Manager, Human Resources - Talent Manage...
Metropolitan Council - Saint Paul, MN

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We are seeking a Human Resource Manager to manage the talent management functions for the Regional Administration and Environmental Services divisions. The position will manage a staff consisting of Human Resource Consultants (1), Staffing Specialists (3), and Human Resource Assistants (1).

Responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies for recruitment, selection, retention and classification in support of the organization and client initiatives/needs. This position will work in partnership with other human resources managers and professionals to provide seamless, client-focused services.

Examples of Duties:
Manages employee recruitment, testing, and selection procedures in compliance with Council policies and regulations in an expeditious manner to insure a diverse and qualified candidate pool.
In partnership with other Human Resources manager(s); analyzes and evaluates department/agency classification needs; conducts or coordinates classification studies; reviews study recommendations and changes in classification plan, insures internal consistency and integrity of the classification plan and job classification process.
Interviews, selects, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates department staff. Sets and communicates performance expectations, tracks individual performance against agreed upon goals, coaches, counsels and develops skills of employees, maintains performance documentation, and evaluates performance on annual basis.
Evaluates assigned program(s) and reviews policies, procedures and methods used relative to effective utilization of resources, customer service and achievement of goals; formulates, recommends and/or implements action for improvement.
Builds relationships with client department managers to ensure regular communication and customer satisfaction.
Provides consultation to managers and employees around HR related issues/topics. Interprets and explains human resources management provisions of laws, policies and agreements to management and employees.
Participates in the establishment of strategic short-term and long-range program planning. Creates and monitors department/unit budget. Coordinates staff and fiscal resources to meet department goals.
Oversees HRMS system updates for employee, position and job classification changes. Collaborates with staff to identify and evaluate assigned program’s system/database needs and assists with the implementation of new or existing HR systems.
Keeps informed of new trends and developments related to the program’s activities.
Manages vendor relationships. Establishes, negotiates and executes contracts and service requirements. Monitors delivery and administration of outsourced and third-party vendor relationships/contracts.
Develops or reviews management proposals for labor negotiations in applicable areas of responsibility.
May complete full cycle recruitment activities for new, difficult to fill and/or management level positions during peak recruitment periods.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Organization Development, or related discipline and six (6)years of experience in talent management (recruitment, selection, job classification and analysis) with three (3) years supervisory, management or lead work experience.

Supervisory/team lead experience can be demonstrated by:
Providing guidance and training to new professional level employees
Leading teams that involve coordinating and integrating the work of others into a completed work product
Working closely with others to resolve problems, coordinate activities, or gain acceptance of a product or procedure
Troubleshooting or providing advice to others regarding the work of the unit or organization
Devising new work methods and procedures or improvements in existing work practices, and getting the cooperation of employees in applying the new methods and practices

Desired Qualifications:
Public Sector Experience
Project Management
Advanced degree
SPHR or IPMA certificate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of recruitment, examination and or classification/compensation
Personnel management principles and techniques, including interviewing, selection, training, supervision, evaluation, motivation, discipline and staff development
HRMS systems (PeopleSoft preferred), online applicant tracking, (NeoGov preferred) for managing human resources processes and word processing / spreadsheet (MS Office applications preferred)
Public sector human resources rules and regulations; State and local laws and regulations relating to human resources
Principles of negotiating and reaching agreement
Methods of administrative problem solving
Research and analysis methods and principles
Presentation techniques
Project Management

Ability to:
Plan, organize, manage and evaluate a human resources program
Supervise, train, develop and motivate staff
Interpret, enforce and apply Federal, State, and organizational policies and procedures
Develop and maintain effective working relations with those contacted during the course of work, including interacting effectively with management, employee groups and representatives
Effectively utilize information systems
Supervise and train staff
Prepare clear and concise reports and written communications
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Requires skill in developing, motivating and fostering collaborative relationships both inside and outside of the organization

Supplemental Information:
Union: Non-Represented Grade: J
FLSA Status: Exempt

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for a final interview based on the results of: Minimum Qualifications Review Education and Experience Rating Oral Exam
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check which includes verification of education and employment, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Criminal Background Check: Applicants convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor in the last seven years may be disqualified if the underlying conduct is job related or involves unlawful sale, trafficking or conspiracy to sell unlawful controlled substances or possession of a controlled substance; robbery, fraud, embezzlement; or violent or sex related crimes.

Other convictions are not an automatic bar to employment and each case is considered on its individual merits as well as the type of work sought. Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) will cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.
Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions, which are Safety Sensitive; supervisory/managerial; located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check. The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at (612) 349-7558.

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