Human Resources Business Partner
The position is critical in assisting Capital Area Transit in
meeting our mission of mobility. The impact of public
transportation runs much deeper than a trip from point A to point
B. We are the means for which people have access to experiences
that alter their lives in meaningful ways. Our culture of
innovation and stewardship champions that mission. This position is
responsible for performing routine tasks required to administer and
execute the various functional areas of Human Resources to include
employee recruitment, onboarding, benefit and leave administration,
and employee relations to fit the organization's mission, vision,
and strategic goals to ensure that all employees and applicants are
treated as valued customers.
Some of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Achieves the Authority's mission and strategic goals by
performing a wide variety of HR-related duties. Provides customer
service and answers questions from employees and the general
public, both in-person and by telephone, regarding human resources
Establishes positive and effective employer-employee
relationships by presenting employment offers to candidates and
facilitates the on-boarding process. Conducts new employee
orientation for new employees.
Manages benefit administration for employees to include newly
eligible, qualifying events, terminations, and open enrollment.
Explains the benefits package to new employees and answers
questions for employees on benefits issues. Communicates problems
to insurance carriers and or broker and follows up for resolution.
Handles necessary processing in various carrier and broker systems
regarding enrollments and terminations. Approves all insurance
Oversees leave administration for employees to include FMLA and
non-FMLA, including STD and LTD.
Contributes to organization's effectiveness by supporting
direction and change initiatives that balance the expectations and
needs of the organization, its employees, and other stakeholders;
assists with training and development initiatives that support the
strategic direction; assists with the performance evaluation
Coordinates/Administers the drug and alcohol program through
established policies to include pre-employment, post-accident,
random, and reasonable suspicion.
Recruits and interviews for exempt and nonexempt employees as
needed to support the recruitment efforts of the Authority.
Collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and
competencies required for openings.
Creates and maintains personnel files, separating medical and
driver files as required by law. Processes and collects I-9 forms
accurately, collects and maintains EEO forms separately as mandated
Works closely with payroll to process progression, wage
garnishes, paid time off, and terminations.
Some of the Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and
- HS degree or equivalent is required. Prefer college degree.
Prefer a certified individual with SHRM Certified Professional
(SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP),
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Sr. Professional in Human
- Two years of experience in Human Resources preferred.
- Ability to understand transit system operation and service
- Understanding of HR legal requirements for compliance in
carrying out duties and organizational initiatives.
- Understanding of driver competencies and ability to transfer
that knowledge to evaluate candidates.
- Ability to be curious and learn from asking questions and to
use active listening skills.
- Experience in using personal computers, applications, and
proficiency in Microsoft Office, HRIS and applicant tracking
Certificates and Licenses Required:
- Must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license that is not
under suspension or revocation, and possess current automobile
For a full list of essential duties responsibilities and job
requirements, please see the job description.
Capital Area Transit is an equal opportunity Employer.