Associate HR Generalist Undergraduate

Requisition Number:  6797
Pay Rate:  PGR08

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Human Resources

Basic Function

Functions as a Human Resources Generalist working in a rotation of HR divisions including the Office of EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer.  Duties will include various responsibilities with recruiting, benefits including wellness and retirement, HRIS system processes and records management, salary administration, labor relations, employee relations, EEO & ADA, organizational development, and training.  After completion of the rotational program, the Associate will then join their primary HR Division. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

•    Initially meets and work with all divisions of Human Resources for an overall perspective of HR processes with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
-    Office of EVP/CHRO, budget, and unemployment claims
-    Benefits overview of Benefit Services; Insurance, Leave of Absence, Wellness, and Retirement processes.
-    HRIS processes including hires and job changes, deductions and payments, records management, and record retention. 
-    Engages with Compensation staff on general compensation processes, salary offers, job descriptions and evaluation, market, performance management, and organizational management.
-    Labor Relations Job bid/awards, union pay rates and incentives, grievances, and other related processes.
-    Organization Development with duties related to class presentations, specialized projects such as LDP, Intern projects, Supervisory/Management training programs.
-    Employee Relations and EEO with ER issues, EEO reporting, EEO claims

•    Will be introduced to METRO core departments to learn basic overall knowledge of METRO.
•    Research, compiles data, evaluates trends, develops reports and makes recommendations.  
•    Work with special events, such as diversity programs, and benefits/wellness activities
•    Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
•    Applies SMS (Safety Management System) methods and principles in daily routine and supports all aspects of the agency’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP). 
•    Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
•    Performs other job-related duties as required.

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field is required.  

Years & Experience Required

Experience or internships in Human Resources preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Basic general knowledge of HR compliance, concepts, practices, and procedures.  Good communication skills (written/verbal), excellent listening skills, and strong work ethics.  Interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Human Resources professional certification coursework (PHR, SHRM-CP) desirable. 

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston