Metra’s Human Resources Department’s mission is to recruit and retain qualified employees in a diverse workforce; treat all employees fairly; facilitate training and professional development for career growth; effectively manage and administer compensation; negotiate and administer flexible benefit programs that provide quality and value; administer medical leaves and related services; promote wellness; provide confidential and efficient records administration; ensure that Metra’s policies and procedures comply with all laws governing employment, benefits and other ancillary services; and foster an environment of trust and mutual respect with employees as well as internal and external partners. Human Resources is staffed with 30 employees.
Reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director, Administration, plans, directs and controls the overall operations of the Human Resources department to ensure that all functions of HR Operations, HR Administration, and EEO are performed in an accurate, timely, and effective manner; oversees the development of departmental and divisional objectives, policies and procedures, and monitors performance to ensure compliance.
Ethics Statement: Chief Human Resources Officer has leadership responsibilities that require compliance with all Metra policies as they relate to Code of Ethics; conflicts of interest, gratuities, revolving door prohibition confidentiality of information and compliance with federal and state ethics laws. Additionally, the Chief Human Resources Officer will foster a culture of transparency and act to ensure that employees under his/her purview perform their job functions with honesty and integrity. Strong business ethics must form the basis for all relationships with employees, customers, partners, competitors, suppliers and contractual entities.
Bachelor's degree OR in lieu of degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four years in Human Resources.
In addition to #1, must have ten years of managerial Human Resources experience in talent management, training and organizational development, compensation and benefits, benefits negotiations, succession planning, and strategic leader development, participation in, knowledge of recruitment and selection, drug and alcohol free workplace program, and FMLA. Including in-depth understanding of all employment laws, civil rights laws and Department of Labor regulations (wage and hour laws) preferably in railroading, transportation or related industry.
Must have seven years of direct supervisory experience that includes day-to-day employee management, assigning tasks, providing guidance and training, monitoring performance, conflict management, budgeting, hiring, disciplinary and/or termination.
Experience in a key HR leadership role working directly with executive/senior level staff.
Additional Salary Information: Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential.
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.
Internal Number: 6381
Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.