Human Resources Director

May 1, 2024Job Opportunities

The Human Resources Director is responsible for implementing strategic HR initiatives, overseeing employee relations, managing recruitment and retention efforts, administering benefits and compensation, and ensuring compliance with relevance employment laws and regulations.


SALARY: $67,604 – $83,868 ANNUALLY, DOE


QUALIFICATIONS:  Five (5) years of experience in human resource management or education in related field.  High School diploma or GED.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (please see full job description for essential duties)

  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters’ disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to the City Manager.
  • Identifies staffing and recruitment needs.
  • Manages position classification systems; develops and maintains job descriptions; performs periodic job analysis; researches and recommends adjustments to wage scales based on changing job duties and/or economic conditions.
  • Oversees and participates in the recruitment process, including job postings, candidate screening, interviews, and selection.
  • Performs in-person onboarding with new employees and periodic benefit/paperwork reviews with current employees.
  • Coordinates payroll practices with the finance department to ensure accuracy of personnel records, monthly benefit billings and employee status.
  • Manages employee evaluation system; develops evaluations forms; tracks completed evaluations and ensures supervisors are skilled in producing useful evaluations.
  • Administers third-party training program to ensure all employees complete workplace and job-related training in accordance with legal, best-practice, and recurring training requirements.
  • Serves as primary Designated Employer Representative for the City’s FMCSA/DOT and non-DOT drug testing program.
  • Reports and tracks Worker’s Compensation injuries and occupational safety incidents; prepares OSHA reports.
  • Develops personnel policies and procedures to ensure personnel programs are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Provide guidance and support to department heads and the City Manager in navigating personnel issues, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution, ensuring compliance with policies, the union contract, and applicable employment laws.
  • Serves as liaison between the City and the bargaining unit; supports collective bargaining activities and fosters conflict resolution efforts between management and employees.
  • Fosters and maintains a good working relationship with the bargaining unit; communicates routinely with administrative representatives and local stewards.
  • Manages and maintains employee personnel files in accordance with confidentiality standards, access requirements and adopted retention schedules.
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to Finance Department upon request.
  • Meets regularly with City Manager and other department directors to ensure coordination of administrative support needs.
  • Serves as backup to the finance department by processing payroll.

TO APPLY: Download a City application and complete job description, which includes necessary knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions. Interested individuals should submit a City application to Human Resources, by either applying online or email Applications accepted until position filled.