Human Resources Director- Gainesville, FL

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School District:  Alachua County Public Schools
City/State:   Gainesville, Florida
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Position Open Until:
 Open Until Filled

Job Description:


SALARY SCHEDULE: Administrative

(1) Master’s degree from an approved accredited educational institution.
(2) Minimum of five (5) years combined experience in human resource management and school administration.


  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes and rules governing the employment process, including equal employment opportunity, fair labor standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, and personnel records.
  • Knowledge of Board Policies and practices and procedures in personnel administration.
  • Ability to direct and supervise personnel.
  • Decision-making ability within the framework of district guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Skills in writing, editing, and publishing communications.
  • Ability to promote positive working relationships with district and school-based administrators.
  • Skills in developing and organizing professional development programs. Knowledge of collective bargaining processes and contract maintenance.
  • Ability to develop relationships with bargaining agents.
  • Knowledge of grievance procedures.
  • Ability to interpret and implement collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, administrators, staff, and outside agencies.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent, Deputy
JOB GOAL: To provide effective leadership, direction, and oversight for the operation of the District’s Human Resources Division.
Assigned Personnel

*(1) Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, implement, monitor and evaluate human resource functions for the school district, including recruitment, selection, placement, fingerprint processing, drug testing, criminal histories, reappointment of employees, performance appraisal, personnel employment contracts, new employment orientation, employee discipline, investigations, grievances, compensation, retirement and leaves (FMLA, personal, sabbatical, etc.).
*(2) Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
*(3) Make recommendations with regard to employee discipline and termination proceedings.
*(4) Assist in the preparation for collective bargaining.
*(5) Plan, coordinate, implement, supervise, monitor and evaluate procedures for conducting investigations related to misconduct and violation of school board policy and the law, grievances related to violation of provisions of the employee contract, and discrimination complaints filed with the Office of Human Resources.
*(6) Maintain a safe and functional record keeping system for all current and previous employee records (confidential and regular) in accordance with state statutes.
*(7) Plan, direct and monitor implementation of the school district’s Orientation Program for new employees.
*(8) Direct and monitor the processing of leave requests for all employees in accordance with the law, employee contract and school board policy.
*(9) Serve as advisor to supervisory personnel in the resolution of personnel problems in their area of responsibility.
*(10) Plan, direct, supervise, monitor and evaluate the recruitment programs for certified and administrative personnel. Monitor critical employee classifications and the attrition rates for employees.
*(11) Plan, direct, supervise, monitor and evaluate the application, selection and employment process and procedures for filling vacancies.
*(12) Supervise and monitor the preparation and issuance of employee contracts for the district.
*(13) Supervise and monitor authorization of employee compensation (salary and wages) upon initial employment, and resolve disputes/issues arising over under/over payments of salary to employees and recommend needed adjustments.
*(14) Supervise, implement, monitor and evaluate the performance appraisal system for all school district personnel.
*(15) Supervise, implement, and monitor the Alachua County Teacher Assistance Program (ATAP).
*(16) Supervise, implement and monitor and evaluate teacher certification, re-certification and the out-of-field status of employees within the district.
*(17) Plan, implement, supervise, and monitor the budget for the Human Resources Division.
*(18) Prepare and supervise personnel recommendations for the school board agenda for school board action, as well as special reports requested by the superintendent and Board.
*(19) Coordinate the development of job descriptions and the evaluation system, and other Personnel Services programs that are mandated by state law and the school district.
*(20) Serve as a resource and provide information to the Board, Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent with regard to the personnel resources.
*(21) Prepare required personnel reports and surveys and direct printed matter related to personnel functions.
*(22) Plan, coordinate, make recommendations and monitor requests for light duty and reasonable accommodations in conjunction with administrators and risk management.
*(23) Supervise and monitor requests for unemployment compensation.
*(24) Represent the department in selected meetings and assigned committees.
*(25) Work closely with district and school staff to support school improvement initiatives and processes.
*(26) Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops as assigned or appropriate to keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues.
*(27) Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility.
*(28) Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of staff development activities in assigned areas.
*(29) Demonstrate proactive leadership and effective management skills to motivate and gain commitment of staff to facilitate task accomplishment.
*(30) Utilize appropriate strategies and problem-solving tools to make decisions regarding planning, utilization of funds, delivering services and evaluation of services provided.
*(31) Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
*(32) Be knowledgeable of and adhere to Board policies.
*(33) Assist in the interpretation of programs, philosophy and policies of the district to staff and the community.
*(34) Interact with outside agencies, business and community to enhance the understanding of district initiatives and priorities and to elicit support and assistance.
*(35) Represent the district in a positive and professional manner and demonstrate support for the school district and its goals and priorities.
*(36) Monitor district compliance with applicable codes, rules and statutes.
*(37) Keep abreast of legal requirements and proposed changes in areas of responsibility and provide advice to the Superintendent as to their impact on the District.
*(38) Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement and take appropriate action. Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
*(39) Assist in the preparation and administration of the District and divisional budget.
*(40) Participate in the development of policies and procedures.
*(41) Attend meetings and conferences to promote professional growth and benefit the District.
*(42) Maintain expertise in assigned areas to fulfill project goals and objectives.
*(43) Prepare or oversee the preparation of all required reports and maintain updated and accurate records.
*(44) Communicate effectively with the public, staff members, administrators, and other contact persons using tact and good judgment.
*(45) Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
*(46) Model and maintain high ethical standards.
*(47) Plan, implement and evaluate staff development activities of assigned personnel.
*(48) Adhere to applicable safety standards.
*(49) Follow attendance, punctuality and proper dress rules.
*(50) Maintain confidentiality regarding school/workplace matters.
*(51) Serve on school/district committees as required or appropriate.
*(52) Perform other duties as assigned.
*Essential Performance Responsibilities

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

• Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the Board’s approved salary schedule.
• Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.