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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Director of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing and directing all human resource functions, leadership development training programs,

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Direct all DHS Human Resources planning/strategies and administration including staff recruitment, employment processing, job classification and compensation, personnel records, HR policies, and compliance for all DHS employees. Ensure personnel policies and procedures are in compliance with state, federal, and Office of Personnel Management requirements. Direct and implement training and development programs for executive leadership, managers, and staff. Assist senior management with defining strategic mission, goals, values, and recommend methodologies for aligning and integrating departmental and division goals; monitor performance targets and outcomes. Recommend and assist senior management with organization-wide culture change initiatives to support department missions and values. Assist DHS Chief Financial/Administrative Officer with administrative and financial duties as assigned, develop and submit annual and biennial budgets for human resource administration and training programs. Coordinate the selection of external consultants and vendor training firms to support leadership, professional development, and classroom/on-line computer training activities; develop contract specifications and review bid proposals, manage vendor’s services. Provide advice and counsel to executives and mangers on the personnel matters, sensitive issues, policies, discipline decisions, employee grievances. Oversee the management of Material Management Services including office supplies, printing/copying, central mail services, and asset management warehouse. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws related to social service programs. Knowledge of divisional programs, policies, and procedures related to program areas. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of planning, monitoring, and evaluation techniques. Ability to interpret and apply related laws and regulations. Ability to evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness and revisions or corrective actions. Ability to prepare and present verbal and written information and reports. Ability to establish comprehensive organization systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, organization development, or a related field; plus five years work experience in managing all aspects of human resource function including five years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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