HR / Employee Relations Specialist – Remote and Office

Goodwill of Colorado


Position Description


OBJECTIVE:

As a key member of our Human Resources (HR) department, the Employee Relations Specialist will be responsible for all Employee Relations activities within their assigned group. Activities include but is not limited to advising management regarding the preparation and delivery of coaching and development documents, reviewing and processing termination requests, receiving and acting on employee complaints and grievances, interacting with the Department of Labor related to unemployment insurance, resolving cases related to EEOC, OSHA, DORA, OFCCP, and other HR related activities. This role exists to administer programs and policies that create and foster a culture and environment where employees can fulfill the mission of helping people reach their highest level of personal and economic independence.

The assigned group this role primarily supports includes our Retail Stores and Programs south of Castle Rock, CO. It also supports our Administrative, Contracts and Workforce Development Divisions state-wide.

Must reside in the state of Colorado as some in-state travel is required. This position is focused on the south end of Denver and southern Colorado, and requires the ability to work/travel to numerous remote locations along with the ability to work from our facility on Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs.


QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years dedicated focus on Employee Relations in a Human Resources capacity required. Additional Human Resources experience in management preferred.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree preferred; Human Resources Management or similar; PHR preferred.


KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

  • Assists in coordinating/performing employment activities (i.e. onboarding, hiring, termination discussions, etc.)
  • Provides front-line support in the prevention, investigation, resolution, and referral of ER problems.
  • Advise management regarding the preparation and delivery of coaching and development documents.
  • Receives and acts on employee complaints/issues through various means of communication to include email, Teams meetings, Zoom meeting and one on one coaching conversations.
  • Responsible for internal investigations into alleged misconduct; resolve complaints; reinforce and explain company policies and procedures to employees and management.
  • Follow through on all ER activities (complaints, investigations, etc.)
  • Maintain ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage competing priorities, includes ability to handle a large number of inquiries/investigations.
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations.
  • Exercise sound judgment and expertise within broadly defined policies and practices.
  • Work effectively with diverse groups of employees including employees with barriers to employment (disabilities, disadvantages, etc.).
  • Professional, neat and personable at all times.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all sensitive employee data.
  • Effectively communicate company policies, memorandums and processes to employees and management.
  • Listen to employee feedback and follows-up as necessary.
  • Advise management of significant events or situations that could negatively affect the company and those events where an employee or department has positively affected the company.


Pay Range:
$60,000 – $65,000 annually


Location:
Must reside in the state of Colorado as some in-state travel is required. This position is focused on the south end of Denver and southern Colorado, and requires the ability to work/travel to numerous remote locations along with the ability to work from our facility on Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs.

This Full-Time job is eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Flexible Spending Accounts, and several voluntary supplemental benefit offerings. In addition, this position is eligible for paid time off in the form of vacation, sick, holiday, floating holiday, jury duty and bereavement leave.


Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to employing qualified individuals including those with disabilities, protected veterans, and military spouses.


Goodwill participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS: 888-897-7781 or
www.dhs.gov/E-Verify


We promote a
Safe & Drug-free Workplace.

Physical Requirements

Attachment to Job Description

Position: Specialist, Employee Relations Dept Number: 9400

Guide to Physical Requirements:

  • Continuously (5-8 hours)
  • Frequently (3-4 hours)
  • Occasionally (1-2 hours)
  • Never

LIFTING: (as defined by ADA)

Heavy: 45 lbs & over – NEVER

Moderate: 15-44 lbs – OCCASIONALLY

Light: 14 lbs & under – OCCASIONALLY

CARRYING:

Heavy: 45 lbs & over – NEVER

Moderate: 15-44 lbs – OCCASIONALLY

Light: 14 lbs & under – OCCASIONALLY

PUSHING/PULLING – OCCASIONALLY

REACHING:

Above Shoulder – OCCASIONALLY

At Shoulder – OCCASIONALLY

Below Shoulder – OCCASIONALLY

TWISTING – OCCASIONALLY

BENDING – OCCASIONALLY

KNEELING/CRAWLING – NEVER

SQUAT – OCCASIONALLY

CLIMBING:

Use of legs only (stairs) – OCCASIONALLY

Use of arms & legs (ladders) – OCCASIONALLY

HEARING – CONTINUOUSLY

VISION:

Visual, close – CONTINUOUSLY

Visual, distant – FREQUENTLY

Visual, depth perception – FREQUENTLY

HANDS/FINGERS:

Simple grasping – CONTINUOUSLY

Fine Manipulation – CONTINUOUSLY

Repetitive Movements – CONTINUOUSLY

WALKING – FREQUENTLY

STANDING – FREQUENTLY

SITTING – CONTINUOUSLY

SPEAKING – CONTINUOUSLY

OTHER, please describe – CONTINOUSLY, driving own vehicle

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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