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Human Resources Director

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara


Location:
San Jose, California 95113
Date:
03/06/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Administrative
  • Employee Relations
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Employee Asst. Programs
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
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Job Details

SALARY: $60.92 - $68.53 Hourly
$4,873.38 - $5,482.58 Biweekly
$10,559.00 - $11,878.92 Monthly
$126,708.00 - $142,547.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 03/03/17
 
CLOSING DATE: 03/27/17 05:00 PM

DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION:

DEFINITION:
The Human Resources Director is responsible for developing and maintaining comprehensive human resources and labor relations programs for the Santa Clara Superior Court.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The Human Resources Director is an expert in both human resources and labor relations fields in the public sector with extensive knowledge of applicable statutes, rules and policies. 
 
 

TYPICAL TASKS/REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
The following is a partial listing of the typical management responsibilities for the Human Resources Director: 
  • Plans, organizes, directs and manages, directly and/or through designees (subordinate staff) and in consultation with the Executive team, the human resource functions of the court including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, personnel transactions and records, equal employment opportunity, labor relations, employee training, safety and workers' compensation.
  • Develops, implements and interprets court human resource policies, programs, and procedures; consults with and advises managers and supervisors of their human resource management responsibilities and the application of court personnel policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Represents and participates with executive management in negotiations with employee organizations.
  • Assists in preparing and administering the court's human resources budget.
  • Oversees the discipline and grievance processes; develops and directs the maintenance of the employee record system; supervises personnel transactions.
  • Develops, implements and monitors compliance with the court's risk management, employee training and education, safety, equal employment opportunity and performance management programs.
  • Performs supervisory duties, including hiring and training staff, assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, participating in disciplinary actions, and resolving employee grievances.
  • Conducts interviews, investigations and answers complaints.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Requirements

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS/TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through education, training and/or experience. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: an educational level equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, human resources or a closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Human Resources including three (3) years in a supervisory position.
Experience in the public sector is desirable.
Submission to a background investigation is required upon conditional offer of employment.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Principles and methods of public personnel administration
  • Principles of public sector labor relations
  • Personnel management principles and applications
  • Public administration principles
  • California code sections which affect trial court employees
  • California Rules of Court which affect trial court employee
  • Human resources information systems
  • Classification and compensation principles and applications
  • Principles of supervision, dispute resolution and laws relating to labor relations
  • Principles of organization and administration of governmental agencies
 ABILITY TO:
  • Identify and resolve complex management issues
  • Develop and implement operational change to support strategic goals, respond to legislative changes and improve efficiency/effectiveness of the division
  • Understand and apply laws, statues and rules
  • Develop and conduct independent research projects
  • Prepare concise reports and verbal recommendations on complex issues
  • Make formal verbal and written presentations
  • Effectively communicate with people of diverse levels of responsibility professionally under difficult situations
  • Respond to changes in planning, high volume work and conflicting demands
  • Work collaboratively to develop both individual objectives and Court-wide policies
 
 
 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Specific tasks and duties may vary between assignments, however the following are considered essential functions expected of this position:
  • Frequent and ongoing use of a computer terminal to conduct a variety of the more advanced clerical functions and communications;
  • Regular, periodic  and/or occasional contact with employees in other court divisions and facilities, government agencies, the public and/or vendors with the ability to converse and respond appropriately to inquiries and requests;
  • Periodic to regular lifting, walking, and carrying of files, documents, and other court related materials. Incumbents must have the ability to lift and carry 20 lbs;
  • Work with time constraints and under pressure in some situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Strength, dexterity, and coordination and/or ability to use a computer keyboard and read a video display terminal on a regular basis; 
  • Ability to listen to verbal requests from the public and court staff, then respond appropriately;
  • Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper, occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 20 lbs;
Frequent need to reach for items above and below desk level, sometimes with the assistance of a ladder or step-stool;
Standing and sitting for long periods of time is periodically required. 
  
FILING PERIOD AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
The initial filing period will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017.  The filing period may be extended in order to fill the position. 

Candidates are required to submit the below 3 documents by mail:
  1. A fully completed employment application
  • Please click the below link to download a printable Employment Application from the Court's website: 
http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/employment/application_forms/14370-HRDirector.pdf
 
2. Resume 
3. Responses to the three supplemental questions listed below
  • Question 1: Briefly describe the human resources positions you have held. For each position held, be sure to state an overall description of the organization, the reporting structure for your position and your role as a leader in human resources.
  • Question 2: Describe your experience in labor relations in a unionized setting. If you have not worked in a union setting, please describe how you worked with employees and management in the resolution of issues or complaints.
  • Question 3:  Describe the greatest challenge you have worked with in human resources and how you have met that challenge.
 
Applications and resumes should be mailed to:
 
Lisa Herrick
General Counsel
Superior Court Administration
191 North First Street
San Jose, California 95113

 
 


SELECTION PROCESS:
This is a competitive, confidential recruitment. All applications meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and those applicants determined to be the best fit for the needs of the Court will be submitted to the interview panel for consideration. Applicants may be required to participate in one or more interview panels during the decision making process.
 
BENEFITS:
Contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement System as permitted under State law. Annual Leave:  27 days per fiscal year. Holidays: 13 paid holidays per calendar year. Health Insurance, Dental Insurance and Vision Care: Certain coverage fully paid by Court.  Deferred Compensation Program available.
 
The Court must verify the identity and employment authorization of all new employees to comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control Act.  This verification is required only after an offer of employment has been made. 

 

 

Human Resources Director Supplemental Questionnaire
 
  1. Briefly describe the human resources positions you have held. For each position held, be sure to state an overall description of the organization, the reporting structure for your position and your role as a leader in human resources.


  2. Describe your experience in labor relations in a unionized setting. If you have not worked in a union setting, please describe how you worked with employees and management in the resolution of issues or complaints.


  3. Describe the greatest challenge you have worked with in human resources and how you have met that challenge.

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