Director, Classified Human Resources

Long Beach
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Director, Classified Human Resources

Salary: $9,687.00 - $11,773.00 monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 17-088
Location: Long Beach, CA
Department: Human Resources Management
Closing: 6/27/2017 4:00 PM Pacific

Open Examination
Management Team
100% Position - 12 Months

6 Month Eligibility List
5 Steps - Range 20

Under the direction of the chief human resources officer for the district and the Personnel Commission, plans, organizes, directs and implements the District's comprehensive human resources management and employee relations programs for classified personnel, including recruitment, selection, employment, position classification, compensation, employee relations, performance appraisal and other services; provides expert professional assistance and guidance to both District administration and the Personnel Commission on human resources and employee relations matters; and performs related duties as assigned. Serves as secretary and Executive Officer to the Personnel Commission. Provides expert professional assistance and guidance for compliance with state and federal laws, codes, rules and regulations as well as collective bargaining agreements, Board policies and regulations and Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations.

This single-incumbent class has administrative, financial and management accountability for the District's human resources management programs pertaining to classified employees. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-range plans and strategies to meet the District's goals and objectives for the recruitment, selection, motivation and retention of classified employees and to ensure the District's compliance with applicable laws, California Education Code and rules of the Personnel Commission and the Board of Trustees. Duties are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of policies, administrative guidelines and state laws/codes.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  1. Serves as secretary and Executive Officer to the Personnel Commission; prepares agendas and coordinates Personnel Commission minutes; prepares, monitors and administers the Personnel Commission budget; provides policy guidance and advice to the Personnel Commission by obtaining information and developing recommendations; recommends amendments to rules to assure the efficiency of the classified service and the selection and retention of employees on a basis of merit and fitness.
  2. Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work pertaining to classified employees within the District's Human Resources department and with/for the Personnel Commission; with subordinate supervisors and staff, develops, integrates, implements and monitors human resources work programs, plans, policies and processes to achieve District and Personnel Commission goals and objectives; develops and monitors performance against the department's budget.
  3. Participates in the development of strategic plans and initiatives; develops and implements department business plans, work programs, processes, procedures and policies required to achieve strategic initiatives and overall departmental results in alignment with District objectives and priorities.
  4. Provides leadership and works with staff to retain and develop highly competent, service-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices that support the District and Personnel Commission objectives and service expectations; provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote a positive employee relations environment.
  5. Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; recommends compensation and other rewards to recognize performance; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, District human resources policies and labor contract agreements.
  6. Recommends, develops, implements and administers comprehensive human resources management programs, policies, procedures and regulations consistent with state and federal requirements, Personnel Commission rules and guidelines, and sound professional principles and practices; confers with and coordinates implementation of programs, policies and practices with District departments and campuses; provides expert advice to Personnel Commission, executives, managers and supervisors on a wide range of classified human resources management issues and Personnel Commission requirements/decisions; provides internal consulting on a variety of complex, sensitive and confidential organizational and human resources issues; manages, directs and participates in the development of District-wide human resources policies, procedures and Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations; ensures that District policies and Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations related to classified personnel are in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations; implements updated hiring requirements; consults with legal professionals as needed.
  7. Provides policy guidance and advice to the Personnel Commission and District, recommends amendments to human resources policies, guidelines and rules to ensure the efficiency of the classified service and the selection, advancement and retention of classified employees on the basis of performance and fitness; ensures compliance with equal opportunity and diversity guidelines; confers with and counsels executives, managers, employees and employee representatives on human resources system rules and regulations and other management policies.
  8. Directs recruitment, testing and selection activities for classified positions; directs the development and maintenance of comprehensive classification and compensation plans; approves completed classification and job analysis studies; implements qualification screening processes and procedures; reviews current hiring practices and procedures for updates and improvements; develops personnel procedural handbook for distribution to District administrators; administers online application submittal and review process; maintains and ensures legal compliance of the District's employee orientation program; organizes and directs the maintenance of employee files and records for classified personnel.
  9. Supports and consults the District's classified employee contract negotiation process; administers the implementation of collective bargaining agreements; advises and provides training to administrators, managers and supervisors on human resources matters, including grievance and disciplinary procedures and actions; represents the District in grievance and disciplinary actions; works with employee and labor organizations to resolve problems; works with and is available for communication with classified employees; proposes and implements new and revised human resources policies.
  10. Works in partnership with Risk Services regarding worker's compensation claims and associated needs for return to work and light duty assignments. Conducts interactive discussions with employees for the purpose of requests for reasonable accommodations; monitors employee leaves and issues appropriate correspondence regarding exhaustion of leaves and associated actions to be taken.
  11. Administers and coordinates the performance management and appraisal program for classified employees; develops performance management forms for classified, classified confidential and classified management employees; designs, implements and supports staff development initiatives for classified personnel.
  12. Develops and administers Personnel Commission budgets; reviews the budget process as it relates to the Personnel Commission.
  13. Monitors industry developments in the area of human resources; analyzes proposed state and federal law, regulations and court decisions for their impact on District human resources practices; recommends and implements policy and procedure changes consistent with requirements; directs or conducts research and analysis of human resource and employee relations needs, recommends appropriate actions and implements programs.
  14. Lead or participate in District committees, task forces, teams or ad hoc groups as assigned; responsible and accountable for completion of assigned tasks when serving on such groups.

  1. Attends a variety of meetings, seminars and in-service training classes.

Knowledge of:
  1. Principles, theories and practices of personnel administration, including position classification, salary administration, recruitment, examination and selection.
  2. Principles and practices of labor-management relations, including negotiation and contract administration techniques.
  3. Principles of a Merit System of personnel management as applied to California public schools.
  4. Provisions of the education code as it applies to personnel practices and procedures and community college districts.
  5. Principles and practices of sound business communications.
  6. Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
  7. Principles, methods and techniques of strategic and business planning.
  8. Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.
  9. Research methods and analysis techniques.
  10. District functions and operations and associated human resources management requirements.
  11. Principles and practices of internal consulting.
  12. Trends and practices in human resources management.
  13. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
  14. District classified human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.

Ability to:
  1. Analyze and make sound recommendations on complex human resources management issues.
  2. Plan, organize and direct a comprehensive human resources management program.
  3. Understand, interpret, explain and apply District, Personnel Commission, state and federal laws, codes, regulations, policies and court decisions governing the District's human resources management programs for classified employees.
  4. Effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability background.
  5. Obtain, organize, analyze and evaluate a wide range of data and information and make appropriate recommendations to District executives, Personnel Commission and Board of Trustees.
  6. Perform a variety of professional and technical duties involved in the conduct of the District's classification, salary, recruitment, examination, selection, and employee disciplinary programs.
  7. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports and written materials.
  8. Present proposals, recommendations and technical information clearly, logically and persuasively.
  9. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  10. Operate a computer and standard business software.
  11. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned people and staff.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of groups and individuals, including District executives, the Board of Trustees, the Personnel Commission, the District's attorney, candidates, employees, and their bargaining unit representatives, members of public and representatives of other public agencies.

Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree; and at least 5 years of increasingly responsible professional personnel management experience. Master's degree preferred, but not required.

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability background.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid California Class C driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy.

Additional Information
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job , the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must be able to perform travel throughout the Long Beach SBDC service area and travel to in-state and out-of-state events and conferences as required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions, and interact with District management, staff, contractors, consultants, vendors and others encountered in the course of work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in inside environmental conditions. The employee occasionally works with a video display terminal for prolonged periods. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to attend evening meetings and travel. May be required to work evenings or weekends.

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Disability Accommodations
If you require special accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Long Beach City College Office of Human Resources by the Closing Date. Incomplete applications will not be considered and disqualified from further consideration.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Long Beach City College application. Do not submit a resume with the application. Resumes will be removed from applications.A complete file consists of all of the following:
  • Completed electronically signed Long Beach City College application electronic form.
  • Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework and/or degrees. Unofficial copies are acceptable during the application process. Candidates not holding the education requirements for a position must attach a statement in lieu of transcripts requesting an evaluation of experience to meet the position requirements.THE EXAMINATION
    Applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process at their own expense.

    You must pass all phases of the examination process to be placed on the eligibility list.

    District employees may request to transfer by completing the Transfer Request Form located within the Human Resources website at

    Supplemental Application (Pass/Fail) Screening: 7/3-7/14/17
    Performance Evaluation and Qualifications Appraisal Interview (100%): 7/24/17
    (Qualified candidates will be notified in writing of the time and location)

    The district contributes to medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, and life insurance for the employee. Benefits also include 21 vacation days and 5 management leave days.
    01 Describe the education, experience and training that you believe qualifies you to apply for the position of Director, Classified Human Resources. Do NOT refer to a resume. Merit System experience and experience in a community college district is highly desirable. Please be sure to include any merit system experience you have, including the dates of employment and agency.
    02 In what capacity have you worked in a unionized environment? Describe the challenges and strategies you have utilized to problem solve issues.
    03 In your human resources career, what laws and guidelines have you worked with to ensure lawful compliance for the agency with which you were working? Please describe any experience you have had with California Education Code, Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations, and bargaining agreements.
    04 Describe the kinds and levels of support you have provided as a human resources professional to supervisors with employees who were not performing up to standards.
    05 Please describe any strategies you have undertaken which supports an increasingly diverse applicant pool of candidates and hires.
    06 Describe the experience you have in developing policies and rules for a human resource operation.
    07 Describe your experience in supervision of staff as a human resource manager/supervisor.

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