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HR - HR DirectorHuman Resource Director Page 1 Council Approved 09-21-15 Revised 05-21-18 Revised 09-17-18 Revised 12-21-20 Revised 10-2021 City of Waukee JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Human Resource Director Reports To: City Administrator Dept/Div: Human Resources (HR) Direct Reports: HR Specialist, HR Assistant Pay Grade: D3 FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive JOB PURPOSE: The Human Resource Director holds full responsibility to plan, develop, implement and coordinate the ongoing activities of the Human Resource Department including all human resource functions of the City in support of the City’s strategic direction maintaining compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.) 1. Leads and directs the HR Department to support all City Departments and provides a professional resource for all employment issues including coaching, corrective action, performance reviews and compliance with all employment laws. 2. Develops and administers the operations budget of the Human Resources Department. 3. Develops and administers general training program and coordinates employee events. 4. Responsible for recruitment, pre-employment checks, interview process, exit interviews, FMLA, COBRA and unemployment hearings. 5. Maintains and disseminates current job descriptions, employee handbook, policies, and organization wide standard operating procedures. 6. Leads the City’s wellness and safety initiatives, manages all workers’ compensation claims and administers drug testing program under DOT and PHMSA guidelines. 7. Administers the City’s employee benefit program including insurance and retirement benefits. 8. Develops and administers the city’s position classification system and pay plans. 9. Coordinates labor relations activities for collective bargaining, provides guidance on grievance and contract interpretation, and acts as the City Administrator’s designee in grievance appeals and hearings. Initiates internal investigations related to all personnel issues (represented and non-represented). 10. Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned. SUCCESS FACTORS: 1. Take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making; identify the important dimensions of a problem, determine potential causes, obtain relevant information and specify alternate solutions that result in effectiveness. 2. Create positive energy in both individuals and groups to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. 3. Must communicate City Mission and Vision internally and externally and the importance of the Human Resource Director position to this Vision. 4. Interpret verbal and nonverbal behavior, to develop accurate understanding of other’s needs, values, and opinions. 5. Establish resources for upcoming changes in employment laws or regulations. 6. Establish open-minded, trustworthy, and bias-free focused communication to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment. 7. Seek to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of all City operations with positive and creative approaches to challenges. 8. Safeguard confidential information and use it or disclose it only as expressly authorized or specifically required in the course of performing specific job duties. 9. Contribute to overall City effectiveness by providing critical staff support to task forces and by participating, as necessary, in assisting all other teams. Human Resource Director Page 2 Council Approved 09-21-15 Revised 05-21-18 Revised 09-17-18 Revised 12-21-20 Revised 10-2021 10. Attentive to the City’s standards for customer service, accuracy, quality, efficiency and all City policies and procedures ensuring that all work performed and all staff members meet those standards while exhibiting consistent treatment of all staff. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience in related field preferred. 2. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certification and/or Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP) preferred. 3. Municipality experience preferred. 4. A minimum of five (5) years of successful related experience. 5. Considerable knowledge of federal and state employment laws, regulations and best practices. 6. Access to transportation with insurance at required state levels to conduct business throughout the assigned area. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of directors, staff, colleagues, elected officials and the general public. 2. Able to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations. 3. Able to function productively in a standard office environment accessing cabinets, shelving, work areas and office equipment. 4. Able to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on project such as computer screen. 5. Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic devices and handwritten) in English with other employees and the community. WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Climate-controlled office with hazards typical of that environment; minimal outdoor work is required. 2. Position requires travel within and outside of the City which imposes common travel hazards. 3. Standard work hours will be Monday – Friday and position will often include meetings, presentations and events during weekends and evenings. 4. To successfully fulfill the essential functions of this position, employee must maintain standard work hours within the Human Resource Department. 5. There is no residency requirement for this position. I have read and understand the information contained in the Job Description. I further understand that this Job Description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Also, while this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the Employer. I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours, outside the normally defined workday or work week. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate any employment at any time and for any reason and the Employer has a similar right. Signature Date The City of Waukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages prospective employees and job incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.