Ignite Change as Our Dynamic HR Leader!
We’re looking for a skilled Human Resources (HR) leader to help support and retain a mission-driven workforce at a local health department on a journey to become an anti-racist, multicultural and trauma-informed organization. If you excel at building healthy organizational cultures, leading workforce development initiatives, partnering with others to improve policies, and mentoring HR team members, we hope you will apply now to help us shape the future of our department.
**First Review date 09/18/2023**
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Human Resources Director manages 11 staff members and directs the HR functions of a mid-sized public health department. This position serves on the Department’s senior management team and plays a key role in the Department’s work to become an anti-racist and trauma-informed organization. HR functions include workforce development and training, policy development and implementation, recruitment and retention, classification and compensation, benefits administration, employee and labor relations, safety and risk mitigation, and human resource information systems (HRIS).
The ideal candidate will act as an employee champion and a leader of change. You will plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s human resource function and performance at a local health department.
Some of what you’ll do
- Lead, model and support the Department’s vision for a culturally competent work force that values and reflects the diversity of our community and works for health and equity in all policies.
- Be a strategic, innovative, and forward-thinking director who works to respond flexibly to a changing business, political, and financial environment.
- Establish a workplace that promotes the Department’s core values of equity, respect, integrity and leadership.
- Lead complex HR programs by applying human resource management principles to a wide range of topics and issues using knowledge of laws, regulations, policy, and best practices.
- Hire, manage and mentor HR staff and provide oversight of HR functions.
- Promote and model team building, leadership, and development of supervisory trust within the Department.
- Set the vision and tone for customer-oriented HR work and support HR staff through training, feedback, annual evaluations, and leadership opportunities.
- Lead the Department’s internal policy development, implementation, and evaluation process.
- Direct the development and maintenance of labor relations including collective bargaining, contract administration, employee representation, and employee relations issues.
- Provide consultation and support throughout the agency to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, policies and procedures, the Collective Bargaining Agreement and other personnel regulations.
- Oversee or conduct internal employee investigations and complaints.
- Oversee the employee safety and risk programs including incident tracking, analysis and safety training; review incident reports and ensure appropriate corrective action; coordinate with the Finance & Operations Director on claims, lawsuits, and the financial aspects of risk management.
- Determine appropriate risk management insurance coverage and options for the Department.
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, human resources management, or a closely related field; and eight years of increasingly responsible experience in advising managers, supervisors, and staff in personnel management, administering labor contracts, recruitment, selection and hiring processes, analyzing jobs and working with classification and compensation systems, managing employee performance, and with interpreting federal, state and local laws related to public employment and labor relations.
- Experience supervising/leading HR staff for at least 3 years.
- Experience leading change efforts in complex organizations serving diverse populations.
- Experience using best practices to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one from a less traditional background. If you have 12 years equivalent transferable experience, please tell us about it in your supplemental questionnaire responses.
- Experience in a government and unionized environment.
- Experience working in public health, health care, or social service fields.
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