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Human Resources Business Partner/Sr

Arizona Public Service (APS)
Tonopah, Arizona
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Arizona Public Service (APS) is leading the way toward an energy future that is cleaner, more reliable and sustainable. With $3.3 billion in annual revenue and nearly 7,000 employees, APS is the largest electric utility in Arizona, serving 1.1 million customers. We are the principal subsidiary of publicly traded Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW). Our generation fleet includes natural gas, nuclear, coal and growing renewable technologies.


Human Resources Business Partner/Sr– Palo Verde

Job # 20180416 • Tonopah, AZ


We hire exceptional people. We want individuals who thrive on being challenged and are passionate about building a great company as well as growing with us.


APS is hiring a HR Business Partner to be a strategic advisor working to develop, drive and implement people plans to support the strategies for their assigned business units (BU). Builds strong relationships with business unit leaders and is proactive to meet their needs. The HR Business Partner is responsible for playing a key role by partnering with their clients on HR programs such as Succession Planning, KT&R, Workforce Planning, etc. The HR Business Partner will also be called upon to conduct workplace investigations and guide the leaders to an appropriate resolution. Build relationships with front-line employees and mitigate workplace disputes between employees and between employees and leaders.



  • Consults with business unit leadership to develop and execute annual and emergent people strategies to support business unit plans and objectives. Establishes line of sight between HR programs and business plan for the business unit. Anticipates HR issues, concerns and needs based on business strategies, and internal/external environmental and competitive factors. Addresses business-wide issues/projects.
  • Partners with leaders in diagnosing organizational design needs. Provides consultation on organizational design and implementation, staffing, layers of management, span of control and interrelation between departments to establish distinction between line and support functions within a business. Provides change management expertise to support organizational change initiatives.
  • Partners with Centers of Expertise to execute solutions that meet the needs of the business unit and implement programs, processes and tools developed for workforce planning, performance management, performance rating alignment, talent management, succession planning, change management, knowledge transfer, employee engagement, diversity and compensation planning, including training leaders on the effective use of those processes and tools.
  • Provides coaching and counsel to leaders to help resolve challenging employee and team issues, improve leadership performance, plan and implement workforce reduction efforts, manage involuntary employee terminations, and improve employee productivity.
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition and hiring leaders in the recruiting, hiring and promotion of talent at senior leader levels.
  • Leads and participates on special projects and/or cross functional teams to execute HR and/or company-wide initiatives.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on project plans, milestones and metrics to track progress and effectiveness of all programs.
  • Leads workplace investigations and guide leaders to successful resolutions based on severity of circumstances.


Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.


To Apply:

Candidates interested in this opportunity, please go to: www.aps.com/careers


Alternate Application Options:

These options are reserved for use by individuals with disabilities. Information received via these options will be routed to specialists who will provide appropriate assistance to these individuals to ensure that their data is entered into the APS online application. These specialists will not have access to existing profiles in the APS online application process and will not be able to provide any application status updates.


If you have a condition that hinders your ability to apply online, please choose one of the alternate options to submit your expression of interest in a position with APS: Call us at 602-250-2101


Mail Your Resume and Letter of Interest to:


Attn: Talent Acquisition

400 North 5th Street

M.S. 8412

Phoenix, AZ 85004


AA/EO Employer by Choice:

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Visit our website today for more information!



Minimum Requirements:

Human Resources Business Partner

  • A four year Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years broad-based, professional-level Human Resource (HR) experience.  In lieu of bachelor's degree, combination of college coursework and/or broad-based, professional-level HR experience equaling nine (9) years required. 
  • Excellent client management, consulting and business literacy skills. 
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results. 
  • Experience coaching leaders and employees. 
  • Strong project management, communication and business writing skills. 
  • Current working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulatory requirements. 
  • SPHR/PHR certification preferred.


Human Resources Business Partner Sr

  • A four year Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years broad-based, professional-level Human Resource (HR) experience. In lieu of bachelor's degree, combination of college coursework and/or broad-based, professional-level HR experience equaling 12 years required.
  • Knowledge of many HR functional areas due to the broad range of potential HR issues that may arise with clients. Experience with organizational diagnoses, executive coaching, change management and team effectiveness strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing strong, influential relationships with all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, project management and influencing/negotiation skills.
  • Current working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Master's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Business or other job-related field preferred.
  • SPHR/PHR certification preferred.


Nuclear requirement:

  • Nuclear experience is preferred.
  • Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVNGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVNGS employees.


Additional Requirements:

  • Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.



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