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Project Manager - Human Resources

County of Humboldt
Eureka, California 95501
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TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION AN APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/humboldtcountyca BY AUGUST 24, 2018

Under general direction, acts as an assistant to the County Human Resources Director or the Assistant County Human Resources Director with major responsibility for coordinating and managing specialized, diverse and complex projects encompassing Countywide Human Resources issues and concerns, often involving multiple County departments and/or other governmental or private agencies; performs related work as assigned.

This is a confidential class within the County Human Resources Services Office with responsibility for managing projects which include Countywide program design involving multiple departments, new technologies and that have a major financial or operational impact on key people processes. This position is distinguished from the higher-level job class of Assistant Director of Human Resources in that the latter is assigned responsibility for providing on-going supervision of staff and acting on behalf of the County Human Resources Director. It is further distinguished from the lower level job class of Senior Human Resources Analyst in that the latter has responsibility for human resources functions and projects with limited scope that are generally within the budget authority of the  County Human Resources Department. The HR Project Manager has considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment and decision-making.

Examples of Duties:

  • Identifies, develops, implements and manages complex projects predominantly related to human resources, organizational development, lean techniques, employee relations and engagement, and retention.
  • Directs and coordinates project planning and project delivery activities with County departments and other governmental, public and private agencies.
  • Prepares work plans, budgets and funding recommendations for projects; conducts financial analysis, develops project budgets and recommends financing methods and plans for assigned projects.
  • Monitors and manages project progress, performance, costs and associated project costs.
  • Develops systems, procedures, standards and methods for prioritizing and analyzing project selection, including conducting cost benefit analysis.
  • Designs strategies and leads collaborative processes to facilitate the productivity of project participants to optimize project results, increase value, reduce waste and maximize efficiencies.
  • Seeks and obtains grants for funding human resources initiatives involving programs, technology enhancements, and compliance initiatives.
  • Ensures adherence to laws, regulations, policies, procedures, codes and guidelines relating to assigned projects; provides technical assistance to staff.
  • Presents reports to the Board of Supervisors, other governmental agencies, various commissions, community groups and the public.
  • Serves on community councils, task forces and advisory groups comprised of elected and other officials and community members.
  • Serves as project point of contact and provides information to various departments, community groups, and employees responding in a timely manner to expressed concerns.
  • May provide supervision and work evaluation of assigned staff on a project-specific basis.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and methods of human resource administration, organizational development, employee engagement, leadership & employee development, succession planning and retention.
  • Principles and practices of project management, including budget development and administration, goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation of effectiveness.
  • Principles and practices of customer support and service.
  • Methods and practices of evaluating and implementing large-scale organizational development programs.
  • Applicable laws, rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to the operations and activities of County Human Resources.
  • Principles of preparing grant applications and proposals, grant administration and monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of statistical analysis, and return on investment reporting.
  • Principles and practices of advanced teambuilding and facilitation.

Skill in:

  • Analyzing complex and sensitive administrative, operational, political and organizational problems, evaluating alternatives and researching sound conclusions; recommending or adopting effective courses of action.
  • Project management, including developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls.
  • Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating a variety of functional specialties toward achieving a common work product.
  • Collecting, evaluating and interpreting information and data, either in statistical or narrative form.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Making effective public presentations. Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, codes, policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license.
  • A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is: The equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in business or human resources, or a closely related field and five years of professional level experience in developing and facilitating human resources and organizational development programs and creating and overseeing complex projects and/or programs.


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