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HR Business Partner - Denton

  • December 02, 2018 6:12 PM
    Message # 6942358
    Heather Jones (Administrator)

    HR Business Partner


    $67,516.00 - $89,796.00 Annually


    Denton, TX

    Job Type



    Human Resources

    Job Number




    Job Description

    Cultivates partnerships with management and employees to deliver value-added Human Resources related services that reflect the business objectives of the organization. Provides consultative advice, coaching, and support aligned with advancing the strategy of the assigned departments. Partners with colleagues to support strategy execution, and to lead change management, performance management, and organizational design.

    Essential Functions
    • Works with managers and employees in assigned departments to assess and anticipate Human Resources related needs, provide sound advice, and recommend solutions
    • Provides input in the design and development of organization-wide HR initiatives and programs to ensure alignment with business requirements
    • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management and employees in assigned departments (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, performance reviews, training needs) Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
    • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
    • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues in compliance with local, state, and federal laws as well as City policies; listens and responds to employee relations issues with an open-mind and reviews all facts of a situation before arriving at conclusions
    • Investigates employee complaints, analyzes findings, makes recommendations for resolution, and takes action when necessary in a time-driven manner with deadlines
    • Identifies the information needed to clarify a situation, seeks that information from appropriate sources, and uses skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it
    • Records facts and details regarding employee relations issues to include communications and chain of events
    • Helps administer selection process for assigned departments, working with hiring managers to review and clarify job specifications, competencies, and skills required to ensure success in the position
    • Assists hiring managers to identify best recruiting plans and strategies to fill current or upcoming vacancies, and consults on job postings, interviewing, and hiring; serves on interview panels as requested
    • Provides guidance and input on restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning
    • Conducts position classification, re-classification, and reorganization analyses which may include job audits, surveys, and producing/updating job descriptions.
    • Conducts operational and performance assessments; provides various analyses and recommendations on findings
    • Researches, prepares, and ensures accuracy of administrative and productivity reports
    • Performs a variety of delegated research tasks and projects; documents findings; prepares reports, graphs, charts, and other illustrative materials as required by gathering a variety of factual and/or statistical data; presents reports upon completion
    • Researches and assists in developing various personnel policies and procedures
    • Conducts periodic surveys to benchmark various HR related practices; responds to surveys requested by outside organizations
    • Conducts exit interviews and provides benefits information for exiting employees
    • Facilitates leadership development and partners with the Training and Development division to deliver training to employee population
    • Demonstrates punctuality to work assignments, adherence to policy/standards, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, personal organization, attention to detail, focus, flexibility, and overall effectiveness in simultaneous work assignments
    • Engages in highly interactive face-to-face relationships with any level of employee that will require being physically present at work on a regular basis; exhibits a temperament that strengthens trust and respect with each client and co-worker;
    • Manages stressful and fast-paced employee relations situations
    • Shows respect for the nature of a wide variety of City jobs and individuals within those jobs in a public environment
    • Assesses one's own and others' work and information for completeness and accuracy
    • Provides support to or performs assigned duties for the Director of Human Resources
    Additional Duties:
    • Assists with special projects as assigned such as New Employee Orientation, Services Awards Banquet, Benefits and Wellness Fair, etc.
    • Provides back-up support to various functions in the office as needed
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, HR Management, Public Administration, Organizational Development, or other related field with six (6) years progressively responsible experience working in an HR department focusing on HR functions such as selection/placement, recruitment, compensation, employee relations, etc. 

    (Note:  PHR will substitute for six months experience or SPHR will substitute for one year experience.  Two years of directly related experience may be substituted for one year of formal education)

    • Any combination of education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.
     Core Competencies:
    • Knowledge of human resources functional areas, such as employee relations, benefits administration, compensation, performance management, recruitment, safety, etc.
    • Ability to build successful, collaborative and genial relationships and to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
    • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
    • Ability to use initiative to take empowered action to solve routine problems within policy guidelines and seeks creative solutions for non-routine challenges; effectively handle several problems or tasks and remains calm in stressful situations
    • Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
    • Handles conflict situations effectively, with minimum disruption
    • Ability to find nonthreatening ways to approach others about sensitive issues; makes others feel comfortable by responding in ways that convey interest in what they have to say; manages own behavior to prevent or reduce feelings of stress
    • Ability to maneuver comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
    • Skilled at developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
    • Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
    • Ability to adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
    • Ability to make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
    • Maintains an effective level of business literacy about assigned departments' strategic goals, their culture, their competition, market conditions affecting their recruitment, etc.
    • Skilled in the use of a personal computer to include Microsoft Office programs and other software programs
    • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and in oral communication; expresses oneself clearly in business writing; organizes ideas clearly and speaks logically so others can follow the reasoning; uses appropriate grammar and vocabulary that do not detract from credibility
    • Ability to listen attentively to people's ideas and concerns; paraphrases to ensure understanding
    • Ability to anticipate, but not stereotype or pre-judge, how others will react to a situation
    • Ability to prepare for the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies
    • Ability to think beyond the immediate issue to look at root cause of behavior/issue; uses good judgment in sharing information and maintaining confidentiality
    • Ability to resolve problems in a systematic, step-by-step way; thinks about the chain of events that led to a problem; waits for all the information before evaluating options; thinks through a problem before offering a solution; uses past experiences to quickly evaluate situations where information may be incomplete or unclear
    • Ability to follow through on assignments; accept work assignments from multiple managers and work areas; handle multiple and parallel projects.
    • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
    Conditions of Employment
    • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
    • Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license within 30 days of hire per state law)
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English
    • Good organizational skills
    • Past experience working for a municipality
    • Master's degree in Human Resources or related field
    • PHR or SPHR
    • Strong writing skills

    AgencyCity of Denton

    Address601 E. Hickory Street
    Suite A 
    Denton, Texas, 76205

    Phone(940) 349-8340 


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