Assistant Director III - Assistant Director of Human Resources (Internal Applicants Only)

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Assistant Director III - Assistant Director of Human Resources (Internal Applicants Only)

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Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 20. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category:



Human Resources

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field. Six years of experience in one or more areas of Human Resources. Previous experience in the areas of compensation, classification, staffing, performance management, employee relations, investigations, and analysis preferred. Previous experience with the Banner Unified Digital Campus system, and in particular, the Human Resources and Payroll module, is preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Must be a current Sam Houston State University employee in order to be considered for this position.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs highly complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in the operations and planning in the Human Resources Department. Assists the Director of Human Resources with various initiatives and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supervises functional areas of Human Resources as assigned, which may include: compensation, classification, staffing, performance management, employee relations, investigations, and analysis. Assists the Director and other managerial staff in directing and evaluating programs and department activities, focusing on continuous process improvement. Participates in strategic planning. Oversees and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals. Develops, implements, evaluates, and oversees compliance with policies and procedures. Represents the department at business meetings, conferences, and seminars. Supervises, hires, evaluates, and trains staff. Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of the systems used to electronically submit classification, compensation, performance evaluation and staffing actions. Oversees the analyses of new position and reclassification requests, verifying the appropriate position title, salary level, classification, and exempt or non-exempt status in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, conducting job audits when necessary. Ensures job duties are evaluated to identify essential and non-essential functions as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, and job descriptions for all staff positions are created and maintained. Develops comprehensive internal and external compensation reviews. Develops and manages effective wage and salary procedures, and the maintenance of the documentation associated with the wage and salary records, programs, systems and procedures. Formulates annual pay plan recommendations based on salary surveys, recruiting and turnover, and feedback from administrative officials. Maintains the Compensation Plan detailing pay policies, position classifications, and pay ranges. Oversees the preparation of management and productivity reports, studies, and salary surveys. Manages the review and approval of staff and faculty postings; review and approval of staff job offers; and review of faculty appointments. Serves as an administrator of the PeopleAdmin online applicant tracking and position management system. Implements, maintains and trains on the Annual Performance Appraisal and merit recommendation processes. May serve as a Title IX investigator. Assists employees and supervisors with employee relations. Supervises the maintenance of web pages associated with the assigned areas of responsibility. Answers policy and practice questions for areas of responsibility. Serves as a member of the Banner Human Resources core process team. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to manage business functions and supervise employees. Contacts include other University departments, vendors and off campus agencies; faculty, staff, and student employees. Performs research and prepares analytical reports, together with recommendations, on assigned subjects. Position requires confidentiality, attention to detail and accuracy, and excellent communication and time management skills. Position requires travel to conferences.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 1/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time