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Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

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Job Summary

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 AT 11:59PM

Division: Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Location: Nashville, TN
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Salary Grade: 117
Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $6,087
FLSA Classification: Exempt (03)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for supervision of staff, complex and especially sensitive issues related to Human Resources (HR) functions including employee and management relations, performance management, and internal investigations of employee issues;  prepares and interprets policies and procedures; handles HR-related legal compliance activities; serves as back-up to the Director of Human Resources.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly supervises staff; interviews, hires, and trains employees; makes assignments and monitors work; develops employee skills and encourages growth and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance; addresses workplace issues and provides guidance, coaching, and disciplinary measures for staff; addresses personnel issues in conjunction with appropriate leadership.
  • Has oversight of and provides guidance for payroll, benefits, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance, recruiting and onboarding, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Affirmative Action, Workers’ Compensation, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and other areas of human resources.
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers and employees on personnel matters and regulatory compliance; coordinates with legal counsel as appropriate.
  • Assists the Director of Human Resources in determining and recommending employee relations practices necessary to establish positive employer-employee relationships and to promote a high level of employee morale.
  • Assists THDA leadership and employees with performance management, accountability, and resolution of issues; advises on performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions.
  • Assist the Director and the HR Advisor in researching and investigating employee grievances, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, and resolves or makes recommendations for resolution.
  • Assists the HR Advisor in reviewing, responding to, and documenting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requests for accommodation by job applicants, temporary employees, and current staff; participates in the interactive conversation as appropriate.
  • Provides guidance and support on Human Resources policies interpretation and formulation; drafts or revises policies and procedures.
  • Takes the lead in recommending and developing procedures to improve processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Represents the Director of Human Resources at his/her direction and in his/her absence.
  • Stays current in industry trends and regulatory compliance through workshops, seminars, conferences, professional reading, and affiliation with industry organizations and shares this information and knowledge with entire HR staff.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or social work is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of management experience required, plus a minimum of two years of experience directly related to Human Resources is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Workers’ Compensation, and the United States Department of Labor (DOL) requirements.
  • Current Human Resource Certification such as Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Certified Professional (CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive employee and organizational information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • For the past five years, the candidate’s driving record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations

Additional Information

Benefits

BENEFITS:  THDA offers an excellent benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year.  We also offer work-life balance opportunities through alternative work schedules, flexible schedules, and telecommuting.

How to Apply

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND RESUME ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THDA.ORG AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Details

  • Date Posted: September 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Government
  • Salary Range: $6,087