External Announcement – Non-classified Employment Opportunity
: Non-classified Human Resources Director
: Downtown Denver (1200 Broadway)
$5,350.00 to $6,086.00 per month
(The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard-to-fill positions.)
: June 20, 2012
: June 29, 2012
: Full Time
Information about the Job
If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people in the Administration Office at History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. Our professionals aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. Convenient location to downtown shopping and restaurants plus cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Affordable ECO Pass program for convenient commuting on RTD buses and light rail
Your choice of one of two strong, secure, yet flexible
including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan
Medical and dental health plans
Paid life insurance plan plus additional optional coverage
Free Short-term disability coverage plus optional long term disability
10 paid holidays per year plus paid opportunities to volunteer in the community
Generous paid vacation and sick leave benefits
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:
Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving the services.
HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job:
BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position exists to plan, direct, and manage all facets of the human resources office for History Colorado (HC). Position plans, staffs, directs and executes office operations to ensure that all human resources needs of the agency are achieved, including position classification for classified and non-classified positions, recruiting, selection, employee relations, organizational development, staff development, etc. in accordance with the decentralized agreements with the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA). Position supervises/provides other services such as: administering layoffs; defending appeals; records maintenance; Performance Management; payroll; provides employee counseling and personnel planning.
This position serves as the final authority within the HC for the interpretation of State Personnel Rules and Administrative Procedures. This position also provides Colorado Revised Statutes interpretation for human resource related issues and fiscal note reviews; reviews Personal Services Contracts; and administers and provides guidance on FML, FLSA and Flex time. This position serves as the agency’s worker’s compensation manager and serves on the HC safety committee, ADA coordinator, Eco-Pass coordinator, and provides employee orientation. This position supervises an Annual Leave Sharing Bank system for all employees within the agency.
This position also develops, implements, and monitors policies and procedures for the agency. This position responds to and/or testifies on behalf of the department in adversarial proceedings before the State Personnel Board, Civil Rights and/or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other court and/or judicial proceedings. Position serves on various State Personnel committees and panels. This position will perform other duties as assigned. This position is a non-classified, full time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position has been exempted from the State Personnel System.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Creates and implements goals, objectives, and priorities for the Office of Human Resources. Develops rules, policies, procedures, and programs necessary to the administration and human resources management of the HC. Advises staff and supervisors regarding proper application of federal and state laws, rules, procedures, and policies to specific employee situations. Develops or modifies procedures for operating and maintaining the functioning of the Office of Human Resources. Attends meetings on behalf of the HC to perpetuate effective human resources management practices.
Responds to employee relations issues and serves as a point of contact for employees and supervisors with human resources related inquiries. Coordinates legal issues related to employment such as grievances, appeals, and lawsuits. Proactively attempts to reduce liability in this area, including creation and delivery of human resources training for the HC employees.
Compliance, Safety, and Health:
Serves as the EEOC Officer, FML Coordinator, ADA Coordinator, Open Records Manager (agency Keeper of the Records), Risk Manager, Unemployment Insurance Witness, Injured Worker’s Compensation Coordinator, and Ergonomic Assessor for HC. Where there is a human resources component, participates in strategic planning for the HC. Creates and maintains liaisons with other agencies or related organizations that are important to the conduct of the Office of Human Resources.
Recruitment and Selection:
Responsible for the recruitment, and assistance with selection and termination of employees of HC. Provide guidance and consultations in the organization and reorganization of departments or divisions within HC. In concert with the Chief Financial Officer, develops, maintains, and updates the staffing pattern. Conducts orientations and exit procedures. Maintains employment data and employee records. Provides training as needed for recruitment of temporary employees from both employment agencies and classified hourly temporary employees.
Leads HC on training and development for performance planning, reviews, and evaluations. Develops and delivers training program for supervisors on effective performance management. Advises employees and supervisors when performance deficiencies occur. Coordinates disciplinary hearings. Manages the performance management and achievement pay for HC.
Employee Development and Training:
Works with management to create succession planning programs and employee professional development. Creates and implements motivation, training, and morale programs, directly or indirectly related to employment at the HC. Assists divisions in the creation and fulfillment of mentoring programs. Advises division directors and unit heads for on-going training resources as needed. Fosters growth in customer service improvements and appreciation of cultural diversity within the workplace.
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS):
Manages, maintains, and updates all HRIS for HC. Enters, maintains, and updates information on the State of Colorado system including EMPL, CPPS, ADS, Lotus Notes, CO Jobs, BenefitSolver, and internal HC data bases.
Classification and Compensation Analysis:
Conducts analysis on positions within HC to ensure consistent classification and compensation practices are adhered to. Annually reviews wage and salary programs of both classified and non-classified staff ensuring that salary and wage rates are competitive and in compliance with HC and state procedures. Through the Accountant / Payroll Officer, directs the preparation of HC payroll and leave accrual data base, as well as managing updates and changes to both systems.
Administers the benefit program for HC. Conducts meetings annually for all HC employees for open enrollment purposes. Consults with employees as needed to provide answers or additional reference materials for questions and concerns related to benefit programs or the pension plans available through the Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado (PERA).
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment:
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial or Organizational Management, Public Administration, or closely related field (an unofficial copy of transcript is required at the time of application).
Five years of professional, well-rounded strategic human resource management experience. Professional well-rounded strategic human resource experience is defined as experience that demonstrates success at strategic human resource policy development and advising Management on Human Resource strategies on complex issues, coordinating development programs and initiatives for staff, developing innovative strategies to address challenges associated with recruiting in a highly competitive environment, creating position descriptions and properly managing a total compensation system, and exceptional verbal and written communications skill.
A combination of professional, well-rounded strategic human resource management experience (as defined above), which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The successful candidate must be certified in Personal Services Contracts and certified in Basic Procurement Training by the State of Colorado as well as completion of the Selection Personnel Certification Program (SPCP) – Certified in Job Evaluation and Selection by the State of Colorado within one year of hire.
Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through SHRM
Special Necessary Requirements:
A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check.
This position requires the ability to travel independently. A valid Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within three months of accepting this position and must be maintained throughout the term of employment.
Progressively responsible professional well-rounded strategic human resource experience.
The ability to identify competencies to improve organizational performance.
Experience with succession planning.
Knowledge of technologies that streamline operational efficiencies.
The capability to create compensation programs focusing on total rewards.
Proven experience in review of personal services contracts.
Proven experience in policy analysis, development and implementation.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills.
Ability to problem solve and execute decisions.
Excellent leadership, supervisory and team building skills.
Ability to work in a complex political environment.
Excellent negotiation and consensus building skills.
Colorado Certification in Job Evaluation (JE).
Colorado Certification in Personal Services Contracts.
Demonstrated working knowledge of State personnel system.
To Apply for this Position:
CO Jobs is the preferred method for submitting applications to this position. Submit a State of Colorado employment application, a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references which must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the above listed “Apply By” date to:
CO Jobs at
Or in hard copy to:
Position # 09021
Attention of Jennifer Adams
Denver, CO 80203
Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted, but online applications from CO-Jobs will be accepted. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed above.
Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials. NOTE: History Colorado does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at History Colorado.
To request ADA accommodation for an interview or in testing for an examination, contact: Human Resources, History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80203 or by phone at (303) 866-2136. History Colorado is aware and compliant of the Colorado Address Confidentiality Program. If you are enrolled in the ACP, please notify us
at the time of application
by providing a current and valid ACP card.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
THE HC WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
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