This is a Department Head classification with FLSA Exempt status. The Director of HRreports directly to the agency head; the Executive Director. The incumbent is responsible for the overall administration, operation, and direction of the human resources functions of the agency; primary concentration being applied to oversight of federal and state statute compliance regarding labor and personnel laws, agency labor and personnel policy application, as well as, oversight of talent acquisition, workforce and organizational culture development, and functioning as the liaison between outside agencies on legal and personnel related matters.
Essential Functions of HR:
• Reports directly to the agency's Executive Director, also maintaining communication regarding matters of importance related to personnel, legal, and / or agency operations;
• Functions as the point of contact and records custodian for personnel records, including communications with external agencies and / or providers related to personnel matters; this includes, but is not limited to, EEOC filings, FMLA requests, DCFS inquiries, law enforcement background screenings, and attorney correspondence;
• Is responsible for the management and secure storage of personnel records, ensuring records are kept current with all Actions That Affect Employees;
• Is the point of contact for policy inquiries related to labor and personnel matters;
• Supervises all facets of the talent acquisition process; including recruitment, screening, testing, presentation of formal job offers, and hiring;
• Conducts benefits and compensation analysis within the industry and / or similar labor markets, to determine competitive benefits and compensation plans and practices.
• Administers benefits programs, such as life, health, dental and disability insurances; this also includes the state retirement plan, vacation, sick leave, and leave of absence;
• Serves as the agency Employee Assistance Program coordinator (EAP) and ensures that the agency remains responsive to matters requiring such;
• Functions as the lead or in assisting with the conducting of internal investigations;
• Investigates accidents and prepares reports for Worker's Compensation and/or other vendors;
• Remains abreast of changes impacting state and federal employment laws, provides information and recommendations on such to management;
• Represents the agency at personnel-related hearings and investigations; EEOC responses, unemployment hearings, depositions, etc.
• Through coordination with the Executive Director, serves as the lead on organizational development and pro-employee initiatives designed to promote a positive work culture and work efficiencies;
• Provides oversight to the employee separation process; ensures necessary communications are made with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and / or other pertinent entities, processes applicable documentation, and conducts exit interviews.
• Manages the agency's Human Resources Information System (HRIS); ensuring the payroll process remains unimpeded, personnel information and data remain current, and analyzes data relative to the workforce and prepares reports illustrating any noteworthy workforce changes;
• Directs and supervises the duties and work product of the following direct reports: Recruiter / Field Training Officer, Payroll Clerk, and Executive Assistant;
• Other duties as assigned byExecutive Director.
Job Description Disclaimer:
The statements contained in this position description are intended to describe general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.
Education, Training and Experience:
• A Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field from an accredited college or university;
• Experience in managing and operating a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) or other human capital management system, such as Paylocity, ADP, Kronos, etc.
• A Master Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field from an accredited college or university is preferred;
• SHRM-CP and / or SHRM- SCP preferred;
• HRCI-PHR and / or SPHRpreferred;
• Experience may be a substitute for education.
Additional Qualifications for the Director of HR:
• Ability to lead, while directing and supervising the work activities of direct reports;
• Effective technical writing skills;
• Demonstrated oral communication skills and /or the ability to engage in public speaking;
• Considerable knowledge of federal and state employment laws;
• Ability to work in a secure and, at times, confidential public sector work environment, while exercising attention to detail along with flexibility;
• Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations;
• Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license;
• Successful completion of a probationary period for the position.