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Director of Human Resources

For The City of Burlington

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for cultivating one of the City’s most important assets– its people.
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive,impartial, and equitable policies, programs, and compensation and benefits to meet City-wide anddepartment specific operational needs. The Director reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer,oversees seven direct employees, and works closely with all eighteen Departments Heads to ensurethat the City’s workforce can perform effectively.
The Director of Human Resources is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. TheDirector will be a member of the Mayor’s Leadership Team and be responsible for deliveringcomprehensive, equitable compensation, benefits, policies, programs, and services to meet City-wideand department-specific operational needs. This includes, but is not limited to, employee recruitmentand selection; employee payroll; compensation and benefits administration; employee developmentand retention; employee and labor relations; diversity and inclusion; and HR administration. Theposition works alongside the Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to give insight on HRprocesses surrounding implementation, and assessment of the City’s initiatives to promote racial equityand inclusion within the City workforce.
The Director of Human Resources will guide the Human Resources staff to partner with each Citydepartment (except the School Department) to ensure that the City’s workforce has all requiredcompetencies and resources necessary to perform effectively. The Director is responsible for Citypayroll and benefits administration and for initiating and completing efforts to continuously evaluateand assess employee benefits and human resource processes, policies, and practices, while workingwith other City staff to improve and address identified issues.

Sep 18, 2020
10/9/2020
QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Business Administration, or related field plus seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible HR Management experience is required. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and Master’s degree is preferred. HR experience in a municipal or public environment is strongly preferred. Experience in benefit and wellness administration, labor relations, employment law, employee training, organizational development, and contract negotiations is required. Ability to effectively, clearly and professionally communicate in all written and verbal interactions with multiple stakeholders and to group of all sizes, including City employees, elected officials and members of the general public is required. Ability to diffuse and manage complex organizational and employee issues using solid judgment and demonstrating the utmost level of the confidentiality, integrity and trustworthiness while honoring both employee and employer rights and privacy is required. Ability to prioritize work and problem solve to accomplish competing objectives while meeting deadlines is required. Proficiency in Microsoft operating programs, specifically Word and Excel is required, Visio a plus. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies. Champion of racial equity, inclusion and belonging. Dedication to and understanding of racial equity. Deep understanding of systemic racism in workplace culture.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Business Administration, or related field plus seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible HR Management experience is required.
Burlington, VT
Regular, Full-Time
Applications for this position are only accepted on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt