To lead and direct the functions of the Human Resources (HR) department which includes the following key areas; employee relations, labor relations, compensation, training, employment, benefits, paid and unpaid leave, and overseeing company policies and practices. This position will be responsible for dealing with Bargaining Unit issues, grievances and planning Union negotiations. This position will manage one full time and one part-time HR Generalist and the front desk Receptionist.
Partner with the leadership team to develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives that align with the overall business strategy
Provide support and guidance to the HR Generalists
Manage the recruitment and selection process by collaborating with managers to understand the skills and competencies required for openings and then recruit, interview and hire qualified applicants
Oversee and manage the performance appraisal process that helps drive performance
Provide guidance and support to management and other staff when specialized and sensitive questions arise
Analyze trends in compensation and benefits and recommend a Total Compensation package first, to the Executive Management Team in July and then in August to the Board of Directors
Investigate allegations of wrong doing and terminations
Create learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital
Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs
Work with the negotiating team and develop strategies that will help the team negotiate a contract that is both equitable and fair to the Cooperative and the Bargaining Unit.
Works closely with Legal Services to update the Cooperatives general personnel policies
Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and review policies and practices.
Nurture a positive working environment
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required
A minimum of five to seven years of human resource management experience to include:
Benefit Administration and Development
Employment and Recruitment
Three years’ experience managing a HR Department
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Thorough knowledge of employment and labor related laws, regulations and HR best practices
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization HRIS and applicant tracking system
Demonstrated experience with HR metrics
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP desired
Any equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience can be substituted for requirements listed above.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 532
About Arizona G&T Cooperatives
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.