• Watsonville, CA, USA
  • Competitive wages
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, PTO/Sick Leave, 401k with employer match, Rewards Program, Free Life Insurance

Position: HR Administrative Assistant

Location: Watsonville, California

Pay: 50K-60K DOE

Sanitation Specialists is a national food safety company with a passion for sanitation in food processing plants. We pride ourselves in recognizing, motivating, and developing leaders in the food manufacturing sector. We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population who share our company core values: Respect, Dependent, and Motivated.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K with company match, paid time off, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and bonuses every quarter.

We are searching for an HR Administrative Assistant for our branch in Watsonville, CA. The ideal candidate must be looking for professional growth, enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference. This individual must be bilingual in English and Spanish, and be knowledgeable of Local, State, and Federal labor laws.

As an HR Administrative Assistant, you will play a significant role in managing the Human Resource (HR) department's daily functions, including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. The individual will need to complete position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate time frame and be flexible with his/her work schedule. This position involves discretion and independent action within prescribed limits.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments.
  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment laws.


The following are required competencies of the position that the employee must meet to perform the essential functions of the job successfully:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must be flexible with traveling across the United States.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least one year of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP a plus.

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