Job Posting: Chief Human Resources Officer

09/21/2016 8:45 AM | Anonymous

City of Alexandria

Location: Alexandria, VA

About the Organization

"Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!"

The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Human Resources Department Director/Chief Human Resources Officer. For more information, please view our brochure.

Our work is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan.
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results.
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization.
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship.
The Human Resources Department is comprised of 25 highly knowledgeable staff.  The team proudly supports the strategic direction of the City government through the recruitment, development, and retention of a high quality workforce capable of delivering public services in a complex and stimulating community environment.  Through thoughtful planning and the diligent execution of work, the Human Resources Department must focus on the critical needs of both the organization and its employees. 

About the Job

The CHRO plans, directs, and administers all activities in the Human Resources Department such as planning, directing, organizing, and implementing comprehensive City-wide human resources and complex analytical tasks in support of a centralized human resource function in the system areas of recruitment, selection, employment, employee relations, classification, compensation, equal employment opportunity, training, and benefits.
 
The CHRO will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy that supports the strategic direction of the City government organization-wide. This includes the recruitment, development, and retention of a high quality workforce capable of delivering public services in a complex and stimulating community environment. Through thoughtful planning and the diligent execution of work, the Human Resources Department must focus on the critical needs of both the organization and its employees.

The CHRO is to lead the City, through the functional areas of the Human Resources Department, to achieve exceptional employee recruitment, retention and workforce satisfaction. The CHRO works under the general direction of a Deputy City Manager with active participation of the City Manager in human resource policy direction and development.

The CHRO must be team oriented and be collaborative with the employee groups and senior management when policies are being formulated and conflicts are being addressed, and be committed to making difficult decisions, including situations when consensus is not achievable. The selected candidate will need to be skilled in delegating responsibility and in managing through others, for the broad range and volume of issues this position entails.

Job Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in human resources management, industrial psychology, business or public administration or related discipline; ten years of experience in human resources administration at a level equivalent to an HR Manager or higher; and at least five years of supervisory experience supervising at least 5 people.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced human resources administrator with outstanding strategic thinking, collaborative, interpersonal, organization, and negotiation and leadership skills. She/he must possess a thorough understanding of the best contemporary practices in human capital management. It is expected that the person selected will also have extensive knowledge and experience in a broad range of human resources programmatic areas. It is desired that the selected person have knowledge and/or experience in succession management, comprehensive performance management, and organizational development.

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit this website: http://alexandriava.gov/jobs


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