Human Resources Business Partner

City of Minneapolis
November 20, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


Job Title: Human Resources Business Partner
Salary: $40.49 - $47.81 Hourly
$84,210.88 - $99,434.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Human Resources
Location: Public Service Center, 250 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vacancies: 1
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 12/10/21 11:59 PM Central Time
Posting Type: Open to the public

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose-serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Human Resources Business Partner acts as a strategic business partner and change agent for assigned customer departments. The Human Resources Business Partner understands the unique needs of their assigned customer departments and provides strategic HR consultation to help achieve business results and City goals.

Work Location: This position currently has a hybrid work location, which will require 2 days to be worked on-site and 3 days to be worked remotely per week. Additional on-site days may be required for meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that may be deemed necessary. Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable.

COVID Testing:The City is concerned about the health, safety, and well-being of employees. The City requires regular testing for COVID-19 infection for all employees. Employees are encouraged to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, thereby permitting employees to opt out of mandatory testing by confirming (attesting) to being fully vaccinated.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with business unit leaders and provide day-to-day guidance on a variety of HR-related issues: business unit restructures, workforce planning, succession planning, performance management, career development, training needs, policy interpretation, and recruiting and selection.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective misconduct investigations.
  • Represent management on labor relations negotiating teams.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and improve productivity and retention while considering inclusiveness of all. Act as the performance improvement driver to provoke position changes in people management.
  • Provide high level of availability and personalized service by acquiring a keen understanding of the customer's business and operation needs.
  • Analyze and present data, trends and metrics to drive business decisions and develop solutions.
  • Work with training professionals (in-house or outsourced) to develop targeted and valid training programs.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends.
  • Recruit, lead, manage, train, supervise, review performance, recognize and develop direct reports to achieve established objectives.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed. Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements.
  • Guide department leaders to reach organization equity goals while maintaining a work environment that respects and supports cultural agility.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related area of study

Five years of related experience providing strategic performing operational support, recruiting, handling complex employee relations, training and organization development and/or similar job duties as described above. Must have experience working with multiple business lines/units. Must have prior experience in managing human resources activities for an organization and the ability to work both up and across organizations to accomplish objectives. Reasoning and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:
At least one year of supervisory experience
Experience working in a public sector and union environment
PHR, SPHR, or IPMA-CP/SCP certification, preferably within one year

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

A resume is required and must be attached to your application.

Selection Process:

The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Interview Selection:
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Background Check:
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

Eligible List:

The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire four (4) months after it has been established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.
  • Excellent consulting, client management and business literacy skills.
  • Strong conflict management, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing strong, trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
  • Strong business skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of HR functions.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state and other regulatory standards related to various HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities in work between multiple business units in multiple locations.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand issues and communicate effectively with employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels.
  • Self-direction and motivational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Human Resources certification is highly desirable.
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