Human Resources Generalist

Sound Transit - Seattle, WA3.9

Full-time$53,000 - $66,000 a year
General Purpose
Under general supervision, performs HR – related duties on a professional level and works closely with HR Business Partners in supporting client groups. HR duties include, but are not limited to employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, and onboarding. Assist with analyzing and interpreting data to identify trends and emerging needs related to SHRBP activities, interventions and agency initiatives. Provides high level administrative support and coordinates special projects/programs as assigned. Reports to the Deputy Director, HR Strategic Partnerships.


Essential Functions
The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Builds strong relationships through collaboration with all agency employees. Demonstrates exceptional judgment and discretion aligning Sound Transit Values in all people decisions.
Supports the Senior HR Business Partners with various administrative and technical needs.
Assists with tracking key HR metrics for various Agency departments.
In partnership with the HRBP gathers and analyzes data on the performance and impact of HR programs/processes/policies.
Maintains and ensures confidentiality of all HR related matters.
Deeply understand HR processes and employee relations.
Assists with employee inquiries related to Agency policies and practices.
May serve on various HR committees to implement new Agency initiatives.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Bachelors' Degree in Human Resources or a related field or equivalent HR experience required. At least three years of related experience in an HR department. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint. Strong numerical, analytical and reporting skills required. Strong interpersonal skills a must.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Valid state driver's license.

Required Knowledge of:
Microsoft Office Suite.
Basic principles, practices and standards of human resources administration in assigned areas.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Customer service methods and techniques.
Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
HRIS systems application.

Required Skill in:
Utilizing Microsoft Office Suite in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.
Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and to work independently or as part of a team.
Working effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
Ability to take initiative.
Excellent organizational skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery when visiting job sites during construction and when working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.