GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This employee plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Human Resources Department which includes personnel management, budget development/ administration, labor relations, examinations, classifications, EEO, and training as well as serves as the Civil Service Secretary. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council and the City Manager. Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KSAS): (Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)
Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive, municipal human resources program. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Methods and techniques of statistical data collection and analysis. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles and procedures of financial reporting. Principles and procedures of management systems and reporting. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Principles and procedures of negotiations, testing, classifications, training, and EEO. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. City human resources policies and procedures and Civil Service rules. Principles and procedures for developing goals, objectives, and management plans.
Skill to: Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software. Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.
Ability to: Implement and maintain positive employee relations. Promote and maintain highest integrity throughout all personnel. Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs. Manage and direct a comprehensive, municipal human resources program. Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures. Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments. Analyze data and information; draw conclusions; propose responsive actions. Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff. Delegate authority and responsibility. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets. Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Maintain confidentiality of certain City information. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: (Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.) Assumes full management responsibility for all department services and activities; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Directs and manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service and/or operational area; oversees the development and implementation of policies and plans related to departmental services and operations. Establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly. Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level management staff, the department's work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Represents the department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Provides staff assistance to City Council, the City Manager and other executive level staff as appropriate; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; provides staff support to the Civil Service Commission and other assigned boards and commissions. Selects, trains, manages, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; completes related personnel matters. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the department's budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Reviews all significant reports, plans, and documents drafted by staff members; directs the writing of new rules and regulations and/or proposals for new programs or projects. Responds to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each applicant must have eight years of progressively responsible experience in human resources or a closely related field preferably in the public sector. Each applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human resources, labor and industrial relations, public or business administration, or a related field. A professional certification in human resources is preferred. A Master's Degree in related field or Juris Doctorate is preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must have a valid Driver's License. Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.
MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.
WORKING AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; some travel within the City required.
Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time; manual dexterity; may be required to operate assigned vehicle.
Mission: The Human Resources Department, in collaboration with its partners, promotes, grows, hires, and sustains a diverse workforce that is skilled, valued, recognized, and engaged in building tomorrow's government today.
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