Human Resources Manager

Job Posted 4/28/2023
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA
United States
$70.72 - $85.96 Hourly
Job Description
Description/Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and Library Services, this position is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and administration of the City’s Human Resources division, including recruitment, selection, employee and labor relations, classification, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, employee training and development, workers’ compensation, risk management, and emergency services.


• Accepts management responsibility for the City’s Human Resources related activities and services, including recruitment and selection, employee and labor relations, classification, compensation, benefits and leaves of absence administration, training and development, workers’ compensation, risk management, and emergency services

• Develops, implements, and maintains the Human Resources division’s goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for all service areas; participates in the establishment of strategic short-term and long-term program planning, ensuring established goals and priorities are achieved

• Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; stays current on issues relative to the fields of human resources, benefit administration, workers’ compensation, risk management, and emergency services

• Manages emergency management operations for the City; provides direction and coordinates emergency and disaster-related efforts in planning, response, recovery and mitigation issues

• Manages the risk management operations related to employee safety; provides direction and coordinates the programs that track, mitigate, and measure risk exposure and incidents

• Advises management and employees regarding all personnel matters; advises, interprets and explains laws, directives, personnel rules, memorandum of understanding, and organizational policies and procedures, including disciplinary procedures

• Supervises the selection, training, and evaluation of division staff; plans, coordinates, organizes, assigns and evaluates the work of division staff; provides coaching and mentoring with a focus on accountability and professional development

• Evaluates division service delivery and systems; monitors workflow and distribution of work while enforcing heavy focus on customer service; identifies opportunities for improvement and implements strategies to enhance services and resolves problems and/or issues

• Leads labor relations meetings and negotiations; initiates special studies for meet and confer purposes; coordinates cost analysis on negotiation proposals

• Reviews personnel budget requests; works closely with managers to determine needs and justification; conducts classification and salary studies and makes recommendations to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and Director; maintains and updates the classification and compensation plans

• Initiates, conducts, and oversees personnel investigations; provides assistance and guidance to supervisors and managers related to disciplinary processes and procedures

• Manages and coordinates the development of the Human Resource division’s budget; monitors and approves expenditures; advises appropriate staff on budget matters; forecasts and adjusts the budget as necessary

• Researches, compiles, analyzes, and evaluates general and statistical information; coordinates pertinent information, resources, and work teams necessary to support a positive and productive environment; drafts proposed resolutions and ordinances; prepares a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, speaking notes, and other written materials

• Attends and participates in professional and community meetings; responds to and resolves sensitive and complex community and organizational inquiries, issues, and complaints

• Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, Public Administration, or closely related field

• A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in Human Resources, including two years as a supervisor

• Master’s degree in Public Administration is highly desirable

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California driver license

• Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered

Knowledge and Abilities

• Broad based HR background with a strong knowledge of training and development and exposure to other discipline areas of human resources, including risk management and emergency services

• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public organizational development and human resources administration, organization and operation; effective organizational and management practices

• Ability to direct, manage and coordinate the work of the Human Resources division including developing and administering division and program goals

• Strong leadership skills and the ability to supervise, mentor, and evaluate employees including the ability to provide constructive feedback, resolve difficult employee issues, and enhance teamwork

• Ability to identify, provide, and deliver creative, proactive, and non-bureaucratic business solutions; be an innovative, strategic thinker

• Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a skilled and engaged staff, other department heads, and elected officials

• An effective problem-solver with a flexible, solution-oriented approach in providing human resource consultation to leadership and employees

• Takes personal accountability for their work and sets high standards for self and others; self-aware and open to feedback and learning

• Strong organizational skills and the ability to oversee and manage multiple projects simultaneously, be sensitive to deadlines and changing priorities, demonstrate flexibility, and work within the constraints of a budget

• Exercises sound judgment, initiative, and discretion based on knowledge of federal and state laws, City personnel rules, and policies

• Exceptional writing skills and the ability to develop comprehensive reports, draft speaking notes, and general correspondence

• Open and authentic communication style and the ability to clearly communicate with others, including making presentations to groups and effectively deliver messaging

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a skilled and engaged staff, department heads, and the public

• Knowledge of the concepts and practices of classification and compensation plan administration; recruitment and selection; benefits and retirement; employer-employee relations; budget administration

• Ability to analyze, interpret, and explain complex laws, policies, regulations and issues

• Ability to form partnerships with citywide departments to support and foster a working environment that can maximize organizational performance

• Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds

Additional Information

This position will remain open until filled. The next review of applications will be on Monday, May 15, 2023

An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted. As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency. Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.

Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.