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Blaine County School District (learn more)

Hailey, Idaho (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3135454
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

TITLE: Human Resources Director
PAY GRADE: Salary Schedule for Administrators, Pay Grade C
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Superintendent
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 246 days per year. Works on-site according to designated schedule.

Position is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a human resources program to include recruitment, employment processes, employee counseling, credentials, benefits, compensation, performance management, internal employee communication, staff appreciation and celebrations, communication and collaboration with employee associations, and regulatory compliance.

Position provides overall supervision of the Human Resources department. Direct reports include two HR Generalist I/II.

Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university required, Master's degree preferred. Degrees in human resource management, public administration, business administration or a related field preferred. Certification as PHR or SPHR is preferred. Three (3) years of experience in administration, management or supervision is preferred. Knowledge of human resource management and related laws and policies is required. Experience and/or deep understanding of school operations and employment laws specific to education preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
  • Serves as an ambassador for the District's mission and focus on children.
  • Supervises HR personnel and day to day operations, and evaluates the work performance of HR employees.
  • Collaborates with Superintendent and supervisors to regularly express staff appreciation and host celebrations.
  • Serves on District negotiations team for all collective bargaining groups and non-organized groups or individuals. Formulates proposals, negotiates, administers, and interprets employment contracts, agreements and policies.
  • Works with employee associations to identify and collaboratively address concerns.
  • Administers the employee benefits program and directly supervises department staff in the daily implementation of internal communications, proper enrollment of employees, and ongoing external reviews of the total benefit program to ensure a competitive posture.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the recruitment of and hiring procedures for all new personnel. Reviews supervisor recommendations for employment of staff or personnel/salary changes, ensuring proper credentials and reference and background checks. Recommends hires to Superintendent for School Board approval. Assists administrators with staff hiring and placement decisions.
  • Recruits new staff to the District by attending job fairs and conferences, developing promotional materials, reviewing resumes, networking with colleagues from other Districts, presenting at area colleges and working with Human Resources staff on visibility and links related to the HR website.
  • Plans and directs HR functions for the School District; develops and implements HR related programs, policies, and procedures including data reporting to the State Department of Education, ensuring proper certifications and/or licensure for each staff member, and background and reference checks.
  • Assures that new employees are hired at appropriate step and lane, per specific employee agreements/contracts and employee credentials.
  • Facilitates and collaborate on the integration of new employees into the school district with Teaching and Learning and building principals. Manages communications district-wide regarding expectations, responsibilities and benefit information using a variety of vehicles including New Employee Orientation, mentor-mentee program, answering questions in meetings or via phone, sending out periodic notices, and writing benefit related materials and ongoing general communication regarding employee benefits.
  • Advises principals and supervisors on staffing plans, viable applicants, and hiring decisions.
  • Advises and collaborates with administrators in labor and employment matters including employee performance evaluations, growth plans, remediation plans, and dismissal; employee discipline and documentation; compliance with policy, federal and state laws, and the master agreement.
  • Provides support and assistance to district supervisors and/or personnel, as appropriate in the chain of command, by investigating and addressing employee relations matters, including facilitating resolution and/or attempting to provide alternative means of resolution.
  • Assists with administering grievance procedures for all employee groups.
  • Develops, interprets, implements and enforces personnel policies and procedures.
  • Counsels with applicants, employees and patrons, as appropriate in the chain of command, to resolve complaints, difficulties and other personnel-related matters.
  • Assists supervisors in conducting investigations and assembles other information needed to take disciplinary action or dismiss employees.
  • Assures compliance with Federal, State and local laws regarding personnel-related matters.
  • Attends School Board meetings when necessary.
  • Prepares the department budget and monitors expenditures. Collaborates with Teaching and Learning on the Title IIA program and budget.
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents, such as policy and procedure manuals. Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, the community and other employees of the District. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. While most duties are performed indoors, the employee may be required to perform duties outdoors in various types of weather, including inclement weather with temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee frequently interacts with students and staff. May be required to work extended hours to meet deadlines.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
    • Salary: $116,259 to $127,150 Per Year
  • Job Category: Administrator > Human Resources
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Blaine County School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Kandy Blackburn, Human Resources Department
    • 118 W. Bullion St.
    • Hailey, Idaho 83333
    • Phone: (208) 578-5000
    • Fax: (208) 578-5110
    • Email: click here

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