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HRIS Analyst or Sr. HRIS Analyst

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33628
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2021
Salary: $58900 to $88400 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role will partner with Human Resources staff to develop work process design and flow, improve processes, and demonstrate the return on HR technological capabilities. Build project plans, ensure alignment to project schedules, maintain a systems orientation, and work effectively with peers to set technology priorities and conduct long-term planning. Serve as technical point-of-contact and assist subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. Support upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned. Provide support to user community.

SALARY RANGE:    (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

     Analyst: $58,900 - $88,400

     Senior Analyst: $76,300 - $114,450


LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota 

  • You’ll find this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools. Assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs.
  • Recommend and implement process/customer service improvements and innovative solutions to demonstrate technology applications.
  • Assist in the review, testing and implementation of HRIS upgrades or patches. Collaborate with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of upgrade or fix. 
  • Assist in vendor selection and analysis and coordinate configuration and implementation of new systems/modules.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities. 
  • Maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Develop user procedures, guidelines and documentation. 
  • Train on new processes/functionality. Train new system users.
  • Review and audit data in a systematic way to ensure data integrity for credibility, compliance and consistency purposes.
  • Produce and submit data for surveys conducted by other companies and organizations.
  • Interact with Human Resources staff and user community to accomplish proactive work plans for continuous improvement and application of technology.
  • Manage relationships with vendors to ensure customer focused delivery of services.
  • Foster and promote proactive communication within the Human Resources Department and throughout the corporation.


  • Support and/or participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assist with special projects as requested.
  • Participate and represent the corporation in civic, industry and professional organizations.



  • Minimum of (1) one year HRIS, HR technology, or business information systems analyst experience is required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Senior Analyst

  • Minimum of (5) five years of HRIS, HR techonology, or business information systems analyst experience is required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Continuous improvement change-management and quality principles.
  • Solid understanding of database design, structure, functions and processes.
  • Strong understanding of data sharing between systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and Access.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in an environment of rapid change.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and priorities.
  • Ability to train customers using appropriate training methods to address varying levels of computer proficiency.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business and personal employee information.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 58900 to 88400
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Rapid City, South Dakota
You'll find that it is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature.

HRIS Analyst or Sr. HRIS Analyst

Rapid City, SD, United States