Human Resources Director

City of West Allis, WI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Personnel Director
  • Salary: $87,776 - $120,390. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 60,411
  • Where: 7525 W Greenfield AvenCity Hall, West Allis, WI
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Nov 16 2018

Deadline: Nov 28 2018

Apply by 5:00 pm, November 28, 2018 at


Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is goal oriented and enthusiastic, a strategic thinker with extensive knowledge in all aspects of human resources functions. The Director will possess the professionalism, stamina, and diplomacy to serve as an agent of change who leads and supports process improvement initiatives which serve to continue the transformation of the workforce of the City of West Allis to a high performing, dynamic culture. Demonstrated experience in communicating information to a variety of audiences through written and oral methods including presentations is required, as well as a record of understanding and utilization of technology systems and procedures to analyze, monitor, and report timely information.

Current and Upcoming Opportunities
The Director will be responsible for implementing and/or supporting the following opportunities:

Organizational development and training to continue movement towards a high performing culture and assist employees in acquiring the core competencies.

Continued implementation of the Total Benefit Package.

Continued implementation of the Performance Management and Pay for Performance Programs. Continued implementation of an electronic benefit administration system.

Transformation of manual processes to streamlined digitized processes.

Overhaul of the recruitment, orientation, and onboarding activities to recruit, hire and retain a high per- forming dynamic workforce needed and expected by the citizens, visitors and businesses of the City.

Conversion of the City’s policies and procedures relating to human resources activities to provide guidelines for an employee-oriented, high performing culture that emphasize empowerment, quality, productivity, and adherence to our core values and competencies and movement towards the City’s vision.

Development and implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Wellness and Benefit Program.

Research, development, and implementation of initiatives which assist the City in the reduction of its OPEB liability.

Collaboration with other departments to ensure succession activities and documentation of key job responsibilities for continuity of service delivery.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, or related field.
7-10 years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience.
3-5 years of supervisory experience including evaluating and disciplining employees, or an equivalent combination of recent paid work experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and good driving record per City policy.
Possess proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and human resources software.
Completion of the National Incident Management System’s (NIMS) ICS 100 & 200 and IS 700 & 800 within 6 months of employment.
Completion of CVMIC’s Certificate in Supervision or Management, or equivalent coursework, at the discretion of the City Administrator.
Ability to work outside of regular office hours, when circumstances require such duty. Willingness to work long or odd hours and respond to inquiries outside of regular work hours and occasionally when in paid time off status.
Possession of the emotional intelligence, work ethic, accountability, and initiative to effectively and efficiently perform the duties.

Preferred Qualifications
Wisconsin public sector experience, including civil service and collective bargaining.
SPHR or SHRM certification.
Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources Management or Organizational Development.
Lean/Six Sigma Training and/or Certification.

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