Human Resources Manager
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Human Resources Manager
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City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general direction of the Human Resources Director, manages human resources division activities and programs in recruitment and staffing, benefits administration, labor relations, job analysis and classification, compensation strategy and administration, policy development and implementation, workers compensation, and employee training, development, recognition and communications.
This is a full-time, middle management position requiring administrative, analytical, and technical skills. Responsibilities include consultation with department heads, managers, and supervisors in managing employee relations and job performance, and ensuring compliance with city policies, rules, regulations, legislative and legal developments in the area of human resources.
General direction is provided by the Human Resources Director, in conjunction with the City/District Manager. Exercises direct supervision of clerical support staff.
Plans, recommends, and implements recruitment and selection strategies, methods, and efforts; gathers, studies and analyzes data for compensation and benefits programs; prepares statistical data for contract negotiations and develops recommendations for changes; assists in planning and conducting labor negotiations; manages salary and benefits administration activities; monitors performance management systems; analyzes, reviews, and revises position classifications and job descriptions; identifies training and development needs and resources, coordinates and develops training programs; administers and interprets provisions of city-wide personnel policies, rules, compensation and benefit plans, memoranda of understanding and administrative procedures; provides assistance, advice, and consultation to city departments and staff; prepares informational and educational materials, correspondence and staff reports; conducts research on personnel problems and prepares special studies, reports and recommendations; selects, supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff; monitors, evaluates and addresses city-wide response to legal, legislative and regulatory changes.
Serves on interdepartmental committees and task forces, provides support to Human Resources Director in identifying and addressing organizational issues and needs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  The organization, operation and problems of local government; the principles, practices and methods of business and public administration related to personnel issues; technical practices including employment standards, testing, job analysis, position classification, employee development and training, supervision and performance management, employee benefits administration, current and future issues in personnel administration and labor relations, use of technological tools and efficiencies including computers and business software applications.
Ability to:  Effectively gather and analyze data for solving personnel and administrative problems; deal effectively and sensitively with city employees and the public; communicate effectively both orally and in written form; prepare detailed reports; develop and implement policies and procedures; give presentations and briefings to employees on a variety of subjects; efficiently use business equipment including computers and business software applications; interpret applicable federal, state and case laws; select, supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships; demonstrate skill and tact in interpersonal relationships and problem solving.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from a recognized college or university with a B.A./B.S. degree in public or business administration or a closely related field.
Experience:  Five years experience in professional personnel administration, including three years at a management level. Supervisory training and experience, advanced education with an emphasis in personnel/human resources, and local government experience is desirable.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds and professions; ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex issues, laws, policies and procedures; maintain composure in difficult situations; analyze and develop recommendations for resolving organizational problems.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.
Certificates:  Certification in professional specialty areas may be considered in meeting the education and training guidelines.
SALARY:  $7,606 - $9,245 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200