Provide direction and HR consulting in all functional areas including employment, training and development, employee relations, labor relations, compliance, benefits, compensation, and performance management. Provide interpretive advice on company policies and government regulations. Monitor and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, department budget, and company policies and procedures. Advise managers on human resources policies and procedures as needed.
SALARY RANGE: $87,600 – $144,400 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Human Resources Manager
LOCATION: Grimes, Iowa
A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Determine flexible solutions to meet the needs of assigned customers while maintaining policy requirements.
Act as a single point of contact to advise and counsel all levels of management on day-to-day Human Resources issues.
Responsible for working with managers and employees in coordinating employee and labor relations efforts including supporting labor negotiations, grievances, arbitrations and contract interpretation.
Support, advise and counsel on leadership development and strategic workforce planning initiatives.
Support the goals of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plans for assigned business units.
Perform various projects and other Human Resources employee-related activities, as required.
Provide support to supervisors and managers regarding employee and labor relations issues. Participate in meetings as business needs require.
Consult with management on employee performance, employee conduct and general employee and labor relations issues to ensure that Company expectations are being met, while maintaining open communication between employees and management.
Provide guidance relative to the progressive discipline process, and escalate as appropriate up to and including the coordination of involuntary employee separation. Ensure that a balanced but consistent approach is taken in the application of discipline.
Maintain knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures, Collective Bargaining Agreements, laws and regulations, industry trends and developments to ensure accurate information is being communicated throughout the company.
Lead and assist with special projects as requested.
Participate and represent the company in civic, industry and professional organizations.
Minimum (7) seven years Human Resources experience required.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Knowledge of principles/methods in employee/labor relations, basic compensation, staffing/recruiting, safety, and training and development.
EEO guidelines and labor law as appropriate.
Excellent problem identification and resolution skills. Decision-making skills and ability to work independently, using independent judgment.
Outstanding oral and written communication, interpersonal, persuasive, leadership and negotiation skills are required to interact with all levels of management, staff and external customers. Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written and listening with all levels of employees within the organization.
Ability to inform, educate and influence employees to support corporate goals and initiatives.
Ability to evaluate, analyze and quantify the financial impact of the issues involved.
Utilize technology to provide data to business customers.
Interpret and communicate employment laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Must possess strong management skills; demonstrate flexibility and ability to prioritize multiple projects and be able to multitask to work on several topics simultaneously.
This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.
About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).
Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package! Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.
Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit careers.blackhillsenergy.com for more information.