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New York Power Authority Facility HR/Labor Relations Specialist in Gilboa, New York

Facility HR/Labor Relations Specialist


Gilboa, US


The Facility HR & Labor Relations Specialist is part of the HR team who supports the Regional Manager and the overall site to ensure that the human resource needs of the employees (both IBEW and salaried) and the company are met at the Blenheim-Gilboa site.


  • First point of contact for employees regarding all HR issues and advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.

  • Work closely with Regional Labor Relations Manager and HR Business Partner on escalated employee relations matters.

  • Partner with management to recruit, interview, and select employees to fill vacant positions. Support recruitment efforts by posting roles, scheduling interviews, and processing applications and background checks. Assist candidates with their job applications and field general inquiries.

  • Advise managers on interviewing practices, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, and other related human resource issues.

  • Prepare offer letters, additional employee related documentation and ensures that employee information is updated in SAP correctly in a timely manner.

  • Conduct new hire orientation and onboarding of new employees.

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to benefits, leaves; workers compensation claims, disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance management; productivity, and recognition.

  • Contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment

  • Ensure legal compliance with relation to HR. This includes any reporting that is required.

  • Update and process employee changes through our HRIS system.

  • Coordinate internal meetings, employee events, and special projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn the IBEW contract and labor protocol.

  • Ability to work with both IBEW and salaried employees on a daily basis and to maintain confidential information and files.

  • Ability to learn the various medical plans (both salaried and IBEW) and supplemental plans offered to employees.

  • Must maintain confidentiality and approach all matters with professionalism.

  • Flexibility in the prioritization of a continually changing workload.

  • Must be self-starter and able to multi-task to completion.

  • Exceptional communication skills. Ability to handle sensitive and difficult conversations with employees.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) SAP, Worker’s Compensation software and email/internet usage.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Human Resource Management or Business Administration discipline preferred;

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an HR generalist role

  • Experience in the electric utility industry and/or a Union environment is preferred

  • PHR / SPHR is preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate office equipment (copier, printers, etc.).

  • Minor travel required.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $69,500 - $85,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a requestto .

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