HR Business Partner - San Diego, CA

San Diego, California
Dec 12, 2023
Dec 12, 2024

Associates at California Bank & Trust work in a relationship-centered culture where they are provided with the tools, training, and opportunities to build the best possible relationships with our clients and with each other. Our workplace culture values each associate's unique experiences, background and perspectives and provides a collaborative environment for all employees to grow and thrive.      


As a premier California-focused financial services company dedicated to serving its communities, families, and businesses (small, mid-sized and large), CB&T has been active for 70 years and has more than 80 full-service branch offices across the state. This dedication has helped the bank earn recognition as a perennial powerhouse in yearly voting for "Best Bank" and "Best Commercial Bank" from the readers of San Diego Union-Tribune and Orange County Register. Additionally, as a division of Zions Bancorporation, the bank has collected multiple Greenwich Excellence Awards for "Overall Client Satisfaction" in Small Business & Middle Market Excellence Awards.   


We are looking for a Human Resources Business Partner in San Diego, CA. 


Essential Functions: 

  • Has responsibility for handling all HR matters for an assigned division or area of the company.   

  • Responsible to improve work relationships, build engagement, increase productivity, attract and retain talent within the assigned area of responsibility.    

  • Facilitates and assists with implementing change management & organizational development activities.   

  • Partners with management to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of HR services/programs.   

  • Provides support to develop annual HR strategic plan, budget and initiatives for the assigned business.   

  • Partners with Business Leaders to define a Talent Identification & Management strategy/approach that works for their specific group.   

  • Counsels and coaches leaders and employees on various matters.   

  • Communicate to managers and employees relevant changes in HR policies and programs.   

  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, performance interventions, job design, employee relations) in order to optimize employee performance.   

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and policies related to management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.  

  • Assists business leaders with talent identification and candidate evaluation expertise.   

  • Solve problems and advocate for solutions that are good for both the business and for the employees.   

  • Leads in the preparation and analysis of data and reports.   

  • Interprets human resources management policies and procedures as needed.   

  • Assists management in defining the needs and objectives of the division in such areas of employment, counseling, compensation, affirmative action and training; communicating these needs and objectives to the H/R division and/or director and how to best achieve them.    

  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Requires a Bachelor's in Human Resources, Business or a related field and 2+ years' experience in employee relations, employee retention, human resource process and procedures, unemployment, workers compensation, FMLA, local, state and federal laws and requirements or other directly related experience.   

  • Experience with organizational development and change management projects preferred. A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.   

  • Supervisory or Leadership experience preferred. 

  • Working knowledge of HR practices, principles, applications, methods and laws.  

  • Ability to multi-task across multiple Human Resource disciplines.  

  • Flexible, team-player able to adapt to changing priorities.   

  • Solid presentation, conflict resolution, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.   

  • Strong customer service, influence and negotiation skills.  

  • Ability to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity and creativity to changing needs and situations.   

  • Ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people.   

  • Ability to work with highly confidential information daily.   

  • Possess strong initiative, follow-up, feedback and timely decision-making skills.   

  • Ability to supervise or lead lower-level HR staff.   

  • Ability to champion HR programs despite resistance.   

  • Strong MS Office and HRIS skills required. 



  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!   

  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance  

  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts 

  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays 

  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience  

  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions 

  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire 

  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products 



This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $84,000 - $112,000 hourly depending on job-related factors such as level of experience. 


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