The Director of Human Resources & Risk Management is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, directing, and coordinating the activities of human resources for all City departments, including providing highly complex staff assistance.
Below is a list of essential functions of the position; however, it is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as deemed necessary by the City:
- Administration of a comprehensive human resources program.
- Direct and participate in the administration of the city-wide classification and compensation plan.
- Oversee the recruitment and selection process.
- Manage the benefits and retirement programs.
- Oversee all risk management functions including Workers’ Compensation, Liability, and Safety.
- Serve as the Chief Negotiator when dealing in Employee Labor Relations.
- Advise and assist employees and Department Heads in a variety of personnel matters including
- the interpretation of policies and the processing of employee grievances.
- Direct and participate in the development of the Department’s work plan, activities
- and projects.
- Supervise the administration and development of the Department’s budget.
- Review and analyze current legislation, court cases and related human resources information.
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The City of Fontana is seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter with unquestionable professional integrity and honesty traits. As the leader of the Human Resources Department, the incumbent must have strong leadership and management skills, be able to work well with others, and deal constructively with conflict. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing the short and long term strategic goals of the Department, as well as the City as a whole. The Director of Human Resources & Risk Management must be a facilitator, able to fully understand the needs and goals of each individual Department while maintaining legal and ethical standards and best practices. The ideal candidate must be able to embrace and promote change, as they will be instrumental when leading the City towards emerging trends in Human Resources
while maintaining the City’s family-like atmosphere. They should also be persistent, motivated, an effective communicator, organized, and able to mentor staff.
Salary will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications, including applicable experience and education. The current annual salary is $171,225. Annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefits package, including:
- Cell Phone Allowance: $1,020/year
- Auto Allowance: $7,200/year
- Longevity Pay: Payable after 10 years of service
- Personal Leave Accrual (Vacation & Sick Leave): 224-312 hours/year depending on years of service.
- Administrative Leave: 80 hours/year
- Holidays: 11 City-observed holidays, and an additional 3 Floating Holidays
- Work Schedule: 4/10 work week (Monday – Thursday)
- Retirement: Enrollment in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS): 2.0% @ 55 formula for Classic CalPERS members with a 7% employee contribution, or 2.0% @ 62 formula for New CalPERS members with a 5.75% employee contribution. (Member contribution subject to change.)
- Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance): Currently up to $2,105/month towards the purchase of medical, dental, vision group life, and short and long term disability insurance.
- Fringe Benefits: All fringe benefits which are proportionate to those provided to Management/Confidential Unit employees.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to completing an application, please read the minimum qualifications for the position in which you are interested. You cannot be considered for a position unless you meet the minimum experience, education, license, and/or certification requirements. Under the work experience section, account for all employment within the last ten years (including gaps in employment), beginning with your current or most recent employer. Applications will be rejected if “SEE RESUME” is written on any portion of this section. The Work Experience section of the application should clearly demonstrate that minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligibility List, or discharge from employment.
SELECTION PROCESS: Following a review of applications submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process, which may include the date, time, and place of an examination. Written, oral, performance and physical exams may be given (no veterans preference given). All candidates will be required to provide identification before being admitted to written, interview, or performance examinations.
We encourage everyone to file an application with us and we do not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Please call (909) 350-7650 for additional information or to request an accommodation. The provisions of this job posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this job posting may be modified or revoked without notice.
THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RATE CANDIDATES BASED ON A REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS AND TO INVITE ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCCESSIVE PARTS OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.