• Full Time
  • Denver
  • $99,649 - $129,544/annually

Website City and County of Denver

The Department of Public Safety Human Resources Division has an immediate opening for a Director of Human Resources. The successful candidate will be a strategic, mission-driven HR leader, focused on fostering a strong workplace culture of teamwork and engagement. The ideal candidate will possess the combination of technical HR skills, tactful temperament, and the ability to interweave themselves into the day-to-day complexities of an environment of civilian employees and sworn officers (subject to collective bargaining agreements). The safety organization has a workforce of 4500 employees and is comprised of the following functions: Fire, Police, Sheriff, Denver 911, Community Corrections and Electronic Monitoring, Public Safety Youth Programs, and the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID).

The HR Director will also be responsible for responding to inquiries from key stakeholders including appointed officials, employees and community members regarding Safety Human Resources topics. This position will report to the Executive Director’s office and is expected to operate within the guidelines of the Department of Public Safety and exercise judgment in accordance with the mission, vision, and guidelines of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops, directs and implements HR organization strategy inclusive of the following functions: Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Learning, Leave Administration, Compensation and HR Business Partners and technical support

  • Assesses and interprets data and information to analyze specific business challenges and offer sound solutions mindful of policy and cost implications

  • Builds partnerships and creates constructive working relationships with colleagues, clients and organization stakeholders to collaboratively improve workforce capabilities and performance

  • Directs and develops a team of HR professionals to drive strong organizational performance; includes setting priorities, building relationships and delivering results

  • Provides guidance and coaching on the principles and practices of human resources administration including applicable federal and state labor, anti-discrimination, and employment laws and regulations; Ensures the agency is compliant with federal, state, local laws, statues, bargaining agreements & CSA rules

  • Creates opportunities for communication, collaboration, information sharing and inclusion to ensure agency staff has needed information

  • Act as a trusted advisor for leaders on all people-related matters

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

About You

We are looking for a strategic HR leader with strong business and political acumen, who is adept at building teams, skilled at positive influence, has a high level of comfort with senior leadership and is politically savvy.  Our ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

  • Strong data analysis experience, desired

  • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources principles and best practices

  • Identifiable, professional experience navigating within a high profile, public environment with a variety of audiences

  • Ability to listen and proven track record of balancing HR expertise with continuous improvement

We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field

  • Experience Requirement:  Ten (10) years of professional level human resources experience including five (5) years managing a human resources function

  • Education/Experience Equivalency:  Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.  Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

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