Human Resources Business Partner (Anchorage) Job #21-6505


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United States of America




Corporate Values:  Integrity, Respectful, Leadership, Sustainable


Position Summary: The HR Business Partner role is a dynamic position, driving the HR agenda, employee relations, long-term strategic direction and people management practices to enhance workforce performance.





This position serves as a Human Resources Business Partner for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, providing strategic workforce management and planning services to department leadership. This position will work closely with senior leadership and oversee many projects aligned with the department's workforce recruitment and retention goals. Serve as liaison between department upper management, supervisors, and department employees to enact and monitor human resources initiatives and programs across the organization. This is a strategic and creative professional HR position and provides the opportunity to rethink traditional HR approaches and be innovative.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The mission of Human Resources Department is to provide policy, consultative guidance and direct human resource services to the agency. This role will work to create a better experience by leveraging the potential of our workforce to transform HR into a strategic partnership within the agency.


This position offers meaningful work in supporting the mission of AHFC, by providing strategic HR direction and support to leadership and ensuring the agency's recruitment, hiring goals, and retention objectives are being met. This position also offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience to grow your skills and advance your career in Human Resources in the public sector.


Examples of Duties:

Advises management officials, employee representatives, staff members and others in solving human resources management problems, which include general questions, complaints, recruitment, promotions, transfers, evaluations, suspensions, dismissals and the grievance procedure.


Develops and updates the recruitment process and procedure.  Advises hiring department regarding procedures and policies concerning recruitment and hiring.  Performs compensation analysis, advises regarding department structure; may conducts desk audits, evaluates findings; and recommends and assists with drafting of new or revised class specifications.


Designated to act in the interest of the employer in investigations, which may develop the basis of disciplinary actions.  Make recommendations to managers on appropriate disciplinary actions and participates in meetings involving disciplinary actions.  May recommend and prepare grievance responses.  Provides and prepares grievance investigation packets for submission. 


Responsible for administering the Family Medical Leave Act (federal and State).  Provide information and guidance to supervisors and employees.  Provide notifications and track FML as required by law.


Ensures that information on employees is maintained in compliance with Family Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, Worker’s Compensation and ADA laws, standards and regulations. Provides guidelines and direction to employees and supervisors concerning Worker's Compensation.


Investigates workers accident/incident claims to determine if claim is actionable.  Process workers compensation illness/injury claims in accordance with established DOL policy.  Prepare and submit annual illness/injury reports to OSHA. Assure that employee information is maintained in accordance with DOL policy.


Reviews development and makes recommendations of program support such as the human resources/payroll system, computerization design and data; coordinates the implementation of changes and new systems.


May represent department with external and internal audit concerning employee benefits, employee files, rules and procedures, departmental procedures, and computer systems, etc.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles, practices and terminology of public human resources administration; employment law, rules, policy and procedures relating to employee relations functions, employee benefits administration, labor relations, and compensation.


Skills in mainframe including query, IBM or compatible PC, Microsoft Suite including word processing applications, and spreadsheets, and desk top publishing application.  Skills required in human resources/payroll management computer system. 


Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.


Formulates objectives and priorities; implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.


Ability to apply principles and techniques to the work described; gather, analyze data and compile reports; reason logically, and draw valid conclusions; comprehend written material, interpret and apply rules and instructions; convey information, orally and written, to a variety of individuals in  understandable and precise terms; analyze administrative problems and make appropriate recommendations; participate effectively in conferences, negotiations and interviews; set up and utilize spreadsheets.   Instruct, train and mentor department analyst concerning employee and human resources relations.  Must have the ability to travel to office sites as requested.

Minimum Requirements




Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and five years’ of progressive human resources experience which includes recruitment, payroll, classification and compensation, employee and labor-management relations, employer provided benefit programs, employment law compliance, administering worker’s compensation, FMLA or employee training.


Substitution: qualifying work experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis at the discretion of the hiring authority.


Combination of education and experience must total a minimum of nine years.


This is a level 22 position with an annual salary DOE.  Excellent benefits package.


All external applicants tentatively selected for this position shall be required to submit to urinalysis and breath alcohol testing to screen for illegal drug/alcohol use.






AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.