Human Resource Specialist

We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.
Kaufman & Canoles, one of Virginia’s largest law firms, seeks a Human Resource Specialist. The firm has offices in seven Virginia cities, and this position works primarily from the downtown Norfolk location.


  1. Bachelor or Associate’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field is preferred. 
  2. Two or more years’ experience in human resources.  Previous professional services work environment beneficial.
  3. PHR or SPHR certification highly desirable.
  4. Strong recruiting skills required.
  5. New hire orientation, performance reviews, employee relations, payroll processing, and benefits administration experience preferred.
  6. Knowledge of compliance with state and federal laws such as ADA, ADEA, HIPAA, and FMLA. 
  7. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft 2010 to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Able to multi-task and still maintain a high level of accuracy.


  1. Recruit, screen, and hire for support staff related positions.
  2. Coordinate and manage temporary personnel with various agencies.
  3. Write job descriptions and advertise job openings.
  4. Prepare, distribute, and conduct performance evaluations for staff and attorneys.
  5. Perform backup duties for Ceridian payroll, Dayforce timekeeping, and benefits administration.
  6. Counsel and develop solutions for policy and performance related issues.
  7. Coordinate job enrichment training sessions for current personnel.
  8. Review new hire paperwork and firm policies with employee during new hire orientation.
  9. Play an active role on the Wellness Committee. 
  10. Participate and assist in the planning and the execution of firm events. 
  11. Support Human Resources Director and Payroll & Benefits Manager with other assigned  tasks and projects.


Position requires travel to other office locations in Virginia.


We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.  Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability.

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Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

Human Resource Specialist