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Director of Human Resources
Chula Vista, CA
Posted Aug 08, 2013 by Southwestern College
Category: Human Resources



RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the administrative leadership and direction of the Vice President for Human Resources, plan, organize, and direct the activities and operations of the District’s Human Resources Office. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Plan, organize, direct and provide leadership for assigned human resources functions, services, and activities including recruitment programs and selection activities for academic, classified and administrative personnel; classification and compensation studies and programs; and workers’ compensation activities and related programs; consult with and advise administrators, managers and supervisors on a variety of human resources matters including the interpretation and application of human resources policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements, federal and state laws, California Education Code, and other applicable legal guidelines and rulings; ensure personnel actions are in compliance with current law and internal policies; provide responsible staff assistance to the Vice President for Human Resources; research background information related to labor negotiations; participate in reviewing and analyzing bargaining proposals from labor unions; participate in the preparation of management proposals and counter-proposals; investigate sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination complaints according to approved District procedures; keep abreast of laws, regulations, legislation, and court decisions pertaining to human resources programs and services; recommend and assist in implementation of changes in policy or procedures as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; serve as designee for the District’s Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Compliance Officer; assist in developing and administering the District’s Staff Diversity Plan and related policies and programs to assure compliance with federal, state and District regulations; coordinate and present personnel training programs and informational presentations including new employee orientation, hiring committee training, and related presentations as required; coordinate and monitor District-wide personnel evaluations; advise supervisors of problems with procedures or content; manage and direct activities of the District’s Workers’ Compensation program; assess District practices and recommend loss control strategies; review incident reports, claims submission, investigation, and maintenance of required District records; provide oversight and represent the District on claims adjusted through a third party administrator; Direct the management of employee injury cases; investigate or oversee the investigation of claims; interface with physicians, attorneys, District employees, and third party administrator; develop strategies to handle specific cases in consultation with the appropriate parties; participate in settlement negotiations; participate in monitoring District adherence to collective bargaining agreements; participate in investigating and addressing employee grievances arising out of the application and interpretation of the collective bargaining agreements; conduct a variety of studies and investigations; prepare a variety of statistical and narrative reports including governing board reports, Chancellor’s Office reports, contracts, documents, and other materials; manage and oversee the human resources management computer systems; participate in the development of new systems and in solving problems with existing systems in collaboration with Computer Services staff; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of Web-based human resources management systems including Web-based recruitment activities; direct the processing of unemployment insurance and other related claims; determine the validity of District claims and recommend appropriate action and resolution; serve as Chair of the Employer-Employee Relations Committee; administer assigned employee relations programs including the District’s Educational Incentive Program and Outstanding Employee Award Program; represent the District at local, regional, and state meetings including Southern 30 Information Exchange Consortium, CCC Affirmative Action Consortium, Chancellor’s Mega Conference, and ACHRO/AAO; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources, program development and implementation; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor’s degree with a major in human resources management, business administration, public administration, or related field. Five years of increasingly responsible professional public personnel or related experience including three years of supervisory and management experience. A Master’s degree in business administration or a related field is desirable. Experience administering a worker’s compensation program is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive public human resources management program including workers compensation; public human resources administration theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of human resources programs and procedures including recruitment, selection, labor and employee relations, classification, and compensation; principles and practices of a workers’ compensation program; basic principles, laws and regulations relating to payroll preparation and processing; pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including pertinent provisions of the Education Code as it applies to personnel practices and procedures in community college districts; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; methods and techniques of research, analysis, and decision making; automated human resources systems and integrated business office software; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; advanced oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Manage, direct, and provide effective leadership for assigned areas of responsibility; analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; provide direction to District administrators and employees on human resources issues; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports; interpret and apply applicable Federal, State, and District policies, laws, and regulations; work successfully with District faculty, administrators, and staff as well as community representatives; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, demonstrating advanced writing skills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; possible exposure to dissatisfied individuals; travel to different locations to attend meetings or perform other assigned District functions. PHYSICAL: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. VISION: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. HEARING: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

SALARY & BENEFITS: R. 35, Step 1-9, $6,944.00-$9,873.00 per month. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. This position is a classified exempt position in accordance with the Fair Labor Standard Act and California Education Code Section 88020. The employee holding this position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

WORKING DAYS & HOURS: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (approximately). Work hours may need to be adjusted to meet the needs of the department including occasional evening, weekend and on-call hours.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office. Position open until filled. Screening of applications begins 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu

(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2) On-line application
(3) Resume
(4) Two letters of recommendation dated within the past year
(5) Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities




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