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Human Resources Manager


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Job Description

The Human Resource Manager assists the Human Resources Director in directing the day-to-day operations of the department. This position will oversee and maintain the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, employee relations, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. Will ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements, conducting investigations, and maintaining records.

Job Responsibilities

•Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department.
•Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
•Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
•Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
•Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
•Ensures the success of the City’s employee relations initiatives. Promotes employee engagement by leading the way in the design, measurement and evaluation of proactive workplace policies, practices and programs that help attract and retain talent with skills and competencies necessary for growth and sustainability.
•Evaluates needs of the organization and creates, implements, and leads training programs that develop needed skills. Develops and facilitates training classes for managers and supervisors on hiring policies and practices, interviewing skills, discipline, performance appraisal, and general supervisory skills.
•Manage the human resource team to deliver a comprehensive HR service to the City.
•Provides support and guidance to HR generalists, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
•Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
•Champion the on-boarding process, ensuring the process is up to date and of high quality, providing clarity and connection for all employees and their role in relation to the overall vision by establishing orientation and training programs.
•Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
•Coordinates all employee benefits, including short term and long-term disability, health/dental/vision insurance, COBRA, FMLA, Workers Compensation, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and life insurance.
•Oversees the annual Open Enrollment process including Communications, Benefit system updates, payroll coordination of plan year changes, carrier connection audits and all employee changes.
•Point of contact for wellness and employee engagement initiatives.
•Assists employees with retirement and disability requests.
•Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
•Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
•Maintain personnel files and archive documents in accordance with the retention schedule.
•Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
•Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and updates policies and practices to maintain compliance.
•Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
•Oversee processes and software of the HR Department, including assisting in budget preparation of associated expenses, contract negotiations, and implementation of new enhancements for use by staff and employees. (Ex. Intranet)
•Build strong relationships with external suppliers, fostering trust and promoting collaboration.
•Oversees Risk Management related duties as it relates to employees. May represent HR as part of the Safety Committee.
•Prepares and maintains a variety of regular and special reports as required by the State, SBWC, EEO-4, etc.
•Prepare and analyze HR data through engagement surveys, reports, HRIS system, or equivalent for management as requested.
•Handle confidential matters with discretion.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience -

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. A minimum of three years of progressive human resource management experience preferred.

Licenses or Certifications
SHRM, CHRM, PHR, or similar certification highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Excellent time management skills.
•Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
•Ability to act with integrity, good ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality.
•Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations and HR policies and procedures.
•Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
•Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.


Physical Requirements

The work is sedentary work and requires exerting up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: crouching, manual dexterity, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, repetitive motion, speaking, and visual acuity.

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is frequently quiet to moderate (may by loud in the field); the position may require some exposure to outside weather conditions as well as exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, and vibrations.


All applicants tentatively selected for a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing and background investigations prior to hire.

The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Application Special Instructions



The City of Woodstock provides a competitive benefits and compensation package to eligible employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and employer-paid long term disability as well as life insurance; an employer-paid pension plan and 457 tax deferred savings plan w/employer match; and free gym membership.

Starting Annual Base Pay: $ 56,709.33 and based on experience and qualifications.

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