Associate, Human Resources and Operations

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Partnership for Public Service

Published 1 day ago


The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a big mission: we’re working to ensure the federal government is dynamic, innovative and that it effectively serves the American people. We’ve got a great team that helps make it happen.  

Our staff is diverse in experience and perspective, but at our core, we share a lot of the same traits. We are mission-driven, creative, collaborative, optimistic and inclusive.  

Our work is strategic, fast-paced and guided by our values:  

  • Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government.  
  • People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect.  
  • Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results.  
  • Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible.  

We hire smart and friendly people who are great at what they do and good to one another in the process. Are you ready to join our team?  


The Human Resources and Operations Associate collaborates with staff across the organization to maintain and strengthen the Partnership’s Operations function with a particular focus in Human Resources. The Associate will assist and provide support for the following functional areas: recruitment and hiring, onboarding/offboarding, payroll, benefits administration, compliance and reporting, budget and project management. This entry-level position is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in a wide range of operational support areas.


  • Support the recruiting and hiring process including posting positions to external job boards, creating materials for hiring managers, scheduling interviews and supporting editing of all position descriptions 
  • Assist with onboarding and offboarding processes including developing and compiling resources, creating or supporting drafts of plans and portfolios and corresponding with staff 
  • Work with hiring managers to significantly support the intern hiring process
  • Run reports for HR-related data requests and assist with compliance efforts
  • Assist with and process payroll
  • Respond to benefits administration inquiries from staff and contribute to benefits administration, including Open Enrollment
  • Support budget process including creating templates, compiling and entering data into budget software and developing resources to assist staff with the budget process
  • Support ongoing project management efforts including preparing materials for meetings, trainings and staff communications
  • Support other Operations Team functions as necessary


  • Building trust
  • Customer service focus
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Maintaining credibility and meeting ethical standards, including keeping personal and employment information private and confidential
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to organize multiple and varied tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility, a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in
  • Problem solving skills


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional work experience, including military experience
  • One to two years of experience, which may include internships
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, required
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now and SharePoint is preferred
  • Experience in HR is preferred



The Associate, Human Resources and Operations reports to the Human Resources Manager.



This job operates in a professional office environment in Washington, DC, and at external venues, both local and out-of-state. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, Partnership staff are currently working remotely. 



This is a full-time position with regular work hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening or weekend activities may be required as well. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, the Partnership is allowing maximum flexibility in work schedules.  



If travel occurs, it is usually during the business day. Local travel to various federal agencies may be required. Some out of the area and/or overnight travel may be required as well. 



The Partnership offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 401K program with a 4 percent employer match; opportunities for training and development; 15 days of annual leave per year, 10 days of sick leave per year, plus all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving off; and use of an on-site exercise facility.  



The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.  


The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a big mission: we’re working to ensure the federal government is dynamic, innovative and that it effectively serves the American people. We’ve…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level


Washington, DC

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