Regional Human Resources Business Partner - Pacific/Mountain

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-AZ-Phoenix
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/19/2018 12:52 PM)
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Human Resources


HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


HKS is seeking a Regional HR Business Partner to support the Pacific and Mountain regions of the firm. Reporting to the Dallas based HR Director, this person will be the stand-alone HR professional serving as the first point of contact for all HR matters in the region, which currently includes California, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.


  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues.
  • Assist int'l employees with expatriate assignments and related HR matters.
  • Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program.
  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Ensure enrollment and compliance with federal and state programs (Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, California Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Medical Leave, Act, and COBRA) and counsel employees applying for benefits under these programs.
  • Keeps records of benefits plans participation such as insurance and pension plan, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Oversees and administers the immigration process for employment.
  • HR Projects, including recognition and wellness.
  • Knowledge of CA Leave Laws including CFRA, SF PFL, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree is desired.
  • Professional Certification desirable.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Human Resources experience required.



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