At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).
Through Stewardship, we are mindful of resources in a consistent and transparent manner
We are Engaged by being committed to the organization and its mission, the people we work with and the people we serve
By being Respectful we treat all people and opinions with dignity and courtesy
Having a Visionary approach we embrace our past achievements while maintaining a leading edge focus on short and long term successes
As the City of Excellence we strive to deliver programs and services that go above and beyond
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Reviews City of Plano’s Human Resources policies, procedures, and documents relating to FMLA, FLSA, ADAAA, ADEA, USERRA, Title VII, Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code, terminations, hiring practices, drug testing, DOT adherence, etc. to ensure legal compliance, mitigate employer liability and increase organizational effectiveness; researches and recommends new program methods and best practices.
Develops and provides formal training to managers, supervisors and employees on employment laws and Human Resources policies (i.e. wrongful termination, negligent hiring, ADAAA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, ethics/fraud, harassment prevention, discrimination, etc.)
Manages complex and highly sensitive investigations, including allegations of discrimination and/or harassment; serves as an employee advocate by coaching, consulting with and assisting department heads, managers and employees on various Human Resources problems interpreting the Civil Service laws, rules, and general Human Resources policies.
Develops and administers the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity plan, works closely with department heads, and assures program goals are met whenever possible. Oversees assigned Human Resources staff regarding the collection of, organization of and analysis of affirmative action data.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and policies pertaining to human resources operations.
Represents the department on a variety of human resources-related committees. Responds to human resources-related inquiries by state and federal regulatory agencies. Responds inquiries or issues requiring an interpretation of Civil Service rules or policies; partners with Legal in responding to EEOC charges.
Monitors organizational compliance concerning employment law, City policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to ensure compliance by correcting deviations or violations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession.
May advise and assist the Civil Service Director in the management and administration of Civil Service to include all aspects of examinations, local rule revisions; ensures compliance with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Typical Decisions: May serve as lead to Human Resources Analysts assigned to employee relations function. Assists with the employee dispute process and administration of the City’s Personnel Policy and Procedures.
Knowledge of: Employee relations to include dispute resolution strategies, development of personnel policies and procedures, and significant experience in Human Resource management in the areas of employment law, dispute resolution and Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Skill in: Advanced organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively manage and communicate pertinent Human Resource issues to staff, employee groups and elected officials.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources Management or related field.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible Human Resources management experience with significant expertise in employment law, employee relations, hiring, terminations, development of personnel policies and procedures, etc.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Internal Number: 218435
About City of Plano
The City of Plano enjoys a reputation as one of the most desirable cities to live and work in. Plano was recently named as one of the “Safest Cities in America” and “Best Run Cities in America” by Law Street Media and 24/7 Wall Street respectively.
SERVE With Us!
At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence):
In turn, we take pride in what we do and how we do it. With Team Plano, Every Person Matters, Every Job Has Purpose and Together We Make a Difference.