Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development. 



The HR Administrator will be responsible for supporting company-wide functional areas of HR with the duties and responsibilities outlined below. The primary focus is on benefits administration and HRIS maintenance. This position performs complex administrative duties to support the HR Director with various projects and tasks in addition to benefits administration and will provide support to or assist the HR Generalist as needed.

  1. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Recommends new approaches, policies, procedures, and programs to effect continual improvement of Human Resource Development (HRD) to further streamline processes for efficiency.
  2. Administers employee benefits plans (i.e., group life, AD&D, disability, medical, dental vision, voluntary plans, FSA, HSA), annual open enrollments and FMLA administration. Reconciles benefits invoices and coordinates with vendor or broker on any discrepancies.
  3. Conducts new hire orientations.  Recommends improvements to current practices and procedures.
  4. Prepares and maintains personnel files, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and confidentiality. Maintains other records, systems, and reports (i.e., Form I-9's, Post-Offer Veterans Status forms, ADP WN portal updates, promotion/transfer reports, etc.).
  5. Prepares offer letters; processes new employee paperwork; complies with eVerify; maintains HRIS records.
  6. Liaises with payroll and Information Technology regarding new hires, terminations, transfers, etc.
  7. Keeps abreast of legislative changes that affect compliance with federal and state employment law in the various states and countries in which the company conducts business.
  8. Handles workers compensation claim reporting and compliance with OSHA reporting regulations.
  9. Supports Business Development activities, to include Pink/Red Team participation, proposal development, and staffing recruitment.
  10. Tracks and generates reports (metrics, spreadsheets, etc.) as requested.
  11. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences as needed.
  12. Performs other tasks as assigned (focus on those tasks with sense of urgency) that may require reprioritizing current workload.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description.


Qualifications & Requirements 

Education and Work Experience Requirements:  

  1. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant progressive HR experience.
  2. Minimum of two (2) years of experience with benefits administration.
  3. Maintains general knowledge base of federal regulations and state employment regulations for locations in which the company conducts business.
  4. Experience working within a team environment, demonstrating skills as a facilitator, communicator, and team builder.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:  

  1. Possesses intermediate knowledge of various principles and practices of at least two of the following HR bodies of knowledge (Workforce Planning and Employment, HRD, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, and Risk Management).
  2. Able to demonstrate working knowledge of benefits administration, to include a thorough understanding of FMLA administration.
  3. Proficient with ADP Workforce Now.
  4. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  5. Meets deadlines while exercising strong attention to detail; demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills; effective follow-up skills; flexible and adaptable to change in a very dynamic environment, along with the ability to learn quickly.
  6. Effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; proficient at managing several processes concurrently; critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  7. Demonstrates practical application and exercise of judgment with respect to HR policies, processes, employment law, and government compliance regulations (i.e., FLSA, ADA, FMLA, EEOC, GINA, HIPAA, COBRA, ACA, AAP, etc.).
  8. Intermediate level user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  9. Able to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity, and creativity to changing needs and situations.
  10. Displays professional demeanor at all times.
  11. Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in the course of work.
  12. Maintains confidentiality of business sensitive, company proprietary, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at all times.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:  

  1. Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System and knowledge of appropriate dispositioning of candidates.
  2. Current PHR or SHRM-CP certification is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


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