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Human Resources Generalist

Chickasaw Nation Industries Atlanta Full-Time
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The Human Resources Generalist supports the Human Resources Office (HRO) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by serving as a resource to CDC management in position classification, recruitment, staffing and placement matters. This position proposes solutions to resolve controversial, complex and difficult staffing problems.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Provides advisory technical assistance and solutions to recruitment and placement and position classification issues referred within the organization. 

Explores alternative courses of action to accommodate management needs and considerations.

Provides assistance and works with key management officials in a manner that inspires respect for resulting conclusions.

Collaborates with CDC programs and other federal agencies in the development of position descriptions, classification standards, etc., in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards.

Develops, evaluates and classifies positions applying OPM position classification standards criteria and supplemental guidance.

Conducts position classification reviews, appeals, requests and desk audits.

Conducts on-site or telephonic desk audits with employees and supervisors gathering all required documentation. Gathers additional documentation required and develops position descriptions, position evaluation statements and audit findings in compliance with OPM while applying Departmental and Agency guidance.

Provides substantive input and advice in the HR pre-consultation process of providing service and expertise to customers and on the use of automated recruitment processes.

Provides advice and assistance on all issues related to the staffing and employment of qualified individuals. Also, helps to determine the best qualified applicant based on operating standards.

Applies and adheres to the standards in fulfilling placement actions in accordance with the OPM, Health and Human Services (HHS), and CDC standards, policies and regulations.

Collaborates with hiring officials and subject matter experts (SME) to determine the best method to fill vacant positions.

Provides information to CDC program officials to assure personnel and staffing requirements and resources are fully met.

Develops approved vacancy announcements, provides expert advice for pay rates and ranks potential applicants.

Provides applicant referral services under merit promotion and/or delegated examining guidelines.

Researches and interprets regulations based on Human Resources (HR) operational policies and procedures.

Reviews and evaluates trends in serviced activities and other factors which can influence future needs.

Processes and reviews personnel actions ensuring the accuracy of information while adhering to all statutory and regulatory compliance requirements.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor’s degree and experience as listed below, or, an equivalent combination of education/experience. One (1) to five (5) years of federal recruitment and placement experience preferred. Proficient use in performing Delegated Examining (DE) and Merit Promotions (MP) operations, preferred, not required.

Human Resources Generalist - I - Bachelor’s degree and one to two (1-2) years’ experience

Human Resources Specialist - II - Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ experience

Human Resources Specialist - III- Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years’ experience


Must be able to obtain Government clearance

U.S. Citizen/Green Card only due to Government or federal requirements


Expert knowledge in Human Resources support functions

Comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources recruitment, placement and position classification policies, procedures and methodologies with ability to accurately apply the Fair Labor Standards Act

Demonstrated knowledge of federal HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents

Comprehensive operational knowledge of OPM classification standards, federal position classification, position management, organizational development and realignments

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.) with ability to quickly grasp specialized software programs

Basic and versatile knowledge of proven federal recruitment and placement methods and techniques related to subject matter

Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to prepare quality course materials and presentations

Ability to advise and assist management in accomplishing personnel management responsibilities

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute work

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills with ability to work with all levels in the organization to meet operational performance

Ability to coordinate efforts with others to find mutually acceptable solutions for the successful achievement of goals

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.



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Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI) was founded as the government contracting arm of the Chickasaw Nation. The vision was to build CNI into a collection of profitable companies. Within a short time CNI has become one of the largest and most successful corporations in the United States.

CNI now owns and manages many business enterprises that collectively employ more than 2,000 people. The long-term strategy of CNI is to continue to grow by expanding the number of federal contracts and through selective acquisition of small 8(a) companies that fit the CNI business model.

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