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Assistant Director, Human Resources

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA
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Assistant Director, Human Resources

Department: Human Resources
Category: Management
Posted: 11/16/2017
Closing Date: 1/2/2018

Assistant Director, Human Resources
Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month classified administrative position. The incumbent reports directly to the director, human resources and serves as the day-to-day office manager. The desired start date is February 2018. The successful candidate must pass a Department of Justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before the start date

Work Schedule:
The work schedule is a forty (40) hour work week. May be required to work a flexible workweek which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments and may be assigned to any district location

Annual salary range is from $78,223 to $93,353 range 18 on the Management Salary Schedule
There are longevity increments after the top range is reached. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid to those who qualify
Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses ? the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

Allan Hancock College Range 18
Human Resources Management


Under general direction of appropriate cabinet level administrator, will assist in the planning, organization, and direction of the District-wide operations and management of the Human Resources Department; assist in developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures and ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations while promoting and valuing the mission and vision of the college

This is a classified administrative position. The incumbent reports directly to the director, human resources and serves as the day-to-day office manager. The incumbent will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of policy and procedure and applicable state and federal law and assist the Director with developing and implementing short and long-range plans and strategies to meet the District's goals for compliance, recruitment, selection, compensation and classification, benefits administration, and performance management. The incumbent has a high frequency of responsible contact with administrative and professional staff and with other public agencies.

1. Implement approved recommendations for assigned human resources functions which support the strategic plan and other planning documents; implement the philosophy and policies of the college and ensure that the human resources department adheres to and advances the college's mission, vision, and goals; ensure programs are in accordance with applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures and best practice
2. Perform administration tasks associated with the functional operation of the district's human resources information system
3. Assist with the implementation and testing of changes of the district's human resources information system (HRIS).
4. Assist with preparing reports and documentation for accreditation and other reporting responsibilities, including writing procedures and manuals as required; assist with updates to human resources related board policies and administrative procedures
5. Direct workflow, including developing and implementing department work plans and objectives; delegate appropriate assignments; assure timely workflow and compliance.
6. Assist with administering the District's performance evaluation program, including tracking and compliance.
7. Assist with the establishment and implementation of human resources reporting and audit procedures in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
8. Assist with investigation of employment complaints and prepare required reports
9. Assist cabinet-level officer to conduct job analysis, classification studies, and salary surveys; develop and maintain a job description library: create and revise job descriptions, which are in compliance with the requirements of law.
10. Maintain currency with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and district policies and procedures.
11. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff
12. Assist with contract research and contract administration
13. Meet time constraints in the rendering of advice and reports
14. Understands and supports the role of faculty and staff in participatory government
15. Participate on and may chair select college committees
16. Assume the responsibilities of the director, human resources, as assigned in the director's absence
17. Assists with budget development and monitors assigned budget categories
18. Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and objectives of public personnel administration including compliance, recruitment, examination, selection, classification, compensation, grievance procedures and employer/employee relations;
Provisions of the California Education Code and other state and federal laws and regulations as applied to personnel practices and procedures in the community college system;
Equal employment regulations and requirements;
Knowledge and direct experience configuring a human resources information system;
General principles of organization, management and employee supervision, and training;
Effective research, analytical and report writing techniques;
ACCJC Accreditation Standard IIIA;
Occupations found in community college districts;
Collective bargaining under the provisions of SB 160 and the requirements of EERA the Public Employment Relations Board;
Proper English grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation

Demonstrated Ability To:
Assist in the planning, organization, direction, and administration of a program of personnel administration;
Resolve problems;
Interpret and apply rules and regulations relating to the operation of a personnel program under the Education Code;
Analyze existing personnel policies and programs and formulate appropriate recommendations to the appropriate supervisor;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with district employees;
Effectively counsel, advise, and interact with staff on a wide variety of personnel-related matters;
Assist in the application and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements;
Operate a computer and proficient use of business productivity software;
Plan and direct research and other information gathering activities; and
Use tact and good communication skills in frequent contact with administrative and professional staff, student, and other public/private agencies

Education and Experience:
Possession of a bachelor's degree in a human resources related applicable field AND significant and increasingly responsible and varied experience in personnel management in the private or public sector OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Physical Demands:
Typically may sit for extended periods of time
Operates a computer
Communicates over the telephone, by email, and in person
Regularly lifts, carries and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds

Working Conditions:
This is an exempt position
It is understood that the demands of a management position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day and/or forty (40) hours per workweek.
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday
The incumbent will have a contact, in person, with staff and the general public
Work may require travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work

Special Qualification:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities

A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Tuesday, January 2, 2018. This position is open until filled. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by end of day (4:00) Tuesday, January 2, 2018:
Signed district application for classified positions
Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired
A current and complete resume of education and professional experience
Cover letter

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3338
(805) 922-9196, FAX

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