Human Resources Officer II
Foundation For Early Childhood Education, Inc. - El Monte, CA
A senior management position in a Head Start/State Preschool delegate agency that ensures consistent application of agency benefits to all employees though the application of uniform personnel/human resource policies and procedures, acts as a resource person for personnel actions. Oversees human resources projects and programs related to employment, classification, compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, personnel research, employee relations, labor relations, EEO compliance and personnel policies and procedures. Coaches and counsels department managers regarding personnel policies. Negotiates, develops, and/or interprets labor contracts, human resources policies and procedures and Personnel Employee Handbook. Negotiates benefits plans and rate increases with brokers and insurance providers. Coordinates staff and management training based on employee development needs.
Essential Job Functions:
- Recommends and implements (with approval by Board; Policy Committee, and top management) uniform personnel/human resource policies and procedures, and monthly monitoring to ensure compliance with funding sources.
- Recommends procedures for and conducts job analysis with assistance of appropriate management staff.
- Establishes, reviews, and updates job description and job specifications with assistance of appropriate management staff.
- Evaluates personnel/human resource policies and procedures to assess their impact on the organization and its employees; engages in planning/implementation/evaluation activities to resolve non compliance with funding sources.
- Monitors the performance appraisal system within the organization.
- Recruits qualified personnel through position posting in a variety of organizations.
- Prepares and distributes notices of available positions within the organization.
- Oversees screening and selection processes, checks references, assembles the panels, sets up interviews, prepares interview questions, administers tests; notifies applicants of out-come.
- Oversees orientation procedures-that individuals are given information on organization policies and procedures and on the substantive content of their jobs.
- Monitors the movement of current employees within and out of the organization; administers the system for transfer, demotion, layoff, discharge, retirement.
- Acts as liaison for community agencies needing placements for employees.
- Develops and monitors effective implementation of salary administration plan in conjunction with Fiscal Officer.
- Recommends and plans with the Board the organization’s total benefit package-worker’s compensation, vacation, holidays and health benefits, pension and other fringe benefits.
- Monitors Pension plan and works with Fiscal Officer with respect to processing, distribution requests, etc.
- Participates in Union Negotiations.
- Assists in resolving differences between management and union.
- Works with management and union representatives concerning grievances and procedures.
- Prepares, maintains, updates and monitor all personnel files to ensure all required documentation is current and files are compliant with funding source. Tracks permits and licenses as required for positions.
- Gathers all information and develops a timeline and information pertinent to an employee complaint or employment law.
- Maintains health insurance information and forms and enrolls new employees.
- Attends all meetings at Agency and Grantee that impact on the personnel/human resource function.
- Prepares a monthly report on the personnel/human resource function; reviews report with the Director to make action plans.
- Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned; ensures Workplace safety and compliance.
- Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Personnel Management, Business Administration or Human Resources or related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in personnel/human resources administration including labor relations and negotiation, three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated skills and abilities for implementing, coordinating and oversight of human resources activities related to staffing retention and recruitment, fringe benefits, workplace safety compliance, employee leave administration, professional development and training.
- Concepts and applications of benefits management, payroll, human resources information systems, employee relations, labor relations, and employee communications.
- Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations and mandates set forth in the Head Start Act and Head Start Performance Standards related to Human Resources.
- Ability to meet physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Supervised by the Director for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
- Supervises the agency Human Resources Assistant.
- Board of Directors and Policy Committee
- Administrative and Program Staff
- Government Agencies and Community Organizations
- Funding Entities include CDE/State Preschool/CACFP and LACOE Head Start
- Contractors, Consultants
Prior to hire, the following must be assured:
- Clear criminal record with the Department of Justice following a fingerprint screening;
- Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/ charges/ convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies;
- Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description;
- Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families; Influenza, Pertussis TDAP (Whooping Cough), and Measles (MMR) immunizations.
- Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.
The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete Foundation for Early Childhood Education employment application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Interested individuals may obtain an employment application from Human Resources Department located at 3360 Flair Dr, Ste 100, El Monte, CA 91731 or may download the application at our website – www.foundationheadstart.org
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