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Manager Human Resources Business Partner

Job ID: 4616
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: HR Business Partner - MNR
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2024


JOB TITLE:                   Manager HR Business Partner 
SALARY RANGE:        $98,700 - $104,976 
HAY POINTS:                588 
DEPT/DIV:                     People HR 
SUPERVISOR:              Senior Manager, HR Business Partner 
LOCATION:                   Graybar - 420 Lexington Ave
HOURS OF WORK:      (8 hours/day) or as required                       
This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire. 
This role will serve as MTA Agency’s Manager HR Business Partner (HRBP), responsible for implementing the MTA People’s (HR) integrated solutions, programs, and strategies; as well as support and implement a myriad of HR functions and program activities across multiple functions for the MTA Agency. In addition, the Manager HRBP will be assigned special projects which are critical for identifying gaps in HR processes, workflows, policies, and procedures as needed.
  • The Manager, HR Business Partner (HRBP) – Metro-North Railroad is responsible for implementing the MTA People’s (HR) integrated solutions, programs, and strategies; as well as support and implement a full range of HR activities across multiple functions for the MTA Agency.
  • The incumbent will support the Senior Manager with the day-to-day Human Resources activities of assigned departments and is charged with developing strategic relationships with designated departments, providing them with an effective and efficient customer service-oriented team that will handle all their HR-related needs.
  • This role will partner with HQ Compensation and assist with the salary administration of non-representative positions, updating job descriptions and, preparing salary offers.
  • Assist senior level management in implementing HR policies and procedures to the consolidated workforce, addressing, and mitigating cross-agency issues. Provide employee benefits information as appropriate. Keep abreast of any changes to policy and ensure accurate communication of same.
  • Assist with employee relations concerns including performance improvement plans, discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Work with Senior Manager, HRBP and/or departmental managers on organizational reviews, workforce planning and forecasting, recruitment strategies, succession planning and compensation issues.
  • Serve as departmental resource on Metro-North People related policies and procedures and ensure consistent application and implementation of policies and resources across the business area. Provide performance management guidance and consultation to managers, including coaching, counseling, and career development.
  •  Provide research and statistical information to assist in the formulation of HR policies and programs including ad hoc research and reports as requested.
  • Assist with employee engagement. Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, increase job satisfaction, build morale, increase productivity, and retention/decrease turnover.
  • Visit field locations to build relationships and fully understand the business challenges and provide practical and actionable HR solutions.
  • Initiate, review, and approve HR transactions in PeopleSoft.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must have practical working knowledge of at least two of the following human resource disciplines, compensation, performance management, employee relations, or employee benefits.
  • Must have experience administering human resources programs with ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously within limited specific time frames.
  • Strong working knowledge of corporate organizational structures and their functions with a broad perspective of resources-staffing needs and employee development. 
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and regulations affecting related HR activities.
  • Knowledge of labor agreements and related human resources laws.  
  • Effective verbal and written communication, negotiation, and conflict management skills.
  • Proven ability to build effective partnership relationships with department heads and managers.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and be proactive with ability to identify and anticipate department needs and recommend solutions.
  • Proven ability to interact with managers and employees at all levels in the organization, and to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PeopleSoft (8.8 or above) or a similar HRIS system required; and Microsoft Office Suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and TEAMS, ZOOM or similar virtual platforms.
  • Proficiency in and/or ability to learn analytical and/or quantitative skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of blended Human Resources experience in, compensation, employee relations, performance management, organizational structure, or employee benefits including leave administration.
  • Have attained, or in the process of attaining, an advanced Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Have attained, or in the process of attaining, certification in either a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission")             
Equal Employment Opportunity  
MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.  
The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply. 
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