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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Human Resource Business Partner I or II (IRC33823) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Develop and manage Human Resources (HR) processes and assist and counsel employees and management on these processes. Includes, but is not limited to, talent acquisition, compensation, benefit administration, and education. Assist with corporate policy interpretation and compliance and other HR programs, services, and issues. Provide excellent customer service across the organization.

NOTE : There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the HR Business Partner I (NB17) or HR Business Partner II (NB19). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Job Requirements


Talent Acquisition

  • Partner with hiring manager and determine staffing needs, assist in preparation and/or revision of job descriptions, and utilize Human Resource Management System (HRMS) recruiting platform to create job posting. Screen applicants, interview candidates, administer appropriate assessments, conduct reference checks and background checks, and make recommendations for hire, and deliver employment offers.

  • Serve as expert for recruiting positions at all levels of the organization, including trades and crafts, clerical, professional, management, and Department of Transportation (DOT) covered positions.

  • Attend recruiting functions including career fairs.

  • Manage summer intern recruiting process and program.

Benefit and Compensation Administration

  • Conduct new hire orientations including explanation of company policies and practices, completion of new hire paperwork, explanation of all benefit programs and assist new hires with enrollment into selected benefit plans.

  • Administer suite of benefit plans including assisting employees, obtaining necessary documents, processing timely enrollments and benefit changes, benefit invoice payments, short-term and long-term disability applications, life insurance claims, retirement option forms, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) requests and tuition reimbursement.

  • Work with program vendors and third-party consultants on annual renewals, implementing and managing programs, developing strategies, and resolving issues.

  • Manage compensation program including maintenance of grade structures, completing salary surveys, working with consultants on plan design and verification of competitiveness, and assisting management and staff with compensation questions.

  • Assist management with staff training and development and corporate policy interpretation.

  • Coordinate and conduct employee education and benefit meetings and assist with open enrollment.

  • Compile and verify data necessary for compliance with Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety Health Association (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Health and Welfare plan compliance as needed.

General Human Resources

  • Manage various HR programs including, but not limited to Service Awards, Scholarships, Internship Program, Contingent Worker Program, and Relocation.

  • Maintain official electronic and paper personnel files. Process employee status changes into HRMS system.

  • Prepare reports and participate in special projects as requested.

  • Process required transactions for employee actions including retirements, terminations, promotions, transfers, and step increases.

  • Stay up to date on Human Resources and employment law best practices and trends and maintain knowledge of all applicable laws and regulations affecting Human Resources through continuing training and education.

  • Provide feedback and recommendations on policies, programs and procedures that are relevant and support the Human Resources function.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.

  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.

  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: Ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workload.

  • Time management: the ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Technical skills in applicant tracking systems.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong team player

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office application including Microsoft Office suite, HRMS system, and other related applications.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Administration, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of recruiting principles and best practices in talent acquisition.

  • Knowledge of wide range of benefit programs including defined contribution, defined benefit, medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of timeliness, accuracy and confidentiality.

  • Strong knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), FMLA and other HR related laws and regulations.

  • Solid knowledge in benefits administration, recruiting and compensation.

  • Strong organization and task management skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


  • Three (3) to seven (7) years of progressive general human resource experience.

  • Experience working on a Human Resources team in various capacities.


  • Willingness to travel as needed for benefits orientations and open enrollment meetings, conferences and training (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.


  • Human Resources certification, either SHRM-SCP or SPHR.

  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification.

NOTE : The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the HR Business Partner II. Those with less experience will be hired at the Level I.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.

  • Mental demands : While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure. Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Exposed to outdoor elements when traveling. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,480 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.

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Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran