Sr. Human Resources Generalist - Energy/Electric Operations
City of Garland - Garland, TX

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Responsible for providing consistent interpretation and application of human resource policy/ training programs within Garland Power & Light including consulting services related to recruitment analysis, special projects related to employment matters and performance/compensation programs. Also assists HR Department as needed/assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Research and analyze trends and metrics in partnership with GP&L/HR Department to recommend solutions, programs and policies to management. Assist in the development of these policies and programs in areas including recruitment, compensation, training, performance management, benefits, and training/development.
  • Collaborate with GP&L management, employees, applicants, and vendors with a sound understanding of the regulations/requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) , Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other energy-related employment needs of the organization.
  • Develop job descriptions of GP&L staff using Position Description Questionnaires, desk audits, market data, etc and correctly classify positions in the appropriate job grade and pay range for the essential duties performed.
  • Provide guidance and maintain compliance to Fair Labor Standards Act as it applies to job classifications, pay processes, and compensation practices in GP&L. Provide ad hoc analysis including reclassifications, re-assignments and salary recommendations as requested.
  • Assist with management in recruitment activities including representing GP&L as a recruiter at Energy seminars/conferences, conduct interviews, administer selection tests and assist with the hiring of personnel.
  • Work closely with GP&L management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Work with GP&L supervisors to train them in the use of the City performance management system as well as coach them in ways to conduct an effective and meaningful performance appraisal.

  • Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field of study
    • 5-7 years experience in Human Resource operations and functions with 3 years experience in the Electric Utility Industry
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Considerable knowledge of Electric Utility Industry
    • Knowledge of ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides
    • Knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards
    • Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of the various functions of Human Resources
    • Knowledge of significant federal, state and local laws pertaining to Human Resources
    • Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Access, Outlook and Word
    • Skill in preparing reports, graphs and spreadsheets
    • Skill in performing analysis on a wide variety of HR related issues
    • Ability to effectively communicate goals and objectives
    • Ability to take on new responsibilities and generate new ideas
    • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously

    Licenses & Certifications

     Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Customer Focus
    Interpersonal Skills
    Organizational Savvy
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Problem Solving/Analysis

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     Bachelor’s degree
     5 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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