Division Director, Employee Relations (HR Analyst IV)

$79,103.23 - $131,838.30 Annually
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
Full Time
Directs the Employee Relations (ER) and Performance Management Line of Business in the Department of Human Resources. Serves as a member of the agency senior management team, is the countywide subject matter expert, lead consultant and project manager for complex countywide ER issues and projects. Work is performed in consultation with the Director and/or Deputy Director of Human Resources and in collaboration with senior management and key stakeholders. Essential responsibilities include ensuring the efficient, effective and compliant administration of employee relations services and programs, employee discipline, grievance mitigation and preparation, performance management administration, organization-wide assessments, policy/procedure/legislative administration.
  • Ensures effective and efficient delivery of core services through team, conceptualizes and plans new or improved programs; collaborates with agency senior management team on interdisciplinary programs; collaborates with others inside and outside the organization to develop and implement ER policies and programs that support county mission performance.
  • Creates, plans, facilitates, and evaluates strategic change initiatives; develops conceptual solutions to complex problems and issues with countywide implications and acts pro-actively to improve division processes
  • Ensures quality service delivery from ER staff.
Illustrative Duties Manages a Business Area (such as Benefits, Payroll, Compensation, Classification, EEO, Employee Relations, Employment)Responsible for major business area such as a division or program;Develops vision, goals, objectives and performance measures;Plans and evaluates operations, programs and staff;Develops policy and coordinates policy with senior management team;Responsible for customer service;Conceptualizes and plans new or improved programs for business area, collaborates with senior management team on interdisciplinary programs.Responsible for communication and information dissemination regarding operations, programs, policies and procedures;Interprets legislation, regulations and case law that effect business area, develops compliance strategies, proposes new legislation or changes to existing legislation.
Senior Management TeamCollaborates with others inside and outside the organization to develop and implement HRpolicies and programs that support business areas countywide;Develops and facilitates interdisciplinary teams and teamwork;Represents the county on policy-making committees, teams and task forces;Manages department in director's absence.
Provides Consultant ServicesCreates, plans, facilitates, and evaluates strategic change initiatives;Develops conceptual solutions to complex problems and issues with countywide implications;Acts pro-actively to improve business processes within the organization;Serves as subject matter expert for internal and external clients. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of management principles and practices;Knowledge of organizational development;Knowledge of consulting principles and practices;Knowledge of human resources issues, operations and responsibilities;Knowledge of financial, budget and internal control principles;Knowledge of methods of planning and evaluation.Ability to formulate the long term view and direction (vision) for a business area, program or project in the organization;Ability to create strategies and plans for achieving that vision;Ability to analyze complex issues, processes and operations and develop solutions;Ability to manage the staff and operations of a business area, program or project;Ability to manage staff and operations using performance measurements;Ability to manage change;Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in a diverse workforce andcommunity;Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, coworkers,senior managers, elected officials, members of boards, authorities and commissions, citizens, and representatives from other organizations;Ability to work as a team member or leader and develop teamwork in others;Highly developed skills in creative thinking;Highly developed skills in leadership;Highly developed skills in problem solving;Highly developed skills in oral and written communication;Highly developed skills in interpersonal relationships;Highly developed skills in collaboration;Highly developed skills in decision making. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and five years of HR experience including experience as a senior consultant, program/project manager, or operations supervisor. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Not applicable.

Five years of experience in the specialty of employee relations; demonstrated experience working with policies (i.e., creating, editing and maintaining, etc.); Strong knowledge in promoting and utilizing a performance management system; ability to build and maintain good collaborative partnerships; exceptional customer service. Local, state or federal human resources experience, a plus.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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