HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
The Human Resources Department serves all City departments with a staff of approximately 360 full and part-time employees. The department facilitates the following functions: recruitment and testing, classification & compensation, employee relations, labor relations, equal employment opportunity, employee training, employee recognition, workplace safety, workers’ compensation, liability, insurance administration, and employee benefits.
It also manages employee training and development. While working closely with the Civil Service Commission, the Human Resources Department also provides technical assistance to other departments regarding staffing.
This is an exempt, unrepresented, advanced journey-level management position reporting directlyto the Administrative Services Director or designee. The position is expected to exercise initiativeand independent judgment, performing a variety of complex analysis, studies and research projects impacting City-wide issues and operations.
ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULE:
The position works a 4/10 workweek, Monday through Thursday, 7am to 6pm. City offices are closed on Fridays. City facilities will also close for a period of approximately two weeks in December with time off for non-essential personnel.
To learn more about this position employee benefits, please review the Benefits Summary for Management group employees. Please click on the following link: Management Benefits.
The following duties and responsibilities are representative of those typically performed by positions assigned to this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these duties and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.
Provides technical counsel to department heads, supervisors, and employees regarding personnel and employment matters; represents the City during labor negotiations and/or labor disputes; assists in the management of day-to-day activities, operations and staff, reviews and administers a department budget; assists in the selection, development and evaluation of staff; supports the achievement of high-level mid- to long-term goals and objectives related to the Human Resources strategic plan; evaluates and implements new Human Resource and Enterprise Resource Planning technologies, strategies, and programs to help increase efficiency and reduce operational costs; manages the recruitment and examination of all job applicants, administration of the City’s classification and compensation system, negotiation and contract administrations, administers the Equal Opportunity Program, Human Resources Department Performance Management Program; and provides technical assistance and counsel to departments regarding staffing, investigations, discipline, organizational development, and performance audits, the interpretation of Civil Service Rules, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), state and federal personnel laws and regulations, and labor-management meet-and-confer issues. This position plays a pivotal role in establishing, measuring, and achieving Human Resources department goals and objectives and managing City-wide projects aimed at enhancing workplace culture, productivity, increasing morale, attaining cost-saving benefits, and employee recruitment and retention.
To qualify for the position, the ideal candidate must possess a combination of experience and education that produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination of experience and education for this position would include:
- Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, psychology or sociology, public or business administration, or related field.
- An advanced degree or HR certificate is highly desirable; AND
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public service organization, INCLUDING
- Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience in implementing and evaluating Human Resources initiatives.
- Experience in a governmental setting is preferred.