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Human Resources Management Director

Company: Travis County
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryAre you looking for an exceptional Human Resources leadership opportunity that provides a top-notch total rewards package including paid vacation & sick leave, outstanding health & dental insurance, onsite health clinic for you & your dependents, a generous retirement plan with match, and much more? Travis County is looking for an experienced Human Resources Management Director to join the Team! This position is eligible for Telework; in-office as needed.Travis County is an innovative, vibrant community that preserves diverse cultural heritage and natural resources. Our mission is to effectively, efficiently, and equitably provide justice, health, and safety services to improve the quality of life for the people of Travis County. How do we do it? We ensure that our values of equity, fairness and respect, financial sustainability, operational excellence, and leadership in innovation are reflected in our service to the Travis County community!In this role, you will take the lead oversight role to coordinate and administer a complex Human Resources program County wide, which the Commissioners Court has statutory authority, including workforce planning and development, compensation, benefits, employee relations, learning and development, employee health and wellness, risk management and HRIS. Coordinate creative development, administration and implementation of program and service delivery systems that requires extensive collaboration with all operating units within the County. Advise independent Elected Officials and their designated Human Resources staff.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises, consults, and collaborates with Elected and Appointed Officials, Department Heads, department management, and employees, including retirees, on alternatives to meet their objectives related to assorted Human Resources policies and operational procedures, including personnel actions, reorganizations, classification changes, targeted recruitment, employee relations and discipline, employee benefits, risk management, health, and safety.
  • Administers and directs comprehensive Human Resources programs, services, and activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, practices, and State, Federal and Local laws, policies, and statutes.
  • Approves and administers personnel actions (staffing, development, coaching and performance management) for departmental staff.
  • Formulates and recommends policies, procedures, and practices to implement Human Resources programs and services.
  • Plans, develops, recommends, and implements Human Resources management programs and services. Initiates Human Resources program development, design, and evaluation efforts to continuously enhance operational processes and procedures, in accordance with Human Resources best practices and employment legislation, into new and improved programs and services that meet short and long-range countywide organizational needs.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs tasks and projects by applying research and assessment, and cost benefit analysis methodologies for outcomes that support deliberations on program and budget related policy decisions, e.g., wage and salary studies, ad hoc classification reviews, health benefits and pay for performance plans. Develops and administers related implementation parameters in executing innovative solutions.
  • Collaborates on complex tasks and project focused work groups that may comprise one or a combination of cross-functional entities, including legal, purchasing, auditor, payroll, budget, labor union, department Human Resources managers and employee representatives.
  • Presents technical information clearly and logically in a manner that is easily understood to Commissioners Court, various and diverse audiences.
  • Directs the administration of the total rewards program, classification and compensation and performance management programs and services to facilitate recruitment, employee development and retention of a productive workforce. Ensures compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Directs the administration of staffing, training, employee relations programs and services, such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), organizational development and employee assistance programs.
  • Directs the administration of employment investigations programs and services as requested by Elected/Appointed Officials.
  • Directs the administration of Human Resource Information Systems programs and services.
  • Directs the administration of group insurance employee and retiree benefits, wellness clinic, risk management, owner-controlled insurance programs, health and safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act programs and services.
  • Develops departmental strategic plans, work plans, work activities, projects and programs, monitors workflow and budgets, reviews and evaluates work products, and performance measures.
  • Approves expenditures and manages departmental budget, additional resources, personnel, and equipment and facilities.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsEducation and Experience:
    Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field AND eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in a Human Resources, including four (4) years of mid- to senior level supervisory or management experience.

    Master's/advanced degree in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Human Resources-related field (MA/MS), or Juris Doctorate (JD).
    Professional certifications such as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); or Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) a plus.
    Knowledge of, and experience with Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) a plus.

    Valid Texas Driver's License.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Knowledge of:
    • All areas of public and/or private sector Human Resources management.
    • Management and supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
    • Recent Human Resources developments and current literature.
    • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines relating to the field, including: Title VII, Civil Rights Act; Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Public Information Act; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); Equal Pay Act; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA); Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA); Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); American with Disabilities Act (ADA); Immigration and Reform Act; Texas Workers Compensation; TX Commission on Human Rights; TX Workforce Commission; Department of Labor/Wage and Hour Division.
    • Labor relations methods and practices.
    • State and local government budget, planning, systems, documents, issues, and trends.
    • Negotiating and coordinating changes to Human Resources rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and local Human Resource Management Associations.
    • Human Resources Publications and information sources.
    • Budget preparation and office management.
    • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and a variety of software packages.
    • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
    • May be required to develop knowledge of and adhere to federal and state laws requiring the confidential handling of certain health information.Skill in:
      • Improving seamless customer service delivery.
      • Building and maintaining strong relationships with the Commissioners Court, Elected/Appointed Officials, citizens groups, community, other county employees, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.
      • Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
      • Leadership development.
      • Collaboration and teambuilding.
      • Meeting management.
      • Delivering change management initiatives.
      • Negotiating and coordinating changes to Human Resources rules, policies, and procedures.
      • Collaborating with Officials and staff outside a direct line of authority.
      • Developing, implementing, interpreting, applying, and ensuring compliance with Human Resources policies and procedures per laws, rules, regulations, and codes.
      • Contract management and project management.
      • Working with Executive Management and Elected and Appointed Officials.
      • Developing strategic plans, budgets, and programmatic evaluation tools.
      • Developing creative programs and solutions to address county needs.
      • Developing Human Resources policies, total reward compensation and benefit systems, and employee relations/staff development programs.
      • Problem-solving and decision-making.
      • Operating a variety of modern office equipment, including a computer.
      • Explaining complicated technical problems in simple non-technical language.
      • Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:
        • Direct, motivate, train, develop and evaluate staff.
        • Direct, plan, organize and implement department programs, functions, operations, and activities.
        • Plan, direct, and coordinate the work of others through subordinates.
        • Make appropriate and effective public presentations.
        • Provide management, administration, organizational leadership, and team building.
        • Manage and prioritize projects and activities.
        • Initiate and lead.
        • Think independently.
        • Accept responsibility.
        • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions.
        • Perform technical research, calculations, and computations, and prepare plans and reports.
        • Convey complex ideas and concepts verbally and in writing.
        • Plan, assign, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional and administrative support staff.
        • Communicate goals to a wide and diverse audience.
        • Mediate and resolve employee grievances and differences at all levels externally and internally to the Human Resources department.
        • Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
        • Evaluate Human Resources problems and issues and recommend effective technical solutions.
        • Perform in a fast-paced and stressful environment, while maintaining a professional manner.
        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County Executives, Commissioners Court, and staff, Elected and Appointed Officials, Attorneys, Judges, all levels of management, other Department Heads, union representatives, departmental clientele, contractors, representatives of outside agencies and providers, other County employees and Officials, and the public.Work Environment & Other InformationPhysical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 15-20 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, carrying, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, driving, client/customer contact, balancing, occasional indoor/outdoor activities to perform the essential functions.

          Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

          This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

          Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday
          This position is eligible for telework; in-office as needed.

          Department: Human Resources Management

          Location: 700 Lavaca St., Austin, TX

          Education/Employment Verification and Criminal Background Check Required.

          Employment at Travis County comes with a full array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, a no-cost, on-site Health and Wellness clinic, longevity pay, paid vacations, sick time and personal holidays, not to mention an industry competitive salary structure and a friendly, stable work environment.FY2022 Travis County Benefit GuideIn this valuable Travis County Benefits Guide you will find benefit summaries, eligibility requirements, costs, contact numbers and addresses as well as other general information on the benefits available to Travis County Employees and Retirees.Credit Union
          Employees may join the Travis County Credit Union which offers low-interest loans, savings plans through payroll deduction, safe deposit boxes and other benefits.Deferred Compensation
          Employees may enroll in a tax- free sheltered investment plan through payroll deduction.Direct Deposit
          Employees may sign up for direct bank deposit.Employee Assistance Program
          Travis County provides a confidential counseling and referral service free of charge to county employees and their family.Employee Organizations
          Membership in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union is available through payroll deduction.Employee Health & Wellness Clinic
          Employees may access the clinic for a variety of wellness program and health care services with no co-pay, no deductible and no co-insurance costs.Holidays
          An average of eleven paid holidays are designated by the Travis County Commissioners Court at the beginning of each fiscal year.Longevity
          Longevity pay is paid for each year completed after three years of continuous service. Peace Officers in a law enforcement activity, whose job requires state peace officer certification, receive pay after one year of certification.Parking
          A limited number of assigned parking spaces are available to employees in the Courthouse Complex.Personal Holidays
          Regular, full-time employees are eligible for up to three paid personal holidays each calendar year. Part-time employees shall be granted personal holidays on a prorated basis. New employees earn personal holidays for the calendar year in which he/she begins employment, based on the month in which employment begins:January - March3 personal holidays April - June2 personal holidays
          July - September1 personal holiday
          October - DecemberNone
          New employees are eligible to take personal holidays after 90 days of employment.Retirement
          Travis County is a member of the Texas County & District Retirement System with mandatory participation by certain classes of employees. Matching of two hundred twenty-five (225%) and a seven percent (7%) of the gross salary is deducted each pay period. An employee is fully vested after eight years of service. Benefits are prorated for part-time employees.Sick Leave
          Regular employees earn sick leave at a rate of eight hours per month with unlimited accrual during employment. Part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rated basis.

          Parental Leave
          Each Full-time Paid Parental Leave Eligible (PPL) Employee is entitled to a total of 320 hours of Paid Parental Leave in a 12 month period. Paid Parental Leave for Part-time PPL Eligible Employees is prorated based on the number of hours that they are regularly scheduled to work.Tuition Refund
          Certain classes of full-time employees may receive reimbursement for fees associated with pre-approved, job related course work completed satisfactorily.Vacation
          Based on years of county service, regular, full-time employees earn vacation time at the following rates:0 to 5 years4.0 hours per pay period 6 to 10 years4.5 hours per pay period 11 to 15 years5.0 hours per pay period 16 to 20 years5.5 hours per pay period 21 plus years6.0 hours per pay period
          Part-time employees earn vacation leave on a pro-rated basis.Workers' Compensation
          The county provides all employees workers' compensation coverage with benefits in accordance with state statute, if the employee sustains an injury out of, or in the course of work.

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