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Avista Utilities HR Administrative Assistant in Spokane, Washington


Closes: February 5, 2023Starting Range: $20.13 to $25.57Market Level Range: $20.13 to $28.28Posting Type: Internal/External

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.


  • Previous administrative experience preferred.

  • 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.

To ApplyWe encourage you to apply as many of our positions have step progressions to account for an incoming employee’s various levels of knowledge, skills, and experience.

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".

BenefitsAt Avista, we believe our employees are essential. Through them we deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve. The physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of our employees and their families are important to us. We are committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards program comprised of an externally competitive, internally equitable compensation structure and a benefits package that allows us to retain and attract a diverse, engaged, and skilled workforce. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage, retirement benefits, incentive plans, wellness resources, time-off programs and much more. In addition to our total rewards program, the Pacific Northwest offers abundant outdoor recreation, four distinct seasons, and all the amenities and activities an individual or family might be interested in. To learn more, please visit our benefits website at

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 a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds, and we are committed to Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action efforts, and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, protected veterans, and all others. 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 laws.

Equity and diversity in our workplace is important to us. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you require any special accommodations to participate fully in our recruitment process. 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 contact us at 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)