HR Officer
Woodbury, NY

What You’ll Do:

The HR Officer is responsible for leading to support the organization’s initiatives as outlined by the CEO and CHMN and will be responsible for HR policy development, staffing, talent management processes, compensation, payroll, employee benefits, employee relations, internal coaching on HR matters and compliance with all Federal & state employment laws and regulations. The HR Officer will work in concert with the CEO in all strategic and functional aspects of Human Resources and will be a trusted partner with the CHMN and Operations leaders. This leadership role will partner with operations leaders and staff to deliver HR services in a proactive and solution-oriented manner. The HR Officer will champion a positive culture by aligning people with the organization’s mission, vision, and values, promoting employee advocacy and relations.

Your responsibilities will include: (not limited to and subject to change): 

  • Lead, advise and support all HR areas including employee relations, onboarding, policies and procedures, staff development, performance management, recognition, engagement, discipline, and legal compliance requirements.
  • Provide strategic leadership regarding HR strategies that support the vision, culture, and business needs of the organization.
  • Identify employee relations issues quickly, exercising sound judgement and discretion and partner with Employment Counsel as appropriate.
  • Positively communicate and demonstrate the GPS Core Values by developing trust and respect among peers and staff, building strong teams and partnerships, and driving results.
  • Coordinate performance management program by ensuring performance expectations and policy guidelines is being met and are conducted effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Study HR metrics to proactively identify issues within the business and develop plans to address.
  • Coordinates team building activities to enhance engagement.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems 
  • Being actively involved in recruitment by assisting with job descriptions, assisting with posting ads and working on the hiring process 
  • Assisting GPS Talent recruiter with any projects regarding recruitment 
  • Begin the hiring process for all new employees by onboarding, examples are not limited to and are subject to change.  
    • State/Local Port Authority requirements  
    • I9 
    • W2  
  • Making sure all onboarding forms are submitted on time. 
  • Maintains employees’ compensation and benefits packages. 
  • Send daily email with events occurring in the day to provide clear communication to upper management and Team.  
  • Support field managers and employees daily  
  • Weekly payroll log and payroll  
  • Any inquiries to HR (employee related) must be answered within 24 hours; please note if it falls on a holiday or a Friday it will be answered on the next business day.  
  • Keeping phones updated on holidays/days off.  




Additional Responsibilities (not limited to and subject to change): 

  • Develop training and development programs. 
  • Assist in performance management processes. 
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues. 
  • Maintain employee HR records (attendance, AOD, IDs; not limited to) according to policy and legal requirements. 
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance. 


Requirements and skills (not limited to): 

  • Proven experience as HR officer, HR assistant or other HR position 
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development, Local Union Dues, Health benefits, logs, etc.) 
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures 
  • Proficient in MS Office but not limited to  
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude 
  • Strong ethics and reliability 
  • Must work as a team with all office personnel.   


You’re a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management.
  • HR Certification or master’s degree in human resources preferred.
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in human resources.
  • 5+ years of experience in a human resources leadership role.
  • 4+ years of experience managing employment disputes and investigations.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence teams, build effective relationships, and possess skills to flex style and interact with associates effectively.
  • Elevated level of integrity and the demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Ability to coach, support, and develop business partners.
  • Ability to prioritize challenging demands and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment. Prompt in responding to issues.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing employment (EEO, wage and hour, employee benefits, leave policies and practices).
  • Ability to conduct investigations, train and develop staff and maintain documentation in an organized manner.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. Unless reasonable accommodations can be made while performing this job, the staff member shall:

  • Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
  • Sit, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Speak and hear.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.
  • Filing may be required – This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets.


  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
    This is a full-time position and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Hourly pay Range : 30-32/hr  ( depending on experience )

          Work location : 100 Crossways Park Dr. W. Suite 101

                                     Woodbury, New York 11797


Who We Are:

Guardian is one of the fastest growing providers of airport facility services and solutions. Guardian provides essential services for airports and airlines and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter the most. We are a driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world.

 Guardian Professional Services is not a typical service company. We are a highly aggressive, tight-knit, caring group of action-oriented individuals. We are growing due to our excellent reputation and high standards. By blending a wealth of experience and a commitment to always look at the industry from new perspectives we pledge to provide superior customer service and top-quality experience while maintaining the highest levels of safety in everything we do. Our employees continually strive for professional excellence with a strong work ethic and integrity.

Our Commitment to excellence ensures superior customer service, what’s important to you is important to us, integrity, trust, quality, safety service, value.


Apply if you would like to contribute to building an organization that is growing great, and lasting.
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