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Main responsibilities-Director of Human Resources Job Description

Director of Human Resources Job Description-Main responsibilities [cont]

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Director of Human Resources Job Description

To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations of the Human Resources Unit  to coordinate assigned activities with other units, divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to from higher level management staff.

Director of Human Resources Job Description

Assume management responsibility for all services and activities Human Resources.


Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned program including recruitment, selection and placement, collective bargaining agreement administration, contract negotiations and arbitration, personnel records maintenance, and the administration of the classification and job evaluation systems; recommend, within Division policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.


Manage and participate in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned program.


Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review the Human Resources and Support Services; implement improvements.


Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned unit; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Oversee the implementation of the Department-wide training and new employee orientation projects.

Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to personnel programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.


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Prepare for and assist in union-management contract negotiations, grievances and arbitration; administer the provisions of existing employee contracts and agreements; advise staff regarding provisions of contract.


Direct and participate in the administration of the classification and compensation plan; establish job specifications and salary ranges for positions; initiate and conduct surveys; analyze, evaluate and make recommendations on proposed job reclassifications.


Direct the recruitment, interviewing, testing, selection and placement of all employees hired by the Department of Education; establish and administer the performance appraisal programs; administer promotion, transfer and separation procedures of current employees.


Administer employee disciplinary policies and procedures; provide assistance to staff on disciplinary issues and action to be taken; administer formal grievance procedure; participate in hearings; oversee the preparing and processing of responses to grievances



Develop and administer the Human Resources budget; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary.


Direct the preparation and maintenance of personnel records and reports, employee handbooks, orientation manuals, and other publications on employee working conditions.


Develop and conduct personnel training programs for staff as required.

Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of personnel management and administration.


Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.

Must demonstrate attendance sufficient to complete the duties of the position as required.

Perform related duties similar to the above in scope and impact as required


Knowledge of:


Operational characteristics, services and activities of a human resources management program.

Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.


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Knowledge of (cont.):


Modern and complex principles and practices of program development and administration.

Personnel theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of programs.

Advanced principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

Current and pending legislation and court decisions relating to the rights and obligations of Department leaders and staff.

Principles and practices of labor relations and personnel administration.

Techniques of recruiting, interviewing, and selecting applicants for employment.

Wage and salary/benefit administration principles and practices.

Principles and procedures of health and welfare benefits.

Principles for job evaluation and analysis.

Principles of mathematical and statistical computations.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.


Ability to:

Plan, organize and direct a complex, comprehensive human resources program.

Manage, direct and coordinate the work of managerial, technical, and clerical personnel.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Human Resources Unit.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient personnel services.

Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.


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Ability to (cont.):

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.

Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Effectively administer and interpret collective bargaining agreements.













Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations; communicating with others; reading and writing; and operating assigned equipment.

Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.


Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Six years of increasingly responsible human resources or industrial relations experience including experience in research and evaluation, collective bargaining, wage and salary administration, and supervision.


Equivalent to a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources management, industrial relations, business administration, public administration, or a related field.