First National Bank
  • 02-Nov-2021 to 31-Jan-2022 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • Ames, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision. Life Insurance, 401K with employer match, Short & Long term disability, PTO, 11 Holidays, Bank Performance Award

Major Function:

Provides human resources (HR) related duties by managing the day-to-day HR operations of the Bank, with generalist responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment/employment, onboarding, HR strategic planning, benefits administration, policy implementation, employee relations, performance management, affirmative action/EEO and employment law compliance.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day HR functions while maintaining employee discretion and practicing a high level of confidentiality.
  • Recruits and hires for the Bank, including collaborating with hiring managers, job postings, interviews, applicant screenings and reference verifications. Refers qualified applicants to hiring managers for open positions and conducts interviews independently and/or with hiring managers.
  • Manages the applicant tracking system for Bank job postings, ensuring records are updated with appropriate dispositions.
  • Conducts new hire orientation and acts as an ambassador for the Bank.
  • Coordinates and participates in HR strategic planning group initiatives to increase employee engagement and retention within the Bank and Holding Company.
  • Coordinates all benefit programs and ensures proper paperwork is updated/completed and accurate with benefit providers.
  • Partners with management and leaders to communicate HR policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
  • Reviews, investigates, evaluates and resolves employee relations matters as needed. Provides consultative advice to leaders regarding progressive discipline needs.
  • Responds to employee questions and/or requests in person, by email or phone and provides general direction as needed.
  • Partners with payroll administrator to maintain employee data by updating or making needed employee changes in the human resources information system/payroll system and benefit spreadsheets.
  • Manages the performance management process for the Bank, working with leaders to ensure performance reviews are conducted according to company standards.
  • Manages the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), Short and Long Term Disability, and Worker's Compensation Programs and implements process improvements to ensure compliance and consistency throughout the Bank.
  • Provides regular training to leaders and/or employees on HR related topics.
  • Maintains various records, reports and logs. May compile procedural documents and reports from various databases, including employee statistics and EEO tracking as needed.
  • Consults with Holding Company HR Director on Company-wide HR initiatives and serves as back-up to Holding Company HR Director as needed during extended absences.
  • Participates in HR meetings and attends other Bank meetings, seminars or training.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Creates an environment where employees are motivated to perform at their best.
  • Promotes a positive Bank image in the community.
  • Participates in special projects as needed.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required.
  • 4+ years professional HR generalist experience required. Experience must be at a comparable level directly related to the duties of the position.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of HR principles.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment law (ADA, EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, etc.).
  • Superior ability to establish and sustain relationships, even when conflicts arise.
  • Excellent internal customer service skills.
  • Autonomy to work independently, as well as the ability to foster collaborative efforts.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office, HRIS, and talent management systems.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Travel to branch locations may be required.

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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