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People & Culture Generalist

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

People & HR
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

People and Culture Generalist

As the Generalist, you will work in partnership with the P&C Team to provide overall P&C-related administrative program support. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be flexible to change, and support a growing human resource team and organization. Will be responsible for partnering with the P&C team to ensure all initiatives and deliverables for the department are met. Must have a strong, customer focused approach to duties. The ability to prioritize, be organized, and detail oriented is essential to the role.


  • Work closely with BPs to build trust with assigned employee base by providing accurate and timely responses to employee inquiries, including questions about benefits and policies, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
  • Provide general human resources guidance and support to employees and managers.
  • Enter and maintain data in payroll system and other HR related systems. Perform daily and periodical data audits to ensure data integrity. Research data discrepancies and perform applicable clean-ups. Develop and produce reports, create forms and job aids, maintain organizational charts and intranet.
  • Maintain employee files and the HR filing system.
  • Provides guidance on leave plans, policies, requirements, eligibility, and job protection rights (FLMA, CFRA, SDI, PDL, PFL, LTD and Workers’ Compensation)
  • Support employee engagement initiatives including P&C sponsored events, activities, trainings etc.
  • Organize and facilitate onboarding and orientation for new employees and conducts terminations/exit interviews.
  • Help drive process improvement and change initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or similar field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 3+ years of professional HR experience
  • Knowledge in MS Office and HRIS Systems


  • Paylocity and Workday experience
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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