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Associate Specialist Human Resources Global Health

Company name
Association of Public Health Laboratories

Silver Spring, MD, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 29,2019

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$50,000- $55,000

Position Summary

The Associate Specialist, Human Resources Global Health is responsible for providing administrative support in functional areas of the Human Resources specific to international and US Territories start up endeavors primarily in Africa and Puerto Rico. This may include: development, coordination and administration of various HR programs. An emphasis on coordination of administrative pieces of talent acquisition, performance management, metrics, training, onboarding, administration, retention and special projects. This position reports to the Director, Human Resources.


Currently there is funding for this position through October 1st, 2020.


Duties & Responsibilities

Talent Acquisition

Posting of international position openings, scheduling of phone screens and Interviews as directed by Director, Human Resources and Hiring Managers.


Performance Management

Track and maintaining performance evaluation schedules and records, point of contact for questions.


Metrics/HR Reports

Provide assistance with generating ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to field staff employee data such as FTE counts, staffing levels and deployments, turnover, recruitment, applicant tracking, compensation and promotions 


Work in conjunction with Director, Human Resources in coordinating the preparation and scheduling of organizational training programs for APHL’s Global Health field staff as it relates to administrative items (room set up, presentation, training collateral materials).



Coordinate post-recruitment paperwork processing efforts, serving as point of contact. 


Ensure proper paperwork execution, updating and maintaining employee files, and coordinating with payroll with paperwork/benefit implementation and compliance; Responsible for posting HR communications, entry into HRIS including payroll, benefit and other personnel updates. Other administrative tasks as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor. 


Provide administrative support for other projects as assigned, including recognition program, wellness and social initiatives, monthly events and functions.


Special HR Projects 
Given the Global Health Human Resources is in the early stages there may be instances where assistance on HR related projects is required specific to development and implementation.

Employment Standards- Education and Experience

AA/BA/BS preferred- Education might be substituted for work experienc

3 years administrative experience. Preference given to: Talent Acquisition, Benefits, Employee Relations and Performance Management


Team Player with a positive attitude!
Keen sense of confidentiality


Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and be familiar with a Windows operating system. This includes excel and word. Proficiency with HRIS, preferably iCIMS, SharePoint experience a plus.


Ability to be highly organized.
Ability to work under deadlines

Special Requirements

Ability to travel ~10% both nationally and internationally

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics 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 could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague 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 colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Criteria for Evaluation

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

Reports To

Director, Human Resources & Talent Management

Direct Reports


Position Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

APHL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law


Company info

Association of Public Health Laboratories
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Company Profile
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the United States and globally. APHL represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States. Its members, known as “public health labo​ra​tories,” monitor, detect and respond to health threats.

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