Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(10/18/2021 12:49 PM)
Job ID
Human Resources
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $92,417.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $129,383.00/Yr.


Are you the ideal candidate Employee Engagement and contribute on a strategic level? 

Are you ready to cultivate an amazing and innovative culture where all employees have genuine opportunities to fully participate and thrive? 

If so, Community Transit is looking for you!

We have an immediate opening for two HR Business Partners to join our Employee Engagement team.  These positions are strategic partners with Agency Departments and influence Agency HR strategy into day-to-day work providing professional HR guidance and support to relevant internal client groups with the objective of adding value to the business.  Scope of work is complex and sensitive in nature and requires a high level of competence and understanding of a wide variety of HR functions.  An incumbent provides all HR consultation to a specific client group; has responsibility for independent action, planning the work, using experienced judgment, solving problems, and the results of the work.

Essential Duties

Essential duties of the role include partnering and coaching to all levels of the organization;  managing and facilitating strategic work and items identified as opportunities in employee engagement survey, organizational design and development, leadership coaching, and team building that supports and promotes change growth and resiliency.  Proactively assessing team and Leader development needs; implementing solutions that assist in execution of key performance indicators and Agency goals;  integrate and partner with Employee Engagement colleagues in recruiting, skills analysis and more.   Job Description Essential duties:

    1. Contributes to the business strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures and processes.
    2. Supports line managers in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function or business strategy.
    3. Reviews key business performance targets and their related talent implications with business leaders.
    4. Facilitates long-term initiatives aligned with the strategic agenda.  Identifies new opportunities for HR to add value to the business.
    5. Assists business unit leaders in providing employees with development opportunities that align with current and future performance standards.
    6. Develops and promotes ongoing feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes.  Acts as a liaison between the line and HR to ensure that HR services are aligned with internal client needs.
    7. Provides expert advice and coaching to employees when appropriate.  Understands and solicits employee opinions and anticipates their needs and concerns.  Facilitates a strong leadership and coaching culture.
    8. Reviews and benchmarks the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives.  Identifies and drives the sharing of best practices across functions to facilitate continuous improvement.  Maintains knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends.
    9. Manage specific projects as determined in the annual HR operational plan and contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives.  Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

    1. Six years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues in an HR Consultant, Generalist or leadership role.
    2. Working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management and federal and state respective employment laws.
    3. Two years experience project management and change management.
    4. Four years experience working with senior executives in an "influence-without-authority" role.



    1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, HR Management or a related field.
    2. Three years experience assisting clients in an HRBP capacity or equivalent role
    3. Experience using data to identify insights that drive action.
    4. Working knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft or other HRIS system.
    5. SPHR/PHR, SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP, CEBS or NPELRA certification preferred.

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills

Qualifiecations to enter this position requires knowledge of the followiwng:

    1. Substantial business acumen.  Demonstrated solid judgment and experience assessing risk relative to the business.
    2. Using data to identify insights that drive action.
    3. Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between talent and other HR initiatives and business strategy.
    4. Significant knowledge of HR policies, processes (e.g., workforce planning and talent management), and talent management practices
    5. Critical Thinking, Problem analysis, decision-making.
    6. Laws and regulation governing the employer-employee relationship and HR practices.

Qualification to enter this position rquires skill in:

    1. Developing clear, actionable steps in support of an overall business strategy.
    2. Identifying new ways for HR to support the business strategy.
    3. Collecting and synthesizing large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data.
    4. Recognizing trends and developing recommendations based on data anslyses.
    5. Engaging, inspiring and influencing people.
    6. Participating as a team player and networker.
    7. Interpersonal, communication and customer service.
    8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products.
    9. Understanding, interpreting and applying contracts, laws and regulations.
    10. Time Management to meet deadlines.
    11. Resourcefulness when researching an issue.
    12. Determining priorities when faced with constant changes, to make and keep commitments.
    13. Developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with others.


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position's duties requires the followiing knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

    1. Agency Policies and Procedures
    2. Collective Bargaining Agreements.


Reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.



Application and Selection Process:

On-line applications only. Resume, cover letter and completed application requried.  Applications will be reviewed as submitted.


Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background check, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility  for this position will be affected. 


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


“All new Community Transit employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire or be granted an accommodation as outlined in our policy. Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. This includes maintaining any booster dose within 60 days of being eligible, as authorized by the FDA.

Employees or applicants may make accommodation requests based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Provided the accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for Community Transit and/or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the requesting employee. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for accommodation. This directive applies to all employees of Community Transit. If you want more information regarding our Vaccine Policy, please contact Employee Engagement at 425-348-2315 to speak with a representative.”



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