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Human Resources Director


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Human Resources Director
Human Resources Department

Human Resources Director provides a variety of Human Resources functions.  Work involves administering daily activities of the Human Resources Department, including but not limited to Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management, leave administration, benefits administration, workers’ compensation, recruiting, compensation administration, wellness program administration, and related Human Resources functions.


  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Plans, coordinates, administers, and evaluates programs, procedures, and services.
  • Assists departments in the determination of personnel standards as needed; assists in the development of personnel policies.
  • Oversees the maintenance of personnel records; manages the HRIS system
  • Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; obtaining and evaluating benefits; recommending benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
  • Reviews, develops, and recommends changes to City personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintains and assists in the development and maintenance of job descriptions.
  • Coordinates the employee recruitment and hiring process to include new employee orientation.
  • Oversees employee grievance and disciplinary appeals processes.
  • Oversees workers’ compensation, safety standards, and risk management programs.
  • Oversees employees training, safety, and wellness programs.
  • Responsible for overseeing retirement programs.
  • Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, and interviewing program; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
  • Maintains a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys;
  • Hearing and resolving employee grievances; recommendations for employees and supervisors.
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Maintains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system, keeping past and current records.
  • Assists in identifying training needs, and development/administration of training programs.
  • Adheres to and enforces safe work practices and follows safety policies and rules.
  • Oversees the development and administration of the department budget; reviews and approves expenditures.        
  • Performs related duties


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern personnel administration, methods, and supervision.
  • Knowledge of personnel management laws and practices.
  • Knowledge of record keeping, basic accounting, and budgeting procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informational material.
  • Skill in operating office equipment including a computer.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive/Calendar, Outlook etc.
  • Proficient with operating a smartphone; text/multimedia messaging, emails, social media apps.

This position will be supervised by the Deputy City Manager.

Guidelines include local ordinances, state and federal law, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

The purpose of this position is to direct the city’s human resources functions.  The work consists of varied management and supervisory duties.  Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.

Contacts are typically with co-workers, elected and appointed officials, city management, and members of the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, and resolve problems.


•   The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.

•   The work is typically performed in an office.

This position will provide supervision over the Human Resources Coordinator.


  • Preferred Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business/Public Administration, Risk Management, Organization and Employee Development or a four (4) year degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years related work experience in a similar size organization, public sector experience preferred, but not required.

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