Cerritos College — Director, Human Resources and Risk Management

Position Information
Position Title Director, Human Resources and Risk Management S-2017

Distinguishing Career Features
Organizes, supervises, leads and performs human resource services in the areas of employee recruitment, selection, employment, job classification and compensation, labor relations, risk management, record keeping, Board agenda, and human resources information systems. Leads and supervises the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department, implementation of District policies, procedures, and collective bargaining processes. Assists in the overall management, coordination, and supervision of human resources and labor relations functions.

Job Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • As directed by the Vice President, Human Resources/Assistant Superintendent, the Director, plans, organizes and supervises day-to-day operations and activities related to the recruitment, employment, human resources information system functions within the Human Resources department. Motivates, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel to provide high quality work and service.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and participates in development and maintenance of job descriptions, departmental change processes, salary schedules, selection, and employment procedures.
  • Plans, supervises, assesses, and evaluates the support services required for implementing and coordinating all aspects of the District’s Selection procedures for recruitment and employment, including establishment and effective maintenance of a web-based application system.
  • Develops and implements procedures for processing and maintaining records for minimum qualifications for hire and faculty service areas for academic personnel.
  • Develops and maintains employee seniority lists for academic and classified personnel.
  • Develops, coordinates, and supervises the maintenance of personnel records.
    Coordinates the development and maintenance of the human resources information system.
  • Supervises and performs personnel actions including employment, transfers, classification or salary changes, promotions, resignations, retirements, terminations, and other personnel actions as required.
  • Assists and counsels management personnel with administrative and technical personnel issues, collective bargaining agreements, effective problem resolution, and other personnel matters in areas of responsibility.
  • Provides professional advice and counseling to employees regarding recruitment, selection, classification, salary, resignations, and other personnel actions in areas of responsibility.
  • Consults and participates in the development and implementation of effective and bias-free recruitment and screening procedures for all employees; ensures compliance with state and federal legal requirements; and ensures Equal Opportunity employment for the District.
  • Coordinates with the Director, Diversity, Benefits, and Compliance on recruitment, selection, job classification, compensation, personnel action, labor relations, and other areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law, as well as Board policy and District procedures.
  • Assists the Director, Diversity, Benefits, and Compliance in resolving employee disciplinary matters and grievances as required.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and participates in risk management functions, including workers’ compensation, safety, liability claims and contracts.
  • Serves as the District’s liaison for workers’ compensation and unemployment claims related matters.
  • Prepares and submits personnel-related items to the Vice President for the President’s Executive Cabinet review and Board of Trustees consideration. Prepares agenda items for human resources matters for Board of Trustees and memoranda of Board action to employees after Board action.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports for internal use and for external federal and state agencies, including statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and depending on the nature of the report, provides background information for use by external investigators or legal counsel in areas of responsibility or as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison for the District to various agencies and governmental units; responds to inquiries and provides confidential data and analysis as required; assists in internal and external auditing processes by providing confidential data and reports; responds to questions and retrieves documents as required in areas of responsibility or as assigned.
  • Develops, maintains and delivers the District’s annual Human Resources Board items report.
  • Assists with the development, revision, interpretation, and administration of personnel-related Board Policies and administrative procedures.
  • Coordinates, assists, and participates in the development, preparation, and maintenance of human resources information for employee handbooks and other administrative publications (print and web).
  • Develops and supports employee orientations and coordinates comprehensive inservice workshops on human resources policies, practices and procedures for administrators and staff. Facilitates group processes for problem solving, in-service training team-building and communications.
  • Participates in labor negotiations, and assists with the preparation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ensures accuracy of internal and external print and online publications related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Represents the District at meetings, consortiums, or other external activities as assigned related to Human Resources or labor relations matters.
  • Participates in external organizations and/or other activities for professional development in the human resources/labor relations fields.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills related to duties and responsibilities.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and maximizes financial resources.
  • Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments.
  • Anticipates, prevents and resolves conflicts and problems under areas of supervision.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills
The position requires specialized professional knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles, practices, and techniques associated with human resource management in higher education or related public service.
  • Labor relations, organization and employee development, recruitment and selection, salary administration, and group process facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of modem supervision, training and professional development an academic setting.
  • Familiarity with the California Education Code, California Government Code, and other federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to public sector human resource functions, collective bargaining, and employee relations in a community college.
  • Computerized human resources information systems (HRIS), with advanced capability in spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and word processing.
  • Salary and classification administration.
  • Well-developed oral and written language skills to prepare reports and professional correspondence.
  • Sufficient math skill to prepare budgets and to analyze statistical, economic, and numerical information.
  • Well-developed human relations skills sufficient to participate in labor negotiations, conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and the public

This position requires the ability to:

  • Independently administer human resources programs or functions.
  • Learn, interpret, apply and develop policies and procedures governing human resources.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply the California Education Code, California Government Code, and other federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Organize, plan and interpret human resources programs, and to develop and maintain a productive employer/employee relations program.
  • Compile and analyze supporting data and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, formal presentations and facilitate group processes.
  • Evaluate and solve problems, frequently of a confidential and sensitive nature, and to make effective decisions involving matters of potential District liability.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to needs of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Advocate for shared governance, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and the core values of the institution.

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in human resources, organizational management, business or public administration, or field directly related to the major responsibilities of the position AND at least four years (full-time equivalent) of recent progressively responsible experience with organization-wide accountability for one or more human resources functions. At least two of the four years must be at the management level. A combination of education and experience equivalent may be considered.

Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to the needs of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Related experience in a public sector environment.

Transcripts and Foreign Degrees
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.

Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.

A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Physical Demands
This position requires the physical ability to:

  • Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
  • Use hearing and speech to project voice to small and large audiences, carry on telephone conversations, and hear and grasp verbal communications and equipment prompts.
  • See with sufficient visual acuity read, recognize printed material, and view a computer screen.
  • Use manual and finger dexterity to operate a personal computer keyboard at speed, pointing device, projection equipment and other common office equipment.
  • Work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and split schedules.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number MGT00012P
Open Date 04/25/2017
Close Date 06/06/2017
Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 37 on Management Salary Schedule ($10,180.00 – 12,789.00/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System and Social Security.

22 days annual vacation.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time 12-calendar month classified manager position.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

College/Department Profile
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants
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Application Procedure
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

Selection Procedure
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., training demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.