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The Human Resources Manager is a key member of the City’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and is assigned to the City Manager’s Office. Under direction of the City Manager, the Human Resources Manager oversees, organizes and directs the human resources operations for the City, including employee relations; recruitment and selection; classification; compensation; benefits administration; safety; payroll; employee health and rehabilitation; training and risk management and workers compensation. The Human Resources Manager provides operational and strategic advice and support to the City Manager and the SMT; directs, coordinates, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; and performs related work.
The Human Resources Manager performs complex and politically sensitive tasks including functioning as the City’s Personnel Director ( as defined in the City’s Personnel Rules, Employee Relations Resolution, and applicable State and Federal law and regulations). Appropriate judgment is essential to this position, as incumbents are expected to use professional judgement and skills in establishing relationships working with employees, employee bargaining groups, regulatory agencies, other cities, regional authorities, and professional organizations. Strategic thinking is also essential to this position, including the ability to see emerging trends and develop strategies to succeed in a changing environment. Community sensitivity and cultural intelligence are crucial to this position, including engaging and being able to effectively communicate to a very culturally diverse community for the purpose of recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce that represents the Union City community. Creativity is paramount in developing and implementing effective HR programs, including marketing and public information programs, preparing grant applications, and developing new programs to increase the level of employee productivity and engagement.
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