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      HR Generalist II

    Department: Human Resources Parks and Recreation
    Starting Hourly Rate:$27.4405 to $28.2475 per hour DOE
    Job Status: Regular Full-Time; Non-union; Non-exempt
    Details: Priority screening will begin on June 18, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. It is in your best interest to apply by this date.

    MISSOULA IS HIRING! At the City, it is our goal to make Missoula the best place to live, work, and play.
    Working here will give you the ability to be part of delivering these services to our community and our businesses. Together, we redefine how government works and invite you to join, develop, and transform our community. We are committed to enhancing the opportunity and quality of life for everyone we serve and share a commitment across departments to equity and social justice as an ongoing practice to measure effectiveness.
    Our Commitment to Diversity:
    The City of Missoula is committed to cultivating, fostering, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political ideas, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

    Job Overview:
    The Human Resource Generalist II performs tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs, including but not limited to recruitment, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development. The successful candidate will have a proven interest in diversity and inclusion and understand and balance the interests of employees, managers, and labor partners.
    For more information about Human Resources at the City, view the Department website.

    Core duties and responsibilities to include:
    • Provide consultation to managers on performance management, recruitment, training, and policy interpretation and assists with employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
    • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
    • Oversee the tracking for all key HR metrics to include areas of recruiting, benefits, engagement, compensation, and more.
    • Serve as the primary back up to the Benefits Specialist by ensuring compliance with ACA, the City’s Self Insured plan documents, FMLA, and other protected leave, developing and providing ongoing education to City staff on the use of benefits, tracking metrics for the City’s wellness and benefits programs and providing direct assistance with questions and enrollment in the absence of the Benefits Specialist.
    • Assist with the administration of the City’s Wellness Program by developing and carrying out program initiatives as they relate to a holistic approach for employee wellness.

    Requirements for this job include:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Communications, Organizational Psychology, or other relevant field and six years experience in human resources, or labor relations
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • A professional HR Certification is desirable

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Working knowledge of policies and practices in public personnel administration with the ability to learn practices in a labor union environment.
    • Considerable knowledge of State and Federal employment laws, such as FLSA, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, and WDEA.
    • Knowledge of HR trends, management of key HR metrics, talent management, and benefits administration.
    • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision, performance management, and progressive discipline, including principles of just cause.
    • Knowledge of best practices related to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, the ability to negotiate and provide for conflict resolution.
    • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
    • Skill in successfully managing multiple projects to prioritize work and meet all project and service expectations and deadlines.
    • Skill in problem-solving and providing options for resolution.
    • Skill in researching, analyzing data and problems, and preparing recommendations in written reports.
    • Ability to explain complex ideas and concepts to non-human resource professionals.
    • Ability to interpret and apply policy and procedures consistently.
    • Ability to work for long periods with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Benefits of Working for the City:

    The City of Missoula will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to: • Market-Competitive Salary • Work/life balance including the ability to earn exempt comp time (additional paid leave of one hour earned for each hour worked over 40 per week) • $0 premium coverage for employees and affordable premiums for family coverage • $10,000 Employer-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment Life Insurance Policy • Constitutionally guaranteed retirement plan with the City contributing 8.77% of salary on your behalf and the ability to contribute to a supplemental deferred compensation program • Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts • The City of Missoula may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may qualify. Additional benefits package information is available here. To Apply: All applicants must submit a City of Missoula Application and Cover Letter addressing your experience in key functions of Human Resources such as Benefits Administration, Recruiting, Labor Relations, Wellness, Compliance, and Training. Moreover, your Cover Letter must address the following supplemental questions. 1. Please describe any innovative approaches you have introduced to your organization regarding performance management? 2. Please describe the most significant and recent HR program or policy you implemented. Be sure to include details around when the program started, what the issues were, how goals/outcomes were tracked, and your specific role was? Your application documents will be evaluated as part of this screening process. Any unrequested document uploads will be removed before applicant screening. Only the most competitive candidates will be invited to interview. Apply Here: Link:


    Recruiter/HR Generalist

    Local Bounti is a leading indoor farming company growing a variety of fresh and living herbs and
    greens from our Hamilton, Montana facility. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and
    deliver the freshest, locally grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.
    By growing local and minimizing the distance between farm and plate, Local Bounti helps eliminatefood waste and provides fresh, high quality produce to areas of the country over 1,000 miles from their current source. Our sustainable greenhouse technology delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our diverse selection of crops, resulting in 90% less water consumption and 95% less land use than conventional agriculture, no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. We provide an interactive, educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company.

    About the Role:
    As a Recruiter & People Operations Generalist  you'll play a key role in creating and administering all processes across the employee lifecycle. You'll help facilitate employee onboarding and recruit for key roles throughout the organization. We're looking for someone who will thrive in a collaborative environment where they're asked to wear many hats within an exciting and growing company.

    What You'll Do:
     Partner with hiring managers to execute a full-cycle recruitment process for certain
    roles; source, screen, interview and hire candidates while ensuring a world-class
    candidate experience.
     Create, facilitate, and support approaches to building a strong, dynamic company
    culture--including the planning of company events and effective employee engagement
     Ensure that HR practices are aligned with organization objectives and compliant with
    HR laws and regulations.
     Partner with the HR Leader to drive people initiatives in line with business goals.
     Assist with employee lifecycle processes such as onboarding, first day orientation,
    coordinating training, employee engagement, learning & development, off-boarding,
    and compliance.
     Foster and help build a supportive, inclusive, collaborative and fun company culture.

    Who You Are:
     2-4 years of experience in an HR Generalist role, supporting and/or building out HR
    processes and systems related to talent acquisition and general HR practices.
     1-3 years of experience recruiting for roles within a startup environment ranging from
    engineering to management roles to operations.
     You have a broad knowledge and understanding of HR policies and US employment
     Highly organized and motivated to seek out ways to improve processes and culture.
    You possess strong attention to detail.
     You take initiative and actively seek opportunities to get involved and have an impact.
     Employees and candidates love to engage with you; you possess an energetic, upbeat
    disposition and excellent sense of humor.
     You are energized working in a fast-paced environment
     Previous startup experience is helpful.
     Previous experience with a PEO, HRIS, Performance Management and ATS system.
     Willing to travel.

    Interested candidates should email Lisa Whitmore at or apply through LinkedIn at


    To apply

    Town Pump, Inc. is a privately-held, Montana owned and operated business dedicated to providing excellence in customer service and hospitality since its founding in 1953.  As Montana’s largest owner/operator of retail convenience stores, hotels, casinos and car washes, employing over 3,500 team members across our state and including Idaho, we are team-oriented and results-driven.  Our entire business is based on being the best at providing customers quality and value.

    We are seeking a Director of Human Resources who will provide forward-thinking, collaborative leadership for all human resources functions in partnership with business leaders and company stakeholders, while being responsible for the overall administration and day-to-day operations of the human resources (HR) department at our corporate office in Butte, MT, supporting our widely distributed teams.  This hands on position oversees the HR team and works closely with company leaders to define, create, and execute upon strategies, ensuring employees, managers and leaders are capable of supporting the continued growth and success of Town Pump, Inc. 

    Functional areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, recruitment, retention, training, development, performance management, employee relations, employee benefits, regulatory compliance, safety, and HRIS.  Strong emphasis is placed on collaboration and relationship building with business leaders and department team members.  The role requires strong leadership, HR and business acumen, exceptional customer-focus and the ability to influence and partner with a variety of stakeholders, to impact strategic and operational objectives.


    • Work collaboratively and strategically with a variety of stakeholders to understand and define; priorities, goals and objectives, and execute upon HR solutions, programs and strategies in support of the business operations current and future needs.
    • Drive and maximize business effectiveness through optimum resource alignment and analysis of business/HR programs. 
    • Develop and implement efficient and effective employee processes involving recruitment, retention, training and development, recognition, accommodations, progressive discipline, and terminations.
    • Develop and implement effective employee training and development programs to maintain expected company standards and regulatory compliance.
    • Develop and implement an effective talent management program focused on recruitment, interviewing, hiring, retention, performance management and succession planning.
    • Ensure effective implementation and management of all HR resources, processes and practices and identify and implement key performance indicators to evaluate HR function and performance.
    • Supervise the work activities of the human resource department consisting of seven team members, ensuring sufficient knowledge, skill and ability exists to carry out department duties and responsibilities.
    • Recommend best practices, opportunities for improvement and resolution of discrepancies in employee handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, processes and programs, to ensure the organization’s continual compliance with company policy, and applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
    • Provide support and guidance to company supervisors/managers, management, and other staff, to assist them in carrying out responsibilities related to all personnel matters, including management of requests for Leaves of Absence (LOA) and Intermittent LOA and FMLA, to ensure compliance with applicable company policy, procedure and regulatory requirements.  Provide guidance to employees (e.g. hiring, promotions, return to work, discipline, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and compliance with applicable employee/employment policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
    • Oversee employee benefit programs, polices, and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, and provide industry leading offerings which are competitive and cost effective.
    • Oversee the maintenance of an HR information system that ensures company-wide compliance with all regulatory and business policy requirements and meets the overall needs of all operating divisions, departments and employees.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, or related areas of study; prefer Masters of Business Administration or a related Master’s Degree with emphasis or certification in Human Resource Management, Personnel Management or related field; and 10 years of progressive work experience in management/leadership positions, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with specific emphasis in HR functions and best practices, including federal, Montana and Idaho state employment regulations, FLSA, ADA, DOL, EEOC, FMLA, LOA.  SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification is desirable.


    • Have a track record of building and implementing successful processes, quickly establishing collaborative working relationships and being viewed as a trusted advisor.
    • Have a demonstrated ability to create and lead an effective team to accomplish team goals and objectives.
    • Provide high-quality guidance and service related to employee relations, recruiting, performance management and retention.
    • Have high emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting relationships across the organization.
    • Possess general business acumen, including experience in business planning, strategy creation and execution.
    • Be results-oriented with a track record of success in delivering upon business objectives.
    • Be well-organized with proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
    • Be able to plan, multi-task and prioritize resources and workload to meet deadlines.
    • Have demonstrated ability to work:
      • Independently and as part of a collaborative team within a fast-paced environment
      • Professionally and diplomatically with a wide range of people
      • Effectively with minimal supervision to meet deadlines
    • Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, capable of leading/facilitating meetings and group training programs.
    • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Possess strong supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Possess technology proficiencies with Microsoft Office Suite and related software, including the organizations HRIS.
    • Possess a valid State Driver’s License and be able to travel to retail operating sites as needed.

    Disclaimer: The list of requirements, essential function, duties, and responsibilities is not exhaustive but is merely the most accurate list for the current position.  Management at their discretion reserves the right to revise the job description and to require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example; emergencies, changes in personnel, workload of technical development).

    To apply

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