Under direction of the General Manager, the Director of Human Resources plans, and integrates broad, comprehensive human resource management programs and services for the District to achieve effective development of District staff, good morale and productivity, and effective communication between management and employees. As a hands-on working manager, the Director oversees a comprehensive human resources management program including policies, performance management, onboarding, classification and compensation, benefits, employee relations, and training and professional development. The Director oversees the Risk Management and Safety functions, which include workers’ compensation, claims, property, and liability insurance programs. The Director also ensures a customer service-oriented work environment and manages other pertinent human resources systems to meet both legal and operational requirements/needs of the District.
The Ideal Candidate
Central Basin Municipal Water District is seeking an experience Human Resources leader to join its senior management team. The ideal candidate will offer guidance, develop and foster strong working relationships with other department managers and be considered a resource to other departments. The ideal candidate will be patient, reliable, agile and foster trust. This person will have an open door style of management, and demonstrate a strong sense of business. The ideal candidate will also excel in the areas of training, mentoring and problem solving.
Essential Duties • Establish and implement human resources policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, District Code and professional standards; • Plan and manage District recruiting, employee evaluation process, compensation, benefits, employee recognition, employee relations policies and procedures, education/training and health and safety; • Administer and maintain the District’s compensation plan to include updating job descriptions, compensation studies, coordination of performance evaluations, and preparation of salary adjustment recommendations; • Provide professional human resources and organizational development counsel in support of the District’s strategic plan and initiative efforts; • Conduct and/or oversee investigations as required, including but not limited to, discipline, incidents, harassment, discrimination and the like; • Support District’s effort for implementation of the District’s strategic plan; • Oversee a risk management program that ensures adequate coverage for all District employees and assets; • Attend regularly scheduled Board of Directors and committee meetings, providing input and expertise relative to human resources; prepare board and committee write-ups and make presentations to the Board/Committees; and • Prepare and monitor the department budget.
APPLICATION PROCESS To be considered for this position, submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications may be submitted through the District’s website (link below).
Application materials are available at https://centralbasin.org/about_us/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.
All resumes and correspondence will be held in confidence.
The District promotes equal opportunity and diversity in its employment programs. All applications and resumes will be evaluated, and those candidates most qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.
Offers are extended upon successful completion of a background check, a pre-employment physical exam and any required drug and alcohol tests. Relocation costs will not be provided.
You may direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REVISED DEADLINE: Closes at 4:30 PM PST on November 4, 2019 for the first review of applications. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications, cover letters and resumes as soon as possible.
Qualifications • Knowledge of:
Complex principles and practices of human resources management;
Complex principles and practices of personnel administration to include recruitment; compensation, employee relations, training, workers’ compensation, and benefit administration;
Principles of employee supervision including training, development, and performance evaluation; and
Federal and California employment laws, regulations and codes.
• Ability to:
Provide professional leadership in human resources management, professional/administrative support to managing safety/risk management programs;
Demonstrate effective interpersonal, counseling and team building skills;
Effective communications (written/oral) and analytical skills;
Model behavior as a manager and leader, especially demonstrating cultural sensitivity and high comfort level with a diverse workforce;
Manage legal and organizational requirements in a public agency and effectively interface on such matters with elected officials;
Prepare complete, clear and concise correspondence and reports;
Ensure confidentiality of records and information;
Exercise independent judgment and function effectively in a variety of difficult situations, maintain professional demeanor and diplomacy under pressure; and
Interpret and apply the District policies and procedures.
Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, public administration or related field is required and at least five to seven years of human resources generalist experience with the last five years as a human resources manager or director;
A Master’s degree in human resources management, organization management, or related field is preferred.
• Licenses and Certificates: Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) is preferred. Possess a valid California Driver’s License, vehicle, vehicle insurance and an acceptable driving record.
Working Conditions Occasionally lift and carry materials up to 20 pounds. Duties may require maintaining a physical condition necessary for sitting, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, twisting, reaching or bending for prolonged periods.
Position responsibilities will require the Manager to travel locally to attend meetings and periodically overnight travel may also be required.
Additional Salary Information: Retirement: PERS, 2%@62 for New Members and 2%@55 for Classic Members. The District pays for the employees' contribution share, 7% of compensation.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance: Fully paid for employee & dependents with reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses up to $12,000 for family coverage
Disability Insurance: Fully paid, short and long-term disability coverage
Life Insurance: Fully paid, up to $150,000 coverage based on salary
Holidays: 13 holidays plus 2 floating holidays annually
Vacation: 15 days annually
Sick Days: 12 days annually
Tuition Reimbursement: 90% tuition and fees paid up to $9,000 for job related coursework
Deferred Compensation: 100% Employee Contributions to CalPERS and/or Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plans
FSA Program: Section 125 Health/Dependent Care Plans
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
9/80 Work Schedule
Central Basin Municipal Water District is a public agency that purchases imported water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Central Basin wholesales the imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County. (Imported water is transported through the expansive Colorado River Aqueduct system and from Northern California.) Central Basin also supplies water used for groundwater replenishment and provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial use. There are 24 cities in Central Basin’s service area.