Human Resources Director

City of Casa Grande, AZ

Job Details

  • Job Function: Human Services Director; Executive Director (Non-profit)
  • Salary: $100,205 - $138,205.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 50,111
  • Where: 510 E Florence Blvdn, Casa Grande, AZ
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 21 2019

Deadline: Jun 7 2019



The Human Resources Director is responsible for a variety of complex management and technical work in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the various operations of the department; including but not limited to: employee relations, policy development and recommendation, labor law compliance, compensation and benefits, employee training and development, recruitment and retention, property and casualty insurance program, workers compensation and safety. The Human Resources Director is one of ten department directors reporting to the City Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Provides leadership, direction and guidance in all aspects of Human Resources and Risk Management, including employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection and retention, performance management, workers compensation, and safety
•Evaluate the City's needs, determines resource requirements, and establishes plans and goals
•Establishes priorities, and ensures program objectives and standards are defined, attained and consistent with the overall goals of the City
•Serves as the principal advisor to the City on Human Resources and Risk Management issues; develops and directs strategies to meet City goals and objectives; determines scope and priorities of projects, and directs activities required to achieve defined goals
•As part of the executive leadership team ensures that human resource and risk management issues are effectively communicated and discussed, interprets and explains Federal, state and city personnel rules and regulations; evaluates and analyzes policies and procedures, and recommends solutions; ensures that policies and procedures are administered and interpreted in a fair and consistent manner
•Provides guidance and mentors the HR and Risk Management teams, to include establishing goals, objectives, priorities, open communication, and ensuring the allocation of duties and technical issues are addressed
•Ensures the integrity of the department’s work product, deliverables and outcomes, ensures processes and procedures are effective and efficient; monitors technical processes and documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Federal, state, and City policies and practices
•Ensures compliance with employment related law and advises management and employees regarding the rules and regulations related to the American with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Discrimination in Employment Act, Workers Compensation Laws, OSHA, and other employment and payroll related laws and statutes
•Manage and maintain a proactive recruitment and selection process, ensure that the onboarding, employee orientation and training programs position City employees for success
•Manage and maintain the personnel classification system: manage and maintain job descriptions to ensure accuracy and compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws; ensure that employees understand their job responsibilities and relevant legal and safety requirements; conduct job classification audits
•Manage and maintain the compensation and benefits system, conduct compensation surveys, perform market and internal equity analyses, propose range adjustments, as appropriate
•Manage and maintain the performance management program to ensure assessments are conducted in a timely manner and that related training and professional development opportunities are identified
•Conduct employment related investigations and facilitate the resolution of employee issues, concerns and conflicts
•Manage the property and casualty insurance program, ensuring that coverage is adequate and self-insured retentions and deductibles are appropriate for the City’s risk tolerance and risk profile
•Manage and maintain the property, casualty and workers compensation reporting and claims administration programs to ensure that claims are reported timely and that risks and liability to the City are minimized
•Manage and oversee the health and safety programs to ensure that a strong employee culture of safety is developed, near-misses, incidents and hazards are analyzed and managed appropriately
•Participate in the annual budget process; assess departmental requirements and make recommendations
•Develop strategic and operational departmental plans that establish goals, objectives and tactics, as well as, performance measures to evaluate operational effectiveness
•Performs other duties as assigned or required

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Management or related field; and at least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience with primary responsibilities leading municipal human resources operations. A Master's Degree is preferred. An HR certification (such as SPHR or IPMA-CP) is highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
•City organization, operations, policies and procedures
•The legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct for municipal officers
•County, State and Federal laws, statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations governing Human Resources activities and functions
•The principles and practices of personnel administration, confidential records management, organizational development, and employee relations
•Project management principles and techniques

Skill in:
•Reading, interpreting, understanding and applying personnel standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures
•Effectively managing and leading staff, delegating tasks and authority, and creating a work environment that fosters teamwork and professionalism

Ability to:
•Analyze complex issues, collect information, and recommend methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues
•Manage multiple projects, and prioritize multiple tasks and demands
•Control the confidentiality of human resources database, files and reports, according to the standards of applicable laws and regulations
•Analyze personnel issues, evaluate alternatives, and make logical recommendations based on findings
•Analyze and interpret technical documents, and prepare complex reports
•Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public
•Effectively communicate, both verbal and written

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Professional and supervisory staff.