Job Description

Job Details
Vail Administration Building - Vail, CO
Full Time
$92,800.00 - $139,020.00
Human Resources

At Eagle River and Water Sanitation District, the Human Resources department’s focus is taking care of our dedicated and talented operators and crew so they can do what they do best - provide efficient and reliable water and wastewater service to our customers. We are looking for a dynamic Human Resources Manager to continue to drive our culture, values, and mission, as well as maintain core Human Resources functions.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven HR professional to utilize their skills, leadership and decision-making ability, as well as creativity and innovation to provide a service for our staff and our community. The ideal the candidate for this role is full of ideas, detail-oriented, and able to execute a people and compliance focused strategy for the organization and team.

Why work for us? The work you will do as a Human Resources Manager will allow you to use your significant skills to serve our community while working with a dedicated team. Not to mention our excellent health benefits, housing program, and ample opportunities for training and development.

The Day to Day:

  • Supports the District by administering Core HR functions: Staffing, Development, Compensation, Safety, Security and Health, and Employee Relations.
  • Responsible for ensuring compensation and benefits programs are administered and reconciled timely, and meet District standards
  • Responsible for overseeing annual compensation analysis and plans, ensuring that the District keeps pace with evolving trends, fulfills its fiduciary responsibilities, and supports our Management team.
  • Supports and provides resources to Managers and Supervisors in identifying, evaluating, and resolving employee relations and work performance issues.
  • Creates and Maintains robust training programs for leadership development, professional development and other HR related trainings
  • Ensures documented, efficient, and effective HR policies and procedures that mitigate risk, support the management team, coordinating implementation with various departments or other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for oversight and support of Insurance Claims Management functions to include identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks and available resources to mitigate and monitor probabilities.
  • Manages HRIS system, provides data and information reports as requested, and oversees its administration/evolution. Compiles and analyzes information collected; verifies accuracy of information; identifies issues and problems; formulates recommendations that will encourage change within the District.
  • Support Management on employment investigations, compensation reviews, reclassifications requests, corrective and disciplinary actions.
  • Prepares reports, schedules, forms, procedures and directives based upon research and evaluation of issues and problems.
  • Establishes response procedures designed to address internal and external requests for information.
  • Effectively resolves complex, confidential, and sensitive topics.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of HR programs and ensures alignment with District culture, Vision, Mission, and Values
  • Assists in creation of a learning organization that encourages mentoring and professional development
  • Responsible for the HR budget, monitors expenses, takes corrective action to reverse negative outcomes, works within approved budget and develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; or representing the organization at hearings if needed.
Qualifications and Competencies

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises respective employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Solid working knowledge of human resources functions and governing federal and state laws, standards and procedures. Comprehensive working knowledge of performance management, job evaluation methodologies, job pricing, incentive and executive compensation. Knowledge of employee benefits programs. Knowledge of employment practices and processes. Knowledge and skills using human resources management systems. Knowledge of employee relations’ methods and practices.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in a Human Resources related field. Master's degree (M. A.) desired. Human Resources Certification Institute PHR/SPHR certificate required. Ten years related human resources experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including direct experience in employee relations, and training and development. Experience supervising staff. Senior management or high-level influence and leadership experience desired.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Leadership skills including exceptional interpersonal skills, influence and negotiation skills. Strong counseling and conflict management skills. Ability to work independently and guide or counsel individuals as well as Department managers in their supervision of employee situations. Interest in community affairs. Strong character of ethics and integrity with a high standard of excellence.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of Managers. Proven customer service skills. Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are essential. This position works closely with employees and other District Departments.

REASONING ABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to apply principles of logic to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations and use graphs and charts to illustrate data and concepts.

The pay range for this role is $92,800 to 139,020 annually. Starting range depends on qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and midpoint of the pay range.

All District employees must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check, as well as possess a valid Colorado Driver's license within 30 days of full-time employment and be insurable under District's standards.

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All applicants must apply in order to be considered. The last day to apply is June 25, 2021.

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