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Assistant Director of Human Resources - City of Abilene, TX (ID: 318672)

Title Assistant Director of Human Resources
Type Human Resources
Date Posted 2018-12-13
City / Organization City of Abilene, TX
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Salary: DOE+Qualifications


Under general direction, assist in directing, supervising, organizing, and coordinating activities of the Human Resources Department, and to provide administrative and management support to the Director of Human Resources.  Divisions include Human Resources, Benefits, Employee Development, Risk Management, and the City’s COACH clinic.  Responsible for hiring and managing staff, initiating and leading multiple operational projects for continuous improvement, utilizing technology effectively to develop new efficient processes, delivering excellent customer service, creating and maintaining budgets, establishing strategic plans within the divisions as assigned by Director, and interacting with internal and external stakeholders on behalf of the City.


Functions as a supervisor over professional, technical and clerical staff.


  1. Assist the Director of Human Resources in the administration and supervision of the Human Resources, Risk Management, and COACH clinic divisions.Acts as Director of Human Resources as needed.
  2. Serves in various leadership, management, and supporting roles in multiple areas, including, but not limited to:integrative bargaining for Police and Civil Service to include recruitment and promotional processes, employee recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, compensation and job classification, payroll administration, employee benefit plans, City wide employee training, Civil Service processes and administration, employee investigations, and evaluation/discipline.
  3. Hires, supervises, and evaluates employees.
  4. Develops strategic and operational plans, implements the plans, continuously monitors the plans, prepares reports of results, and readjusts plans as needed to achieve intended results.
  5. Continuously evaluates the operational processes and effectiveness of the Department.Recommends and implements changes as needed.
  6. Constantly assesses the external customer service satisfaction of the Department.Recommends and implements changes as needed.
  7. Develops written policies and procedures for internal and external distribution.Communicates policies and procedures to various constituents.
  8. Assists with supervising risk management functions.
  9. Performs administrative office functions.
  10. Assists in developing, planning, and monitoring budgets.
  11. Provides consultation to management staff and employees.
  12. Works and coordinates with external stakeholders as needed.
  13. Performs and/or participates in special assignments/projects.


Performs other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Business administration, management processes, efficiency measures, information, and document flow.

Human resources principles, payroll, business processes and best practices, and employment laws, including EEOC, FLSA, ACA, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, etc.

Employee development, training, supervision, management, and evaluation, including performance evaluations.

Group and individual employee benefits, including self-insured health insurance plans.

            Technology applications, intermediate-level Excel skills, and navigation of complex databases.

            Employee investigation techniques and complaint reviews.

Risk management, workers compensation, property, and liability insurance principles, and claims settlement processes.

            Budgeting and accounting principles.

            Skill to:

            Lead, manage and supervise multiple functions and staff.

Establish formal goals, lead and complete complex projects within established timelines.

Evaluate business processes, identify alternatives and initiative changes for improvement.

            Work effectively with others and multi-task in a high-paced environment.

            Work in numerous electronic platforms, including complex databases.

            Prepare intermediate-level Excel spreadsheets and analyze data

            Be detail-oriented, accurate and follow through with assignments.

            Operate office equipment, including computer equipment.

            Ability to:

            Interpret and apply relevant policies, laws, policies and procedures.

            Create and maintain an environment of excellent customer service.

            Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

            Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained  through:


Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management position.  

Supervisory and project management experience is required.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or a related field. 

A graduate degree and/or relevant certification is desirable.

            License or Certificate:

            A valid Texas driver’s license is required.         

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to periodically travel.

Ability to work in a standard office environment.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Job Post Expiration Date   January 14, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .