Pelham seeking human resources director

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM — The city of Pelham is growing, and is seeking a leader to serve as Director of Human Resources.

“We strongly believe our people make the difference in Pelham, and the Director of Human Resources serves as a key member of the management team and is responsible for overseeing the human resource functions of the city,” reads the job posting for the position. “We are looking for a true consultant with experience coaching others to realize their full potential. We are also seeking a leader who is strategic and will act as a business partner to the mayor, city manager and department heads to help determine and achieve goals as they relate to employees, culture and productivity.”

Pelham has 324 full-time benefited employees and is a large seasonal employer. The city includes full-time professional fire, police, public works, parks and recreation, golf course, tennis and racquet club, ice arena and civic complex, library and administration departments.

Human resources is the cornerstone of all departments and not only administers – but recommends improvements to – all activities associated with HR including, but not limited to the following:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and payroll
  • Benefits
  • Employee Classification
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Adherence to EEO, FMLA, ADA and the Pelham Civil Service Law Act
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Records retention
  • Budget preparation and expenditure review and approval
  • Occupational safety
  • Strategic planning, goal setting and departmental implementation

This position also serves as secretary to the Pelham Personnel Board and directly manages and serves two department employees.

The director collaborates with internal departments, applicable boards and commissions, task forces, advisory groups, the general public, external agencies, contractors, attorneys and other parties to coordinate activities, review work, exchange information and prevent and solve problems.

Requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in human resources, management, public administration or related fields, and at least five years of experience in government human resources in a supervisory or management position overseeing staff delivering compensation and benefits, employee training and organizational development or other HR generalist responsibilities.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and professional certification from IPMA-HR and experience in a leadership position with a local government entity.

The salary range for the position is $80,895 to $105,550. It is expected the individual selected for the job will start within this range, depending on qualifications and experience. The city also offers a benefit package.

Applications will be accepted via email to Cityhall@pelhamalabama.gov. Please include a cover letter and resume with salary history. The position will remain open until filled with first review of applications on Jan. 31.