Assistant Human Resources Director

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• Hiring Range: $80,306 – $102,390
• Salary Range: $80,306 – $124,474**

Job summary:
Performs complex professional and administrative work in assisting with the management of the human resources functions for the Town. An employee in this class will assist the Human Resources Director in planning, directing, and coordinating all functions of human resources programs that supports the Town’s commitment of a healthy and inclusive workplace environment. This role will exercise significant authority to make the most effective decisions regarding employee talent and performance in the workplace.

The Assistant Director’s primary area of focus will be to develop and implement the organizations diversity initiatives and strategy to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace and continue to foster an inclusive workplace culture. This highly visible role will also work alongside the Human Resources Director to assist daily administration of HR services, as well as short- and long-term planning of human resource needs related to the Town’s strategic plans and objectives.

Essential functions:
• In consultation with the human resources director, assists with short- and long-term planning to support Town’s governing philosophies
• Assist the human resources director in the daily administration of HR services as directed or assigned, including employee relations, compensation and benefit administration, performance evaluation, and personnel policy/process development and maintenance in accordance with overall objectives of the organization
• Provide leadership in assessing the effectiveness of programs and practices that reinforce diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace
• Plan, direct, and supervise all activities relating to the administration and maintenance of talent acquisition and performance management programs. Develop and deploy strategies that enhance talent acquisition and hiring practices, inclusive of promoting effectiveness and consistency in onboarding, recruitment, and related training activities
• Lead and/or participate in employee relation investigations, advising or completing activities that involve corrective action measures
• Advise management and employees of laws and policies related to personnel practices and activities
• Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resources management. Identify trends that could affect organizational objectives and/or resources

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of HR management
• Thorough knowledge of laws, court cases, and regulations that apply to personnel policies and practices
• Knowledge of HR trends prevalent in the HR field
• Ability to self-direct, recommend direction, and influence change
• Ability to lead and supervise others
• Ability to discern and maintain confidential and public information
• Ability to make sound and independent judgments while performing various tasks and assignments
• Ability to instruct and impart knowledge
• Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
• Ability to conduct complex research, compile data, and present it in various forms and with various stakeholders
• Ability to conduct analysis and evaluation of programs, facts, and, costs to make recommendations and as needed present it in oral and written forms
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other officials, department heads, employees, and the general public
• Ability to be innovative and creative in the design of new programs and practices that enhance employee well-being and organizational effectiveness
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications and platforms
• Skill in interpreting law, policies, and regulations and applying it to effectively carry out detailed and complex tasks
• Skill in facilitation and mediation of sensitive matters and among groups of people
• Skill in negotiation and conflict resolution
• Skill in program development and oversight

Physical requirements:
• Must be able to perform the basic life operational skills of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions
• Must be able to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift objects
• Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting tasks, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading

Desirable education and experience:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in human resource management, public administration, business or related human service field and considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in human resource management, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to which will be required in this position,

Employees will be required to follow other job-related other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Law).

Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.