Entry-level Human Resources Generalist at ColonialWebb!

Human Resources Generalist

Develop your career with the hardworking, passionate team members of ColonialWebb.

This entry-level HR Generalist position provides broad human resources support to managers’ execution of talent management objectives as well as corporate HR administration, coordination, and compliance. This role is ideal for a driven individual beginning their career in HR and looking for exposure to a variety of HR disciplines.

What you’ll do

Primary Responsibilities

Talent On-Boarding, Management and Development

  1. Delivers “New Supervisor / Manager HR Orientations.” Develops training curriculum, schedules training, and follow-up.
  2. Maintains New Employee On-Boarding Program.
  3. Coordinates employment assessments.
  4. Performs developmental needs analyses and coordinates employee training.
  5. Coordinates and tracks diversity, EEO, ethics, and other corporate training.
  6. Assists managers in the review of employee performance appraisals, individual development plans, personal improvement plans, and progressive discipline.

Primary Responsibilities

Employee Relations, Administration, and Compliance

  1. Works with HR Manager to maintain the Employee Handbook and update or draft company policies, procedures, and other department and company communications.
  2. Performs exit interviews.
  3. Responds to, investigates, and assists in the resolution of employee issues and complaints.
  4. Analyzes market competitiveness through datamining and employment surveys.
  5. Develops, updates, and maintains department documents, logs, templates, forms, and HR SharePoint site.
  6. Supports (through administration and execution) the compliance of EEO, Affirmative Action, Employer Postings, and other related HR laws and regulations.
  7. Coordinates Contract Labor Agreements and maintains approved vendor log.
  8. Administers Non-Solicitation/Confidentiality and corporate compliance agreements.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Assists recruiting (as necessary): i.e., attends career fairs, interviews, screens, etc.
  2. Maintains confidentiality, protecting company, personal, and private information.
  3. Responsive to employees and managers.
  4. Attends various meetings and functions as required.
  5. Works safely, encourages others to do so, and complies with applicable health and safety-related rules, regulations, and procedures.
  6. Performs additional assignments and projects as required.

What we’re looking for

Preferred Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.
  2. (Some) general human resources work exposure, preferably through an internship or one to two years of work experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study plus exceptional knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes (as described below).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Strong writing skills: Ability to proofread, edit and write at a high level. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning, usage, and spelling of words, rules of composition (grammar, formatting, punctuation, tone/context), able to write clearly and persuasively and adapt toward different audiences.
  2. Strong judgment skills: Able to analyze, assess, apply logic, conclude the value and quality of people, situations/risk, and potential outcomes, and then make decisions.
  3. General knowledge of human resources disciplines including talent management and development, administration and compliance, employee relations, and on-boarding.
  4. Skillful listener with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Teaching, coaching, and presentation/public speaking skills.
  6. Excellent attention to detail, administrative, planning/preparation, and organizational skills.
  7. Ability to handle a dynamic, evolving, and fast-paced workload, with the ability to timely coordinate and perform concurrent (and disciplinarily diverse) activities and projects.
  8. Demonstrated skill, experience, and proficiency with technology to include Microsoft Office, and Internet researching, (HR/ERP software a plus).
  9. Ability to comfortably interact with all levels of team members, including executive management.

Personal and Professional Attributes:

  1. Independent worker with strong work ethic. Requires little direction and supervision to tackle responsibilities. Demonstrates initiative; anticipates, seeks out solutions, and acts.
  2. Engages others through his/her personality; is enthusiastic, passionate, outgoing, approachable, optimistic, and high energy.
  3. Possesses a professional demeanor (appearance, attitude, and behavior).
  4. Team player: Unselfishly cooperates with others. Willing to get his/her “hands dirty” in different projects and helps others where needed.

ColonialWebb is one of the largest commercial, mechanical, and electrical contractors in the Mid-South, specializing in Construction, Service, Industrial Refrigeration, and Manufacturing. We provide service to customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

We install, maintain and upgrade mechanical systems for America’s best buildings. We can build, service, or retrofit systems for virtually any type of building – from schools and museums to high-rise office buildings and hospitals – even industrial plants that manufacture everything from potato chips to computer chips. We provide customers with engineering, design, construction, manufacturing, maintenance and repair support in the fields of HVAC, Refrigeration, Plumbing, Process Piping, Building Automation and Controls, Electrical, Green Energy Solutions, and Water Treatment Systems.

As a Comfort Systems USA company (recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies for the fourth consecutive year), our nationwide scope gives us distinct advantages over our local competitors. We share best practices, ideas and technology to give our customers better project quality, performance and safety. With the extensive work history of our subsidiaries, we form “centers of excellence” to guarantee success on our projects, no matter how large or small.

Founded in 1972, ColonialWebb now employs nearly 800 of the most dedicated and talented people in the industry and operates out of 9 regional offices throughout Virginia, DC, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Schedule and Travel

  1. Work location: ColonialWebb corporate office, Richmond, VA. Located at 2820 Ackley Avenue in Henrico’s West End.
  2. Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as duties demand.
  3. Occasional travel to offsite meetings, regional offices, and jobsites, mostly during the workday (rare overnight travel). Must possess a valid driver’s license and able to safely travel throughout our region.

What we’ll offer you

 Competitive salary and benefits package.

 Opportunities for career growth, training and development.

 Fun and caring team.

 Company computer and other technological resources.

 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

 Tuition reimbursement.

 Medical, dental, vision, and Rx drug insurance.

 ColonialWell, our Wellness Program.

 Life and accidental death insurance.

 Short and Long-Term disability insurance.

 Personal leave, paid holidays, bereavement leave.

 Scholarship program for employees’ children.

 Discounts at major cell phone, computer, auto (and more) companies.


Sound cool? Apply today at ColonialWebb.com (upload your Cover Letter and Resume). Thank you for your interest in our great company!

If you are interested, please shoot me an email (dward@vcu.edu) and let me know.

Meet Nika Anwell, our newest team member in Business Career Services!


We are fortunate to have another person join our team!  Everyone, welcome Nika Anwell to Business Career Services!  Nika is a graduate student who will be working with us two days a week until the end of the fall semester.  She will have appointment availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Go to Hirerams and schedule an appointment!

Nika Anwell

“I am really excited to join the Business Career Services team as a Career Counselor! My focus as a counselor is to help students grow personally and professionally. Relationships and rapport are important to me. I genuinely want to know about students and provide support. I seek to develop a well rounded view of each student as an individual to assess what needs they have in their lives. Many students are balancing more than just classes. I believe that all parts of a student’s life should be considered in addition to career. We then work together to develop a plan and problem solve to meet those needs. I look forward to getting to know many of you. If you are nervous about which major to choose, interviewing, life/school/work balance, what to do after graduation, or just need some advice about resumes or cover letters, set up an appointment. I would love to help.

Here is a little about me. I am a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision. I received my masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida in 2015. I moved to Richmond in July of 2017 with my Husband Roberto. We are enjoying the city and are always looking for new recommendations. We are foodies, enjoy the outdoors/fitness, and are geeks at heart. We are excited to try some of the farmer’s markets and bike trails in the area.”

We are excited to have her here with us this semester!!  Welcome aboard Nika!

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in the Charleston, SC location.

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)

Now Accepting Applications

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Charleston, SC location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from October 13 to October 19, 2017 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Human Resources
(Student Trainee)
GS-0299-03:HRSC/PATH-2018-0015 100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Fantastic Part-time Data Entry Administrator at Virginia Controls, Inc!

Students, here is the perfect part-time admin position.  If you are interested in this off-campus, paid opportunity, please email your resumes directly to me (dward@vcu.edu) and put “PT Data Admin” in the subject line.

Virginia Controls, Inc.

No of Openings: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hours per Week: 10-20

Compensation: Paid

Employment Start Date ​(Anticipated)​: ASAP

Employment End Date: Open


Virginia Controls, Inc. is looking for a student, who is able to work independently, be self-disciplined, and can follow instructions. The successful candidate will perform data entry for job files and some office assisting as needed. The candidate needs be able to type effectively on the keyboard.


  • Computer skills-Must
  • Experience is always welcome, but not needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task/do repetitive tasks

How to Apply:  Email resumes to Darlene at dward@vcu.edu

Posting Information

Location City: Richmond

Location State: VA

Richmond Area Part-Time Jobs :​ Off-Campus

Position Function: Data Admin

Position Type: Part-time

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.00

U.S. Work Authorization: 1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship

Degrees Preferred:



All Majors

Post Date:


Expiration Date:


IT Success at CarLotz For Malik Hicks!

We are excited to hear from Malik.  Here are his own words with going through the process of finding an internship this fall!
Time and time again, I kept asking myself “What am I doing wrong? Why can’t I seem to get hired? Is it because of my lack of experience in the technological field? But isn’t that what an internship is for?” I felt lost to answer this question as I could always get my foot in the door to as far as first and second interviews for whatever position I applied for. But it wasn’t until I started revisiting the career services again for the school year that I learned… I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I was doing everything right.
I first started visiting the career fair the first semester of my junior year as I had just switched to become an IS Major during the spring semester of my sophomore year.  It was a whole new experience as it allowed me the opportunity to receive help with my resume and actually get the feeling of how an actual interview was conducted.
But ultimately,  the best part about going to career services was being able to meet the staff and seeing how personable they were with me as I could feel their support as each and everyone one of them wished for my success and I loved that. It was because of that support that I went to the Career Fair with confidence and and never gave up when applying to job positions while improving who I was at the same time.


So, to all my fellow individuals who feel this way, please go to Career Services as they can really help.  I am a living example of how they changed me. For me, I truly thank Darlene, Laura, and Madeline for opening their schedules to help me.
And now, I look forward to starting my fall internship with CarLotz this week and gaining the experience that it has to offer!
Malik Hicks, Information Systems major, May 2018
Congratulations to you Malik and thanks for sharing your info for the Blog!

Digital Marketing Sales Coordinator at Carrier Enterprise!

The Mid-Atlantic region of Carrier Enterprise, LLC sells residential and commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) products, parts and supplies.  Our customer base is dealers who are independent companies that sell, deliver and service Carrier products to residences and businesses in their respective markets.


The Digital Marketing Sales Coordinator will work inside with the Digital E-Commerce & Marketing Department, to provide support and service for both the company and its customers. It’s an exciting opportunity for a self-driven individual who will be responsible for promoting sales through our website to our Customer/Dealer network. Responsible for driving profitable sales growth by developing, maintaining and advancing accounts by regularly contacting customers.  This position reports to the Director of Marketing & eCommerce.

Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

  • Seek out new business opportunities making outbound sales calls to existing customers
  • Explain and demonstrate all functions of the company’s suite of digital tools, including the eCommerce website and Mobile app
  • Work with the Director of Marketing & eCommerce to manage and improve customer relations with a section of companies customer base
  • Use sales and account management processes to consult with customers to increase their knowledge of our products and programs
  • Effective communication both externally and internally
  • Other duties assigned by management


  • Associate (2 year) Degree (preferred)
  • Customer Service background (2 years experience preferred)
  • High level of Customer Service
  • Charismatic attitude
  • Desire to succeed/self-motivated
  • Respond to customers with a High sense of urgency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow-up and follow through
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office products
  • Prior HVAC Inside Sales or Outside Sales experience preferred (but not required)

Additional Information:

Carrier Enterprise offers a competitive total pay and benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants for employment must be authorized to work in the United States

 To Apply:  Apply for the position through the company website: http://www.carrierenterprise.com

Technology Support Analyst at Cognicion LLC!

Please apply through the company’s website:

Here is the posting for the Technology Support Analyst Position:  https://re22.ultipro.com/HUN1002B/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*2C7E83CBBC778085

Requisition Number 17-0201
Post Date 9/28/2017
Title Technology Support Analyst
City Richmond
State VA
Description Cognicion LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunton & Williams LLP, is actively recruiting for a Technical Support Analyst. Cognicion is a leading eDiscovery service provider located in Richmond, VA. The Technical Support Analyst supports Cognicion operations by providing technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to end users computer systems, software, and hardware and related equipment. This position is the liaison between the parent organization’s IT Support Group and Cognicion to ensure the ongoing viability, performance, and successful utilization of technology.

• Associate’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field, or equivalent work experience.
• 2 years’ experience in a technology support role or other pertinent related experience.
• Problem Solving: an ability to solve practical problems where only limited standardization and/or specific direction exists.
• Communication: ability to effectively present and communicate information to management, employees, clients and other outside parties.
• Strong client services skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Project Management: Ability to work on simultaneous multiple projects both as a member of a team and independently.
• Possess a sense of urgency and maintain stress awareness/management
• Ability to multi-task while being attentive to the customer
• Adaptability, Flexibility, Innovative/Creative solutions
• Desire to learn, and maintain/enhance knowledge
• Readily accepts feedback, mentoring, and coaching

• Intermediate to expert working knowledge in Microsoft Office Products.
• Expert proficiency in Windows platform software.
• Working knowledge of Windows environment or other operating systems.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position may be required to travel by car or public transportation to meet the requirements of the position.
Estimated Percentage of Travel –10%

RVA Career Expo Friday, October 13, 2017! See the list of companies & register!

RVA Career Expo

The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosts our professional job fair held every March and October.

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Full-time – Part-time – Internships – FREE for ALL Job Seekers
                 JOB SEEKER FAQ’s                                    EMPLOYER/COMPANY FAQ’S
QUESTIONS?  Contact Patrice Strachan  patrice.strachan@richmondhokies.org  804-313-7041
 Virginia Tech Human Resources