Human Resources Assistant (Hybrid Work Schedule)

Full Time
Posted On May 16, 2023


The Peconic Land Trust is celebrating our 40th anniversary. 40 years of protecting Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. We are excited to offer a newly created Human Resources Assistant opportunity for someone who wants to be a part of conserving what makes Long Island unique: fresh locally grown food; healthy woodlands and meadows and our beautiful shorelines. Come grow with us. The Trust has a strong track record of promoting from within.

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the SVP, HR and Operations, the HR Assistant coordinates general office operations and provides support in the areas of human resources for the organization’s staff and culture through the full employment lifecycle. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to following:

General Office and Operations

  • Inventory and order office supplies including printed materials, business cards and general related items.
  • Make travel arrangements for staff: lodging accommodations, transportation, and registration and prepare itineraries.
  • Act as a back up to the front desk to answer phones and open and distribute mail.

Human Resources

  • Process bi-weekly payroll, including updates, corrections, withholding changes, dispersing of checks. Maintain continuing contact with payroll company regarding corrections, and basic troubleshooting.
  • Post job openings and manage applicant flow by serving as the main point of contact throughout the recruitment and hiring process for applicants and hiring managers.
  • Meet with new employees to complete forms pertaining to statutory requirements and benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, W4, I-9, direct deposit, 403(b). Explain benefits, major policies, and systems and follow up on completion of forms.
  • Manage health, retirement, and LTD/life insurance, including application, enrollment, changes, invoice audits, communication with staff.

We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits relative to nonprofits and local companies.
  • 35 hours a week Monday-Friday, with a hybrid work schedule up to 2 days remote after successfully completing the 90-day initial employment period.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HRA and HSA.
  • Employee contributed 403b plan.
  • Profit-sharing pension plan.
  • Annual Bonus and salary increase potential.
  • Generous Paid Time Off.
  • And Other Benefits.



  • Minimum of an associate degree in human resources, business, or related area.
  • At least 1-2 years of administrative experience with excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy required.
  • Familiarity with HR and payroll administration is a plus.
  • Ability exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality of protected and sensitive information.
  • Professional communication etiquette orally and written.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic office equipment.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license with the ability to reliability commute to Southampton.
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