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Human Resources Manager, Full Time

 

Connect Transit is celebrating 50 years of service as the primary public transit system for the Bloomington-Normal area this year, providing quality transportation to residents, allowing them to live spontaneously. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable transportation and access to opportunity to strengthen and enrich individual lives, our community, the economy, and the environment. All of our employees are vital in supporting this mission, read on to see how you can be part of it too!

 

We are eager to find a Human Resources Manager who connects easily with people and has a detail-oriented mindset for handling the dynamic nature of today’s workforce.

 

Job Description: 

As the HR Manager for Connect Transit you will oversee personnel, employee recruitment, development and refining of HR procedures, and day to day operations of the Human Resources Department.

 

Wages: 

  • $65,000 - $85,000, dependent on qualifications

 

What We Offer: 

  • Medical insurance: Connect Transit will pay 90% of employee premium and 65% of dependent premiums
  • Dental, vision, life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid birthday
  • Retirement plans, employer contribution of 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement available
  • Free bus pass for employees and immediate family members
  • A team atmosphere with Trainers, Supervisors, and coworkers who want to see you succeed in your job

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with Connect Transit’s safety rules, policies, and procedures
  • Handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Supervises the HR/Payroll Administrator position
  • Develop and administer company-wide HR policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with stated company objectives, and federal and state legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with national and local HR regulations, including reporting requirements and conducting investigations when needed
  • Work with other Managers or Directors to anticipate and meet staffing needs for non-union and union personnel
  • Work with Management to coordinate recruiting and retention strategies addressing such issues as succession planning, workforce development, employee retention, and workflow efficiency
  • Oversee all aspects of the recruiting and hiring of top-quality candidates
  • Conduct New Employee Orientations
  • Respond to grievances and other complaints regarding selection and other criteria used to make hiring decisions
  • Coordinate exit interview process and communicate findings to Management
  • Coordinate training programs, personal and career development, the performance appraisal process, and compensation systems
  • Develop and implement compensation strategies and structures that align with operational goals
  • Develop and revise job class specifications to ensure accurate and current information on job content
  • Maintain and enhance employee benefits program, ensuring provisions for cost-effective benefits plans
  • Conduct audits of various employee benefits to ensure accuracy
  • Administers COBRA, FMLA, ADA, STD, Union LOA and LTD
  • Consult with legal counsel as appropriate or as directed by the GM on personnel matters
  • Act as Connect Transit EEO Officer
  • Complete required yearly trainings (Diversity/Inclusion in the Workplace, Equal Opportunity, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements:

  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Human Resources management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Business Administration, or related field is required. A combination of education, certifications and director work experience may be considered in place of r a four year degree.
  • Acceptable driving record (No serious traffic or license violations within the last five years)
  • Pass background check
  • Pass Department of Transportation Physical and pre-employment drug test, and willingness to comply with federal drug and alcohol testing requirements
  • Ability to acquire a Professional Human Resources Certification or similar designation.
  • Ability to work independently, yet take verbal and written direction
  • Ability to work when needed, including nights, weekends, and early mornings
  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of Human Resources management, including employment, organizational planning, employee relations, and training and development
  • Ability to utilize research and report preparation methods
  • Ability to understand and apply Equal Employment Opportunity rules and regulations
  • Ability to understand and apply laws governing Workers Compensation and Family Medical Leave Act
  • Ability to understand and apply theories, principles, and practices of organized labor relations
  • Ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure and complex environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to listen effectively and respond appropriately
  • Ability to interact professionally with various levels of Connect Transit employees and outside representatives
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Ability to establish credibility with employees
  • Ability to be decisive when applying company policies and procedures
  • Ability to meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Ability to analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Ability exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Ability to manage a project from design to development, implementation, and close-out
  • Ability to meet the physical demands required of this position

 

 

* Connect Transit 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, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

*EEO/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

 

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