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Human Resource Manager

NOTE: The following position is for proposed new/future business within First Transit. Only candidates meeting the work experience requirements will be considered.


First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading public transportation contracting and management services provider. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to 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 the Position 

 Join the First Transit team as a Human Resources Manager in Denver, CO. This position has a starting salary of $90K. The manager will provide local management with a wide range of HR support and advice on employee relations and performance management issues. This role will focus on safe working conditions and proactive return to work programs in compliance with required legislation and Corporate Health and Safety policy. Support the corporate HR department in implementing and administering employee policies.


Human Resources Responsibilities: 

  • Creates a strategic partnership/relationship with operating management in overall day-to-day operating activities, including the development of strategies and initiatives on human resource policies and practices
  • Administers assists, and monitors the interpretation and compliance of company policy and procedures, discipline, strategic employee relations, and relationship initiatives within a union and non-union environment
  • Functions in a lead capacity in the development of employee handbooks. Identifies strategic employee initiatives relating to cost competitiveness, customer service contract provisions, uniformity, and consistency in handbooks
  • Provides and maintains current information and literature relating to employee handbooks, recognition programs, employee files, and other Human Resources files
  • Inputs and develops with operating management proactive employee relations strategies for both union and non-union salaried, driver, and shop personnel, promoting more positive, collaborative working relationships and open communication between parties, thereby improving how disputes are addressed
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements employee relations best practices
  • Provides advice, support, and communications to branch managers on employee relations matters, data and contingencies, dispute resolution, handbook interpretation and administration, employee disciplinary matters, labor code, human rights, and other statutory obligations, utilizing legal and other resources when necessary.
  • Maintains awareness of human resource trends, practices, or legislation affecting employment-related programs, policies, or procedures.

 To be a Human Resource Manager, you'll need: 

  • Five (5) or more years of relevant direct experience managing human resource and labor relation aspects of a public transit service
  • Administering a collective agreement
  • Experience with recruitment and terminations
  • Experience with benefits and compensation
  • Administering employee files
  • Serving as labor relations specialist responsible for education, training, and outreach to employees
  • Other relevant Human Resources qualifications


First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

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 daily. 

Professional Advancement 

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

Extensive Training 

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

Community Service & Impact 

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


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


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 of Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer; by doing so, we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.



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55912 - RTD Access-A-Ride (BID)
1660 Blake St, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80202
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    First Transit
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    Full Time
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