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Human Resources Business Partner - Job ID 59321

Job Summary
As a Human Resources business partner at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, this position provides advanced professional human resources consultation and ensures agency human resources actions are in compliance with applicable laws, rule/regulations, guidelines/policies, and bargaining agreements and plans. The incumbent will provide advice/consultation and leadership to agency leaders, staff, and public on human resources related issues to include: performance management, labor relations (conducting investigations), conflict management and resolution, contract administration, job evaluation and classification, compensation and salary administration, promote workforce diversity in recruitment and selection, and training and development on HR processes and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
• Two years of human resources professional experience to consult, advise, and influence management and staff on complex issues in employment contract/plan administration and interpretation; affirmative action; employee labor relations and investigations; promote workforce diversity and staffing/retention. Experience must include background in conducting job analysis and determining audit decisions on various position classifications.
• Demonstrated success in building effective business partnerships.
• Analytical ability/critical-thinking skills sufficient to analyze and evaluate data/information/situations, ability to identify and research issues, evaluate the merits of different points of view and present alternatives to ensure management is adequately informed.
• Human relations and communication skills sufficient to conduct interviews, investigations, facilitate group interactions, negotiate contracts and other agreements, mediate disputes, train large and small groups, make effective presentations and persuade others.
• Writing skills sufficient to write investigation reports, document employment and classification decisions, and develop concise, well organized, business-oriented materials, memos, and information.
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel) and experience in the use of electronic hiring systems.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related field.
• Knowledge of State of Minnesota employment law, rules and administrative processes.
• Certification in a job evaluation methodology.
• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with agency leadership, staff, business partners and the public.
• Conflict management skills to attain resolution.
• Experience using recruitment management/applicant tracking software systems.

Why Work For Us
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help
ensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.