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First things First: Who are we?

First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.

The Director, HR Data and Integrations oversees the data, reports and integrations to/from the ADP payroll system. This includes but not limited to: Employee data, time-keeping data, benefits deductions and contributions. This role provides strategic direction and operational guidance to the Rewards staff and others in corporate and operations. This individual works with internal & external customers and Rewards staff to define and deliver automated solutions and interface opportunities to improve Benefits and Payroll data accuracy and efficiency whenever possible.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversees accuracy and efficiency of employee data in/out of ADP EV5 system.
  • Works with Rewards dept staff to define and deliver data accuracy, automation and integration.
  • Determine and prioritize dept data process initiatives.
  • Lead and manage projects and participate in various in-house projects as a team member, maintain detailed project plans, monitor project budget, perform business process mapping, resolve issues, assist other project resources, communicate status, and develop & deliver on-site and remote training to users.
  • Develops strategies and plans to assist the Rewards/HR staff and other employees with: Serve as lead SME regarding employee data integration for acquisitions and mergers.
  • Possess knowledge of best practices in the Benefits/Payroll/Human Resources Data area as well as modern data management technologies and articulate potential benefit/impacts to the business. Work with the business community to implement solutions matching KPIs & best practices while understanding local/geographical/division variations. Standardize solutions or adapt as it makes sense.
  • Work effectively with external vendors to automate manual processes whenever possible and ensure efficient report writing.
  • Management of HR data team which includes: Data entry, Report writing, Tax and Data Analysis.
  • May write requirements documents, functional/technical specifications, and test plans. Document all work using standard methodology.
  • Build strong relationships with the business community and freely exchange new ideas and suggestions for improvement within the business.
  • Pursue continuous improvement in data quality, efficiency, application features, and performance.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, IT or Business related field or equivalent experience. 
  • 10+ years technical experience
  • Payroll software or HRIS software experience required
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience

First for a Reason

  • Community Service & Impact

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.

  • Extensive Training

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.

  • Professional Advancement

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within … which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.

  • Benefits

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.

Our Divisions

About First Student

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts.

About First Transit

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

About First Vehicle Services

First Vehicle Services is a leading provider of diverse fleet management and maintenance services in North America. Since 1981, First Vehicle Services has been providing efficient and cost-effective vehicle management and maintenance services at governments, school districts, petrochemical companies, transit agencies, airports, universities, and private organizations throughout the United States.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First America!

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


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99080 - FGA Human Resources
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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