General Statement Of Duties: Plans, organizes, and manages the District's human resource and risk management programs; does related work as required.
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: The Human Resource Manager ensures that human resource programs support the long-term goals of the organization. This position performs professional work of considerable difficulty overseeing a range of administrative functions related to human resource management, benefits administration, employee development, health and safety, and customer service. This position also conducts regular HR training for employees and supervisors. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities, as well as serving as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization. This role includes the responsibility to hire, performance manage, discipline and separate employees from the organization. Both direct reports and through supports of management in the ongoing operations of the organization. Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of human resource and risk management, dynamics of employee development and professional growth. Working knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations. Ability to plan, organize and present training activities to diverse employee groups, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public, follow written and verbal instructions, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED:
(Illustrative only. Any single position of a class will not necessarily involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties that are not listed.)
Plans, directs and administers various human resource programs.
Writes and revises job classification specifications.
Develops HR training programs and teaches courses.
Researches, analyzes data and prepares quarterly reports on HR trends, new HR project suggestions and current program goals and progress.
Develop and implements personnel programs, policies, and procedures in such areas as classification, compensation, communications, training, growth and retention, performance reviews, and safety
Provides advice and counsel to department heads, managers and staff on updating and interpreting programs.
Represents the organization with related agencies and the public.
Oversees and administers risk management, safety, worker's compensation and employee benefits programs.
Monitors legislative action, bills and new legislation to provide advice to management staff.
Makes purchasing recommendations and manages various liability, property and specialty insurance policies.
Provides information and assistance to appropriate committees.
Manages handling of lawsuits and acts as liaison with attorneys.
Develops policies and procedures for safety, loss prevention and risk control.
Provides assistance and guidance to departments regarding liability, risk issues and contract administration.
Oversees administration of worker's compensation insurance program.
Assists in development and implementation of safety training programs for compliance with OSHA regulations and other federal, state or local requirements.
Participates in development of benefits strategy of employee benefits program.
Supervise staff supporting and working in the areas listed above.
Manages and enforces the district's collective bargaining contract, participates in negotiations and appropriate union-related meetings.
Oversees internal and external job recruitment efforts.
Serves as the district's Americans with Disabilities Act lead for employees.
Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of principles of human resources, training, business operations, leadership, personal and professional development, and safety practices.
Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills; able to exhibit sensitivity to needs of employees and patrons while maintaining an efficient and cost-effective human resource and risk management program; proficient skills including leadership, relationship management, ethical practice, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet.
Abilities: Communicates effectively with all ages; work independently with accountability; evaluate effectiveness of programs and staff, excellent written and verbal communication skills, establish and maintain positive work relationships with management, staff, and volunteers. Attention to detail.
Physical Requirements Of The Position: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Personal Protective Equipment: None.
Experience And Training: Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field and four years of human resource experience; 2 years of experience must have been in a management capacity. Any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position will also be considered.
Preference: SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential. NOTE: the successful candidate will be required to obtain one of these certifications within one year of hire.
Hours/Shift: Outside of established workweek hours, may work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, meetings, and on-call status as needed including weather-related schedule adjustment.
Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace
About Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 46 parks and natural areas totaling nearly 1,500 acres. Willamalane is a special tax district, separate from the city of Springfield, with its own boundaries. It is governed by a five-member, elected board of directors and managed by a district superintendent.
We make it our mission to deliver exceptional parks and recreation to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.