Human Resources Representative

Location:   The Energy Cooperative, 1500 Granville Road, Newark, OH 43055
Classification:    Exempt Status: This position is not subject to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.

Working Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Must be available to work during non-working hours which may include weekends and holidays.

Summary:  The Human Resources Representative is responsible for planning and administering a variety of human resources programs and initiatives in support of company objectives. Maintain confidentiality in work assignments and activities and ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Job Duties: Support and incorporate the Cooperative’s Mission, Vision and Values in professional behavior and decisions.

Comply with all Cooperative policies, procedures, goals and objectives and meet attendance and punctuality guidelines.

Understand, observe and enforce cooperative safety and security procedures and report unsafe conditions to department supervisor and/or safety department personnel.

Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

Maintain positive business relationships with third party administrators, brokers, NRECA, member cooperatives, benefit representatives, job candidates, external recruiting contacts, and various government agencies.

Manage and administer employee benefit programs such as health, prescription, dental, vision, life, disability, pension and 401(k) plans. Oversee the workers’ compensation process to ensure claims administration is managed appropriately.

Ensure all benefit plan documents and other required notices are up to date and distributed in a timely manner, as required. Assist in employee handbook updates and administration.

Manage the annual open enrollment process including preparation of materials, conducting employee meetings and ensure changes are processed accurately.

Conduct orientation program to ensure new employees are familiar with the company objectives, policies, procedures, and programs.

Ensure accuracy of payroll administration and HRIS data. Assist when needed in the overall administration and compliance of payroll processing and prepare a variety of reports required for accurate human resources program administration.

Complete various market survey forms required from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other governmental agencies, as well as, select salary and benefit plan survey requests.

Assist in the annual performance review process and administration of the wage and salary program.

Assist in various recruiting efforts and manage the summer internship program.

Assist in the development and execution of a variety of employee training and development programs.

Performs other related work in addition to other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications: Experience and Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources. Must have strong current working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws related to human resources and employee benefits. Must have working knowledge and experience in a variety of human resources areas including: benefits enrollment and administration; payroll administration; HRIS; workers’ compensation; and, job placement. Strong computer skills in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint must be demonstrated.

Certificates, Licenses and Training: A valid driver’s license is required. Must have the ability to attend meetings and/or training seminars when requested. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Language and Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates professionalism and maintains confidentiality of human resources areas. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Is a good listener and actively engages in conversations in order to clearly understand others’ message and intent. Is easy to approach and talk to and spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Other Skills and Abilities: Displays high standards of ethical conduct and is widely trusted and viewed as a direct and truthful person. Requires minimal supervision and must be highly organized. Remains calm under pressure and does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough. Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits and is open to criticism and is not defensive.

Physical Demands And Work Environment:   Work is primarily performed in a professional office environment where climate and noise levels are controlled. Travel to and from various office locations are required from time to time, as well as, attend various job-related meetings and training sessions.

The physical demands of this position include sitting, standing, walking, lifting and/or carrying light loads, talking, hearing, visual acuteness and mental and emotional demands.

Must be available to work during non-working hours which may include weekends and holidays.

An individual in this position is subject to pre-employment physical and substance abuse testing as well as other testing requirements that may be necessary for this position.