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Human Resources Recruiter/Generalist
Field Institute Tehachapi, CA

Human Resources Recruiter/Generalist

Field Institute
Tehachapi, CA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: $22-$24

The Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development (FIELD), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. FIELD was founded in 1978 by Farmworker Leader Cesar E. Chavez and is dedicated to strengthening America’s agricultural and rural communities through our Core Values of Opportunity, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation and Si Se Puede. FIELD carries out its mission through a continuum of educational and workforce development programs that assist underserved communities in achieving empowerment, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life. FIELD has realigned our training and education to promote career pathways for adult learners. This includes work experience opportunities in Environmental Conservation, Energy, Education, Entrepreneurship and Civic Action.

FIELD’s Purpose is to “To Empower the Underserved to be Self-Sufficient.”


The Human Resource Generalist at FIELD is instrumental in maintaining a compliant and productive workplace aligned with the organization's mission and values. This role involves fostering a positive culture, managing recruitment, coordinating payroll and benefits, administering compensation systems, and handling various HR-related responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES includes, but not limited to the following. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned. 

  • Foster a positive culture and climate in line with FIELD’s mission and values.
  • Support recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Participate in the administration of compensation, benefits,
  • Assist in addressing employee relations issues, investigations, and related documentation.
  • Provide basic information to employees about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion.
  • Support in updating job requirements and descriptions for all positions.
  • Assist with onboarding, performance reviews, review of separation documents, and exit interviews.
  • Support the maintenance of human resource records, ensuring compliance with state/federal regulations and FIELD policies.
  • Participate in workers' compensation claims and documentation.
  • Assist in research and data gathering for reports and projects.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating HR and Company events.
  • Engage in communication and interaction with external resources as necessary.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth.
  • Attend job fairs as needed.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment/labor laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. Ensure employer labor law posters are distributed at all FIELD locations.  
  • Provide assistance and guidance to managers with employee concerns. 
  • Ensures job descriptions are current including conducting job analysis and creating new job descriptions.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations. 
  • Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees, relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.
  • Conducts HR audits as assigned.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks (live scan) and employee eligibility verifications. 
  • Supports with New Hire Orientation.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date HR files, records, and documentation.
  • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records.
  • Supports Human Resources Director with various projects and initiatives. 


  • None. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to:

  • Write required reports, business correspondence.
  • Analyze data and make recommendations.
  • Present information effectively to groups of employees, and mangers
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Prioritize and schedule work effectively.
  • Express ideas clearly in both oral and written form, using language appropriate to the audience.
  • Adjust presentation style for varying stakeholder groups.
  • Interpret instructions in various forms.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Be flexible and embrace change.
  • Operate standard office equipment, including computers.


  • At least two (2) years HR experience required.
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. In lieu of degree minimum five (5) years in HR experience.  
  • Masters degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.


    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
    • Basic interpersonal communication skills.
    • Basic proficiency in spreadsheet and Excel.
    • Eagerness to learn and contribute with high energy and creativity.
    • Ability to work independently while obtaining input and direction as needed.

    Other Requirements:

    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    • Valid California Driver’s License.
    • Proof of automobile insurance coverage.
    • Valid Tuberculosis (TB) clearance.

    Working Conditions: Environment:

    • Indoor office work environment.
    • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

    Physical Demands (with or without reasonable accommodations):

    • Mental acuity to make sound decisions and judgments.
    • Facility and stamina to sit and stand for extended periods.
    • Facility to see and read printed materials.
    • Facility to hear and understand speech on the telephone.
    • Facility to speak in audible tones for clear communication.
    • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment.
    • Physical strength and agility to push, pull, and lift objects.
    • Facility to drive a vehicle


    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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in a general office environment with occasional exposure to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. 


    Field Institute

    Tehachapi, CA
    93561 USA



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