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**Recruiting Alert** - Director of Human Resources Cheyenne, Wyoming

    February 5, 2016

    Director of Human Resources

    Job Location:

    Cheyenne Wyoming 

    Job Summary:

    To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Human Resource Department including recruitment, classification, compensation and employee orientation programs; to oversee the processing of the City's payroll; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor.


    Supervison Received and Exercised 

    • Receives general administrative direction from the Mayor.
    • Exercises direct supervision over Human Resources staff.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Assume full management responsibility for all Human Resource Department services and activities including recruitment, classification, compensation, employee orientation programs and payroll; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

    2. Manage the development and implementation of Human Resource Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area.

    3. Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.

    4. Plan, direct and coordinate the Human Resource Department's work plan.

    5. Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.

    6. Select, train, motivate and evaluate Human Resource Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

    7. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Human Resource Department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.

    8. Explain, justify and defend Human Resource Department programs, policies, and activities;negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

    9. Represent the Human Resource Department to other City departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate Human Resource Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.

    10. Provide staff assistance to the Mayor and City Council; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspon- dence.

    11. Provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.

    12. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Human Resource Management.

    13. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

    14. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



    Knowledge of:

    • Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive human resource services program.
    • Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.
    • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
    • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
    • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
    • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

    Ability to:

    • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff
    • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
    • Delegate authority and responsibility.
    • Lead and direct the operations, services and activities of the Human Resource Department.
    • Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
    • Develop and administer, departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
    • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
    • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
    • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
    • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
    • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:

    ─ making observations
    ─ communicating with others
    ─ reading and writing
    ─ operating assigned equipment

    • Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:

    ─ making sound decisions
    ─ demonstrating intellectual capabilities

    Education and Experience Required

    Bachelor’s Degree and more than 10 Years’ Experience in Human Resources
    Master’s Degree and more than 5 Years’ Experience in Human Resources

    Working Conditions

    Environmental ​Conditions:
    Office environment working with others; utilize a computer.

    Physical Conditions:
    Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the City of Cheyenne WEBSITE