• Human Resources Director

    Alaska Executive Search, Inc.
    Job Description
    Position:       Human Resources Director 
    Location:      Fairbanks
    Pay Range:   $103,000+ DOE 

    This is a highly visible, professional position that is required to function with a substantial amount of autonomy.
    Under the general direction of the mayor, the HR Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the Human Resources Department services and functions. The role will provide Human Resources leadership that enhances the borough and drives performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develop and recommend objectives, policies, programs and procedures that maintain a creative and results oriented Human Resources department, including Personnel/Payroll management and Risk management.
    • Supervise the Personnel/Payroll Manager whose responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of management, technical and support services positions, employee relations, labor relations, and the administering of the personnel system including coordinating and directing programs and functions. Accountability for the entire payroll, including time and attendance, which must comply with all applicable regulatory and contractual requirements accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Supervise the Risk Manager whose responsibilities include development and administration of the Borough, Borough School District, and Service Areas Risk Management programs and is administrator of the group health, life, and other benefits program for employees. Supervises staff and functions of the Human Resources Department.  
    • Serves as chief labor negotiator for the borough’s collective bargaining agreements. Perform labor relations activities for the borough; interpret labor contracts; maintain a positive working relationship between employees and management; counsel employees and supervisors as needed; administer the grievance procedure and 2 works with counsel to represent the Borough in final grievance resolution through arbitration, Human Rights, and EEOC complaints.
    • Ensure ADA and FMLA requests are accurately evaluated. Coordinate with the EEO/Compliance Officer to include monitoring of the Borough's Affirmative Action Plan, EEO complaints, and complaints by employees and job applicants.
    • Oversee and coordinate drug testing and background checks for Borough employees.
    • Maintain and administer the position classification plan of the Borough; analyze position questionnaires and conduct position audits; prepare or modify class descriptions and establish classification procedures; participate in job or organizational restructuring.
    • Maintain and recommend procedures for positive personnel recruitment and selection; direct all preliminary recruitment and subsequent employment functions. Ensure that qualified personnel are selected, and that orientation and on-the-job training programs are conducted and effective.
    • Maintain and administer the compensation and fringe benefits plan of the Borough.
    • Develop and administer an employee performance evaluation system; provide training to supervisory personnel in conducting performance evaluations; assist supervisors in improving employee performance.
    • Develop and recommend to the Mayor a training policy for the Borough; assist department directors in determining departmental training needs; plan or participate with departments in establishing training programs; manage Workforce Strategic Plan; conduct training courses and serve as liaison with other training resources.
    • Develop and administer policies and procedures relating to personnel functions (discipline, performance evaluations, recruitment, etc.). Leads Borough-wide Policy Committee.
    • Remain current on new developments in public personnel administration and Federal and State laws, regulations and rules relative to personnel administration; conduct personnel research as requested.
    • Compile, prepare, defend, and monitor department budget.
    • Proactively consult and advise managers and employees on HR issues and organizational development concerns.
    • Serve on various committees and working groups as assigned. Participates in high level strategic discussions with the administration.
    Essential Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in personnel administration, public administration, or a closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.
    • One of the following professional certification required: Professional Human Resource (PHR), Senior Professional Human Resource Certification (SPHR), or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
    • Seven or more years of progressively responsible Human Resources management experience. Prefer current or previous experience in a management role serving a workforce of 200+ employees. 4. Knowledge of principles, methods, practices, and laws of Human Resources administration; principles of organization, management, and supervision.
    • Demonstrated managerial, supervisory, planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills; and the ability to plan, coordinate, and direct work of subordinate staff.
    • Ability to work well with department heads in resolving organizational issues and with employees in dealing with job-related problems; analyze and recommend policies and procedures.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; collect, compile, and analyze information and data.
    • Ability to understand and interpret federal, state, and local laws, regulations, contracts, and other issues relevant to Borough accounting.
    • Knowledge of concepts, principles, and objectives of Equal Opportunity programs.
    • Knowledge in the technical aspects of two or more of the following: all-lines insurance, loss control, claims case management, third party liability, workers’ compensation, basic elements of tort litigation, and group health and life benefits program.
    • Demonstrated background in collective bargaining atmosphere, including participation on labor negotiations.
    • Ability to perform in a pressure environment, under stress, with frequent interruptions.
    • Must be able to maintain effective working relationship with staff, general public, professional colleagues, and other governmental, state, and local agencies.
    • Strong working knowledge of HR practices, applicable federal/state labor employment laws, policies, and basic programs.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Consultative skills and working knowledge of organizational development.
    • Computer skills applicable to the HR field, including experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
    • Highly self-motivated people-person with the demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
    • Ability to maintain the confidentiality required of this position.
    • Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license. Must meet insurance standards and maintain insurability under the Borough's insurance program. If personal automobile is used for Borough business, proof of automobile insurance at statutory limits must be provided.
    All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
    AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

    AES matches job seekers with opportunities in which they are recognized and rewarded for their experience, skills and abilities.  AES is proud to be an Alaskan-owned company building relationships on integrity and trust since 1977. Our Services are always FREE to candidates. 
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