JOB: Director of Human Resources, Peoria, Arizona

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    Allison Primack
    Job ID: 9557993
    Position Title: Director of Human Resources
    Company Name: City of Peoria, Arizona
    Job Function: Human Resources
    Entry Level: No
    Location(s): Peoria, Arizona, United States
    Posted: February 8, 2012
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
    Min Experience: 7-10 Years
    Required Travel: 0-10%
    Salary: $125,000.00 – $140,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

    Job Description

    Peoria, Arizona, seeks a creative, confident, experienced HR leader who is politically astute, an effective communicator, and values fairness and collaboration to oversee a full-service department with 18 staff, $2.3M operating and $13 M in health and worksers comp self-insurance funds.

    Peoria’s ideal candidate is approachable, instills trust, and works collaboratively in a team environment. The Director must be politically astute, creative, and an effective communicator. The Director must be a persuasive, confident leader, with an ability to say no when needed and to articulate complex issues in a way that can be understood. The Director will value fairness, consistent application of policies, and be able to discern and advocate what is best for the organization. The person must be technically competent in all areas of human resources management, be knowledgeable with HRIS and able to leverage technology to help streamline processes. The ideal candidate has proven his/her ability to manage as a director or assistant director in a complex local government organization. The person will have working knowledge of all areas of human resources and have a strong background working effectively in a union environment.

    Peoria, Arizona is a dynamic desert community northwest of Phoenix serving more than 154,000 residents. Peoria has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Phoenix metropolitan area and is a diverse, affluent, young working community that enjoys the high quality of life and excellent schools.

    Peoria’s Director of Human Resources leads a department of 18 employees that provide recruitment, classification and compensation administration, benefits administration, employee relations and labor relations, PeopleSoft HRIS support, safety, training and organizational development services to the City’s over 1,100 FTEs. The department administers Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the City’s four unions and has a FY 12 budget of $2.3M for staffing and operations, plus over $13 million in health and workers compensation self-insurance funds.

    The most recent employee survey indicated that over 80% of employees rate Peoria’s Human Resources as good or excellent in providing responsive, professional services that allow the City to attract and retain the highest quality of employee. The department has been integral in recent downsizing and reorganizations that have resulted in fewer positions City-wide without layoffs or furloughs.

    Job Requirements

    Requirements are 7-10 years experience in human resources, including at least five years of management experience, a BA/BS degree (Master’s degree preferred), labor relations, and municipal government experience. Preferred qualifications include experience leading a division or department in a complex municipal organization with significant labor relations, HRIS, and “hands on” experience in all aspects of human resources management. Salaryhiring range $125-140K, DOQ.

    Submit cover letter, resume, professional references, salary history via email to: [email protected]

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    Contact Person: Catherine Tuck Parrish Phone: 240-832-1778
    Email Address: [email protected]
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