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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Job Type: Human Resources/Training

Pay Range $88,000 to $109,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 1/7/22

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Who We Are: Colorado Springs Utilities is a community owned organization, fully and passionately immersed in our city; providing four services, Water, Wastewater, Gas and Electricity to our citizens of Colorado Springs.

We are looking for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join our dynamic business partner team! In this job, you will act as a trusted advisor and consultant and collaborate across the HR functions to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

You will serve as point of contact for senior leadership to implement HR solutions to business issues, strategies and initiatives, utilizing various information sources to determine action and understand potential future implications. You will oversee and assist with the day-to-day delivery of HR services and the resolution of issues in partnership with organizational customers.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Monitor and assist with the interpretation and enforcement of HR policies and procedures

  • Advise and coach management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to customers regarding employment issues including employee relations functions

  • Provide coaching and support to managers to facilitate the positive resolution of employee situations including performance improvement, disciplinary actions, terminations, appeal hearings and unemployment claims

  • Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs, reviews with appropriate management staff, and recommends improvements

  • Analyze employment-related complaints and conduct investigations to include establishing scope, recording witness statements and generating detailed, comprehensive investigative findings reports.

Who you are: A candidate with a strong balance of analytical and problem-solving skills, business consulting and communication competencies as well as the ability to work in a dynamic team environment, and possess excellent influencing skills at all levels in the organization and competence in making timely, effective, principles-based decisions. Additionally, you must offer experience, ideally at least 6 years, serving as a trusted Human Resources advisor and strategic consultant. A bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field, and a SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification is preferred.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 42A, 42B, 36B 36P1, 36P2, 36P3, 36P4, 37F1, 37F2, 37F3, 37F4, 3S032, 3S052, 3S072, 3S0X2 PN, PS 9644, 9680, 3402, 3404, 3406, 3408,

What does this position offer? This job is all about aligning Human Resources to the business and serving as a strategic advisor in a customer-facing role. Focusing on the diagnostic, consultative, and organization development work, HR Business Partners have a broad scope of responsibility for work in areas like employee relations, performance management and total rewards. If you love solving people problems, adapt to change quickly and are learning agile, this is the job for you!

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Our Commitment to our Employees…Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation –New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Human Resources/Training