Human Resources Manager

North Metro Fire Rescue District is looking to hire a human resources manager. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with great benefits and a salary range of $102,521 - $138,448, dependent on education and experience. 

Those interested in the human resources manager position can apply through Government Jobs or Indeed, or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@northmetrofire.org.. To be considered in the initial screening of candidates, documents should be submitted by September 3. The position will remain open until filled. 

About the Human Resources Manager Position

The Human Resources Manager, under supervision of the Fire Chief, is responsible for the planning, management, development, implementation and maintenance of the District’s human resources programs. As a key member of the executive management team, this position shares responsibility for the development, implementation and management of the District’s strategic goals, department policies and organization development plans. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum requirements at entry:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Public/Business Administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of professional human resources experience with at least two years in a supervisory or leadership position
  • Public sector or fire service experience

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in a related field 
  • Experience in labor relations and collective bargaining

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Minimum requirements at entry:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR or SHRM-CP) Certification
  • At time of hire must hold a valid driver’s license. Within 90 days of hire, must possess a valid unrestricted Colorado Driver's License, ICS-100 and NIMS-700.

Desirable:

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR or SHRM-SCP) Certification

KNOWLEDGE

Minimum requirements at entry:

  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources management, applicable employment laws and regulations. 
  • Strong working knowledge of all major human resources specialties to include:  job classification, compensation and analysis, employment, employee relations, benefits administration and training. 
  • Strong knowledge of Labor relations and personnel management policies and procedures. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum requirements at entry:

  • Ability to use basic office equipment including personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook, calculator, fax machine, copy machine and telephone.
  • Ability to interact well with a diverse population with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively with all employees, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities.  Skilled in management and advocacy of human resources principles. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties and responsibilities are all essential functions of the position of Human Resources Manager.  They are not in order of importance or priority. 

Leadership:

  1. Plays key role in the development, implementation and management of the District’s strategic goals, service level priorities and organization development plans. Promotes organization shared vision and alignment with strategic goals, values and priorities.  Creates a healthy work environment in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess what drives each person and use it to get the best out of him/her; appropriately empowers others to accomplish tasks and make decisions; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with. 
  2. Promotes the District’s Mission and Value Statements through leadership and active management of a positive and productive work environment. 
  3. Promotes organizational diversity by fostering an environment of inclusion that values and employs the unique characteristics and abilities of each employee. 

Management and Supporting Systems:

  1. Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, analyses and other written materials.
  2. Oversees the Well-Being committee and prepares the annual budget.

Business Partnership:

  1. Plans, directs and administers human resources programs and advises executive and management staff regarding employment policies, practices and techniques to effectively manage the District’s workforce. 
  2. Assists the District’s executive and management staff with interpretation of the District’s Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures. 
  3. Participates in and advises management with documentation of employee reprimands and discipline.

Talent Management:

  1. Manages the District’s employee recruitment, selection and orientation programs in accordance with applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations.  Promotes equal employment opportunities and diversity initiatives in all recruitments and selection activities.  
  2. Manages District promotional examinations in accordance with the District’s policies and procedures and Civil Service Rules and Regulations, where appropriate.
  3. Reviews and revises minimum qualifications for position classifications and ensures that job descriptions are compliant with all applicable state and federal regulations.  Supervises internal job audits to ensure the job description accurately reflects the essential functions and job-related requirements for the position. 
  4. Administers organizational training programs for orientation of new hires, supervisory/managerial training on compliance issues, interviewing and hiring practices, disciplinary actions, sexual harassment, general management principles and other related topics. 
  5. Coordinates workforce planning and succession planning initiatives.
  6. Administers the performance management system.
  7. Coordinates and/or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons for separation. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  1. Develops and administers the District’s classification and compensation systems, including recommending the adoption or elimination of classifications, conducting compensation and benefit surveys, recommending salaries, and participating in the development of labor negotiation strategies.
  2. Manages the District’s overall employee benefit programs, including insurance, retirement and leave programs.   Supervises legally mandated employee benefit programs including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), military leave (USERRA), etc.  Negotiates premium rate structures, while working with benefit consultants, brokers and carriers on available plan designs to secure the best, cost-effective benefits to the District and its employees.  Provides education and communication to all employees concerning benefit programs and coverage.  Coordinates with Finance Staff on the annual benefit open enrollment process.  Assures compliance with all state and federal mandates and regulations pertaining to employee benefit programs. 
  3. Manages the District’s workers’ compensation program, including follow up with injured employees and coordinating appointments, light duty assignments and return-to-work evaluations. 

Compliance:

  1. Serves as the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator concerning employment-related matters.  Oversees and conducts investigations of alleged harassment or discriminatory conduct and represents the District to regulatory agencies to address formal complaints and prepare appropriate documentation.
  2. Recommends revisions to the District’s Rules and Regulations, policies, and procedures based upon changes in the law or to improve the District’s operations.  
  3. Serves as custodian for all official and confidential employee information and personnel files.  Ensures adherence to appropriate confidentiality requirements.
  4. Attends human resources conferences and seminars to remain current with professional and legal issues.   Continually monitors the District’s compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  5. Works with the District’s legal counsel on employment matters as appropriate. 

Performs other related work as required or assigned. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Selected candidate must pass a drug test and background check.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works in a climate-controlled office environment.
  • Position typically requires extended periods of sitting, standing, light grasp, fine manipulation, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Occasionally requires periods of squatting, walking, twisting, bending, kneeling, climbing, balancing, firm grasp and reaching above shoulder. Incumbent must also be capable of frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of up to 10 pounds to move materials and supplies; also, occasional lifting, pushing and pulling of up to 25 pounds with equipment assistance.

HOW TO APPLY

The above posting is intended to highlight key areas of responsibilities and requirements. If not applying through Government Jobs or Indeed, please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Eileen Gomez, Human Resources Manager, at jobs@northmetrofire.org.  No phone calls please. To be considered in the initial screening of candidates, submit your application by September 3. The position will remain open until filled. 

ABOUT NORTH METRO FIRE

Since 1946, North Metro Fire Rescue District has served to protect its citizens and their property with a high level of care, compassion, and professionalism. North Metro Fire is equipped and committed to ensuring public safety through fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services and patient transportation, hazardous materials response, technical rescue capabilities, and wildland firefighting. North Metro Fire is dedicated to keeping our citizens safe, and our efforts personify the District’s slogan, “Excellence Through Each Individual Act,” by going the extra mile to help our community. Members of North Metro Fire Rescue District take pride in their commitment to professional service and conduct themselves in an ethical manner, conforming to a high standard that treats one another and the people they serve humanely, professionally, and honestly. Through their actions, North Metro Fire personnel uphold the organization’s core values of accountability, transparency, integrity, trust and respect, flexibility, innovation and resourcefulness, teamwork, and humility. These principles and values reflect the makeup of the men and women of North Metro Fire and the community they serve.  The District covers approximately 60 square miles with an estimated population of 120,000 people, including the City and County of Broomfield, the City of Northglenn and unincorporated areas of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld Counties. The citizens of our District are served by 126 professional firefighters, operating from seven fire stations. Headquarters and the Training Center are staffed with 37 administrative and fire prevention personnel. The District is also guided by an elected, five-member Board of Directors, that provides direction to the fire chief.