If you have a passion for people, are detail oriented, proactive and experienced in labor law compliance and HR best practices, we are seeking a talented and experienced human resources generalist to join our team.
In this new role, you will be a one-person department and have the opportunity to create and build the employment processes, policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance, along with supporting and advising the team on talent strategies, culture development, performance improvement, employee relations and more.
RushShelby Energy REMC is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative with a great team of people who are dedicated to providing dependable, affordable electric service while expanding our service offerings to meet the growing needs and demands of our members.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible work environment and paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Defined benefit pension plan (you read that right – we still have an incredible pension plan!)
- 401(k) plan with company match
- Health, life and disability insurance
- Fully funded Health Savings Account for employee
- Vision, Dental, and supplemental insurance coverages available
- Health and Wellness programs
- Opportunities for learning and development
- Education reimbursement options
- Supportive culture and a work/life balance
As the human resources generalist, you will contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing various aspects of the employee life cycle, fostering a positive work environment, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The HR Generalist role involves collaboration with employees and management to address employee-related needs, align talent strategies with organizational goals, create and implement employment policies and procedures, and contribute to the overall success of the organization.
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or a related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
- HR certification (i.e., PHR, SHRM-CP) or ability to obtain certification within one year required.
- Minimum five years of experience in an HR role preferred.
- Knowledge of employment laws, regulations and best practices.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Collaborate with leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to talent management and ensure alignment with the cooperative’s objectives.
- Advise managers on organizational policy and employment law compliance and recommend changes as needed.
- Plan, lead, advise, coordinate and/or facilitate programs, processes and projects relating to compensation, performance management, succession planning, staff vacancies, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and employee engagement.
- Periodically review and assess the organization’s market competitiveness in recruiting talent based on market research and metrics.
- Organize and maintain files for benefits, personnel, and compliance.
- Assist with RSE Annual Meeting & other employee events as needed
- Attend and participate in work-related classes, seminars, and meetings at local, state, regional, and national levels as deemed appropriate by the CEO
- Back-up to payroll clerk for regular bi-weekly and monthly payroll duties
- Administer all benefit programs through appropriate systems.
- Work with Federated Rural Electric Exchange Insurance for employee injury and/or workman’s compensation claims
- Process disability claims: coordinate with payroll to track non-productive pay
- Work with safety consultant to maintain annual OSHA compliance reporting
- Balance GL accounts monthly for all insurance plans offered
- Assist with the orientation and training for new employees and board of directors
- Support employee development – Track education and training for employees as they complete classes, certifications, etc.
- Support managers in handling basic employee relations to be proactive when initial performance or behavior issues arise
- Provide guidance and support to managers if/when performance, behavior issues or the need for discipline arises – document properly when necessary and ensure follow-up
- Maintain knowledge of employment laws, regulations and best practices to advise and ensure the cooperative’s compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices. Review and modify or create policies, forms, processes and practices to maintain compliance and mitigate risk.
- Create, document and educate on employment policies, processes and procedures
- Maintain DOT/CDL records and coordinate required testing
The successful candidate will have the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships, maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion, possess critical thinking skills, strong project management and planning skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
If you meet the qualifications above and have an interest in this position, please attach a cover letter, resume and provide salary requirements with your application.