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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)





Original Author: MTAS
Date of Material: 09/24/2002

Subjects(s):
Personnel--Administration
Personnel--Classification

Director of Human Resources

Reviewed Date: 04/28/2021
Summary:
Job description for the position of Director of Human Resources.


JOB TITLE: Director of Human Resources
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
EXEMPT
FULL-TIME
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JOB SUMMARY:

Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, responsible for the administration of the Human Resources Department to comply with all local, state, and federal laws; prepares and presents departmental reports, recommendations, and budgets at stated intervals and when requested by the City Manager; plans and directs the personnel, benefits, and Civil Service programs for the City; and does related work as required.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Confers, coordinates, and negotiates with city manager, city council, civil service board, department heads, and employees on personnel matters;
Recommends, plans, and implements changes in personnel policies and procedures as needed;
Counsels with employees, and makes referrals to professional counseling services when appropriate;
Conducts training needs assessments; plans and implements in-house training programs;
Directs and evaluates the activities of the subordinates;
Provides guidance in areas of recruitment, maintenance of classification and pay plan; preparation for Civil Service Board meetings; administration of employee benefit programs, safety programs, risk management program and Wellness program; responses to citizens regarding available low income housing; disposition of claims and lawsuits on all City insurance policies;
Communicates effectively and courteously with the public, other employees, and the media in person, in writing, and by telephone;
Represents the City in professional and civic organizations
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OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Operates computer to access personnel database and word processing
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REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSE:
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Personnel Administration, Public Administration, or Business Administration required with certification from a Human Resources certification agencies (HRCI, SHRM or IPMA-HR) is preferred.
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EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years experience in personnel or general management; or
Three years experience in personnel or general management with a Master's degree in Psychology, Business or Public Administration
Skill in effectively communicating with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, including appointed and elected officials and employees at all levels
Skill in public speaking
Familiar with word processing and computer operations