Chief of Human Resources

Athens, GA, US
Sep 17, 2020
Overall Purpose
The job of Chief of Human Resources is done for the purpose/s of directing human resource programs and services; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing, and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

Direct Supervisor
Superintendent of Schools
Essential Functions
  • Administers a wide variety of complex federal, state, and local compliance and labor codes/regulations for the purpose of ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external groups (department heads, auditors, community organizations, regulatory agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing program components, creating long and short term plans, and addressing organizational objectives.
  • Compiles data from internal and external sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
  • Develops a wide variety of documents and presentation materials, independently and/or through delegation to other personnel (plans, proposals, budgets, grant opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.
  • Develops staffing and compensation models for the purpose of meeting district staffing requirements while complying with regulatory requirements.
  • Manages human resources programs and related departments for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives while complying with established requirements.
  • Monitors assigned programs and/or department activities for the purpose of ensuring that performance objectives are met within budget and in compliance with established operational practices.
  • Negotiates contracts and agreements (bargaining groups, employee interest groups, etc.) for the purpose of achieving outcomes consistent with the district's long and short range goals.
  • Participates as a member or facilitator in meetings, workshops, and seminars that frequently involve a range of issues (labor relations, goals attainment, problem resolution, personnel and staffing, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs a wide variety of personnel functions (recruiting, interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing personnel productivity, and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Presents information on a wide variety of topics (labor laws, compensation and benefits information, etc.) for the purpose of conveying information, gaining feedback, and/or making recommendations regarding district services.
  • Recommends solutions to a wide variety of complex issues (labor shortages, items for negotiation, etc.) for the purpose of addressing the Human Resource needs of the district.
  • Recruits candidates for classified and certificated job openings for the purpose of filling vacant positions within the district.
  • Researches a wide variety of topics (employment and labor law, trends in human resources, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines, securing information for planning, and/or responding to requests.
  • Responds to a wide variety of inquiries from internal and external sources (teachers, administrators, insurance companies, etc.) for the purpose of identifying relevant issues and recommending or implementing action plans.
  • Supports a variety of district level personnel and stakeholders (Superintendent, Board of Education, other administrators, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing services and programs while achieving operational goals.
  • Coordinates activities between Information Support and Instructional Services for the purpose of providing consistent and effective implementation of programs, projects, and services.
  • Creates or delegates the creation of standardized reports (employee data, CCSD performance data, FTE, etc.) for the purpose of providing readily accessible information via technology.
  • Develops computerized solutions (customizing and/or designing electronic documents, creating, and/or updating user databases, specialized queries, etc.) for the purpose of providing users with information customized to their specific needs.

Marginal Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Skills-based Competencies
Required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing budgets and reviewing financial information; developing effective working relationships; and administering personnel policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge-based Competencies
Required to perform basic math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: personnel processes; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws.
  • Ability-based Competencies
Required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; working with detailed information; working as part of a team; working with multiple projects; dealing with frequent interruptions and changing priorities; maintaining confidentiality; and facilitating communication between persons with frequently divergent positions.

Bachelor's Degree in job related area preferred
Five (5) years' work experience in Human Resource Management and Student Information Systems preferred

Physical Requirements
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.

Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing.

Continuing Education/Training
Maintains all licenses and certifications

Criminal Justice Fingerprint
Background Clearance

Fair Labor Standards Act

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