Director of Human Resources

April 6, 2021
North Las Vegas, NV
Job Type



  • Plans, manages, directs, supervises, oversees, and implements all staff, services, operations, and programs of the Human Resources Department, including, but not limited to: recruitment and selection, employment process, employee benefits, classification, compensation, insurance, safety, labor relations, employee records, affirmative action, diversity, discrimination training and investigations, worker's compensation and employee training.

(Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)

  • Plans long-range goals, objectives, organizational structure and overall direction for the department.
  • Monitors, reviews and communicates the implementation phases of the department's strategic plans to ensure that long-range goals and objectives are met.
  • Plans and implements short-term or annual goals, objectives and strategies for the department to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.
  • Plans, allocates and monitors time, people, equipment and other resources for the department to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.
  • Reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Acts as a formal supervisor, exercising direct supervision, including monitoring and formally evaluating employee performance, employee selection, coaching and discipline.
  • Creates, updates, and implements City employment policies, under the direction and supervision of the City Manager.
  • Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the department budget; approves the forecast of funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Negotiates and administers City labor agreements; conducts wage and benefit comparisons; develops strategy; provides information as may be required.
  • Researches, responds, and tracks grievances, conducts grievance hearings; participates in arbitration.
  • Develops, communicates and monitors policies, procedures and standards for the department and the City; recommends improvements when necessary.
  • Conducts staff meetings to review progress, accomplishments, budgets, strategies and plans for the department.
  • Ensures that the City operates under a fair personnel system by overseeing the activities of recruitment, examination and selection.
  • Manages all aspects of the City's employee benefit programs; assures that the programs remain cost-effective while meeting the needs of the employee population and City management.
  • Manages all aspects of the City's classification and compensation system; administers the City's merit increase programs, keep statistics, recommend changes and estimates costs.
  • Establishes and monitors personnel and staff policies and procedures.
  • Develops and recommends operating budget for the department annually; monitors and administers approved budget; supervises the development of the City-wide personnel services budget.
  • Represents the City at various functions, such as making speeches at civic and business associations, meeting with influential persons within the community, developers, officials, citizens and representatives of the press, to establish goodwill and resolve/respond to issues.
  • Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Monitors current, newly adopted and proposed legislation; suggests changes in legislation; lobbies for legislation and represents the City as an expert witness as requested.
  • Acts as City's ADA Compliance Director and Secretary to the Civil Service Board.
  • Acts as P.E.R.S. and Nevada Equal Rights Commission liaison.
  • Directs and oversees diversity operations, including, but not limited to, discrimination training and investigations.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive employee inquiries and complaints.
  • Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support regarding personnel related issues to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and coordinates duties with other City departments, elected and appointed officials, boards and commissions, employees, unions, outside agencies, and the public
  • Safeguards and protects confidential information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Training and Experience:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in human resources, industrial relations, public administration, business administration, personnel management, or closely related field and extensive professional knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and facilities administration and operations.
  • Ten years of progressively complex and responsible human resources administration experience at the managerial level. Three years' experience at the Director level preferred. Previous related public sector experience preferred. Graduate degree and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred.

Note: An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record with the ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver's license within required time-frame.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A very high level of analytical skills necessary in order to develop and implement department mission, goals and procedures; determine needs for capital expenditures, personnel and operating budgets; and prepare special reports or analyses for jurisdiction or outside agencies.
  • An advanced level of interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel as well as to develop cooperative working relationships with employees, senior management, elected officials, unions, and vendors supplying goods or services to the jurisdiction.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of labor contracts, principles, and laws as applied to public entities.
  • Researching, compiling and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and persuasively communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Significant ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail in reviewing, preparing and presenting budgets, reading and writing reports or representing department at in-house or outside public meetings.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to interpret, apply, explain, and enforce collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Additional Information

  • People Group: Department Directors


  • Grade: DD-55
  • Minimum Salary: 105873.64
  • Maximum Salary: 163573.91
  • Pay Basis: YEARLY
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