The Human Resources Administrator plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates the day-to-day activities of professional staff members involved in recruitment and selection, compensation and classification, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Affirmative Action, Employee Relations, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, and other personnel related issues for designated departments. This class also supervises paraprofessional staff engaged in a variety of Human Resources functions and programs such as the Human Resources Information System, New Hires and Onboarding, Drug Testing, and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program requirements. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.
Distinguishing Features: This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position. Work involves applying accepted Human Resources practices and exercising sound professional judgment in dealing with a variety of problems. Critical decisions made by the incumbent include staff selection and development, interpretation and explanation of the Personnel Rules and state/federal laws to department heads, staff members, other employees, and applicants, formulation of rules and policies, and approval of personnel transactions. The Human Resources Administrator exercises independence in determining work assignments and priorities and determines staff work assignments. An incumbent may write or direct the preparation of comprehensive, sensitive management reports involving an investigative study in a department. A Human Resources Administrator frequently leads critical projects that often have Citywide impact. This class receives general supervision from the Human Resources Director, who reviews work through conferences and the evaluation of overall results achieved. This class is distinguished from the Human Resources Director class by having closer involvement in the day-to-day operations. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.
Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, or a related field. Extensive (5+ years) professional personnel/human resources management experience in a centralized agency, including a minimum of one year lead/supervisory experience.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Public sector Human Resources experience, graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or Public Administration is desirable. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or as a Society Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM CP) is highly desirable.