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Waste Connections

Bilingual Human Resources Manager

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


El Dorado Hills, California, United States

Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer and disposal services, along with resource recovery primarily through recycling and renewable fuels generation. The Company serves more than eight million residential, commercial and industrial customers in mostly exclusive and secondary markets across 43 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada. Waste Connections also provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several basins across the U.S., as well as intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997. Its Principal Administrative Offices are located 30 miles north of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas

At Waste Connections, culture is a critical component of our success. To us, culture matters. Our 22,000 employees are more empowered and more engaged than ever before as we continue to grow both internally and through acquisitions. Our managers in the field operate within a relatively decentralized structure but look to our corporate and regional administrative offices for certain centralized services, including human resources.

Due to growth in our California market, we are currently seeking an HR Manager to join our Western Region team. This position will be based in California and will ideally office in the El Dorado Hills/ Placerville, CA area. Bilingual in Spanish and English is strongly preferred.

As the Bilingual Region HR Manager-California, you'll support Waste Connections sites throughout California. You will be the primary human resources support for operating locations in 18 cities, spanning from Red Bluff to LA County. You will provide counsel to local leaders on complex employee relations matters to support the 1200 employees in California. You will conduct fact finding investigations and through a consultative approach you will problem solve, influence resolution and mitigate risk. As part of the leadership team, you'll play a role in the strategic planning and execution of initiatives that impact employees.

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a strategic partner to leadership in decisions impacting our most valuable resource – people.
  • Participates in projects and planning that support employee development and success.
  • Collaborates with managers, employees and corporate HR to help resolve employee relations issues that arise throughout the employment life cycle Assists region and division managers with integrating newly acquired companies/employees.
  • Analyzes data to help drive results (such as turnover data, internal/external market data) and makes recommendations to management based upon findings and best practices.
  • Understands business strategy, financial drivers, and aligns HR plans to meet company goals.
  • Remains educated on California wage & hour and employment law; educates and advises managers accordingly.
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding policies, procedures, programs, and other people matters.

What You Have To Have:

  • Minimum 7+years progressively responsible Employee Relations experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field
  • PHR/SPHR (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) California certification preferred
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
  • Advanced knowledge of US employment laws
  • Strong influencing skills with proven success in influencing employees at all levels of the organization through collaboration and communication
  • Ability to travel up to 30% often without advance notice within the state of California
  • Ability to be confidential with sensitive information
  • Interpersonal and organizational consulting, delivery and facilitation skills
  • Ability to remain professional in high stress situations
  • Sound judgment, decision making, and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple matters and projects


  • $100K-$200K and position is eligible for bonus and equity grants

What’s In It for You?

You will be joining a team environment and colleagues who embrace a “work hard, play harder” culture. Our compensation package is competitive and comes with excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan. Our industry-leading time off plan includes Paid Parental Leave. You’ll also be associating yourself with a company that likes to lead by example, through a strong presence in our local communities, charitable giving, sustainability initiatives and more.

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans)