City of Chicopee

HR Director

Position Title: Director

Department: Human Resources

Employment Status: Contract

SUMMARY

The city of Chicopee’s HR Department is hiring an HR Director to be responsible for policy development, directing and coordinating human resources activities, including but not limited to: employment, compensation, labor relations, Civil Service, benefits, training, and employee services by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Writes directives advising the Mayor, City Council and Department Heads of municipal policy regarding affirmative action, equal employment opportunities, compensation, and employee benefits.
  • Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.
  • Administers salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within the municipality and all defined salary guidelines.
  • Advises the Mayor, City Council and Department Heads in appropriate resolution of employee-relations issues. Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs. Determine appropriate licensure or credential requirements for employees as requested.
  • Represents management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements for Civil Service and Non-Civil Service employees, and also negotiate and develop personal contracts.
  • Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization.
  • Prepares personnel forecast to project employment needs including: recruits, interviews, tests, and selection of employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Leads and participates in investigations, resolving workplace and personnel issues, complaints, allegations of employee misconduct, etc.
  • Develops and maintains employee handbooks, workplace policies, and policy manuals.
  • Prepares budget of human resources operations.
  • Other responsibilities as required

QUALIFICATIONS

To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:

• Bachelor’s degree in business management, law, or human resources from a four-year college or university and at least four years of HR experience; or an associate’s degree and at least six years’ experience in the HR field.

• A minimum of two years of human resources management experience

• Municipal experience is preferred

 COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, 40+ hour work week position. This role is classified as a contractual position with a pay of $85,000 – $95,000 per year.

 HOW TO APPLY

Email or deliver your resume and cover letter to rmerchant@chicopeema.gov, or the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front St., 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013. 

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The city of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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