28 days old

Onboarding Specialist

Baltimore, Maryland 21202
  • Job Code
    Onbrd Spec
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Position Title: Onboarding Specialist

Location: Baltimore, MD

Ranked 73rd on ENR’s 2018 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms, RK&K is a design and construction management firm specializing in transportation, environmental and energy projects. Our success is based on our responsiveness to our clients’ needs, using sound, and creative, technical solutions to deliver the best possible outcomes on a project. Expressed in our ability to treat every one of our 1,200 employees as a professional, RK&K has received countless recognition for its exceptional and unique workplace culture.




We are committed to finding a dedicated and passionate Onboarding Specialist to create a remarkable onboarding experience for new employees in our 22 offices. In this role, you will facilitate the electronic onboarding and Day One orientation activities.  This includes ordering background checks, ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 and other required documents, and interacting with both internal clients and new hires throughout the entire onboarding process to create a positive and efficient experience.


Essential Functions

  • Conduct New Hire Orientations (both in person and virtually)
  • Coordinate and set expectations across functional teams (IT, Payroll, Accounting, Marketing, HR) to create efficiency in all aspects of the onboarding process, and ensure that goals are met on a timely basis
  • Communicate with the IT team to ensure that hardware and software has been properly set up for our new hires
  • Prepare and distribute new employee Welcome Bags 
  • Communicate with new hires throughout the entire onboarding process and assist them with questions and any technical issues that may arise
  • Update Hiring Managers on status of onboarding process
  • Ensure that RK&K’s employee onboarding meets all requirements and employment laws
  • Consistently look for ways to improve the onboarding process
  • Exhibit behavior and skills that demonstrate the RK&K culture and values

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional customer service attitude and personality
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field, or four (4) years of related work experience
  • Proven experience as an HR Onboarding specialist or in a relevant HR role
  • Basic knowledge of labor legislation
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • Human Resources experience with recruitment, onboarding, benefits, and/or compliance preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in new employee orientation and understanding of proper completion of Form I-9 preferred
  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations at state and federal level preferred

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Little to no travel is required

We proudly offer an attractive salary package commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances as well as a 401-k plan with company matching. For more information visit our website at www.rkk.com.

EEO Statement


We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals are encouraged to apply.


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