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Human Resources Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Manages or administers the development and coordination of a specialized university-wide Human Resource activity. Performs work of considerable difficulty in the management, planning and development of activities for one or one specialized human resources functions; conducts research analysis and studies major issues and problems and enhances services; ensures human resources procedures and other operations are consistent with current laws and university policy. Develops, plans, and implements Department goals and objectives.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is fourth in a series of four classifications and is responsible for supervising a specialized university-wide human resources activity and/or for major program administration/management for a university-wide human resources activity.

Examples of Duties:

  • May supervise a professional human resource staff in the coordination of a specialized university-wide Human Resources activity.
  • Plans, directs, organizes, the analysis, activities, and preparation of specialized human resources systems, procedures, and practices.
  • Establishes human resources procedures and operations consistent with current laws and university policies; studies and evaluates current procedures and recommends changes.
  • Conducts various cost analyses relative to human resources budgetary planning control.
  • Serves as liaison with university management and staff to discuss and resolve a variety of human resources issues such as staffing, reorganization, policy and rule interpretation and related personnel issues.
  • Conducts research, analysis and studies to address major issues and problems related to a specialized human resource area and recommends or initiates programs or actions to resolve problems and enhance services; develops databases, gathers and analyzes trends and data; prepares reports and formulates recommendations regarding specialized human resources activities.
  • Plans, develops and recommends new or revised human resource policies and programs to meet the operating needs of the university and the needs of its employees.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the impact of proposed legislation and rule changes; assists in the establishment of institutional human resources policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Develops program proposals and procedures and interprets and applies diverse policies, rules and regulations to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of Human Resources Department operations.
  • Participates in the planning and development of the Human Resources Departmental budget; reviews and recommends controls to the approved budget.
  • Provides internal/external training both orally and in writing on human resources systems, procedures and practices.
  • Serves on various university committees as representative of the Human Resources Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the procedures, principles, theories, and practices of human resources administration in the areas of employment, compensation, classification, employee relations, employee development/training, and organizational development.
  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes related to human resources and affirmative action.
  • Knowledge of concepts and methods utilized in the total quality improvement process.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of electronic data processing as it applies to human resources/fiscal automated applications.
  • Knowledge and skill in planning, coordinating, scheduling and administering complex services, and project management.
  • Skill in preparing an analyzing complex numerical computations and comprehensive reports.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing good working relationships and conflict resolution across organizational lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in HR Management or Business Administration or related field AND six years of human resource administration experience which includes one year in the area of assignment and one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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