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Human Resources & Risk Mitigation Specialist

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United States
Base Salary
78k-101k USD

Job Description

Hi, we're Oscar. We're hiring a Human Resources & Risk Mitigation Specialist to join our Employee Relations team.

Oscar is the first health insurance company built around a full stack technology platform and a focus on serving our members. We started Oscar in 2012 to create the kind of health insurance company we would want for ourselves—one that behaves like a doctor in the family.

About the role

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the operationalization of People Relations, HR Governance, or Health & Safety. You will play a critical role in maintaining and promoting a positive work environment, ensuring timely triaging of employee concerns, ensuring compliance with HR policies and procedures, and assisting in the implementation of departmental initiatives.

You will report to the Director, Human Resources.

Work Location

Oscar is a blended work culture where everyone, regardless of work type or location, feels connected to their teammates, our culture and our mission.

If you live within commutable distance to our New York City office (in Hudson Square), our Tempe office (off the 101 at University Dr), or our Los Angeles office (in Marina Del Rey), you will be expected to come into the office at least two days each week. Otherwise, this is a remote / work-from-home role.

You must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, or Washington, D.C. Note, this list of states is subject to change.

Pay Transparency

The base pay for this role in the states of California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Washington is: $86,000 - $100,800 per year. The base pay for this role in all other locations is: $77,760 - $86,400 per year. You are also eligible for employee benefits, participation in Oscar’s unlimited vacation program, and annual performance bonuses.


  • Owner of department inboxes; playing a critical role in real time triage, case creation & delegation, and escalation on highly sensitive employee matters.
  • Assist in developing and delivering communication to employees who are looking to bring forward allegations or workplace concerns.
  • Works directly with leadership to consult and process Corrective Actions and Performance Improvement plans against defined team SLAs
  • Provides operational assistance ensuring smooth functioning of HR processes, compliance with policies and regulations, and efficient record-keeping.
  • Assist in the implementation, development and maintenance of policies, procedures, manuals and programs.
  • Collaborate with department leadership and employees to promote and best practices.
  • Assist in documentation of accidents, incidents, and near-misses and contribute to the development of corrective and preventative measures.
  • Maintain effective relationships, and ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation,and increase efficiency. Contribute to the development and implementation of best practices.
  • Act in close collaboration with HR stakeholders, employees, and external partners to maintain effective HR Operations and reduce organizational risk.
  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or 1+ years commensurate experience
  • 1+ years of specialist experience conducting HR, corporate governance, Health & Safety or compliance work (or combination of)
  • 1+ year strong understanding of employee policy implementation

Bonus Points

  • HR certifications (i.e. SPHR, PHR, SHRM, SHRM-SCP)
  • Workday experience
  • Tech or startup environment experience
  • Experience working with Audit, Risk and Legal functions with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and advanced knowledge of Google Suite
  • Strong understanding of HR policy, and application thereof

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At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves and find both belonging and support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds and perspectives..

Pay Transparency:

Final offer amounts, within the base pay set forth above, are determined by factors including your relevant skills, education, and experience.

Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including: medical, dental, and vision benefits, 11 paid holidays, paid sick time, paid parental leave, 401(k) plan participation, life and disability insurance, and paid wellness time and reimbursements.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team ([email protected]) to make the need for an accommodation known.

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