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HR Specialist Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Human Resources
Date:  Nov 5, 2020


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com. 



The HR Specialist position plays a business partner role that supports managers and teams for the Bakken Asset in North Dakota as part of the Global Production organization. Organizationally, HR is embedded in Global Production with a strong functional, dotted-line into HR.  As HRBP, the role provides a consultative HR service and is responsible for the delivery of all core HR activities, whether delivered personally, through Centers of Expertise (Specialist Teams), contractors, or vendors ensuring that all HR support required to positively impact the business is available.


As embedded HRBP, the incumbent must work effectively with all levels of the client organizations as well as partner functionally with HR specialists, in identifying people issues, formulating workable solutions, and be part of planning, design and execution of HR programs. Key responsibilities typically lie in the following areas: workforce planning and budgeting, team effectiveness, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, employment policies & practices, talent acquisition, talent management, retention and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Digital and others. 


Duties include collaboration with client groups in understanding current and emerging skill requirements across diverse geographical work locations, identification and resolution of actual and potential employee problems through analysis of performance appraisals, counseling, and coaching sessions. Duties also include identification and contribution to process and system improvement efforts, proactively and systematically.




  • Partners with the business managers to develop and drive a people agenda that optimizes talent, structure, processes and culture in support of delivering the business plan
  • Works with people managers across levels to support overall organizational health, promote employee engagement and drive high performing teams
  • Delivers high quality HR processes through partnership with HR colleagues in Compensation, Talent Management and Acquisition, Benefits and HR Services
  • Counsels managers and employees on a variety of HR activities such as workforce planning, performance management, development, investigations/discipline etc.
  • Take ownership of data integrity for the client populations, make use of quantitative approaches to enable data driven decision making, understand underlying issues, identify risks, formulate solutions and engage stakeholders both in business and in HR
  • Ensures company is compliant with all local, state and federal laws, either on or offshore
  • Leads and participates in projects, HR and/or business teams as needed




  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant HR experience, ideally in oil related / energy industry
  • Self-motivated, keen and able to learn, capable of adapting to new technologies
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and results driven 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, multiple and diverse client groups, and drive issues to closure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage quick turnaround without losing quality, and influence positive outcomes, share insights and opinions on business/HR related matters
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Must be able to effectively communicate with management, technical and operations staff at all levels
  • Ability to influence and drive continuous process improvement
  • Change Management - ability to plan, coach, lead or facilitate the implementation of behavioral, cultural, organizational, process, or technical changes
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment.
  • Microsoft Word (intermediate), Excel (advanced), PowerPoint (advanced), Microsoft Project
  • SAP – SuccessFactors preferred
  • Light to moderate travel to support North Dakota field locations

Education, Training & Certifications


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, in any discipline
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.


  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Human Resources | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 25498