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HR Manager/Senior HR Manager

  • Full Time
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Salary: DOQ
  • Posting End Date: December 9, 2021

Website Avista Corporation

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Job Description
Avista is seeking a collaborative HR Manager (HR Business Partner) or Sr. HR Manager (Sr. HR Business Partner) to join our Human Resources team. The HR Business Partner or Sr. HR Business Partner will provide guidance to all levels of the organization to develop and implement human resource strategies and solutions that align with organizational goals. Serves as a liaison between assigned business units and human resources by representing the needs of the business units in the design of human resource programs and policies. May administer programs, procedures, and plans used in carrying out human resource policies.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Promotes effective employee/management relations by facilitating problem resolution and team building. Advises leaders with employee relations issues as they arise.
  • Partners with clients in diagnosing performance and development gaps and issues. Works with clients to design and implement programs, processes and interventions to improve performance and development including investigations, discipline and terminations.
  • Provides direction and support in compensation decisions. Assists in effective administration of labor agreements.
  • Develops change management strategies for complex HR initiatives, facilitates bench strength discussion and employee development planning. Strategic partner with leaders.
  • Conducts investigations on matters relating to violations of company policies, equal employment opportunity (EEO), discrimination and harassment complaints. Gathers and analyzes information, prepares reports, recommendations, and correspondence on findings.
  • May conduct various training programs.


Additional Information:

BA in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field preferred. 5+ years of related HR experience including client partnering skills, broad knowledge of general HR principles, practices and procedures. Ability to complete difficult assignment, facilitate meetings and conduct trainings as necessary. Experience with labor relations preferred. Requires valid driver's license. Professional level human resource certification required  (e.g. SHRM-CP/ PHR or SHRM-SCP/SPHR).

Requirements for Senior Level
8+ years of related and progressive HR experience including previous HR manager experience. Specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise of HR principles, practices and procedures. Ability to lead HR strategy, complex assignments, and teams.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will initially be assigned to work from home (WFH). A quiet home working space that is free of distractions to conduct business is required. When Avista reaches the recovery stage of its pandemic response, this role will have the option to WFH on a hybrid basis and report to Avista Corporate Headquarters in Spokane, WA a minimum of two days per week.

This position may close at anytime.

To Apply
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