Human Resources Director (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3042

PAY GRADE: 2340

SALARY RANGE: $73,836 - $123,242

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Human Resources

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Mayor-President, performs highly responsible administrative, professional and supervisory work in directing the major human resources functions of the City-Parish government. This at-will position develops and administers the City-Parish's human resources programs, services and employee relations including labor relations, classification and compensation, payroll and benefits, recruitment, examination and selection, health and wellness, employee relations, and employee training and development; reviews and makes recommendations concerning the activities and operations of the department; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to management in the determination and interpretation of equitable human resources policies, procedures and practices. Work also involves conferring with agency and department heads or other public officials concerning human resources and related problems and performing other administrative duties. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and clerical employees through subordinate supervisors. Performance is reviewed through conferences and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs all divisions of the Department of Human Resources engaged in the major human resources functions for the City-Parish. Provides technical information on matters relating to human resources administration to the Mayor-President, Metro Council or committees; attends council or committee meetings as requested. Responsible for the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Health Ancillary contracts and negotiations. Monitors activities of the State and Federal Judicial legislative bodies for human resources actions affecting City-Parish activities. Reviews and analyzes budget expenditures and their impact on the overall operation of the Department of Human Resources. Prepares and recommends to the Personnel Board rules to carry out the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Plan of Government. Serves as Secretary to the Parish and City Personnel Board.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources in any of the major human resources functions. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, especially as they relate to public human resources administration and the maintenance of official records. Knowledge of the Plan of Government provision, ordinances, and state laws governing the human resources administration of local government. Ability to manage a large sized staff of professional and sub-professional personnel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to express facts and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in human resource management, business administration, public administration, or a related field, and seven years of professional supervisory experience in human resources or public management.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.