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The Assistant Commissioner of Educational Effectiveness is responsible for administering staff and operations of a comprehensive human resources management program and advises administrative officials

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Responsible for leading, developing and implementing the agency human resource programs including organizational and personnel development, compensation, compliance with agency human resource policies and procedures. Ensures that all employment practices are consistently interpreted by all supervisors in accordance with federal and state law and the agency’s human resource policies. Provides leadership and guidance to individuals responsible for the Human Resource’s Office. Formulates and recommends Human Resources policies and objectives for the agency. Determines and recommends employee relation practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale. Protects interests of employees and the agency in accordance with agency Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations, approves recommendations for terminations, and reviews employee appeals through complaint procedure. Establishes wage and salary structure, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, employee and agency safety and health programs, and monitors for effectiveness and cost containments. Oversees implementation of programs through Human Resources staff, monitors administration standards, and identifies opportunities and solves discrepancies. Conducts continuing studies of all Human Resource policies, programs, and practices to keep top management informed of new developments. Keeps supervisor informed of significant problems that jeopardize the achievement of objectives and those which are not being addressed adequately at the line management level. Prepare Commissioner’s memos on behalf of the department as well as the rules for implementation of regulatory issues in the agency. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge management principles and techniques. Knowledge of public human resources administration. Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations. Knowledge of labor relations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of classifications and organizational design. Knowledge of the principles and practices and compensation. Knowledge of employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity or affirmative action plans and programs. Ability to strategically plan including succession planning and aligning human resources to agency goals and objectives. Ability to develop an implement agency-wide policy. Ability to apply organizational development principles and practices. Ability to apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public policy, public administration or a related field; plus five years of experience in human resources, including three years in a supervisory role.

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