HR Generalist - Bilingual

Santa Rosa, CA

As HR Generalist you will be responsible for consulting and advising team leaders with regard to the human needs of the company. The HR Generalist will be the first point of contact for recruiting as well as onboarding, demonstrating a strong understanding of the company, our mission and culture. Work with leadership on personnel and company initiatives, training and development, and support business needs and serve as the face of human resources. You will be outgoing and eager to step into everyday needs with strong communication skills.

This is a full-time role, with expectations of working in the office 5 days a week.

Candidate must be fully vaccinated against the COVID 19 virus


Employee Relations

  • Develop and maintain effective employee relations
  • Act as a point of contact for inquiries about employee issues and HR policies/procedures
  • Facilitate employee and manager discussions/ mediations/investigations/issues to drive to quick resolution
  • Manage the disciplinary process and ensure employees are treated fairly and equally and in compliance with Federal, State and Local Law

HR Policies, Procedures, Compliance and Analysis

  • Implement, develop and maintain all HR records, policies and procedures in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws by constantly monitoring and implementing applicable HR and employment updates 
  • Manage compensation and benefits
  • Manage all annual federal and state labor postings for all facilities
  • Maintain the employee handbook, and ensure hiring and recruiting processes are compliant with applicable laws
  • Develop and track HR related metrics; Support other departments with requested data

Recruiting and Hiring -

  • Manage recruiting and hiring process
  • Coordinate and conduct applicable interviews
  • Work closely with the hiring manager with updates on candidates
  • Extend employment offers through HRIS onboarding application 


  • Onboard new hires based on company procedures
  • Support the performance review process
  • Build and maintain an employee development and training plan in cooperation with management and prepare the budget of trainings for approval by management

Health and Safety Operations

  • Manage reporting process for health and safety including reporting for workplace injuries and Workers' Compensation

Payroll Responsibilities may be included in this role

  • Manage timeclock system 
  • Ensure employee deduction amounts are kept current
  • Maintain records on vacation, sick leave, etc.
  • Data entry for various HR/Payroll related databases.

Benefit program responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate plan offering and enrollment with broker and/or carrier including workflow for open enrollment, applications and termination of benefits.
  • Monitor deductions and reconcile medical, dental and vision benefit billings

Qualifications/ Requirements: 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.

  • Bi-lingual a must (Spanish and English)
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Strong technical skill set, with the ability to learn new software systems as they are implemented
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Human Resources role with exposure to all facets of HR including benefits, compensation, employee development, workers compensation, employee training, recruitment, benefits and communication
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong experiences in HR processes, procedures and policies
  • Strong knowledge of Federal, State and Local employment laws and regulations Must possess a thorough understanding of the confidentiality associated with the position
  • Creation of reports and PowerPoint presentations as needed
  • Strong customer service to internal and external business partners
  • Strong excel and google sheets knowledge
  • Intermediate skill level in Excel

Interpersonal skills

  • Versatility: proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility: willingness to work within the constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects 
  • Strong ability to deal with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Acute attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Proactive and strategic

What we bring to the table

  • Our co-workers are a close-knit, intelligent, collaborative, and motivated team.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision insurance benefits for employees and their dependents.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

Our Values:

  • Grow with Integrity
  • Bring People Together
  • Build with Ambition
  • Believe in Cannabis for Good

Company Description NorCal Cannabis has been developing and shaping the legal cannabis industry since 2015 in the areas of cultivation, distribution, and retail. 

NorCal’s mission is to bridge the strong roots and rich heritage of the cannabis industry with the bright future and unlimited potential now available to companies that fully understand the intricacies of the business. From seed to sale, our brands, products, and assets are meticulously developed from cultivation and manufacturing to delivery and retail. Throughout the entire process, we value every element of the supply chain and proudly serve distributors, retailers, and consumers across California.

We believe cannabis is a force for good and will make positive impacts to society, the economy, and the environment.

The history of cannabis and social reform go hand in hand. We honor the struggles of the past by building a better future. NorCal Cannabis recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected statuses. We believe that in our differences, we find strength.

We are committed to equality, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We know we will always have to work to contribute to making our world a more equitable place. We focus first on building a values driven foundation inside the physical and virtual walls of our company and make concerted efforts to engage in the local communities we operate in and the global community for which we are citizens.

NorCal Cannabis also strives to be a steward of our ecological environment, knowing that our business’s health and health of our people is dependent and integrally connected to the health of the earth's ecosystem. We do our best to tread lightly.

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