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Human Resources Manager
City of Alameda, East Bay

Human Resources

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 747-4900

This Recruitment is open to City of Alameda Employees Only

Close Date: May 19, 2014
Salary: $104,194.00 - $126,649.00 Annually
Under general direction, is responsible for overall management, coordination, administration and supervision of all City human resources activities, functions and services; performs other related work as required.  Work in this class is characterized by operational management of City human resources activities, functions and services including both short- and long-range planning, and by the wide scope of administrative responsibilities including coordinating human resources activities with other departments.
1.            Plans, coordinates, develops and implements comprehensive human resources services, programs, functions, and activities, including advising executive management staff regarding sound human resources practices and techniques to effectively plan for and manage the City’s workforce.
2.            Plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages all work related to the City’s human resources, labor relations and employee relations services and operations, including bargaining unit negotiations and contract interpretation and implementation; employment management consisting of recruitment, examination and selection; classification and compensation; benefits administration; employment data management and personnel transactions and records; human resources information systems (HRIS); and training and staff development.
3.            Develops and implements Human Resources Department goals, objectives, policies and programs in accordance with City policies, goals, and objectives; determines priorities, staff assignments and work methods.
4.            Manages and administers a comprehensive recruitment and selection program in accordance with established position control of authorized positions, and with applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations.
5.            Provides and oversees provision of staff support to assigned boards and commissions including the Civil Service Board and the Pension Board; may serve as Executive Secretary to the City’s Civil Service Board and administers the City’s Civil Service System ensuring compliance with the Civil Service Ordinance and the Civil Service Rules.
6.            Develops, manages and administers the City’s position classification and compensation systems including recommending the adoption or elimination of classifications, recommending salaries, conducting compensation and benefit surveys, and participating in the development of related strategies for labor negotiations.
7.            Manages and administers a comprehensive employee benefits program, administers contracts and plan documents, and monitors the work of third party administrators.
8.            Manages and administers citywide staff development and training programs.
9.            Manages and administers employee relations activities including contract interpretation, grievance process administration, negotiations of new and revised policies and procedures, and maintaining on-going communication with employee unions and associations.
10.         Identifies legal requirements and government regulations affecting human resources functions, and ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
11.         Researches, compiles, analyzes and evaluates general and statistical information regarding selection procedures, recruitment methods, benefits administration, compensations, and other human resources practices.
12.         Coordinates and controls the preparation, review and analysis of human resources related reports and studies; prepares and presents reports to the City Council.
13.         Coordinates activities with other departments and agencies; provides information and assistance regarding human resources matters, policies and procedures.
14.         May functions as acting department head as required.
15.         Participates in preparation and administration of Human Resources budget.
16.         Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.
Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement of the Eligible List. This is a competitive exam where a candidate's performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates.  To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Any combination equivalent to education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, industrial relations, public or business administration or related field.
Experience:  Five years of broad human resources management experience including substantial supervisory experience, preferably in a public agency or governmental setting.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
Other Requirements
KNOWLEDGE of principles and practices of public sector human resources management and administration; employment management including recruitment, examination and selection; classification and compensation analysis and administration; health and welfare benefits administration including cost structure of employee benefits; employee relations and progressive discipline; staff development and training; labor relations including contract negotiations, and addressing grievance and arbitration procedures; principles and practices of human resources information systems particularly as related to integration and application to payroll and accounting functions; applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  ABILITY to effectively manage, coordinate and control all human resources functions and services; develop and implement comprehensive human resources, labor relations and employee relations services, programs, functions and activities; administer the City’s Civil Service System; demonstrate effective leadership; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls; determine priorities, staff assignments and work methods; review and analyze complex and technical information; draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; interpret and apply relevant state, federal and local laws and regulations; interpret and explain complex governmental regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs and schedules; prepare complex analytical studies and reports; set priorities, meet deadlines, and make sound decisions; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; act with resourcefulness, courtesy and initiative; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials, other departments, divisions and agencies, employee union or association representatives, vendors and the general public; and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
PART I:    A review of all applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the exam.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed City Application Forms.
PART II:     A Job Related Qualifications Appraisal Interview or Application Evaluation (weighted 100%).  A comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position will be conducted.  Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their names placed on an Eligible List.  The three (3) names highest on the list are certified to the department(s) having vacancies.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted and may include a credit check.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head.  Federal law requires that, prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, such as driver’s license, original Social Security card, US passport, or appropriate INS forms, etc.
2.      Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501
Applications must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last date to apply.  No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. 


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