HR Business Partner I
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

Are you an HR professional who has a high personal standard of integrity and is passionate about the dedication to the success of our internal customers? The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an exciting career opportunity to serve as a HR Business Partner I. Successful candidates will be energetic, driven, customer-focused, self-motivated, have a high personal standard of integrity and share in our mission of "Helping People Live Better Lives."

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity and Hours
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to make a difference
• Flexible Schedules
• Respect as a valued team member

"The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics."

Hiring Rate: 24.572 MHR, 25.802 MPR
Examples of Work
Every individual and position within DHHS makes an impact!

This position will support the DHHS Youth facilities. What you will do as a HR Business Partner I:

-Serve as a credible trusted advisor to employees and supervisors within DHHS

-Help advise management on employee relations matters, policy interpretation, recruitment and retention; liaison with administrative staff and internal/external partners;

-Consults and partner with other HR team members across the state.

Successful candidates will possess outstanding writing skills, an attention to detail and an ability to manage many priorities and projects all while building positive relationship with employees and supervisors. Travel is required.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED: 2-3 years' experience in Human Resources management including areas such as: Human resources practices and procedures; employee relations including investigation, discipline, grievances, and labor management; medication and conflict resolution. Experience working with Labor Contracts and Classified System Personnel Rules and Regulations.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation for work-related travel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A successful candidate has knowledge of:

  • Human resources/personnel practices, procedures and terminology;
  • State and federal personnel/employment laws;
  • Recruitment and hiring practices; and
  • Principles of progressive discipline.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships; and excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be detailed oriented and well organized.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts.


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