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

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Large 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 following 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.  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.


The Human Resources Administrator (HRA) is the ideal position for a recent college graduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources and gaining experience from the ground up while demonstrating exceptional organizational skills in addition to a strong attention to detail. The HRA will be responsible for supporting company-wide functional areas of HR including complex administrative duties with the primary focus on benefits administration and HRIS maintenance. The HRA's duties will include the following:

  1. Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Recommend new approaches, policies, procedures, and programs to effect continual improvement of Human Resource Development (HRD) to further streamline processes for efficiency.
  2. Administer employee benefits plans (i.e., group life, AD&D, disability, medical, dental vision, voluntary plans, FSA, HSA), annual open enrollments and FMLA administration. Reconcile benefits invoices and coordinate with vendor or broker on any discrepancies.
  3. Conduct new hire orientations, process new employee paperwork, and maintain HRIS records.
  4. Prepare and maintain personnel files, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and confidentiality. Maintain 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. Prepare offer, layoff, promotion, and separation letters.
  6. Liaise with Payroll, Information Technology, and Security regarding new hires, terminations, transfers, etc.
  7. Keep 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. Handle workers compensation claim reporting and compliance with OSHA reporting regulations.
  9. Support Business Development activities, to include proposal development and staffing recruitment as needed.
  10. Track and generate reports (metrics, spreadsheets, etc.) as requested.
  11. Participate in administrative staff meetings and attend other meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences as needed.
  12. Perform other tasks as assigned (focus on those tasks with sense of urgency) that may require reprioritizing current workload.



Education, Work Experience, Skills and Clearance Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience in a fast-paced, team environment, demonstrating skills as a facilitator and communicator.
  2. Superior organizational skills, to include: Forecasting and planning project needs and ability to assess and project upcoming business needs.
  3. Strong attention to detail, focusing on the small details that are part of the large task.
  4. Intermediate level user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (emphasis on Excel).
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. Proficient at managing several processes concurrently, and adept with critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  7. Respects and adheres to current practices and processes in addition to managerial instruction.
  8. Ability to meet deadlines while exercising a strong attention to detail, demonstrating superior organizational and time-management skills, and effective follow-up skills. Adaptable to change in a very dynamic environment.
  9. Projects professional demeanor at all times (accountable, courteous, dependable, ethical, punctual, responsible, and respectful).
  10. Exercise discretion, care, and protection when exposed to or handling business sensitive information and the ability to maintain confidentiality.


  1. College graduate pursuing Human Resources as a career.
  2. Intense focus on organization, attention to detail, and follow-up.
  3. Someone who is passionate about the HR profession.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national

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