Kaiser Permanente HR Consultant V in Pasadena, California

Position can be based out of Pasadena or Pleasanton.

Participates in, and may develop and/or implement company-wide HR programs and initiatives (e.g., salary review, workforce planning, and organizational change). Works closely with management in the implementation of corporate policies related to human resources, organizational and employee development. Consults with employees and managers to address human resources issues. Assists in the alignment of human resources with strategic business objectives. Key skills and abilities include coaching, influence, facilitation, presentation, communication, process development, strategic and tactical analysis and problem solving.

Essential Responsibilities:

At the HR Consultant IV, V & VI levels, the Consultant is responsible for the delivery of integrated HR service delivery across all core HR functional areas. The HR Consultant is expected to assemble, coordinate, and lead workgroups from other HR centers of expertise (compensation, benefits, recruiting, organizational development, etc.) for the delivery of HR products and services. At these levels, organizational development and leadership activities are not incidental to the core set of responsibilities.

Employee Relations: Same as HRC III & IV. May have responsibility for strategic, complex labor relations issues.

Staffing: Provides input to staffing strategies, including input to succession planning and reorganizations. May interview candidates for executive roles.

Compensation: Partners with functional specialists to provide compensation management and influence compensation decisions with client, including executive compensation.

Training & Development: Responsible for HR program training of line management and of other HR professionals; may be responsible for identifying and influencing training needs.

Strategic Thinking/ Research & Analysis, Organizational Development: Influences management regarding strategic development and leads change management and project management efforts in support of strategic initiatives.

Utilizes reports and analyses from HRIS resources to proactively identify trends or issues, conduct root cause analysis, and suggest corrective action, influencing decision makers to implement changes.

Leads process implementation by less experienced team members.

Client Engagement: Generally responsible for ownership of HR programs for complex groups.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum twelve (12) years of directly related HR generalist experience.


Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Advanced knowledge of human resources policies, practices and systems.

Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards.

Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories.

Viewed as functional expert in field within KP.

Applies advanced human resources/ employee relations principles, theories, and concepts.

Contributes to the development of innovative human resources/ employee relations principles and ideas.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Up to fifteen (15) years of directly related HR generalist experience.

SPHR certification preferred.

Graduate coursework may be preferred.


TITLE: HR Consultant V

LOCATION: Pasadena, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.