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Human Resources Manager

Company: Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:The Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PRHA) is seeking an energetic and motivated candidate for the position of Human Resources Manager. This position oversees all operations of the Human Resources Department including new software implementation for the H.R. Department, process improvement, compensation studies, discipline, investigations, and policy development. This position will have several challenges and opportunities to address, including transitioning HR to an electronic document management system, evaluating staffing needs within the departments to manage the workload, and establishing a robust recruitment process to staff critical vacancies throughout the Authority. Other priorities include adopting succession plans to maintain continuity and institutional knowledge as long-tenured employees retire; revisiting remote work and flexible scheduling policies to improve recruitment, retention, and engagement; and enhancing management-level training and development offerings. This position is assisted with a dedicated In-House General Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)• Develop policies, procedures and process improvements;• Manage employee relations, including but not limited to internal investigations, disciplinary procedures, and assist in resolving difficult and sensitive inquires within PRHA departments as directed by the Executive Director;• Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third party administrators; and identify potentially hazardous situation and recommends preventative/corrective action;• Oversee contract renewals with vendors and insurance underwriters for PRHA's health, prescription drug, life, dental, vision, and occupational health providers;• Coordinates oversight of human resources software implementation and maintenance;• Oversee PRHA performance system and succession planning;• Conduct full time employee recruitment and assist as needed with part-time employee selection;• Serve as resource by identifying trends, policies, legislation, or regulations that impact PRHA;• Monitor H.R. metrics;• Oversee government reports and notices in compliance with laws, rules and other regulations related to the Human resources function;• Assist with internal customer service and inquiries as it relates to PRHA personnel policies, benefits, procedures for employees, retirees or job applicants;• Assist with open enrollment and insurance and benefit programs as needed;• Assist with salary and benefit surveys and maintains compensation administration;• Conduct annual Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:• Provides confidential administrative support;• Process new hire set-up and onboarding of new employees;• Support set-up and maintenance of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)• Conducts research to support HR and create best practice policies;• Provides back-up support for disability, Workers' Compensation, and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave programs.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:• The highest level of customer service;• The ability to form partnerships with PRHA Departments• Innovative ideas for HR projects and paperless systems;• A desire to strategize HR functions in PRHA wide goals.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:• Sufficient manual dexterity to allow operation of a variety of automated office machines, i.e. computer keyboard, copy machine, printer, fax machine, telephone, typewriter, calculator, etc.• Ability to move, carry and/or operate objects and materials such as office supplies, files, reports, etc.• Ability to operate an automobile, be insurable by an automobile insurance carrier and possess, and maintain a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia throughout duration of employment.QUALIFICATIONS:• Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in local government human resources management required, with preferred concentration in human resources or business administration. • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP), or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred• Working knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and compliance standards as well as familiarity with current human resources trends and practices required.• Basic competence in duties and tasks of supervised employees.• Experience in recruiting and staffing• Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills• Ability to manage priories and workflow• Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines• Strong interpersonal skills• Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence• Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels• Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions• Creative, flexible, and innovative team player• Commitment to excellence and high standards• Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.• Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds• Must be able to speak read, write, and understand primary languages used in the workplace• Bilingual skills a plus

Keywords: Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Portsmouth , Human Resources Manager, Human Resources , Portsmouth, Virginia

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