Director of Human Resources (Director II)

Job #: 2022-08

  • TWC Job #: 14837038
  • Opening Date: 9/27/2021
  • Travel Required: 5%
  • Monthly Salary: $8,750.00 - $9,583.34/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B27
  • Class: 1621

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

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

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

General Description

The Director of Human Resources works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Human Resources Division and reports to the Director of Administration. Performs advanced (senior-level) 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. Must maintain strict levels of confidentiality and sensitivity. Supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • 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 human resources 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (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 human resources data as needed on intranet site.
  • Develops annual budget for the Human Resources Division.  Monitors annual encumbrances for the fiscal year.
  • Oversees on-line enrollment (OLE) for benefits. Assists with replies 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 temporary services for other divisions as needed. 
  • Oversees the Internship Program and the Safety Officer Program within the Human Resources Division.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, business administration, management or a related field; and
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible State of Texas human resources experience.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in Texas state government in a Human Resources Director/Manager role; and
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Society for Human Resource Management Professional – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Society for Human Resource Management Professional – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • 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 move up to 20 Ibs.  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.


How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-5873 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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