U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
April 30, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing the full range of human resources services provided to the Clerk’s Offices of the District and Bankruptcy Courts, Judicial Officers and their staff of the District and Bankruptcy Courts, and the U.S. Probation Office. Providing high quality, relevant, and timely service to all employees of the Western District of Wisconsin is the key goal to this position. The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the Court Unit Executives (CUEs) of each court unit. The successful applicant will participate as an essential advisor to the CUEs and management teams of each of the three court units. The Director is also responsible for the supervision of Human Resources staff.
Research, analyze, develop, and recommend policies, procedures, and standards for multiple court units with different needs, priorities, and cultures. Provide leadership, coordination, and guidance to assure compliance with human resources guidelines, policies, and internal controls.
Research, analyze, and provide recommendations to CUEs on workforce planning, strategies, and scenarios. Provide advice on organizational structures and classification standards.
Maintain fair and equitable recruitment practices in all court units. Remain current on new recruitment sources, strategies, and initiatives. Manage and oversee all aspects of the recruitment process district-wide.
Administer the judiciary benefits program for the district. Provide feedback to the Administrative Office on the operation of benefits programs. Research and recommend benefits training for staff.
Provide guidance to managers and supervisors in the areas of employee relations, performance management, discipline procedures, and leave policies.
Counsel employees on HR-related matters including employee relations, benefits, retirement, leave, and other HR policies.
Serve as an active member of each court unit’s management team and act as a liaison among the court units in areas of commonality.
Monitor and evaluate the quality of output and level of compliance in HR service deliverables. Maintain effective redundancies for backup purposes. Provide leadership and direct supervision to support staff. Establish performance expectations and the communication necessary to ensure effective productivity.
Monitor, manage, and implement HR programs and systems district-wide in compliance with guidelines, policies, and internal controls. Programs and systems include leave, time and attendance, performance management, all personnel processing, record keeping, background investigations, and facility access cards. Manage workers compensation, telework, recognition awards, and other human resources related programs in compliance with the Guide to Judiciary Policy.
Establish HR peer relationships within the Judiciary and maintain information-sharing networks.
At two years of specialized experience. Specialized experience includes progressively responsible experience in at least one but preferably two or more functional areas of human resources management and administration (classification, staffing, training, employee relations, etc.) that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, terminology of the area of human resources administration.
A successful candidate must also possess unquestioned integrity, exercise mature and decisive judgment, lead by example, be very well organized and analytical, be adaptable to the cultures of each court unit, and be able to handle matters discreetly and confidentially.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; four (4) or more years of HR-related work experience; familiarity with human resources management systems and federal benefits programs are preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and salary history.
Internal Number: #18-01
About U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
The Western District of Wisconsin is comprised of the Chambers and Clerk's offices for District Court and the Bankruptcy Court as well as Probation/Pretrial Services. The headquarters is located in Madison along with a divisional office in Eau Claire. The district covers 44 counties in Central and Western Wisconsin. Federal judges, law clerks, clerks of court, deputy clerks, law enforcement, and non-law enforcement support staff work for the Western District.