Director of Human Resources (Director I)

Job #: 2019-07

  • TWC Job #: 3622677
  • Opening Date: 10/02/2018
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $8,333.33 - $9,166.67/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B26
  • Class: 1620

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 641X, 00J, 00K, 00L, 00P, 00R, 00T, 00X

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.


Serves as Director of Human Resources for the Office of the Governor. Performs advanced human resources work and has primary responsibility for the management of the human resources program. Work involves directing, administering, and monitoring the development and operation of human resource management programs and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.  Extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Oversees the operations of the Human Resources Division; including personnel administration, selection and placement, classification and staffing, employee relations, risk management, E-Verify and I-9 paperwork.
  • Counsels agency staff on issues relating to human resources management and counsels employees on professional development and other work-related issues.
  • Plans, develops, reviews, revises, and implements human resources policies and procedures, correspondence, directives, and publications
  • Oversees the maintenance of human resources records and analysis of human resources reports and reporting procedures.
  • Interprets state and federal human resources related statutes to ensure compliance and the consistent application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Monitors legislation for impact on human resources programs and activities.
  • Oversees agency training and development programs. Develops or secures training as needed.
  • Oversees the agency’s main receptionist functions. 
  • Serves as the agency equal employment opportunity [EEO] officer, the agency risk manager and the ADA Coordinator.
  • Reviews documentation and support for personnel actions. Ensures complete and consistent human resources documentation, including but not limited to documentation of disciplinary actions.
  • Ensures that new employee orientation [NEO] meets all requirements to maintain compliance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Processes EEO4 reports every two years.
  • Oversees and updates website HR data as needed on intranet site.
  • Develops annual budget for the HR department.  Monitors annual encumbrances for the fiscal year.
  • Oversees on-line enrollment [OLE] for benefits. Reply to benefits queries from staff.
  • Oversees and authorizes parking access and facilities access for agency.
  • Conducts background checks and analyze background results.
  • Coordinates the contracting of temp services for other departments as needed. 
  • Oversees the Internship Program and the Safety Officer Program within the HR department.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, business administration, management or a related field plus three (3) years progressively responsible human resources experience that includes supervisory experience.  Must maintain strict levels of confidentiality and sensitivity.  Prior experience in state government preferred.  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


  • Extensive knowledge of human resource management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations and practices pertaining to human resource management activities and administrative operations.
  • Working knowledge of personnel administration.
  • Working knowledge of selection and placement.
  • Working knowledge of classification and compensation.
  • Working knowledge of benefits.
  • Working knowledge of employee relations.
  • Working knowledge of leave accounting.
  • Working knowledge of risk management and occupational safety.
  • Working knowledge of automated human resource information systems.
  • Working knowledge of payroll administration.
  • Working knowledge of training and development programs and processes.
  • Skill in presentation and training.
  • Skill in long-range and short-range planning.
  • Ability to evaluate applicant qualifications.
  • Ability to analyze job requirements.
  • Ability to prepare and revise job descriptions.
  • Ability to explain policies and procedures to staff and the public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate programs and activities.
  • Ability to make decisions affecting operations.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to direct the development of policy and operating procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and solve managerial problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.   Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed