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Avista Utilities HR Administrative Assistant in Spokane, Washington


Closes: January 24, 2022Salary: DOQ

Job Description

Do you love being a person that team members depend on? Do you have creative problem solving abilities that get the job done? If you thrive when multi-tasking and are the master of organization, we have the position for you. Avista is seeking a HR Administrative Assistant dedicated to creating the ultimate customer experience. This position offers a varied workload and the opportunity to experience HR components across the entire employee life-cycle.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • First point of contact in the Human Resources Department for internal and external customers Provides information to employees regarding HR practices, programs, job openings, training, and benefits

  • Supports the entire Human Resources team

  • Collaborates and provides support to a diverse scope of department initiatives Enters and maintains accurate Human Resource Information Systems records

  • Engaged in the entire recruiting process through job posting, interview scheduling, prepping interview packets, and closing jobs

  • Develops and maintains a professional relationship with leaders and employees by ensuring a sense of trust, confidentiality, and respect

  • Works to streamline and improve administrative processes Assists with compliance of the company’s Affirmative Action Plan

  • Completes employee filing in digital and paper form

  • Other projects and duties as assigned


  • 2 or more years of administrative experience

  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in-person, over the phone, and via e-mail Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Dedicated to the internal and external customer experience Ability to juggle competing priorities and frequent interruptions Committed to lifelong learning

  • Experience with HRIS and other technology systems preferred Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration is a plus

  • Other combinations of education and experience will be considered

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will initially be assigned to work from home (WFH). A quiet home working space that is free of distractions to conduct business is required. When Avista reaches the recovery stage of its pandemic response, this role will have the option to WFH on a hybrid basis and report to Avista Corporate Headquarters in Spokane, WA a minimum of two days per week.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Important COVID-19 Guidance for Candidates:

Avista Corporation is currently required under state law to provide workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 for certain projects with state agencies. Additionally, Avista Corporation anticipates that in the near future, it may be required under law to ensure that all employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved exemption and accommodation for a medical condition or a sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination. By completing this application, you certify that you understand and acknowledge this potential for a mandatory vaccination policy.

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.


Licenses & Certifications


  • NERC Background Check

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)