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Human Resource Generalist

Monaca, Pennsylvania, United States
April 05, 2019

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Dawn H. Sirkoch (

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Monaca, PA 15061

724-***-**** (home)

724-***-**** (cell)


My career goal is to obtain a Human Resources Generalist or Manager position.

Summary of Qualifications:

Over twelve years’ experience in Human Resources and all related functions, to include training and development and corporate recruiting

Benefit program development, planning and administration

HRIS system implementation and administration

Development and implementation of policies and procedures

Mergers and acquisitions HR team leader

Employee relations and employment law compliance

Talent acquisition and onboarding management and administration

General accounting and payroll management and processing


The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio

Dual Major: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Psychology

Society for Human Resource Management - 1998, Certified Human Resources Generalist

Computer/Systems Knowledge:

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook/Email programs

ADP Payroll and HRIS Systems; Paycom HRIS System

Employment History:

Beemac Trucking, Hybrid Logistics and Port of Beemac – December, 2018 to January, 2019

Ambridge, PA

Human Resources Manager

Onboarding employees through Paycom HRIS System

Implementation of new onboarding procedures for Port of Beemac

Development of Paycom HRIS onboarding and talent management modules

Training employees on Paycom ESS Module

Review, update and develop employee policies and procedures

Analysis of employee benefit deductions to carrier invoices

Implementation and roll-out of total PTO Policy

Management of employment laws and legal compliance, such as: FMLA, ACA, COBRA, I-9, UC

Managed Non-Exempt/Exempt audit and corrected non-compliance issues

Tracking of payroll changes; completed 1095 year-end audit

Management of employee relations situations

2002 to 2018: Homemaker and Volunteer

During my amazing time as a stay-at-home parent, I have kept up with my MS Office computer skills and managed all of our finances, to include my husband’s small business S-Corp.

Six years PTA volunteer work in various positions to include: Treasurer (full fiscal responsibility), Membership Chairperson (redesigned the program), Scholarship Program Chairperson (redesigned the program), Volunteer Reader Program, Homeroom Parent, Fundraising Chairperson (redesigned the program)

One year experience working from home for a medical billing company as a Medical Billing Associate

Six years’ experience as a baseball, soccer and basketball youth coach

USFilter – 2000 to 2002

Warrendale, PA

HR Specialist for Recruitment and Compensation

Manage the talent acquisition and onboarding process for exempt and non-exempt levels, to include engineering sales leadership roles and executive levels

HRIS system team member

Compensation management for executive and sales teams based on performance guidelines

Research and understand the current and upcoming competitive markets for employee salaries and benefits, to include development and implementation of reward and recognition programs

Lender’s Service, Inc. – 1998 to 2000

Moon Township, PA

Human Resources Manager of Recruitment, Payroll and HRIS Systems

Manage the talent acquisition and onboarding process for exempt and non-exempt levels, to include executive levels

HRIS system implementation and management

Policy and procedure management, implementation and development

Payroll manager with back-up responsibility

Human resources team leader for mergers and acquisitions

Advanta Information Services, Inc./Great Expectations - 1995 to 1998

Spring House, PA /Pittsburgh, PA

Human Resources Consultant

Responsible for training and development in policies and procedures administration, employee relations and compensation

Project Leader for Benefits Re-engineering Project - developed and implemented a nation-wide health insurance program, consolidating a hodgepodge of thirty-seven high-maintenance plans into a selection of regional/nation-wide plans, while increasing benefits offered to employees within necessary budget constraints

Project Team Leader for Personnel Processing Re-engineering Project - development and implementation of corporate and field new hire/re-hire, recruiting/pre-employment and general human resources policies, procedures and forms, standardizing procedures while saving training and development time for new and existing field staff and corporate administrative departments

Development, implementation and management of training programs and policies and procedures surrounding STD, unpaid leaves of absences and FMLA while ensuring compliance with federal and state laws across the United States

Compliance management for HIPAA and COBRA regulations, policies and procedures; standardizing communications in conjunction with legal council

Standardization of drug testing program

Benefits Coordinator

Administration and legal Compliance of benefits to include: health and life Insurance, COBRA/HIPAA, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, FMLA, STD, PTO and Compensation

Development of corporate-wide policies and procedures manual

Personnel paperwork processing and government record keeping compliance

HRIS administration/HRIS Project Leader

Post offer drug testing implementation and management

Employee newsletter team leader

OSHA compliance and training of staff for Sales Centers located across the country

Project Coordinator: Contracted Employee, Kelly Temporary Services

Administrative support for Organizational Re-alignment Project

Coordination and production of project presentations, heavy PowerPoint and Excel presentations

Planning and organization of project teams, intranet calendar management

Department of Training and Development - 1994 to 1995

Lawrence, MA

Employment Trainer/Counselor

Curriculum development, implementation and revision

Job development, recruiting and placement

Testing and assessment to ensure match between client and employment opportunity

Development of Statistical Analysis System for tracking progress of program and clients

Individual/group counseling and instruction relative to job search

Future Communications, Inc. - 1993 to 1994

Columbus, OH

Assistant to VP (HR/Payroll Management and Company Administration)

Management of benefits and administration

Recruitment, prescreening, interviewing and reference checking of prospective employees

Training and orientation of new personnel and tracking performance evaluations

Employment law compliance

Management and administration of payroll system, to include employment taxes

Tracking company cellular usage, as relates to parent company reimbursements, saving over $200,000 in unpaid reimbursements

Community Connection – 1991 to 1992

Columbus, OH

Education Specialist for incarcerated prisoners in a minimum security prison (Madison, OH)

Personnel development, training and supervision

Public relations, marketing, budget development and statistical analysis

Career counseling and job development for pre-release inmates

Development and instruction of job search workshops and life skills for pre-release inmates

United Methodist Children’s Home – 1990 to 1991

Columbus, OH

Youth Counselor

Life counseling for adolescent juvenile delinquents at a treatment facility

Educational Aide for middle school and high school teachers

Various Dental Offices – 1982 to 1988

Chagrin Falls, OH and Columbus, OH

Dental Assistant

Assistant to General Practice, Orthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics

Miscellaneous Experience

Columbus, OH

Staffing Associate for a temporary/permanent placement agency

Retail Store Manager for Petfood Supermarket

Receptionist for various Law Firms

Bartender, Server, Line Cook

Front Desk Administrator for a salon and spa

Farm Hand at horse stables

Landscaper and House Painter

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