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Manager, Human Resources
Black Hills Corporation
Black Hills Corporation

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $78,150 - $103,550
Base salary is determined by the knowledge. skills and abilites of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on April 30, 2017.

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD

Provide direction and HR consulting in all functional areas including employment, training and development, employee relations, labor relations, compliance, benefits, compensation, and performance management. Provide interpretive advice on company policies and government regulations. Monitor and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, department budget, and company policies and procedures. Advise managers on human resources policies and procedures as needed.



  • Determine flexible solutions to meet the needs of assigned customers while maintaining policy requirements.
  • Act as a single point of contact to advise and counsel all levels of management on day-to-day Human Resources issues.
  • Responsible for working with managers and employees in coordinating employee and labor relations efforts including supporting labor negotiations, grievances, arbitrations and contract interpretation.
  • Support, advise and counsel on leadership development and strategic workforce planning initiatives.
  • Provide recruiting and staffing support for assigned customer base.
  • Support the goals of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plans for assigned business units.
  • Perform various projects and other Human Resources employee-related activities, as required.
  • Provide support to supervisors and managers regarding employee and labor relations issues. Participate in meetings as business needs require.
  • Consult with management on employee performance, employee conduct and general employee and labor relations issues to ensure that Company expectations are being met, while maintaining open communication between employees and management.
  • Provide guidance relative to the progressive discipline process, and escalate as appropriate up to and including the coordination of involuntary employee separation. Ensure that a balanced but consistent approach is taken in the application of discipline.
  • Advise and assist line and staff units of the Company in the interpretation and application of human resources policies and programs. Provide guidance to ensure uniform and consistent applications of discipline for policy and work rules violations.
  • Experience working with multiple locations preferred.


  • Maintain knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures, Collective Bargaining Agreements, laws and regulations, industry trends and developments to ensure accurate information is being communicated throughout the company.
  • Assist with special projects as requested.
  • Participate and represent the corporation in civic, industry and professional organizations.
  • Attend job fairs when appropriate.


  • Maintain strong working relationships within Human Resources Department and assigned Business Units.
  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.
  • Maintain professional relationship with all vendors.


  • Minimum 7 years general Human Resources experience with primary emphasis on employee and labor relations.
  • Minimum five years labor relations experience desired.
  • Strong operations background preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or other related field required.


  • Knowledge of principles/methods in employee/labor relations, basic compensation, staffing/recruiting, safety, and training and development.
  • EEO guidelines and labor law as appropriate.


  • Excellent problem identification and resolution skills. Decision-making skills and ability to work independently, using independent judgment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, interpersonal, persuasive, leadership and negotiation skills are required to interact with all levels of management, staff and external customers. Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written and listening with all levels of employees within the organization.
  • Ability to build relationships, recruit candidates and make selection decisions.
  • Ability to inform, educate and influence employees to support corporate goals and initiatives.
  • Expertise in Human Resources policies, procedures and employment law.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and quantify the financial impact of the issues involved.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Utilize technology in the areas of recruitment and applicant tracking.
  • Interpret and communicate employment laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.
  • Experience working with multiple locations preferred.
  • Must possess strong management skills; demonstrate flexibility and ability to prioritize multiple projects and be able to multitask to work on several topics simultaneously.
  • Must be able to interpret labor contracts and complex regulations and laws.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Highly developed interviewing/behavioral assessment technique.
  • Creative sourcing for internal and external job applicants.
  • Ability to travel to assigned Business Units.


  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM certification desirable.


  • Some business travel required


  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

We are an EEO Employer

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Black Hills Corporation

We are committed to our mission to Improve Life with Energy in the work we do, in our community involvement and in the careers of our team members. No matter the role you play you will find a connection in your work at BHC to something bigger...challenges that stretch your skills, serving customers and the larger community, and being a part of the industry that makes everything else possible.
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