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Title: HR Manager
Company: First Transit
Location: Commerce City, Colorado
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 145247
First things First: Who are we?
First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

About the Position
Join the First family as an HR Manager at our Commerce City, CO location. This position manages the day-to-day functions of the Human Resources department. The HR Manager will be a key business partner with the General Manager. Also, this position will be responsible for recruiting, new hire orientation, employee relations, and leave administration. Major Responsibilities are listed below.
  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms). Coordinates all recruitment-related activities at the location in partnership with the central talent acquisition team’s overall recruitment strategy, including but not limited to monitoring/managing candidates within the ATS, proactively communicating open positions, local career events/job fairs, screening candidates, conducting interviews and hiring.

  • Conducts EEO/Employee Relations/Employee Complaint investigations. Advise management on the proper administration of follow-up and discipline.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and First Transit policies in conjunction with Location Management Team.

  • Provides the first line of communications on employee relations issues, keeping Region HR informed of and/or working under their direction to address and resolve issues that have the potential to become complex and present a risk to employees and/or the company.

  • Oversees the request, approval, and processing of employee actions for the location.

  • Responds to routine questions regarding employee relations, compensation, benefits, or leave of absence, works with the region and/or corporate functional specialist to resolve more complex issues.

  • Reviews and maintains appropriate employment records and systems for the location

  • Process terminations and conduct exit interviews.

  • Process employee requests for leave of absence and works with LOA vendor; Coordinate requests with FMLA, STD, and LTD plans. Coordinate employees' return to work & fit for duty with the manager

  • Conducts onboarding orientation for new employees.

  • Receives and responds to inquiries concerning employee policies and procedures and other location functions.

  • 5 years of experience in HR functions preferred. Previous experience in a recruiter role is a plus

  • Union experience preferred

  • General knowledge of employment practices a plus

  • Team player with the ability to build relationships with all levels of employees

  • Must possess a high degree of professionalism in handling confidential information

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel

First for a Reason

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Diversity & Inclusion
Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Professional Advancement
Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit. 

Extensive Training
Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.

Community Service & Impact
Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!
We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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