Director of Human Resources Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the City Manager, performs a variety of complex professional administrative and supervisory work in directing, planning, and coordinating the full range of functions and programs of the Human Resources Department. Responsibilities include recruitment and retention, training and career development, administration of compensation and benefits, position classification, labor relations, employee relations, employee wellness and health, and HRIS.  Exercises considerable initiative, independent judgment and critical analysis in decision making.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Directs and manages centralized human resources functions to include: recruitment and selection, compensation and classification, recognition programs, labor relations, employee relations, records maintenance, and special campaigns.

Establishes policies and procedures for the efficient organization structure to assure the City’s needs are met in the areas of Recruitment and Retention; Training and Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee/Labor Relations; Health and Wellness, and Human Resources Information System.

Ensures compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Veterans Preference, and other applicable federal and State laws.

Consults with City Manager, department directors and supervisory personnel on human resources issues, including philosophy and goals, organizational development, job performance and productivity standards, and special program/project development and implementation.

Establishes strong working relationships with employees, management, collective bargaining unit representatives, outside organizations and general public.

Plans and implements the Human Resources annual budget. Monitors the department budget to accomplish short and long-term objectives within budgetary guidelines.          

Supervises department personnel.

Leads citywide training initiatives. Analyzes, recommends, delivers and approves training opportunities according to applicable policies and contractual guidelines.

Directs labor and employee relations activities. Manages and participates in negotiations, mediation, arbitration and unfair labor practices. Assists in resolving of labor disputes and serves as a liaison to collective bargaining units for labor related matters.

Assigns or accepts staff responsibilities to assure compliance with City and collective bargaining agreements’ proper and timely hearing of employee complaints or grievances.

Responsible for investigations into internal complaints regarding harassment and/or discrimination.

Acts as custodian for City Personnel records; testifies on behalf of the City in regard to such files.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration, Labor Relations, or a related field including courses in personnel management, labor relations, general management, psychology, or other related fields. Master’s degree is preferred.

Five years professional work experience in a public agency Human Resources office at the managerial level, with at least three years at the Department Director level, including negotiations with, and contract management of, collective bargaining units.

Experience working with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) required.

Certification as Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) or Certified Professional by IPMA is preferred.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Windows, and Excel computer systems.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of current principles and practices of human resources administration.

Knowledge of the human resources function in municipal management.

Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods.

Knowledge of unemployment compensation, insurance programs, and employee benefit programs.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of modern office management.

Ability to apply critical analysis and solve human resource problems

Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of technical and clerical subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, labor representatives, and the general public.

Ability to make presentations before City agencies and personnel.

Ability to develop and manage an accurate record keeping system.

Ability to select and implement appropriate Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents.

Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols legibly in English.

Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator which requires the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to stand and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed two hours consecutively.

Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to operate motor vehicle to drive to training centers or various departments as necessary.

Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, and hold items which weigh between one and fifteen lbs., and for distances not to exceed 300 yards.

Ability to bend, kneel, squat, or reach overhead for books or supplies.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours, as well as outside normal business hours, as the need arises.

Ability to work under stressful conditions of multiple deadlines, short deadlines, and public presentations.

Ability to be flexible and change job priorities at a moment's notice.

 

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

 

Revision Date - 05/8/17