Civil Service Title: Director of Human Resources Internal Job Assignment: Director of Recruitment, Retention & HR Compliance (.60 FTE) / Shared Director of Human Resources (.40 FTE)
Goal of Position: Enhance and expand the recruitment and retention efforts for critical vacancies at SCBOCES and work to improve the overall retention rate for employment at all levels of the BOCES. The Director of Recruitment, Retention & HR Compliance will also be responsible for HR consultations, audits and compliance as needed for the BOCES/component districts. Typical Tasks/Duties: • Initiate the recruitment process by sourcing and pre-screening candidates to present qualified candidates to administrators/supervisors. Ensure candidates hold required qualifications including certification/licensure, meet minimum civil service requirements and have no less than two (2) positive supervisory references. • Develop, implement and monitor a BOCES-wide strategic recruitment and retention plan in collaboration with the BOCES senior management team and BOCES administrators/supervisors. Prioritize hiring needs for positions that are difficult to fill including but not limited to: secondary special education teachers, teaching assistants, building level administrators, speech pathologists, teacher aides and other identified positions. • Manage and work closely with all BOCES administrators/supervisors to determine future personnel needs, including but not limited to tracking retirements and anticipated new positions based on district service requests. • Coordinate recruitment activities including college fairs, job fairs, and other similar events for the BOCES/component school districts. • Establish working relationships with colleges, professional associations, community agencies and other organizations to enhance recruitment initiatives by networking and participating in recruitment campaigns and other events that will help increase the number of viable candidates for positions at the BOCES/component school districts. • Utilize innovative recruiting and technology resources including social media and professional association events to increase recruitment opportunities. • Maintain and provide data with respect to hiring statistics in order to evaluate the success of recruitment efforts (ex: vacancy rates, turnover etc.) • Assist in planning and implementing on-going new employee orientations by collaborating with BOCES administrators/supervisors to develop a rotating schedule of BOCES/specific department orientation activities. • Conduct Human Resource audits, develop HR procedures including documentation of such and complete HR investigations as needed/assigned for BOCES/component school districts. • Other similar tasks/duties as assig
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves responsibility for planning, coordinating and directing all human resource programs for a school district, including employment recruitment, employee relations, compensation, training and development, benefits administration and affirmative action. The work is performed under general administrative direction in accordance with established policies and procedures. Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The typical work activities listed below, while providing representative examples of the variety of work assignments in the title, do not describe any individual position. Incumbents in this title may perform some or all of the following, as well as other related activities not described.
Develops, reviews and directs human resource policies for the school district;
Assists administration in position classifications;
Supervises the administration of employee benefit programs, compensation, staffing, affirmative action, employee relations and training/development functions;
Oversees and coordinates the personnel recruitment, screening, interviewing, selection and placement process for the school district for civil service and professional level staff;
Develops and implements training programs for department heads and supervisory personnel to ensure compliance with proper employment policies and procedures;
Ensures that the Board is advised of appointments, changes, leaves and resignations;
Oversees orientation program and schedule for all new employees as well training for all employees as needed to ensure that they are advised of agency policies and changes;
Establishes contacts with area personnel directors and support staff to assure a mutual exchange of information relative to recruitment and personnel management;
Participates in the collective bargaining processes and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements;
Ensures that contractual responsibilities in the area of personnel are fulfilled, including internal postings, seniority lists, etc.;
Coordinates the Employees Assistance Program;
Serves as the Affirmative Action Officer, including responsibility for development and implementation of an Affirmative Action Plan and investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment;
Ensures that legal requirements for employment of personnel are met, including civil service and state teacher certifications;
Uses computer applications or other automated systems, such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments;
Identifies and projects staffing needs through assessment of attrition statistics, such as retirements, resignations, transfers, etc.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of personnel administration; thorough knowledge of labor laws, developments in the field of labor relations and local labor conditions; good knowledge of federal and state mandates and laws relating to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action dealing with employment; good knowledge of New York State Civil Service Law and local rules and regulations; ability to interpret and administer labor agreements; ability to interpret and administer labor agreements; ability to plan, manage and supervise a comprehensive personnel program; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels of an organization structure as well as local area school districts and municipal and civic officials; working knowledge of electronic and computer application software; sound professional judgment; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and four (4) years of experience in personnel administration or labor relations, which shall have included position classification, recruitment, employee selection or negotiating or administering employee contracts; or (B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree and six (6) years of experience as described in (A) above; or (C) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of experience as described in (A) above; or (D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.