Job Title: Human Resources Specialist I
Department: Human Resources
Reports To: Human Resources Director
Pay Range: $62,208 – $83,364 (PSM-1)
Classifications: Non-Bargaining Unit
Status: Exempt
This position has direct reports: No

Job descriptions are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, depending on risk to health and safety of the employee and/or others. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned. Duties and scope of position may change based on needs of the Association. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

IREA employees are required to work in a safe manner in accordance with regulatory standards and requirements.

Benefit Summary:
IREA offers an exception benefits package including:
• 9/80 work schedule (3-day weekend every other week)
• 160 Hours of accruable PTO per year (Minimum)
• Eight paid holidays per year
• Paid parental leave
• Education and training reimbursement
• Volunteer paid time off
• 100% Association paid benefits including:

o Defined benefit pension plan
o Medical insurance
o Dental insurance
o Vision insurance
o Basic life Insurance
o Short term disability
o Long term disability
o Employee assistance program

• 401(k) retirement plan with Company match up to 4%. Immediately 100% vested
• Health club reimbursement up to $300 per year
• Length of service program

Position Summary:
IREA is seeking a Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Selection Specialist responsible for full cycle workforce management. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to create and implement best practices and solutions related to recruitment, selection, and workforce planning.

Experience/Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent certificate required
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, and two to three years of practical equivalent experience required. Willing to consider experience in substitute for degree.
• Recruiting and workforce planning experience strongly preferred.
• SHRM-CP or PHR certification a plus
• Requires valid Colorado driver’s license with satisfactory driving record within Association standards.
• Satisfactory background check results
• Satisfactory results of a pre-employment drug screen
• Proficient with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint.
• Proficient with general office equipment.

Required Skills:
• Integrity: Exhibits a high degree of integrity and honesty.
• Diplomacy: able to use appropriate diplomacy and tact with employees, members,
• Proven work experience with full-cycle recruitment to include sourcing, strategic workforce planning, and proactive approaches to talent management
• Forward thinking
• Candidate-experience focused
• Experience with various selection processes and assessments
• Familiarity with HR databases and ATS systems
• Strong Communication skills
• Decision making skills
• Attention to detail
• Accuracy and follow-through
• Collaborative team player
• Strategic Human Resources partner

Successful / Ideal Candidates:
• Human Resources background to effectively partner with internal team mates to support benefits, compensation, employee relations and HR operations
• Strong collaboration with department leaders and Association employees
• Proactive identification of recruitment needs
• Understand local/national data and trends to support recruitment efforts
• Passionate about recruitment and the candidate experience
• Commitment to process improvement
• Increase brand awareness to attract candidates
• Energy coop or utility industry experience a plus

Job Duties
• Design and implement innovative recruitment and retention strategies
• Develop and update job descriptions and job specifications
• Perform job task analysis to document job requirements and objectives
• Prepare recruitment materials and post jobs to appropriate sources (job boards, professional publications, social media, colleges, universities, etc.)
• Creation of new employee orientation program to onboard new employees
• Monitor and apply Human Resources and recruiting best practices
• Provide analytical reports and monitor workforce related metrics and measurements
• Strategize and support the organization in workforce planning to build talent pipelines for proactive recruitment
• Responsible for the full candidate experience from first contact, onboarding, new employee orientation, and retention programs
• Communicates clear expectations to all candidates and selecting authorities to include Association process, approvals, and timelines; expectation setting with candidates and selecting authorities to ensure understanding of compliance for deliverables
• Support Association in the procurement, design and implementation of applicant tracking system (ATS)
• Workforce planning recruitment projects and initiatives in support of Association recruitment goals
• Create and foster relationships with women, diversity, veteran, disabled career organizations
• Internship program management
• Outreach to local schools, colleges, and trade programs
• Proactive recruitment to meet the challenges of today and plan for the future
• Responsible for related recruitment and workforce-related process, policies, and procedures

Physical Requirements
• Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.

Working Conditions
• The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

IREA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Last Updated: 08/19/2021