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Human Resources Advisor Senior (Employment & Compensation)

Austin, TX

Position Overview:

This position will provide guidance, leadership, and support in the areas of recruiting, staffing, and compensation for Austin Water employees. Experience hiring in a public sector environment is preferred.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field, plus four (4) years of HR experience.
  • One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Advanced full cycle talent acquisition experience.
  • Experience collaborating with executives and senior management to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Experience in high volume talent acquisition of both exempt and non-exempt positions.
  • Experience handling full cycle recruitment to include posting jobs, screening applications, developing, and reviewing interview questions and reviewing selection packets.
  • Experience hiring in a public sector environment.
  • Experience using an applicant tracking/HRIS system.
  • Experience using Microsoft Offices applications to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Current PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP or IPMA-SCP certification.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates and serves as strategic partner with senior leaders and management on HR programmatic analysis, implementation, and administration providing operational oversight, advice, and analytical support.
  2. Manages and resolves complex HR-related issues and provides solutions to programs and processes, monitoring implementation of agreed upon actions until the problem has been resolved.
  3. Advises and influences management in making sound HR-related decisions.
  4. Serves as subject matter expert in providing advice and counsel to management and employee groups on a broad range of HR issues and with applicable regulations, programs, policies, and procedures.
  5. Interprets and provides guidance on, and interpretation of, applicable systems, policies, procedures, strategies, process work flows, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies, regulations, laws, and program objectives.
  6. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various HR problems using morale indicators and other personnel measurements, such as, but not limited to, surveys, turnover, and grievances; and presents recommendations for corrective action programs when needed.
  7. Provides training to managers and supervisors on HR topics and procedures.
  8. Researches, gathers, analyzes, and evaluates data and information; monitors program trends; reviews and performs quality checks of program-related data; and develops and maintains management reporting to support decision making and policy development.
  9. Monitors and maintains system data, files, records, and reporting; transmits program data files to vendors; and develops, monitors, and implements information tracking systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing personnel activities.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and practices of HR program administration and management.
  • Knowledge of practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Skill in overseeing the maintenance of HR program/process documentation, data, schedules, records, and files.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to coordinate deadlines, prioritize work demands and assign/monitor work performed.
  • Ability to handle hostility, conflict, and uncertain situations.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain knowledge in assigned specialized HR areas.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Pay Range

$30.14 – $37.68


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with flexibility (Hybrid)


Austin Water Utility


Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin , TX

Criminal Background Investigation

his position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

Notes to Applicants

  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:

Candidates selected to interview will receive information and instructions for preparing a short presentation to be given at the time of the interview.

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