Are you a Human Resources professional who is ready to step into the next level in your career?
Are you ready to grow a Human Resources Department with new policies and procedures, and new technology, working with a dynamic management team at a special recreation and park district?
Are you interested in working in the beautiful North Bay Area?
If you answered “yes” to the questions above and have your SPHR or SHRM-SCP (preferred) certification and five years’ experience in human resources and administrative management, with at least two years at the supervisory level, then this exciting position at Greater Vallejo Recreation District could be just what you are looking for.
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) was established in 1944 and is an Independent Special Service District and is funded primarily by property taxes paid by residents of the district to provide recreational activities and leisure services to the citizens of Vallejo. The District is managed by a General Manager with oversight by a Five Member Board of Directors. Visitwww.gvrd.org to learn more about the district!
The Human Resources Manager oversees and directs the management of human resources programs and administrative services, including day-to-day operations and short-range and long-range planning including budget revenues for the human resources division.
The Human Resources Manager will have the opportunity to revise and modernize policies and procedures and develop the team to new and improved standards. The Human Resources Manager will be a problem solver and will guide the implementation of all Human Resources policies and procedures for the district.
The Human Resources Manager reports directly to the General Manager and provides direction and oversight for comprehensive human resources programs to the general manager and senior management team. The manager plans, organizes and supervises the human resources division and provide guidance to administrative support services, including the development and implementation of personnel recruitment and selection, safety, training, employee relations, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, job classification and compensation.
Greater Vallejo Recreation District is now accepting applications for one (1) Full-time Human Resources Manager.
$100,713 - $122,470 (DOQ) plus a generous benefit package
The District is currently reviewing salary schedules and will be considering salary increases that would go into effect on July 1, 2023.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develops and directs the implementation of policies, procedures, and work standards for the district; Manage the personnel policies; develop and amend policies; provide advice and counsel to supervisors and managers on policies; maintain the District Employee Handbook.
Plans, organizes, and manages the district performance management process and evaluates the work professional, technical and clerical staff directly; provide advice and counsel to managers and supervisor on performance assessment, authorizes discipline and termination procedures per District policy.
Administers and directs a comprehensive benefit program; including health/dental/vision insurance, deferred compensation and retirement. Acts as a liaison with benefit carriers in contract negotiations including annual, sick and FMLA/State Disability leave.
Manages and conducts the planning, development, and implementation of the recruitment and selection process to obtain qualified candidates; ensures equal employment opportunity for all candidates; research, compiles, analyzes, and evaluates general and statistical information regarding selection procedures, recruitment methods, benefits administration, compensation, and other personnel practices.
Oversees and/or conducts investigations of alleged harassment or discriminatory conduct, grievance procedures; and interpretation of personnel policies, rules and procedures and related matters; acts as liaison with regulatory agencies to address formal complaints; prepares reports and documents, as required; coordinates with legal counsel.
Provides training and professional development of staff, as required.
Administers Worker’s Compensation and safety programs for District.
Performs or directs the performance of job analysis and classification studies; conducts compensation studies and participates in the development of compensation and benefit strategies.
Interprets, implements, and applies Memorandum of Understanding and resolutions related to employee compensation and benefits.
Monitors continuously and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
Provides analytical support for labor relations matters and serves as an active member of the district negotiation team as assigned. Participates in meet and confer session with union representatives; May participate with union negotiations.
Coordinates employee relations activities; provides assistance to management, supervisors, and staff in the interpretation of District policies and procedures.
Prepares and administers the budget for assigned program areas; forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; Monitors and controls expenditures for assigned programs.
Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, and other written materials.
Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District operations; and develops policy and procedural changes as required. Provides technical advice to the General Manager and Board of Directors;
Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other public agencies and the community;
Coordinate the implementation of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for District.
Align human resources service and administrative services and program goals to District goals, objectives, and systems.
Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.
As a full time, regular employee, you will be eligible to participate in the following group benefits:
Health Plan – District covers premium for employee plus portion of family coverage
Dental/Vision insurance – GVRD pays premiums for employee and dependents
Term Life Insurance - $50,000
Deferred Compensation 457 Plan – optional
Holidays – 13.5 days per year
Sick Leave – 12 days annually, with unlimited accrual
The District retirement plan is CalPERS. Effective January 1, 2013, new members under the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) are eligible for CalPERS retirement, 2% at age 62 or if you have prior service credit in the CalPERS Retirement plan, you may qualify as a “Classic Member” 2% at age 55. GVRD does not participate in Social Security.
Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, public or business administration, organizational development, industrial psychology or related field from accredited college or university.
Five years of professional experience in human resources and administrative management, at least two years of which are at a supervisory level. Public agency experience is highly desirable.
License or certificate
Possession of or ability to obtain a California driver license
Possession of SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification preferred
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, and Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers. GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land.
GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2022-2023 fiscal year budget of $12.969 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million. The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.