Requisition Number: 2022-012
Job Title: Associate HR Consultant (Remote Option Available)
City: Columbia
State: MD

Associate HR Consultant (Remote Option Available)

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Description/Job Summary

Berkshire Associates is a human resource consulting and technology firm that specializes in helping companies build their ideal, balanced workforce. We have an immediate opening for an Associate HR Consultant to prepare Affirmative Action plans and provide consulting to small and mid-size employers. This position also provides support on project teams for larger clients and other HR-related projects, as well as facilitating software-related training. Berkshire Associates provides an excellent benefits package and offers a supportive work environment that includes a casual dress code every day; a sincere commitment to volunteering in the local community and a "work hard - play hard" culture.


The Associate HR Consultant completes Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) and related reports for small to mid-size clients. This position also provides Affirmative Action consulting to clients, works on project teams for large clients, and facilitates software-related trainings.


  1. Completes multiple client contracts to create Affirmative Action Plans, EEO-1 reports, VETS-4212 reports, and other government reporting for small and mid-size employers with up to 15 plans, within defined profitability and quality measures and with a customer service focus.
  2. Onboards new small AAP clients in accordance with standard operating procedures to describe data requirements, compliance requirements and the AAP development process.
  3. Provides in-depth consulting and guidance on Affirmative Action concepts, the AAP development process, and AAP results through day-to-day communications and plan review meetings.
  4. Prepares audit Affirmative Action Plans at the direction of the Managing Consultant and/or Audit Advisor.
  5. Assists Managing HR Consultants, Senior HR Consultants, and HR Consultants to complete assigned tasks for consulting projects with more than 15 plans.
  6. Facilitates balanceAAP Collaborative Plan Development training.
  7. Generates and maintains documentation of work progress and other information, utilizing internal account and project management tools as appropriate.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of human resources concepts and federal and state employment laws 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Working knowledge of balanceAAP or simiar AAP software preferred.
  • Strong organization and project management skills 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented
  • Ability to work under infrequent supervision 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, with tact and discretion
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations

Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of affirmative action principles and regulations preferred.
  • Working knowledge of balanceAAP or similar AAP software preferred.

Required Experience

2 years of human resources experience, and at least working knowledge of affirmative action principles and regulations preferred. Or, one year successfully working as a Sr. Client Project Analyst at Berkshire Associates.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in human resources preferred.  Or, equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for each year of education required.

Required Qualifications

Travel of up to 10% is possible.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.  The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Salary: $55,000 - $69,000 a year.

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Vision insurance
Credit and Identity Monitoring
Tuition Reimbursement

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.