Human Resource Manager - District
A$ A' "A' ?Are you a highly motivated, experienced HR professional looking to be a part of a team that is adding value to the organization and making a meaningful impact for the public? Are you a change agent with a passion for service, who is adept at building meaningful professional relationships with diverse work groups and skilled in motivating & inspiring those around you? Are you collaborative and looking for an HR leadership role where you can have high involvement and interaction with talented peers and local executives? If so, the Virginia Department of Transportation may have the opportunity for you! VDOT is the third largest transportation department in the United States and is known as one of the most dynamic and innovative agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The HR systems and processes we design are often implemented across other agencies, making us highly visible and an integral partner to the Commonwealth's Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM). This provides you a greater opportunity to be on the leading edge of HR technology, system, program and process improvements and to make a broader contribution. This is an exciting time to join our agency as we are in the process of building the VDOT of Tomorrow - a future-focused initiative to prepare the agency and workforce for the changes across transportation. As the HR Manager, YOU will play a direct role in the building the VDOT and the HR of Tomorrow. The Role: The ideal Human Resource Manager is someone who will maintain composure under pressure, diffuse tension through effective communication and diplomacy to maneuver through complex situations and will be well-versed in employment law and legislation. Must have demonstrated ability to develop, plan and implement effective policies. He/She will be a member of the district leadership team, collaborating with people at all levels of the organization to determine workforce needs, ensure program alignment with agency mission, business plan and ensure compliance with established policies and practices. The Fredericksburg District comprises 14 counties and the city of Fredericksburg. The District includes Interstate 95 in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties, and stretches east along the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to border the Chesapeake Bay. The District Office is located in Stafford County. The Fredericksburg Residency includes Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties, and its office is located adjacent to the District Office. The Northern Neck Residency includes King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland and Lancaster counties, and its office is in Richmond County. The Saluda Residency Office is located in Middlesex County, and includes six counties: Essex, King and Queen, King William, Middlesex, Mathews, and Gloucester. It has a population of around 500,000 people, based on the 2020 census. Approximately 75 percent of the district's population resides in the greater Fredericksburg area.Strong candidates will have skills and experience in: A cents € cents Managing comprehensive HR responsibilities within a diverse work group with over 600 employees.A cents € cents Communicating effectively with various levels of stakeholders across large and complex organizations.A cents € cents Managing change across a highly evolving and growing business.A cents € cents Challenging conventional methods of thinking and identifying opportunity for improvement.A cents € cents Inspiring, motivating and developing the people.At VDOT, we work collaboratively, communicate effectively, serve customers with excellence and value nimble learning and differences to do our best and achieve a high performance culture. We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please Click Here to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability Program, a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, etc. For more information about our benefits, please visit our website. Minimum Qualifications: Experience implementing organizational change initiatives. Skill in administering comprehensive HR programs to include talent acquisition, compensation, benefits administration, performance management and employee relations. Fundamental understanding of employment law and legislation and ability to apply to the workplace in order to mitigate exposure. Demonstrated experience effectively communicating and consulting with senior level management regarding human resource matters and providing quality customer service to all levels of employees. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate the work of a professional staff and manage the delivery of programs through others. Extensive analytical skills with ability to research and work through complex issues; strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to investigate, collect facts/data, reach conclusions which are logical and legally supportable, and counsel managers and employees in the resolution of Human Resource issues. Experience working in complex environments with diverse employee populations. Strong change management skills applied to workforce issues. Skill in using leading edge automated human resource information systems tools. Selected candidates must be willing to operate and attend to issues in a 24/7 environment, whether it be to support emergency operations or attend to specific HR issues during unusual work hours as needed. Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration or related area of study or present equivalent training and experience. Professional certification in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP). Special Requirements; Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy. This position may require occasional in-state and overnight travel. Fingerprint-based criminal history background check, DMV driving record check, references, and work history will be required prior to employment. Special Instructions to Applicants:State applications or resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided; therefore, it is essential provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application or resume, or application materials lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application"A' in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit "Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants"A' : support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (OARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to OARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: or call OARS at 800-552-5019.VDOT is a "Virginia Values Veterans"A' (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit "Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants"A' at: VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands. Salary negotiations cannot exceed the posted salary range.Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date.