Director of Human Resources
Virgin Islands Department of Education - Virgin Islands

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United States Virgin Islands Department of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Director of Human Resources

Location: Territorial

Interested persons should contact:
(340) 774-0100 / (340) 772-3848

Starting Salary: $85,000

Classification: Exempt

Description: The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing human resources policies and procedures; coordinate classified and certified employee relations issues and practices; conduct investigations, facilitate process of litigation, EEOC, Fair Labor Standards, ADA and various employee/association grievances; keep abreast of legal issues and serve as a resource to administrators and supervisors for Human Resources functions. The Director has the responsibility to manage the total employment and recruitment function as well as to administer the day-to-day operation of the Division of Human Resources offices in both districts, including school staffing, recruitment for teachers and substitutes, employer/employee relations, evaluation of office personnel, credentialing and NCLB. The employee reports to the Commissioner of Education.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Not all inclusive)
Conduct investigations, prepare and develop employee relation issues and practices. Facilitate processing of litigation, unemployment hearings, workers compensation claims/hearings, EEOC, Fair Labor Standards. Assist in development of education and facilitation programs. Work on various employee relations projects.
• Maintain current knowledge of and ensure that Human Resources and district staff comply with Department policies and interpretations, state and federal laws and Bargaining Agreements.
• Consult and advise supervisors and administrators regarding issues of compliance of bargaining agreement. Monitor all Progressive Discipline Actions.
• Responsible for Criminal background investigation reports on employees.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with key district staff and association/bargaining units’ leadership in order to maximize effectiveness of Human Resources objectives. Respond to grievances filed and facilitate resolution (mediation, administrative transfer, demotion or separation of employee).
• Direct responsibility to manage total employment and recruitment function; reduction in force staff, administrative transfers.
• Recruit qualified candidates for classified/certified/administrative positions.
• Interview prospective applicants and evaluate qualifications.
• Make offers of employment.
• Participate in local/state/out of state Job Fairs
• Serve on negotiation teams to negotiate yearly contracts and to develop contract language to ensure language meets Board Ends statements with out violating operating limitations or superintendent policies.
• Coordinate exit interview process. Develop a plan and manage efficient data accumulation of exit survey information and analyze information to determine themes of reasons employees have exited the school district;
• Administer, organize and conduct training for supervisors. Review and monitor remediation plans and offer input/feedback to super visors regarding plans.
• Responsible for the recruitment, screening, interviewing, selection, placement and transfer of personnel;
• Provides assistance to employees in matters of interpretation of District policies, including leaves, retirements, credentials, salary placement and transfer;
• Monitors credential authorizations and assignments; Monitors teacher compliance requirements for No Child Left Behind;
• Maintains accurate records of staffing needs, leaves of absence, transfer requests and attrition;
• Assists in the completion of required State and Federal personnel reports;
• Assists in the coordination of the District employee performance appraisal and retirement programs;
• Completes surveys and generates reports as required;
• Assists in the development of the District's personnel budget;
• Collaborates with other departments to support and implement new employee orientation and diversity training programs;
• Prepares, distributes and maintains necessary materials and records for summer employment;
• Coordinates the assignment of student teachers between colleges/universities and the elementary and secondary schools;
• Assists in the preparation of materials for negotiations with bargaining unit representatives;
• Work independently with little direction;
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possess current training/knowledge in the areas of Employment Labor Laws;
• Possess current training in EEOC laws and have knowledge and written skills to respond to EEOC complaints;
• Possess current training in Contract Negotiations;
• Possess current training and understanding of Workers’ Compensation process and accommodations for employees, and working/coordinating with supervisors to ensure the district is in compliance with Workers’ Comp law;
• Possess experience in developing / implementing teacher-leader effective evaluation systems;
• Have thorough knowledge of Department policies an h ow they may be applied from a Human Resource perspective in discipline and separation of employees;
• Have a thorough knowledge of how to conduct an investigation regarding: hostile work environment, sexual harassment, ADA noncompliance, EEOC;
• Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and Department policies;
• Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment;
• Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator;
• Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
• Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
Education and Experience:
Master's degree Human Resources Management or closely related field with training/experience in the broad aspects of school administration and at least five(5) years of successful experience in a supervisory or managerial position in a K-12 setting; or
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field with training/experience in the broad aspects of school administration and at least seven (7) years of successful experience in a supervisory or managerial position in a k-12 setting.

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