HR Manager Opening for Bloomington-Normal Public Transit Agency - Normal, Illinois

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Human Resource Manager

The Bloomington-Normal Public Transit Agency (dba Connect Transit) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and talented professional to join its management team as a full-time Human Resources (HR) Manager.  Connect Transit is a public transportation agency providing fixed route and demand response transportation services to the Bloomington-Normal community in Central Illinois.  The organization has 132 full-time employees, 97 of which are included in a collective bargaining unit.

The HR Manager works under the direction of the General Manager of the transit system.  The HR Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing all employment related programs and activities including payroll, benefits administration, compliance, recruiting, onboarding, records management, labor relations, and professional development.  The HR Manager is supported by a full-time Human Resource Assistant. 

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or related field of study and at least one HR professional certifications from HRCI, SHRM, or IPMA-HR and be eligible to work in the United States.  A master’s degree is preferred.  Applicants should also have at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible exempt level experience in the human resource management field. Prior experience with a public sector agency is desirable but not required. 

For information on employee benefits and our organization, visit our website at

The starting salary range for the position is $70,000 to $85,000 DOQ/E.   Connect Transit provides a comprehensive benefits package to all management employees.  To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Mark R. Peterson, Interim General Manager, at   Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Connect Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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