Director Classified Human Resources

  • Oxnard School District
  • 1051 South A Street, Oxnard, California
  • Nov 18, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Salary: 119,681.00 USD
  • Salary Top: 142,190.00
  • Phone: 805 385-1508 ext. 2071
  • Apply By: Dec 28, 2020

Summary

What are we looking for in the Director, Classified Human Resources?

A Human Resources professional with a proven track record of excellence who is ready to lead the Oxnard School District Personnel Commission/Classified Human Resources by overseeing a variety of human resources functions, including recruitment, employment, classification and compensation, staff development, and appeal coordination.

Job Description

General Purpose

Under general direction from the Personnel Commission, plans, organizes, directs and implements comprehensive District-wide human resources management programs for classified personnel, including employee recruitment and selection, employee assignment, classification, compensation, performance appraisal; coordination of employee appeal adjudication and other Merit System services, as required in conformance with relevant sections of the State of California Education Code; plans, develops and implements staff training and development programs for the District's classified employees; provides expert professional assistance and guidance to District administration on human resource and Merit System matters; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction of the Personnel Commission, the Director of Classified Human Resources has overall administrative, financial and management accountability for the District’s human resources management programs pertaining to classified employees as required by the Merit System provisions of the Education Code. Acting in accordance with Merit system provisions, the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-range plans and strategies and for working in partnership with District administration to support attainment of the District's educational mission. The incumbent is responsible for achievement of goals and objectives for the recruitment, selection, compensation, motivation and retention of classified employees and for compliance with all applicable federal and State employment law and guidelines and Personnel Commission Rules. Duties are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of rules, policies, procedures, guidelines and State laws and codes.

Although subject to the rights, benefits and burdens of the classified service as determined by the Board of Trustees, the Director, Classified Human Resources is appointed by and responsible to the Personnel Commission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed or delegated. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  1. Leads, plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the Classified Human Resources department; with subordinate staff, develops, integrates, imple­m­ents and monitors work programs, policies and processes to achieve District strategic and business plans, goals and performance measures; develops, recommends and monitors performance against the Personnel Commission/department budget.
  2. Develops and recommends, updates and implements a strategic plan and programs for the Personnel Commission; ensures alignment between support of the District's educational mission and Commission/department plans, programs, objectives and priorities; participates with other members of the District's senior management team and provides input to development of overall District strategic plans and initiatives; develops and implements department plans, work programs, processes, procedures and policies required to achieve Commission/District strategic initiatives and overall departmental results.
  3. Provides leadership and works with staff to develop and retain highly competent, customer service-oriented staff through selection, classification, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices that support the District/department objectives and service expectations; provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote a positive employee relations environment.
  4. Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; provides compensation and other rewards to recognize performance; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with federal, State and local laws and regulations, Personnel Commission rules, policies and procedures and labor contract agreements.
  5. Develops, implements and administers comprehensive human resources management programs, policies, procedures and guidelines for classified staff across all District departments, consistent with Education Code provisions, state and federal requirements and sound professional principles and practices; confers with and coordinates the implementation of classified human resources programs, policies and practices with District departments, school sites and employee representatives; provides expert advice to administrators, managers and supervisors on a wide range of Merit System provisions and human resource management issues and practices; provides internal consulting on a variety of complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
  6. Manages, directs and participates in the development of recommended rules, policies, procedures and/or standards for presentation to the Personnel Commission to ensure the efficiency of the classified service and the selection, advancement and retention of classified employees on the basis of performance and fitness; ensures that all rules and policies are in compliance with Education Code provisions, as well as State and federal rules and regulations; provides policy guidance and advice to the Commission; confers with administrators, managers, employees and employee representatives on Personnel Commission Rules and the application of Merit System principles, legal requirements and other management policies and practices.
  7. Directs the preparation and distribution of Personnel Commission minutes, agenda, records and documents; serves as Secretary to the Personnel Commission; Coordinates and directs the preparation and publication of the Personnel Commission’s annual activity report to the governing board.
  8. Directs and oversees recruitment, testing and selection activities for classified positions; ensures the job relatedness of all selection and testing methods and instruments; oversees the development of outreach recruitment programs to broaden access to District employment opportunities and ensure diverse applicant groups and target the best qualified available applicant populations; directs the employment and assignment of classified employees.
  9. Directs development and on-going maintenance of classification and compensation plans for the classified service; approves completed classification and job analysis studies for presentation to the Personnel Commission; organizes and directs the maintenance of employee files and records for classified personnel.
  10. Participates in and serves as a non-biased resource in the District’s classified employee contract negotiation process and the implementation of collective bargaining agreements; represents the Personnel Commission in collective bargaining transactions.
  11. Administers and coordinates the performance management and evaluation program for classified employees; develops job related performance management forms for classified represented, confidential and management employees.
  12. Directs development and implementation of new employee orientation programs and communication of Commission/District information regarding employment through employee handbooks and other methods; works with District administration to assess training needs and obtain required budget funding for staff development and skills improvement initiatives; develops, recommends and implements professional development and training programs for classified personnel.
  13. Arranges for Personnel Commission hearings on disciplinary appeals and the investigation of complaints and concerns related to Personnel Commission responsibilities, including examination appeals and appeals of medical employment disqualifications.
  14. Monitors best practices, trends and developments in areas of responsibility; analyzes proposed State and federal law, regulations and court decisions for their impact on District classified human resources practices; recommends and/or implements rule, policy and procedure changes consistent with requirements; directs or conducts research and analysis of classified human resource needs, recommends appropriate actions and implements programs.

Other Duties

  1. Oversees the processing of all classified transactions, including employment, promotions, leaves of absence, dismissals, demotions and retirement; oversees the maintenance of confidential employee personnel files; reviews and maintains information for mandated cost reporting.
  2. Attends a variety of meetings, seminars and in-service training classes.

Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  1. Principles, theories and practices of public human resources administration, including position classification, salary administration, recruitment and selection, especially as they apply in a public civil service setting.
  2. Applicable requirements and practices governed by the Merit system provisions of the Education Code.
  3. Principles and practices of labor management relations especially those regulated by the Roda Act.
  4. Principles and practices of sound business communications.
  5. Federal, State and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility, including the conduct of administrative hearings.
  6. Principles, methods and techniques of strategic and business planning.
  7. Principles and practices of effective customer service.
  8. Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.
  9. Research methods and analysis techniques.
  10. District functions and operations and associated merit system administration issues.
  11. Principles and practices of internal consulting.
  12. Trends and best practices in human resource management.
  13. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
  14. District Personnel Commission Rules, classified human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.
  15. Recognized automated systems, programs and service that enhance the cost efficiency of public sector employment operations.

Ability to:

  1. Plan and direct a comprehensive human resources management program for classified personnel which serves District needs to support its educational mission and is in conformance with Education Code provisions, other legal requirements and sound professional principles and practices.
  2. Understand, interpret, explain and apply Commission Rules, Education Code provisions, State and federal laws, other regulations, policies and court decisions governing the Commission’s human resource management programs for classified employees.
  3. Obtain, organize, analyze and evaluate a wide range of data and information and make appropriate recommendations to the Personnel Commission, District administrators and employee representatives.
  4. Perform a variety of professional and technical duties involved in the conduct of the Commission’s classification, compensation, recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, training and employee disciplinary programs.
  5. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports and written materials.
  6. Present proposals, recommendations and technical information clearly, logically and persuasively in public meetings and to a variety of audiences.
  7. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound expert independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  8. Operate a computer and standard business software.
  9. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned people and customers.
  10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of groups and individuals, including District administrators, principals, members of the Board of Education, the District’s attorney, candidates, union representatives, members of the public and representatives of other public agencies.

Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in industrial or organizational psychology, human resources management, public administration, psychology or a closely related field; and five years of increasingly responsible human resources management experience, including at least two years of which were in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A graduate degree in a related field of study may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

A valid California Class C driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance policy.

A professional certification from IPMA-HR or SHRM is highly desirable.

 

Physical and Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with Personnel Commissioners, District administrators, management, board members, staff, union representatives, representatives of other agencies, applicants, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet.

Job Requirements

Completed online application and supplemental questions are due no later than Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in industrial or organizational psychology, human resources management, public administration, psychology or a closely related field; and five years of increasingly responsible human resources management experience, including at least two years of which were in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A graduate degree in a related field of study may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

A valid California Class C driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance policy.

A professional certification from IPMA-HR or SHRM is highly desirable.

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