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Human Resources Director

City of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Job Details

This is advanced professional and managerial work in planning, guiding and directing the City's human resources recruiting and selection programs. Work is performed under the direction of a Managing Director. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical, clerical support staff.

Examples of Work

(May not include all of the duties performed.)

Plans, organizes, coordinates, prioritizes, assigns and evaluates the work of supervisors, personnel analysts, personnel technicians and clerical support staff; provides counseling and training as needed.

Plans, manages, and directs the City's program of personnel management including the administration of the classification and pay plans; recruitment, selection and employment services, training, employee benefits, and records management.

Interprets personnel policies, rules and regulations; reviews personnel practices and procedures, and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate.

Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, standards and guidelines.

Prepares annual departmental budget; initiates and approves expenditures.

Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares a variety of statistical and other reports.

Consults with and advises department directors and other officials on personnel policies and practices; conducts reorganization studies and makes recommendations regarding staffing levels and job classifications.

Answers questions from public regarding job openings, benefits and other personnel matters; assists employees and department and/or union representatives in resolving personnel problems; coordinates grievance hearings; serves as a member of the negotiating team.

Gives presentations before school and other groups on city employment and other human resource topics.

Prepares a variety of correspondence and reports related to the work.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements of Work

Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of public sector human resources management.

Thorough knowledge of research methods and practices, including statistical analysis.

Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and court decisions relevant to proper personnel management.

Thorough knowledge of city personnel policies, rules and regulations.

Thorough knowledge of employee benefits, selection processes, classification and compensation, job analysis, and the like.

Thorough knowledge of effective managerial practices and methods.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, assign and evaluate the work of subordinate supervisors, personnel analysts, personnel technicians, and clerical support staff.

Ability to establish and maintain effective human resources programs.

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and to make recommendations for proper actions.

Ability to conduct research and to prepare analyses and reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, city officials, representatives from labor unions, and the general public.


Possession of a Bachelors degree in business or public administration, liberal arts or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional experience in public personnel management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other Necessary Qualifications:

A Master's degree is preferred.

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