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Human Resources Specialist

Job ID: 6656

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Category: Human Resources

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About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

This individual will report to the Human Resources Associate Director and will be a key member of the Bay Area Human Resources team. The Human Resources Specialist will assist in the day-to-day functions of the Bay Area Human Resources team and provide administrative support to the Staff Recruiting team. The Human Resources Specialist will have the opportunity to gain valuable business insight through interacting with multiple departments throughout the Firm.

Primary responsibilities include supporting the Human Resources Associate Director with sensitive employee relations issues as well as other HR-related responsibilities, which include filing personnel files, responding to requests for employment verification, responding to questions about HR policies and procedures, checking and responding to questions in the Human Resources mailbox, maintaining a positive work relationship with other HR departments including Benefits and Recruiting, and project work, as requested.  It is expected that the individual will take on additional responsibilities and more complex project work over time.   

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and 5+ years of previous experience in HR and Recruiting.
  • HR/Recruiting experience in a law firm or other professional services environment is a plus.
  • Individual must have the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality at all times and maintain high standards for personal performance. 
  • Individual will demonstrate considerable initiative, outstanding customer service skills, the ability to learn quickly, and superior written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Work requires excellent attention to detail, proofreading skills, analytical ability, organizational skills, excellent follow-through skills, as well as keen judgment and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, meet concrete deadlines, and be a solid team player.
  • Must be skilled with drafting communication targeted to a wide variety of audiences. Must have high energy level, can-do attitude, ability to work independently, and high standards for personal performance. 
  • Work requires excellent proofreading skills, analytical ability, organizational skills, and acute attention to detail, excellent follow-through skills, as well as keen judgment and problem-solving skills. 
  • Individual must have the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality at all times. Ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, meet concrete deadlines and have stong knowledge of I-9 forms and work authorization immigration documentation. 

Technologies/Software

  • MS Office 2016 and Excel skills are required. Working knowledge of Peoplesoft or similar HRIS system is preferred.

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • PHR or equivalent certification is a plus.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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