MTAS Human Resources Consultant (Jackson)
Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 42
The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for two Human Resource Management Consultants – one in its Jackson office and one in its Knoxville (or Johnson City) office. MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and provides professional services to Tennessee cities, state government, and municipal government related associations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Human Resource Management Consultant provides professional advice, technical assistance and information on a wide range of human resource management issues to Tennessee municipal officials and their staffs. Examples include: recruitment and selection assistance, personnel policies, consulting on various HR issues; conducting surveys and studies; authoring HR related publications; and developing and instructing technical classes.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or comparable, from an accredited post-secondary institution. A Master's Degree in Human Resource Management or related field of study is preferred.
Requires at least seven years of progressively responsible exempt-level human resource leadership experience with a minimum of three years at the director level (or comparable) for a municipality of at least 100 employees. Requires one of the following certifications: IPMA SCP, IPMA CP, HRCI SPHR, HRCI PHR, SHRM SCP and/or SHRM CP. More than one certification preferred. Tennessee experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
This position requires: practical knowledge of the problems faced by city officials; knowledge of state laws and accepted best practices in human resource procedures; ability to independently plan and process projects, questions, training, etc.; use of managerial, analytical, conceptual, and interpersonal skills on a daily basis in identifying a specific city's problem and providing the advice and assistance to solve the problem; high level of cognitive or intuitive skills are necessary to fully understand, design, and implement successful solutions to municipal problems; ability to multi-task and prioritize when reacting to numerous and competing requests for assistance from agency customers; and ability to work with very little direct supervision. This position requires strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with city officials with varying levels of experience and ability.
This position requires travel with overnight stays to municipalities to deliver on-site consultation and training.
Each employee that drives a vehicle for work-related business must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance. Employee must carry a working mobile phone.
Applicants are encouraged to review all position requirements prior to applying. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 24, 2019. Applicants should apply electronically here.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references. Position is open until filled.