vector
Huntington Beach, CA, US

With nearly two decades of sub-orbital launch experience and technology development, VECTOR needs your help in taking the next steps to push space boundaries.  

Job Summary

Innovation in space occurs when people have the freedom to imagine and to do. We are looking for other thought leaders in their fields of expertise who also believe in our vision and can work beside us to make this dream a reality. The Human Resources Generalist performs HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Director, Human Resources while providing organizational support to Talent Acquisition. This position carries out responsibilities in the following areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, scheduling, onboarding, policy implementation and improvement, recruitment/employment and employment law compliance. This role is for a dynamic, self-starting individual with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a contract position located at our facility in Huntington Beach, CA while providing remote support to our Headquarters based in Tucson, AZ.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Creates and updates processes and maintains procedure index for HR department
  • Coordinates benefits enrollments, communicates with service providers concerning administration of programs, investigates and corrects discrepancies.
  • Reconciles all benefits and HR-related invoices and processes requests for payment.
  • Administrative duties, including upkeep of employee records and routine employee correspondence.
  • Understands and explains company policies, programs, benefits and related information to new hires.
  • Ensures that weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Handles employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Maintains company organization charts and employee directory.
  • Maintains and updates company training records; following-up to ensure compliance
  • Provide support for employees across all business functions ensuring a great employee experience
  • Provide scheduling support
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Organize and facilitate new hire orientation to create an awesome and memorable experience
  • Help employees to fully understand their benefits as well as provide some back-end support for compliance and reporting
  • Support day-to-day compliance activities such as I-9 verification (E-verify), EDD, unemployment claims and required postings
  • VECTOR strongly believes in the power of the individual and seeks people who share our passion for innovating, building and flying

This job might be for you if you have these:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum (5) years of job-related expertise in a human resource department; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and principles of human resources including FMLA, ADA, benefit, and employee relations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the team in a fast-paced, environment with varied projects
  • Excellent judgment and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to drive improvements and continuously simplify processes
  • Ability to handle concurrent tasks from multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate verbally and electronically to senior management and executive leadership regarding regular and unplanned requests for schedule-related information
  • Microsoft Suite to include Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point required; Experience with ADP, Adobe, Timekeeping systems, Accounts Payable software and ERP systems highly desirable
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be available to work extended hours as needed

It would be impressive if you also have these:

  • Preferred Certification: PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP and/or CIR
  • Greenhouse (ATS) proficiency a plus
  • BIG vision to reshape the multi-billion launch market
  • Ability to work as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team

Personal Requirements

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be part of an innovative team that designs, builds and flies rockets? Put your skills to work and see if you have what it takes to become a part of the new frontier of rocket science. Search all of our job 

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

VECTOR is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.