The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Administers strategic and operational programs and services to employees and supports departments to positively impact the quality of services provided by the City workforce.
Administers, plans, organizes, directs and reviews department activities including exempt recruitment, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, workers compensation, and safety. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, bargaining units and outside agencies. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor and City Administrator.
Work is performed with considerable independence within the framework established by the Mayor/City Administrator or designee. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions.
Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It may involve frequent attendance at meetings to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements.
EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS
The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.
- Plans, directs, supervises and coordinates the HR management activities of the City to maximize the strategic use of human resources.
- Maintains functions such as employee compensation, benefits, administration, employee and labor relations, personnel policies, regulatory compliance, training, workers compensation and safety.
- Analyzes statistical data and reports to identify and determine root causes of various issues; develops recommended action for improvement.
- Advises the Mayor on sensitive and high profile human resources issues, union relations, and the City's strategic plan for utilizing its human resources effectively.
- Serves as a member of citywide task forces and committees participating in the City's strategic planning efforts and addressing citywide policy and management issues.
- Provides human resources advice to City officials, providing information regarding the rights and obligations of the parties concerned and the recourse available to them.
- Prepares and administers departmental budget.
- Formulates and recommends policies, procedures, rules and regulations and strategies governing employee relations.
- Trends and practices of human resources administration.
- Organizational structure, compensation and benefits.
- Recruitment, selection and training.
- Labor relations and contract negotiations.
- Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, HR modeling, leadership techniques and coordination of people and resources.
- Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
- Principles and processes for providing customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Principles of supervision, training and performance feedback.
- Effectively lead and manage staff by developing and directing people as they work.
- Manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
- Work cooperatively with others and maintain positive relationships.
- Proficiently operate office equipment and programs including computers and supporting work processing, spreadsheet and program-specific applications.
- Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate complex data and facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations.
- Compose clear, concise and accurate reports using data and research gathered by self and others to effectively present to various audiences both orally and in writing.
- Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize and plan work as needed to meet objectives.
Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally, this will include:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work related to business administration, human resources, public administration, labor relations, or a closely related field;
- AND, a minimum of ten (10) years or more of increasingly responsible experience involving all aspects of HR administration, which should include a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
- Working with public safety collective bargaining units is preferred, but not required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume.
First review of applications begins November 1, 2021