Director--Human Resources

Job | Posted 2 days ago
Position Areas
School District/Cooperative


Classification Title:  Director - Human Resource Services
FLSA Status:  Exempt
240 Days
Salary Range:   $88,363.70- $139,264.24


General Statement of Job
Under limited supervision, assists supervisor by planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the human resource function for positions in Richland School District One.  Supervises coordinators, specialists and clerical personnel.  Reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions:
Supervises assigned areas of the Human Resource Services Department, including the functions of staffing, evaluation, recruitment and retention.  In addition, maintains personnel records, assigns workloads, establishes work schedules, and directs and supervises duties of assigned staff.  Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; and recommending employee transfers, promotions, discipline, discharge and salary increases.
Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy, evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate, and offers advice and assistance as needed.
Coordinates the recruitment and selection of competent personnel.  Prepares vacancy notices and advertisements.
Coordinates the hiring of staff.
Ensures the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date personnel records.
Counsels managers, employees and applicants regarding personnel matters, including policies, personal issues, supervisory concerns, disciplinary actions, legal rights, retirement, etc.
Coordinates salary supplements, hourly, and substitute services
Assists in developing and implementing district- and department-wide personnel policies and procedures.
Keeps abreast of governmental statutes, regulations and rules regarding personnel administration.
Represents the department at various meetings as necessary.
Completes district, state and federal reports.
Performs various general administrative tasks as required, including but not limited to, entering data on the computer, preparing reports and correspondence, copying documents, filing, etc.
Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports, including staffing reports, billing invoices, medical records, job applications, resumes, performance appraisals, policies and procedures, attendance records, budget printouts, personnel action forms, newsletter, requisitions, memos, correspondence, etc.
Operates a variety of equipment, such as a computer, printer, calculator, audio-visual equipment, fax machine, copier, vehicle, telephone, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, Superintendent, other administrators, co-workers, other district personnel, applicants, professional peers, attorneys, consultants and the general public.
Additional Duties:
Receives and responds to employee inquiries regarding salary and benefits.
Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Education and Training
Requires a Masters degree in educational leadership, business, public administration, personnel management or related field supplemented by five of experience in education/human resources administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Successful administrative experience in a public school setting; experiences that provide knowledge and experience in staffing, progressive discipline, recruitment and retention, and personnel management. SC educator certification is also preferred.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Physical Requirements:
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment, including a computer, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of five to ten pounds.
Data Conception:
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communications:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
Language Ability:
Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedures manuals, laws, statutes, legal updates, professional journals, correspondence, etc. Requires the ability to prepare complex reports, correspondence, spreadsheets, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
Verbal Aptitude:
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow verbal and written instructions, and to counsel employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages, including personnel, counseling, legal, etc.
Numerical Aptitude:
Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals, and to determine time.  Must be able to use practical applications of statistics.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination:
Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery.
Manual Dexterity:
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination:
Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations, confrontations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
Physical Communications:
Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Performance Evaluation Criteria
Job Knowledge:
Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Human Resource Services Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Director.  Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the Department and of related departments and agencies.  Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of Richland District One and other governmental agencies.  Is able to plan and implement recruiting programs.  Knows how to apply managerial concepts and principles.  Has the ability to offer assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.  Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to employees regarding policies, methods and regulations.  Has the ability to use independent judgment as needed in performing routine and non-routine tasks.  Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is able to read and interpret statistical and other complex reports, and related materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.   Knows how to prepare reports,  correspondence, etc. with accuracy. Has a comprehensive knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.  Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.  Is able to handle sensitive or confrontational situations with discretion and professionalism.  Is able to make sound, educated decisions.  Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.  Knows how to make public presentations.  Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.  Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.  Has excellent organizational, technical and human relations skills.  Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Has skills in the use of computers.  Has knowledge of the standard tools, materials and practices of the trade.  Has skills in the care and use of required tools and equipment. 
Quality of Work:
Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.  Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility.  Maintains high quality communication and interaction with all District departments and divisions, co-workers and the public.
Quantity of Work:
Performs described "Specific Duties and Responsibilities" and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets standards and expectations of the District.
Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.   Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, District policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Remains accountable to assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to District policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm:
Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability.  Strives to anticipate work to be done, and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.  Identifies problems or situations as they occur, and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
Accepts supervisory instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified (i.e., poor communications, variance with District policy or procedures, etc.).  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the District.
Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and district benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all District employees.  Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staff and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the public so as to maintain good will toward the District and to project a good district image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the District.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the District.  Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals and the public.
Coordination of Work:
Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. 
Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the District and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that standards are not violated.  Maintains a clean and orderly workplace. 

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Richland County School District One

1616 Richland St , Columbia, SC 29201

At the following locations


Stevenson Adminstration Building 1616 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201