Human Resources Director
OPENS: Friday, August 12, 2016 CLOSES: When filled
Application review begins September 2, 2016
About the Position
The Human Resources Director plans, organizes and manages the City’s human resources systems including recruitment/selection processes, classification and compensation plans, coordination of employee benefits, centralized personnel records system, and City-wide personnel policies; assists with labor relations; and serves as a resource to the Mayor, City Council, Personnel Committee, City Boards and Commissions, and department heads.
About the Department
The Human Resources Department is responsible for a variety of functions related to the recruitment, development, training and retention of qualified City employees. Department responsibilities include complying with federal and state employment laws, benefit administration, payroll and personnel file maintenance, classification review, contract negotiation assistance and interpretation, administration of the CDL drug and alcohol testing program, coordination of safety claims, personnel committee, and the police and fire pension boards. The department consists of the Director and one full-time Human Resources Technician.
Additional duties of the position include:
- Develops and implements human resources policies and procedures; makes recommendations to the Mayor, Department Heads and Personnel Committee regarding personnel issues. Ensures that policies comply with local and federal laws such as ADA or FMLA; and remains current on relevant legislation.
- Assures qualified candidates for City positions; manages the recruiting, advertising, testing, pre-screening, interviewing and selection processes; plans and conducts new employee enrollment and orientations.
- Administers and maintains the City’s pay and classification plan; conducts job analysis studies and salary surveys; develops job descriptions and makes recommendations.
- Coordinates employee benefit programs; prepares and distributes information to inform employees of benefits programs; analyzes existing benefits policies and prevailing practices among similar organizations; recommends benefit plan changes to management.
- Provides staff support to the Personnel Committee; plans and organizes monthly meetings; prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
- Assists supervisors and managers in resolving personnel problems and grievances; communicates with employees and supervisors to resolve problems; represents management, with Corporation Counsel and Finance Director, in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
- Provides staff support to the City Safety Committee; manages L&I claims, maintains safety records and reports required by federal and state laws.
A completed City of Aberdeen application and letter of interest indicating how your experience and education addresses the needs of the City as outlined above is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The City application form is available at www.aberdeenwa.gov/human-resources or from City Hall, Office of Human Resources, 200 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520. Applications should be returned to the Human Resources Department. Applications are not accepted via fax or email. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.