HR Director

  • City of Boise
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel Executive
  • Apply By: Nov 10, 2020


The City of Boise has a wonderful opportunity for a uniquely qualified leader to join this multi-disciplinary department in our quest to create a city for everyone. As the next Human Resources Director you will influence and inspire change that drives our organization toward a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community; establish universal accessibility to services, programs and facilities for all; ensure safety and security of employees and the public; lead through crisis; and support foundational HR services for all employees and all departments.

As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Human Resources Director plays a key role in building trust through collaborative relationships, and participates in strategic planning as a business advisor and subject matter expert in alignment with our vision, mission, values, and service impact to the community. If you are ready to take the City of Boise to the next level as our Human Resources Director and tackle the challenges that face our organization, we want to meet you!

The Human Resources department is comprised of 36 talented and passionate team members, engaged in perfecting our service delivery, strategic alignment with business partners, and anticipating needs of customers across the organization. The FY21 budget is set at $3.3 million in the General Fund, and $5.5 million in Risk Management. As the largest municipal agency in Idaho, our current organization consists of over 1,220 general team members, approximately 550 public safety contract team members, and 500-700 temporary and seasonal team members.

The City provides top notch healthcare with zero premium for you and your family, plus, a defined benefit retirement plan, investment matching, a cash-incentive wellness program, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and more!
This position is designated as At-Will.

Job Description

Directs and manages the department, leading a talented group of individuals with specific human resources responsibilities. The role encompasses delivery of human resources functions, including organizational leadership and development, talent recruitment and retention, workforce planning, performance management, employee recognition, total rewards, employment and labor law compliance, labor negotiation support and counsel, payroll, risk and safety management, security operations, human resources technology, and human resources metrics. Ensures the department continually assesses the impact and success of all HR programs, practices and infrastructure and makes course corrections as appropriate. Develops HR team members to promote their professional growth. Maintains keen awareness of the importance of the department reputation as a safe place for employees to air concerns, find answers and help, and be viewed as the hub for organizational culture. Exhibits all the leadership characteristics of a progressive, cutting edge department. (30%)

Participates as a member of the Executive Management Team functioning as a strategic business advisor and subject matter expert. Takes part in strategic planning and works closely with the City’s elected leadership in setting and carrying out the City’s vision, mission, values, and goals. Exhibits business acumen in areas unrelated to human resources in order to actively participate with the management team in propelling the City towards its vision. (20%)

Provides expert advice and guidance to all levels of management and employees on all things human resources. Achieves and maintains laser focus on customer service to all external and internal employees, applicants, and other customers. Maintains a high standard of trust for the strict confidentiality of employee information. (20%)

Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships with external agencies, proudly represents the City in the community, and serves on various committees and commissions. (10%)

Administers, directs, and participates in preparation and development of the department operating and capital projects budget. Presents the annual operating budget for approval by Mayor and Council. Provides oversight and direction to various contracts. (10%)

Supervisory responsibilities: Employees in this position are authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, disciplining and terminating employment; exercise independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and, utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%

Job Requirements

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field, and a minimum of seven years of public or private sector human resource management experience with at least five years in a supervisory capacity.

Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource administration including classification, compensation, recruitment, training, employee relations, employee and organizational development, collective bargaining and records management; employment laws; principles and practices of risk management; management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques; merit system principles; legal requirements of human resource programs; current, progressive trends and developments in human resource administration and information systems; principles and practices of effective supervision and performance management techniques.

Ability to establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them; provide leadership in implementing City and department policies and programs; plan, design and implement a wide variety of programs and services for diverse employee groups; plan, organize and direct work of team members; read, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; use good judgment in problem-solving and decision making regarding complex management issues; compile, develop and organize data and information into clear and concise written reports; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and often confidential issues and situations; respond effectively to a rapidly changing work environment; work effectively under pressure; be results oriented; use a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, and other office software; exercise integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees and the public; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

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