The State of Missouri is transforming its approach to end-to-end talent management as part of its broader management agenda. The implementation of the new statutory Merit System Reform provides a historic opportunity to drive lasting change in talent management. The Division of Personnel will be instrumental in developing and implementing this reform agenda. The Division of Personnel will be the center of excellence that delivers impact at scale in a ~50,000 employee enterprise.
The State of Missouri is conducting, therefore, a national search for an experienced and politically astute professional to help lead this transformation as the next Director, Division of Personnel, in Jefferson City, Missouri. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and inspiring talent management leader.
The Director will be expected to help develop and drive all aspects of the talent management transformation. The Division will also be the center for strategic workforce planning and defining the state’s new training programs to support a culture of continuous improvement, high performance, and accountability. This role is also responsible for providing quality services that promote fair and equitable human resources practices. The Director oversees the operation of the state’s Uniform Classification and Pay System and responds directly to the general policy directives of the Governor, the Commissioner of Administration, and the Personnel Advisory Board.
Additional areas of responsibility involve: managing training and development functions, supporting statewide process improvement efforts, administering recognition programs, maintaining awareness of labor contracts and related negotiations, and leading a team of approximately 60 employees while also providing guidance to the HR teams based in individual departments.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Strong leadership and supervisory abilities, including relentless focus on delivery and balancing priorities between strategic delivery and efficiency. •Firsthand knowledge of talent management best practices. •Experience designing and delivering talent management programs from recruitment to retention to development to assessment. •Commitment to data-driven management and performance. •Knowledge of compensation principles and the role of non-financial incentives in a comprehensive structure. •Proven track record of using innovative strategies to address challenges of limited resources when competing for top talent in the job market. •Familiar with generating a talent pipeline, both internally and externally, through employee recruitment, selection, and development activities that promote an effective workforce for the State of Missouri. •Ability to both develop and realize a new leadership model that defines behaviors and expectations of leaders and team members across the workforce. •Capable of facilitating discussions with diverse populations and working closely with various levels throughout the State of Missouri. •Develop effective partnerships focused on serving the needs of various stakeholders and advancing HR policies and practices for the State of Missouri. •A history of reviewing and analyzing data to reach conclusions related to daily operations, strategic planning, and compliance with laws and policies. •Awareness of, or aptitude to learn, the budgetary considerations and the legislative process involved in public sector management. •Ability to plan and implement business process improvement methodologies. •Accustomed to fast-paced environments and working within time constraints.
Applicants should send a detailed resume and a list of at least three references, with telephone numbers and email addresses to: email@example.com or mail to: Personnel Advisory Board, Attn: Director Search, P.O. Box 388, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials by October 17, 2018.
If you are claiming veteran or parental preference please indicate this in your application materials. If you are a veteran please include a copy of your DD 214. You may also claim a preference if you are a surviving spouse of a veteran. In order to qualify for Parental Preference you must have left the state workforce to care for young children and been a full-time homemaker and caretaker of children under the age of ten (10) and were not otherwise gainfully employed for a period of at least two (2) years.
The Office of Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The following special conditions must be met by the next director of personnel prior to appointment:
By § 36.080.1, RSMo 2000, “The director shall be a person who is experienced in the principles and methods of personnel administration, who is familiar with and in sympathy with the application of merit principles and efficient methods of public administration. The Director shall be appointed for a term of four years beginning on July first following the election of a governor, which term may be renewed at its expiration at the option of the governor.”
By § 36.080.2, RSMo 2000, “The personnel director shall not during his or her term of office, or for one year prior thereto: (1) Be a member of any local, state or national committee of a political party; (2) Be a member of any partisan political club or organization; (3) Actively participate in any partisan political campaign; or (4) Hold or be a candidate for any partisan public office.”
About State of Missouri
From the Great Plains to the Ozark Mountains, there's so much to discover about Missouri’s people and its landscape. Kansas City jazz-and-blues legends, old-time country fiddlers in the hollers, and famous Missourians such as Harry S Truman, Samuel Clemens, George Washington Carver, Jesse James, Daniel Boone, Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Caleb Bingham and Scott Joplin, all contribute to Missouri’s rich history and culture. American Indian warriors, such as the Osage and Missouri, and famous pioneers, such as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, were drawn to the vast waterways of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and the abundant land and wildlife. Today, the thriving city life found in Kansas City and St. Louis, the family-friendly cities peppered across the state, and the quiet beauty of limestone bluffs and the free-flowing Missouri River make Missouri a great place to live, vacation, and raise a family. Missouri is recognized by businesses and vacationers alike as America's true heartland. Perhaps one of Missouri’s most visible man-made assets is the Missouri State Capitol Building located in Jefferson City, home of Missouri State Government. The view of the Capitol as see...n at river level from his boat "Nikawa" was noted by author William Least-Heat Moon in his recent book River Horse:"Then atop a long limestone bluff in Jefferson City, rose a veritable image of the United States Capitol, the Missouri statehouse, perhaps the most eminently situated one in America."Located in Cole County, Jefferson City was established in 1825 solely as a location for state government. Steep in a rich history of state politics, steamboats, railroad and African American heritage, Jefferson City has become a landmark city in Missouri.Jefferson City's central location and the hometown atmosphere enjoyed by its 40,000 plus residents make it an attractive choice to work and live. Year-round activities for all ages truly provide something for everyone.Jefferson City is centrally located between four distinct areas of the state:Columbia, only 30 minutes north of Jefferson City, boasts "college-town USA." In Columbia you will find the University of Missouri, home of the Tigers, comedy clubs, art galleries, and shopping malls.Fulton, home of Westminister College and the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Westminster is the site of Sir Winston Churchill's 1946 Sinews of Peace (Iron Curtain) speech, and the Berlin wall "Breakthrough" sculpture. Lake of the Ozarks, featuring 92 miles of main channel, this man-made lake offers a wide choice of water sports, including boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. Literally thousands of quiet coves dot the 1375 miles of scenic shoreline. The surrounding communities offer an extensive calendar of events in addition to a diverse selection of amusement centers, fine dining, nightly entertainment, retail and outlet shopping, along with sports, including more than a dozen golf courses. Hermann, founded in the 1830's by German settlers and located less than 50 miles east of Jefferson City, Hermann celebrates its old world heritage today with many seasonal events. More than 100 buildings in the town are on the National Register of Historic Sites. Tours of local wineries and museums are available along with unique antique shops and German eateries.