Dakota Electric Association is a member-owned, member-focused electric distribution cooperative, striving to exceed our member’s energy expectations in a changing world. We are an equal opportunity employer and we believe that diversity of ideas, perspectives and backgrounds are essential to our business. As a Dakota Electric employee you would be an essential worker that would have a hand in serving our members. For additional information about Dakota Electric please visit: dakotaelectric.com.
Dakota Electric offers an extensive benefits package:
401(k) and Roth 401(k) with an employer contribution of 6% of an employee's base wage, plus matching contribution up to 4%.
Medical, dental and vision coverage
Employer HSA contribution
Employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability
Short-term disability and other voluntary benefits
Vacation, sick and personal leave
Hybrid work schedule
Opportunity to work "crazy 9" schedule
The Human Resources Generalist will perform daily functions of the Human Resources department, including interviewing, hiring, and onboarding, training and development, assisting with benefits and leave of absence requests, supporting diversity and inclusion efforts, and enforcing Dakota Electric’s policies and practices. The Human Resource Generalist will help create and enforce Cooperative policies and procedures and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations throughout Dakota Electric. This position works with confidential and sensitive matters important to the operation of Dakota Electric and must be capable of maintaining strict confidentiality.
Comply with established Dakota Electric Association safety and operating rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Be responsible for reporting any un-safe practices and/or hazards to a supervisor, manager, or Vice President. Be committed to and actively involved in Dakota Electric’s safety programs, initiatives, and performance measures.
Ensures that appropriate measures are taken to safeguard employee and Cooperative private, sensitive, and confidential information, including ensuring all physical and electronic files are stored in a protected location, preventing accidental access to others, and ensuring all personnel information does not leave the Dakota Electric building.
Responsible for the recruiting and selection activities of the Cooperative to employ, place and/or transfer employees to ensure adequate staffing. Consults with hiring team to identify and recommend the most qualified candidates. Extends the offer to selected candidates. Responsible for completing background studies and setting up pre-employment physicals and drug screens for new hires. Utilizes the applicant tracking system for all staffing activities to ensure accurate reports and government compliance. Monitors practices regarding Dakota Electric’s Affirmative Action Plan.
Responsible for onboarding activities including, collection and maintenance of all new hire paperwork. Introduces new employees to DEA benefits, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ensures all staffing and onboarding activities are complete and in compliance with all Cooperative policies and guidelines.
Plans for and attends career fairs and community events to promote current job openings and working at DEA. Promotes Dakota Electric’s brand to potential future employees and partners.
Assists in maintaining employee records including, personnel files, medical files, and hiring files in compliance with Cooperative standards, and federal, state, and local laws.
Provides information for DEA’s Affirmative Action Program in accordance with Cooperative policy and appropriate laws and regulations. Evaluates and makes recommendations for the DEA’s goals in response to problematic areas identified by the Affirmative Action Plan.
Compiles data upon request for government reports and plans, including State and Federal Affirmative Action Plan, EEO-1, State Annual Compliance Review, Vets 4212, and various other reports.
Plans and coordinates in-house training programs based on organizational development needs. Selects and coordinates the use of human resources consultants, training specialists, and other outside sources. Promotes the use of training materials and education assistance available to all employees.
Responsible for reviewing, recommending, and maintaining new technology and software for human resources, including, but not limited to the applicant tracking and onboarding software, and training software.
Responsible for administration and updates of human resources information on Cooperative intranet and assists with the design and maintenance of the human resources intranet and internet web pages. Coordinates with internal IT staff on the web development activities and implementation, insuring accuracy, and timeliness.
Assists the benefits and wellness administrator with administration of employee benefits and Wellness for Life program.
Assists with FMLA and disability accommodation administration.
Verifies and completes employment verifications to lending institutions upon request.
Oversees the human resources information system (HRIS). Maintains the HRIS, ensuring accuracy of employee data, employment and pay status. Assist in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of HRIS and other human resources computer applications and systems. Implements directed HRIS standards to ensure integrity of HRIS data.
Responsible for ensuring all wage changes (salary and hourly) and alternative rates of pay are calculated and entered accurately and in a timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field. Human resources and benefits certification, such as through SHRM, HRCI, or CEBS, are preferred. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office products required and experience with a human resources information system (HRIS) and an electronic applicant tracking system (ATS) are preferred.
Must have a minimum of two years of experience in a comparable position.