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Human Resources Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Human Resources Manager
Job Requisition Number COA077683
Position Number 109582
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Human Resources Administration
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to job, plus six (6) years of related human resource experience, at least two (2) years of which were in a supervisory capacity.

Experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education up to a maximum of four (4) years substitution. 

Licenses or Certifications:
Valid Texas Class C Drivers License

Notes to Applicants

The Human Resources Manager will provide guidance and management oversight to line departments under an HR Governance model. The position will serve as a strategic HR partner; develop and implement business strategies to meet service demands; assist with workforce issues and challenges; manage HR professional staff in assigned departments; evaluate work activities to include hiring, employee relations, performance/disciplinary actions, and pay determinations; resolve employee relations issues and mediate conflicts; identify needs and operational gaps; make recommendations and design strategies to address identified gaps.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to evaluate your qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position.
  • Please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications when responding to the supplemental questions on the application.

If you are selected to interview:

  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference
  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, to include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Pay Range

$34.40 – $44.60 per hour


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary due to operational needs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Human Resources
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in partnering with executives and managers in a public sector organization
  • Experience leading human resources professionals and resolving complex workforce issues
  • Experience investigating complaints and handling employee relations issues
  • Knowledge of compensation and job classification concepts
  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Experience developing and presenting human resources training to managers and supervisors
  • SPHR or PHR certification
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Confers with upper management in the selection and implementation of Human Resource programs and initiatives.
2. Develops short and long range plans, programs, and personnel that provide administrative, managerial support, fiscal management, program planning, and evaluation.
3. Develops and implements standard operating practice, policy and procedure.
4. Determines goals, objectives, and resource requirements for activities.
5. Prepares budget, presents, monitor expenditures, and ensures division operates within appropriated budget.
6. Monitors contracts and contractors, ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
7. Communicates section/division, project and program information to management and others.
8. Functions as the liaison between the Human Resource Department and other city departments.
9. Investigates and responds to complaints from managers and employees, and makes recommendations.
10. Prepares and reviews reports to monitor and communicate performance results.
11. Recommends and approves major purchases and expenditures.
12. Participates in ongoing education as it relates to human resources, the operations of the city, and/or its departments.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of human resource and departmental processes, techniques, and methods.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing personnel and employment practices
Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Skill in analyzing human resource business needs.
Skill in developing short and long range plans.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in understanding key, cross-functional business issues to resolve issues through conflict management and coaching.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with other city employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to job, plus six (6) years of related human resource experience, at least two (2) years of which were in a supervisory capacity. Experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education up to a maximum of four (4) years substitution. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you demonstrated success in partnering with executives and managers in a public sector organization? If so, how?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please give an example of your ability to lead and coach human resources professionals and resolve complex workforce issues.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience in identifying needs and operational gaps, making recommendations, and designing strategies to address identified gaps.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience developing policies and procedures.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have experience developing and presenting human resources training to managers and supervisors?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Briefly describe your experience with human resources compensation and job classification studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your level of experience conducting workplace investigations (investigations that may include sexual harrassment, discrimination, employee conflicts, etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or the ability to acquire one within 30 days of hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents