HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
City of Moses Lake, Washington
Starting Salary Range: $106,683 - $117,759
Moses Lake, Washington, (pop. approx. 24,000), is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and it is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway I-90 between fields of agriculture, fresh water lakes and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning and hydroplane races. Moses Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The Surf 'n Slide Water Park is also a top attraction for Moses Lake and it is considered the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center.
The City of Moses Lake's budget for 2021 is $95,096,000 with a General Fund of $29,536,000. The City employs 213 regular FTE's and over 200 seasonal workers. The Human Resources Department's primary focus is employee relations and management. The department develops and administers programs designed to increase the City's effectiveness through its hiring and benefit process, policies and procedures, employee training, and labor negotiations. The department partners with departments and outside organizations to recruit and retain a workforce capable of performing the City's work and to develop a safe, positive, and gratifying work environment and provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Moses Lake. The Human Resources Department operates with 3 FTEs and has a projected 2022 budget of $411,000.
The Human Resources Director serves as a key member on the management team of the City Manager in the oversight of human resources functions including recruitment, policy development, training and compensation/benefits administration for the City of Moses Lake. Essential functions of the position include reviewing, revising, and developing human resources and citywide policies and procedures, and maintaining electronic or paper oversight for all staff. This position also conducts research and provides advice and guidance to department directors, managers, and supervisors on personnel issues and state/federal laws, and serves as chief negotiator for labor agreements with existing bargaining units.
A bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides sufficient knowledge to competently perform the duties and responsibilities of the position is required. Candidates must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three (3) to five (5) years of related experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in the public sector, be IPMA or SHRM CP or SCP certified, and have CLRP certification.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Moses Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 22, 2021 (open until filled).
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