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When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.
“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.
The HR Generalist must be a dynamic, self-motivated team member with diplomacy/tact, outstanding customer service skills, and attention to detail. The successful candidate must also be able to effectively prioritize, possess sound reasoning/judgment skills, maintain a positive attitude and be a strong team player.
The HR Generalist will support all Team Members regarding employee development, performance management, and career ladder initiatives (progression).
Key Responsibilities & Scope of Work:
- Facilitating organizational development initiatives including performance management and talent assessment
- Managing the annual performance management and progression reviews
- Recommending and implementing performance and progression enhancements
- Working with the talent team, training, and operational managers to create development plans to assist employees in meeting their progression requirements and career goals
- Working with the talent team and other GLWA groups to recommend employee compensation changes
- Administering updates to performance, progression, and development in GLWA’s HRIS (Cornerstone experience preferred)
- Create a consistent, positive work atmosphere through the communication and administration of HR policies and procedures
- Support the continuous improvement of Organizational Development/OD internal HR processes
- Assist with miscellaneous OD projects as needed
The Ideal Candidate Will:
- Have a strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and analysis
- Have outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Have advanced experience with technology and HRIS systems
- Be skilled and proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Have the ability to influence and partner with different levels of the organization to achieve results
- Champion working with teams as well as working independently, with minimal supervision
Required Education & Experience (position requirements at entry):
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, labor relations, psychology, or a related discipline of study
- A minimum of three (3) years of recent human resources experience with increasing levels of responsibility and authority in a combination of the following areas: recruitment and selection, labor relations, HR consulting, examinations and test development, classification compensation, succession planning, coaching, job design, HR records, training with some experience as a team or project leader
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This position requires the ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods, operating a vehicle, commuting to GLWA work sites; verbal acuity; manual dexterity. This position is also required to wear a respirator/Self Contained Breathing Apparatus at specified job sites.
Environmental Working Requirements:
This position requires the ability to work in the plant or office environment with exposure to computer screens, working in teams, and closely with all staffing levels.
- Valid Michigan Driver’s License
- Ability to work irregular hours, commute to GLWA facilities and worksites, and respond to after-hour emergencies and on-call responses
We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.
We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.
We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.