Director of Human Resources



Class Description

Job Title: Director of Human Resources Reports to: City Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Description:

This position performs professional-level work directing various human resources program areas to include position classification, benefits, recruitment, compensation, wellness, and employee and labor relations. Work involves applying and interpreting Human Resources laws, regulations and policies, and oversight of all personnel actionsDuties require the ability to work with all levels of City personnel and to be able to inform and interpret federal, state, and local regulations as well as City personnel policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

Coaches, mentors, and guides directors, managers, and staff to solve problems pertaining to employees and employee relations. Provides advice regarding options, alternatives, and most appropriate courses of action regarding personnel-related issues. Has oversight of all personnel actions.

Manages all aspects of recruitment in cooperation with department directors; advertises positions, reviews applications, selects finalists; interviews prospective employees and hires new employees.

Communicates important information to all levels of staff using various methods of communication.

Writes, interprets, and guides enforcement of Human Resources and payroll policies to ensure that employees understand the policies and that the policies are properly enforced.

Evaluates employee benefits providers and assess cost, efficiency, and level of coverage/benefits to ensure the City's receipt of the most efficient and comprehensive benefit programs possible.

Prepares and manages the Human Resources budget. Develops program goals, objectives, and metrics; recommends and implements changes to improve program effectiveness.

Administers the City's performance evaluation process.

Assure compliance with various laws and regulations on employment and benefits, including but not limited to EEO, FMLA, ACA, FLSA, HIPAA, workers' compensation,ADA, etc.

As necessary, arranges for and administers training in relevant subjects such as harassment, diversity and inclusion, ethics, etc.

Evaluates classification and compensation of current and proposed positions, drafting and editing job descriptions as necessary.

Maintains current knowledge of changes in workplace laws and regulations. Develops related policies and procedures when necessary.

Supervises the Human Resources Generalist and the Safety and Risk Specialist. Develops strategic goals for the long-term benefit of the City and its employees.

Additional Duties:

Participates with the City Manager to negotiate bargaining agreements.

Acts as the City's HIPAA Privacy Official according to the procedures outlined in the City's

HIPAA Privacy Policy.

Acts as a Retirement Coordinator for the Maryland State Pension Plan. Oversees the records retention schedule and process for personnel records. Other Key Functions:

Maintains HR web page on City website.

ResponsibilitiesRequirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on these data or information.

People Responsibility:

People include co-workers, workers in other areas or agencies, and the general public.

Supervises or leads others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

Asset Responsibility:

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving major economies and/or preventing significant losses through managing a moderate-sized department, authorizing expenditures of large amounts of money, or supervising the purchasing of high-value materials, supplies, and equipment.

Mathematical Requirements:

Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers, and formulas to solve mathematical problems.

Uses addition and subtraction, multiplication, and division and/or calculates ratios, rates, and percent.

Communications Requirements:

Communication involves the ability to read, write and speak.

Speaks before professional and civic groups; participates in panel discussions and speaks extemporaneously on various subjects; writes complex reports; reports and develops presentations for sophisticated audiences; reads financial reports.

Judgment Requirements:

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environments, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Decision-making is a significant part of the job, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public, working in a dynamic environment, developing policies and practices.

Complexity of Work:

Complexity addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, concentration, and creativity required by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking to diagnose or define problems, collect data, and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Errors:

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss of data, exposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is extremely serious - it affects the entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Equipment Usage:

Equipment usage involves responsibility for materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, and products.

Handles or uses work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.


Safety of Others:

Safety of others refers to the level of responsibility for the safety of others, either inherent in the job or to ensure the safety of the general public. (Does not include safety of subordinates).

Requires responsibility and authority to develop policies regarding continuous enforcement of safety and health standards for the City.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. A master's degree is preferred. Additional experience may substitute for a related degree.

Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative, supervisory experience in Human Resources.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, or SPHR preferred

American with Disabilities Act Compliance

The City of College Park, MD, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.

Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA

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