HR Generalist job description?

I'm looking for a job description for an HR Generalist, preferably in the public sector.  I am hoping to add a position to my budget for next year, but need to submit a proposed job description.  Thanks in advance!

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  • Hi Barbara,

    You can get copies of sample job descriptions from the Society of Human Resource Management website.

  • The following is from the Mercer SIRS high tech industry compensation survey as a summary description:

    Implements Human Resources policies as a generalist, partnering with business operations to ensure a complete understanding of business needs and objectives and resolves HR issues. Responsible for and/or serves as a HR liaison for most of the following areas: succession planning, talent management, labor relations, employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, EEO, and/or training and development.

  • This is a link to a pdf from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (Federal Sector) which details the HR family of series, theres a lot of terms that you can use to put together a job description that meets your needs and is tailored to public sector HR:

  • Hey Barbara, 


    We have a resource over on Workology that could help with HR job descriptions. You can access it here and


    I hope this helps! 


    Jessica Miller-Merrell

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