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Human Resources Director


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JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for directing the activities of the Human Resources department.

MAJOR DUTIES: Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

o Plans, develops, organizes implements, directs, and evaluates the city’s human resource functions.

o Manages entire recruitment and selection process for all city positions.

o Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; handles employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels and disciplines staff; completes employee performance appraisals; recruits, appoints, and trains staff.

o Formulates and annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the City’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.

o Supervises the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.

o Prepares the departmental budget.

o Prepares special studies and reports at the request of senior management.

o Participates in the negotiation process with employee organizations as a member of the management team.

o Assists executive management in the annual review, preparation and administration of Company wage and salary program.

o Consults with legal counsel as appropriate on personnel matters.

o Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.

o Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.

o Develops and administers programs and procedures to align the workforce with the strategic goals of the city

o Attends hearings with City Manager on employee issues.

o Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures agency’s compliance.

o Supervises the drug and alcohol policy program, including the quarterly administration of random drug screenings; updates employee information with provider quarterly.

o Resolves inquiries from employees and department heads regarding benefits programs.

o Assist local insurance broker in bidding insurance

o Prepares the annual budget for the safety/risk management, workers’ compensation and liability insurance programs. Submits goals and objectives for the safety program

o Performs other related duties as assigned.



o Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources administration, including classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, testing, training, organizational development, benefits administration, employee relations, employee assistance programs, employee health and wellness, and payroll.

o Knowledge of administration, budgeting, and program management.

o Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.

o Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

o Knowledge of computers and other modern office equipment.

o Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.

o Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.

o Skill in the training and supervision of personnel.

o Skill in the operation of computers and other modern office equipment.

o Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

o Skill in oral and written communication.

o Business Acumen

o Strong command of federal/state employment laws


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Human Resources Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. Completed work is spot-checked for accuracy, compliance with procedures, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include relevant federal and state laws and regulations and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied investigative and record-keeping duties related to the safety and rights of city employees.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: This position is responsible for investigating, evaluating, and negotiating matters involving the city’s risk management, safety, and workers’ compensation programs. Successful performance helps ensure safe and secure working conditions.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, claims agents and adjusters, risk management consultants, hospitals, doctors, law enforcement officials, attorneys, state and federal employees, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to exchange information, provide services, and resolve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects and distinguishes between shades of color.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position manages all functions of the HR department to include payroll and risk management. It has direct supervision over SR HR Generalist (1), HR Generalist (1), HR Assistant (1).



· Bachelor's Degree in human resources management, organizational development, public administration, business administration or related degree from an accredited university is required.

· A master’s degree is highly preferred

· 7-10 year’s of progressively responsible human resources experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job is required.

· SHRM and/or HRCI, CHRM, ACHRM certification is highly desired

· Supervisory experience required

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