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Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

  • Human Resources
  • Open Until Filled

Essential Information

EmployerHenrietta Malumaleumu
Street Address 701 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
Website URL ci.carson.ca.us/conten...

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager or Assistant City Manager, to plan, organize, direct and coordinate a comprehensive Human Resources and Risk Management program; to direct and administer worker's compensation and liability claims, recommend coverages and purchase of insurance and direct the conduct of safety and training programs; administers and/or coordinates special programs as may be assigned by the City Manager or Assistant City Manager; and to do related work as required. This is an unclassified, at-will position.

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, supervises and performs professional personnel work involved in the administration, and maintenance of City recruitment, selection, employee orientation, classification and salary, labor relations, performance evaluation, counseling and grievance programs; develops, administers and interprets personnel and salary policies, regulations and procedures; coordinates with departmental and administrative officials in the development or improvement of personnel procedures, standards, regulations and forms; advises departments on organization design and staffing; serves as a liaison and coordinates contracted testing and selection processes; coordinates the preparation of departmental agenda items and attends meetings of the City Council; periodically reviews and updates City job classifications; directs and conducts personnel management, salary and benefit surveys and prepares recommendations and reports; provides information and technical assistance on personnel policies and procedures, supplemental employee benefits and other personnel matters; reviews departmental payroll records for completeness and accuracy; directs the maintenance of confidential records and files; reviews and makes recommendations on improvements to personnel practices and procedures; serves on the management team and/or conducts labor negotiations in the City labor relations process; implements and monitors MOU'S; counsels and advises on a range of labor-management problems; reviews and analyzes pertinent legislation affecting human resource management; directs and supervises the work of department personnel; plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, supervises and performs professional work involved in the administration and maintenance of the City's Risk Management Program; directs and manages the purchase of Property, Vehicle, Casualty, Liability, and Workers' Compensation insurance; recommends coverages, deductible amounts, and retention levels; manages the City's claims defense and settlement process; coordinates the City's recovery actions in cases of negligence by a third party; coordinates and monitors the work of claims adjusters and attorneys representing the City; performs research and analysis and prepares reports, charts, tables, and other forms of analysis in order to provide the department and the City with necessary risk management information; presents reports and information to the City Council; develops procedures and recommends methods for funding, program, and organizational risks; reviews proposed programs, contracts, facilities, and activities under consideration by the City, and advises on the risk implications; confers with managers to determine loss prevention and safety; works with City and departmental safety committee(s) on loss control activities; develops, improves and contracts for the presentation of safety and training programs; and serves as City representative to Human Resources and Risk Management groups and associations; performs related duties as required.

Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Finance or a closely related field and at least five years of professional experience in human resources and risk management activities, preferably including at least one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity. A Master’s degree in a related field is desirable. Experience and/or education in a related field may be substituted on a year for year basis.

Knowledge of:
Thorough knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures of human resources administration, including labor relations, affirmative action, classification and compensation, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation and training; Federal and State laws, regulations and administrative rules as they relate to human resource management, risk management, workers' compensation, safety, and loss control; Risk management techniques and principles; fiscal planning and budget allocation techniques; claims processing, adjusting and reporting techniques; office management and recordkeeping principles, methods and procedures; statistical, research and survey methods and techniques, principles and practices of supervision, training and budget administration; labor relations laws, practices and procedures; computers and computer applications; and report writing methods and techniques.

Skill and Ability to:
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; plan, organize, direct, coordinate and perform professional level work involved in a comprehensive Human Resource and Risk Management program; conduct and improve recruitment, selection, evaluation, training, classification audit and personnel recordkeeping activities; initiate research studies and reports including the collection, organization, analysis and development of administrative and management recommendations; advise City officials and employees on Human Resource and Risk Management related programs and services; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; prepare and present comprehensive written and oral reports; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; plan and enforce a balanced budget; develop and improve training and safety programs; assist with identifying and resolving various Labor Relations and Risk Management related problems in the City's work force; establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; select, train and supervise subordinate personnel; and represent the City in a variety of meetings and committees.

Possession of valid California Class C driver’s license. Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program, which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Working Conditions:
Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Positions in this class normally require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print; require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend; require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; require the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; may be required to work around loud noise; may be required to use personal vehicle in the course of employment; perform primarily in a standard office setting; perform at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with a variety of City staff and others; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information; and at least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Division, Carson City Hall, 701 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745, or by calling (310) 952-1736 (Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.). You may also download the employment application at: http://ci.carson.ca.us/content/hr/hrjobs.asp. Downloaded applications must be printed, signed and mailed or submitted to Human Resources. A completed original employment application must be received by Human Resources to be considered in the selection process. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the recruitment will close at the discretion of the Human Resources division when it has determined that sufficient applications have been received. A résumé may be submitted with, but cannot substitute for a completed original City of Carson employment application. PHOTOCOPIED APPLICATIONS, POSTMARKS OR FACSIMILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications will be screened and evaluated for relevant training and experience. Those applicants determined to be among the most qualified will be invited to an oral interview.

The City of Carson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call Human Resources for assistance at (310) 952-1736.

Any offer of employment, or acceptance of an employment offer, is contingent upon passing live scan, background check or other tests. All new employees are required to take a loyalty oath.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. All statements made on the job application are subject to investigation and/or verification. Inaccurate and/or false statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligibility list or discharge from employment.

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Additional Information

Contact: Human Resources Division

Industry: Government

Manages Others: yes

Deadline Information: Open Until Filled

Salary: DOQ

Salary Range: $11,432 - $14,589 Per Month

Benefits: Superior Benefits

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Los Angeles

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