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Human Resource Specialist

Human Resources Specialist


First things First: Who are we? 

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 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 First Transit as an HR Specialist in Anaheim, CA! This position will provide administrative support to the HR manager. 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.

  •  Liaison with location management and regional HR and management teams, providing guidance with respect to pre-employment record checks, onboarding, and contractual requirements when appropriate or as needed.
  • Identifies business unit training needs, facilitates and maintains pre-employment screening and onboarding training material (i.e., Ban the Box updates, hiring standards, Form I-9/E-verify management, etc.)
  • HRS will help coach on compliance issues and company standards.
  • HRS ensures that hiring standards align with federal, state, location, and/or contractual standards and are administered within FGA and legal guidelines. Ensure adjudication is recorded appropriately.
  • Responsible for daily review and audit of completed pre-employment screening, and appeal process adverse action/appeal process is appropriately managed.
  • Quality Assurance checks the monthly new hire, transfer, and termination payroll records to ensure compliance with all background checks, drug and alcohol, and E-Verify requirements.
  • Work with appropriate personnel in regard to employee relation issues (i.e., conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations, provide written feedback, summary, recommendations, and analysis to management).
  • Support and assistance for regional staff during job fairs, new business start-ups, etc.
  • These duties may be altered to suit the needs of the company as needed.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates degree required
  • 1-3 years of HR (human resources) experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as general computer skills

 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. 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 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 positively impact others. 

About First Transit 

First 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 operations are headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, employing more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  


  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 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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55558 - OCTA
1717 E Via Burton, Anaheim, California, United States, 92806
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    First Transit
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