This position is responsible for partnering with the business on employee relations, recruiting and selection, performance management, development and compliance.
SALARY RANGE: $64,100 – $96,100 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Human Resources Manager
LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters & the Black Hills Power Service Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.
You'll find this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
As part of a regional HR team help advise and counsel all levels of management on day-to-day Human Resources issues. Support, advise, and counsel on leadership development and strategic workforce planning initiatives.
Partner with clients and the recruiting team to fill talent needs optimally and efficiently.
Build strong relationships with the Human Resources team to increase knowledge on benefits, compensation, organizational development and talent acquisition.
Provide mentorship and coaching relative to the progressive discipline process ensuring a balanced but consistent approach is taken.
Provide advice and direction on the interpretation of policies and procedures as they relate to employees and Company objectives.
Actively support the Company's goals for diversity and inclusion.
Anticipate and respond to client needs timely and positively.
Lead or participate in cross-functional team projects as a representative of Human Resources and/or the broader corporate functions.
Create trainings on HR relevant topics to be presented both to the HR team and/or teams outside of HR.
Partner with your HR team, managers and employees in coordinating employee and labor discussions efforts including supporting labor negotiations, grievances, arbitrations and contract interpretation.
Participate and represent the corporation in civic, industry and professional organizations.
Minimum of (3) three years of experience as a human resources generalist required.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a desire to provide great customer service to internal clients.
Knowledge of employment laws.
Exposure to EEO regulation and their impact on the organization.
Outstanding oral and strong written communication skills.
Experience with Project Management.
Curious and willing to ask questions to understand sophisticated issues affecting the business and client groups.
Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills.
Ability to prioritize, coordinate a wide variety of tasks.
MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental descriptions: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: stoop, crouch, push, or pull. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.
Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g. 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.
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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.
About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.
Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Black Hills Corporation is 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.