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Director, Human Resources

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Please complete the employment section of your application as well as attach your cover letter, resume and copy of your transcript. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. All documents included in your online employment application become the property Texas A&M University – Texarkana. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New Employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening. Following the priority deadline , applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a department supervisor. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, we will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with the department supervisor. The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the system. Texas A&M University-Texarkana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, Human Resources
Posting Title Director, Human Resources
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - TEXARKANA (TAMUT)
Department OFFICE OF VP FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION / 22-160044
Posting Number S01182FY17
Salary Commensurate
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location Texarkana
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Human Resource/EEO Director is responsible for directing and administering the Human Resources, EEO, Payroll and Employee Benefits functions of the University. The Director assures that Texas A&M University-Texarkana remains in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and TAMUS policies and regulations regarding employment, payroll and employee benefits.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Educational Administration, Public Administration Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Seven years of related experience in Human Resources, including at least three years of related supervisory experience.

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Knowledge of employee relations, performance management, benefits, staffing, compensation, and risk management.

Knowledge of HR employment law, strategies, management, regulations, and operations.

Knowledge of talent acquisition, selection, training, and personnel information systems.

Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.

Ability to lead in a dynamic organization.

Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with direct responsibility for conducting internal investigations.

Previous State of Texas and/or higher education experience in Human Resources or Payroll.

Nationally recognized certification(s) in Human Resources management.

Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Educational Administration, Public Administration Management, or equivalent.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Provides oversight and direction of all functional areas within Human Resources, EEO, Payroll and Benefits including employee relations, conflict/grievance resolution, employment services, compensation, recruitment, performance appraisal, search processes and procedures, university professional development, required System training, faculty and staff benefits, TRS/ORP retirement plans, employee leave, the application of the Family Medical Leave act and new hire orientation.

Serves as ex officio member of all search committees for faculty positions.

Serves as the non-voting member of the System Employees Benefit Advisory Committee (SEBAC).

Serves as liaison between Texas A&M University-Texarkana and various Texas A&M University System Offices regarding national and international employment/personnel issues; development/ implementation of HR policies; EEO compliance/laws/issues, and Payroll/Benefit processes/laws/regulations.

Recommends appropriate action, including title and salary level for new non-classified positions. Evaluates position descriptions to determine proper pay grade and salary for positions in accordance with the System Compensation Plan.

Responsible for the university’s Affirmative Action Plan.

Serves as the university’s chief respondent to allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment brought against the university or its employees.

Responsible for the preparation and submission of various Human Resource, EEO, Payroll and Benefits reports to TAMU-T executives and directors, Federal and State agencies, including the Texas A&M University System, on a regular or adhoc basis.

Provides technical assistance, guidance and advice to university executives, directors and supervisors regarding issues of personnel policy and procedures, disciplinary actions, and problems or concerns of employees.

Serves as the ADA Coordinator for employee issues.

Responsible for remaining current with federal/state law and System policy, regulations and university rules concerning Human Resources, EEO, Payroll and Employee Benefits.

Responsible for administration and reporting of both Teacher Retirement System and Optional Retirement Program.

Travels to attend meetings or training as necessary and appropriate.

This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • GettingHired.com
    • RecruitMilitary.com
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Educational Administration, Public Administration Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Educational Administration or Public Administration Management.
    • No, I do not have degree but I have the Education and Experience.
  4. * Do you have seven (7) years of related experience in Human Resources, including at least three years of related supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have knowledge of employee relations, performance management, benefits, staffing, compensation, and risk management?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have knowledge of HR employment law, strategies, management, regulations, and operations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have knowledge of talent acquisition, selection, training, and personnel information systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have the ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Would you say you are able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding and have the ability to lead in a dynamic organization?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you able to work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Please describe your education and work experience as it relates to this position. Be as specific as you can.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Are you aware this position is located in Texarkana and not College Station?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript