Under the general direction and supervision of the General Manager, and in collaboration with other departmental Directors, the Director of Human Resources leads a full-service human resources operation planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Human Resources Department. This includes the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources programs and services including employee health benefit administration, classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, employee relations, risk management, workers’ compensation, and safety training. The incumbent also provides professional advice and counsel to department management staff in resolving HR related issues and develops and evaluates human resources policies, programs, and practices. The Human Resources Director, in conjunction with the General Manager, originates and leads practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes accountability, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and high employee morale to produce a highly motivated and quality workforce.
This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employee(s) within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job. Typically job duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• In conjunction with the General Manager, the HR Director oversees employee relations, employee performance issues and disciplinary matters, investigates employee complaints and maintains employee-related confidential records; • Maintains up-to-date information on all federal, state, local and county law and regulatory compliance issues; • Maintains performance management and improvement systems; • Develops and documents policies and communicates changes in policies and procedures to employees through written communication and training sessions to staff, supervisory personnel, and management; • Develops a Human Resources recordkeeping and filing system that meets District HR information needs and requirements, complying with federal and state laws and regulations; • Updates and maintains employee and applicant records through various web-based databases including, but not limited to, ADP and NeoGov. • Develops and manages program regarding employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health including DMV Employer Pull Notice Program (EPN); • Provides employee relations and counseling; • Organizational development; • Compensation and Benefit administration including the use of online benefit management portals such as Keenan BenefitBridge; • Maintains relationships and manages contracts with benefit brokers and vendors; • Manages the benefits and retirement programs including California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS); • Oversees all risk management functions including Workers’ Compensation, Liability, and Safety; • Provides support to Directors in the recruitment and selection of all staff; • Manages new employee orientation and training; • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures District’s compliance; • Responsible for District compliance with Federal and State legislation pertaining to all personnel matters as well as wage and labor compliance under the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) rules and regulations; • Works directly with Department Directors to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters; • Provides advice and guidance on individual employee relations cases, ensuring that these are well managed and meet the District’s policies, best practices and employment legislation; • Oversees development and monitoring of the human resources department budget; • Participates on committees and special projects and carries out additional duties as assigned by the General Manager; • Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
To be successful in this classification, an incumbent must be able to perform each essential function and responsibility satisfactorily. This classification requires fundamental written and oral communication skills, including a sound foundation of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to understand standard office procedures; an ability to operate standard office equipment; an ability to learn office technology systems; an ability to perform basis mathematical calculations; and typing and keyboard skills.
• Basic human resources principles and practices of public personnel administration in areas of recruitment and selection, benefit and leave administration, risk management, workers’ compensation, and employee training. • Federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations applicable to personnel actions and records, including various leave laws, OSHA, ADA, HIPAA, DFEH, DOL regulations and equal employment opportunity; • Knowledge in various Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS); • Knowledge in public human resources administration management; • Ability to supervise the administration and development of the Department’s budget; • Knowledge in health benefit administration including an understanding in affordable care act regulations; • Ability to analyze current legislation, court cases, and related human resources information including litigation management; • Ability to advise and assist employees and Department Heads in a variety of personnel matters including the interpretation of policies and the processing of employee investigations and complaints; • Ability to select, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff; • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; and • Knowledge of California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) highly desirable.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, human resources management, employee or labor relations, or a related field. An advanced degree or professional certification preferred, including certification for Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in all phases of human resources and risk management, including two (2) years of supervisory responsibility. Experience administering a Workers’ Compensation and liability program, as well as all aspects of a benefit program. Experience working in a public agency human resources department is highly desirable.
To be considered, applicants must submit an online application, cover letter and resume at www.glacvcd.org.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range is based on a 5-step merit system for all classifications. The normal hiring range is commensurate with experience and education. Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is determined at the discretion of the General Manager on an annual basis.
About Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code.
GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6.8 million residents in a 1,338 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County. Funding is supported by ad valorem property and special assessment taxes. Service programs include controlling mosquitoes, aquatic midges, and simulium black flies.