Human Resources Division Chief

City of Richmond, VA

The City of Richmond Police Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Human Resource Division Chief. The successful candidate will provide advance support to the Police Department in developing and recommending implementation of department policies and programs. As well as manage implementation and administration of HR processes including; performance management, compensation, leadership development, recruitment incentives, succession planning, and regulatory compliances. This position will oversee department recruitment, new hires payroll process, EEOC Investigations, training, employee record retention, department’s disciplinary review and career development programs.

The incumbent will serve as the department’s liaison to the Department of Human Resources, City Attorney’s Office, Labor Organizations and the assessment center as well as serve as the Police Department subject matter expert for matters related to policies and laws related human resources.

This is an unclassified position and serves at the will of the Appointing Authority

Incumbents serves as an Essential employee, which means that the incumbent is required to work when the City is closed due to public emergencies, critical or hazardous conditions, or inclement weather

This position will require work hours that are outside of normal business hours

Duties include but are not limited to
Providing regular oversight and assistance in the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, administration, and legal compliance of human resource functions such as recruitment and staffing, training, compensation and benefits, risk management, and employee relations.

Supervising staff; assigning work to, sets goals for, and reviewing the work of subordinates. Providing guidance to staff, regular training on policies and systems, and as required selects and negotiates with vendors to provide specialized training.

Compiling and preparing qualitative and quantitative statistical data from various sources and departments pertaining to general workforce planning and development (e.g. staffing levels, turnover, recruitment), creating routine and special ad-hoc reports for use by the Police Chief.

Directing, supervising, and assisting in the development, implementation, coordination, assessment/evaluation, and delivery of HR related activities, projects, and programs such as employee recognition, policies and procedures, payroll administration, and training.

Responding to inquiries, interpreting policies and applicable laws, and consults with and advising internal/external clients. Attends departmental and other meetings, as required.
Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses

Comprehensive knowledge of the components of Human Resources gained through functioning at an administrator level. Advance knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and procedures related to recruitment practices and employees labor laws; Considerable knowledge of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process related to promotional testing. Considerable knowledge of new hires payroll processing. Considerable knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, electronic databases and software applications. Skilled in analyzing problems, identifying and implementing solutions. Skilled in providing leadership and overseeing all aspects of a program or project to completion. Skilled in strategic planning and enhancing employee engagement. Skilled in interpersonal communication, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to think critically and prioritize time sensitive projects to ensure continuity of service and programs. Experience creating and implementing a shared vision with staff.

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, human resources management or a related field.
4 years experience in human resources specialized areas such as compensation, benefits administration, or training/curriculum design, may be required for certain positions.
2 years supervisory experience in a human resources environment.

Professional designated certification preferred (e.g. SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/PHRI; IPMA-CP/IPMA-SCP; CCP; CEBS)

Experience working in the public safety setting, particularly as a manager or a lead
Experience in developing organizational or departmental strategic plans and experience engaging in organizational process improvement;
Experience progressive leadership role in the HR field
Experience giving presentations to senior executives
Experience with securing assessment centers

How to Apply

To be considered applicants must complete an online application.

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Richmond


200 W Grace St
Richmond, VA 23220-5018
United States

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