Director of Human Resources
Kern Community College District
$123,791.08 - $162,424.61 Annually
Under administrative direction of the Vice Chancellor, Human
Resources, plans, directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the
daily activities and operations of the District's Human Resources
function including recruitment and employment, classification and
compensation, performance management, training, HRIS, and employee
relations; coordinates assigned activities with other departments,
divisions, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible
and complex administrative support to the Vice Chancellor, Human
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be
required to perform additional or different duties from those set
forth below to address business needs and changing business
1. Assume management responsibility for the District's core Human
Resources services and activities; coordinates the day-to-day
operations of core Human Resources functions including recruitment
and selection, equal employment opportunity and diversity
compliance and administration, ADA compliance, classification and
compensation, personnel processing and recordkeeping, performance
management and recognition, training, HRIS, and employee relations
and contract administration.
2. Manage and participate the development and implementation of
goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned areas and
programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
3. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service
delivery methods and procedures; recommend appropriate service and
staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
4. Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems,
and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for
improvement; direct and implement changes.
5. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned
functions and staff; assign work activities, projects, and
programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and
procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
6. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel;
provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to
correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination
7. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of
the Human Resources annual budget; participate in the forecast of
funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies;
monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as
appropriate and necessary.
8. Provide leadership and oversee employee data collection,
analysis; and reporting; supervise the input of data to ensure its
integrity and accuracy; ensure effective and efficient
administration of electronic application and database systems;
evaluate and assess the District's Human Resources Information
9. In coordination with the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources,
develop and present innovative and responsive labor negotiation
proposals relating to classified and faculty collective
10. Promote and implement the District's Equal Employment
Opportunity and Diversity Plans in the administration of human
resources policies, procedures, services, and programs including
recruitment and selection and compliance with ADA and FMLA.
11. Direct Human Resources operational functions and activities
related to academic employees including minimum qualifications for
faculty and administrative staff, faculty salary step placements,
faculty tenure review process, faculty contracts, faculty
equivalency requirements, faculty seniority, and other issues as
12. Provide oversight for the classification reviews for classified
and supervisory positions including classification studies, salary
survey analysis, and the development of compensation and salary
13. Provide oversight for the administration of employee leaves of
absence programs; ensure compliance with all federal, state, and
local laws and regulations as well as District Board policies and
administrative regulations; oversee the maintenance of databases
including FMLA and family illness database.
14. Participate in the participatory governance system; collaborate
on a variety of institutional issues including employee relations,
human resources administration, union relations, new employee
programs, collective bargaining agreements, and related human
15. Promote a work culture that values diversity and demonstrates
the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality
services to employees and the community.
16. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Vice Chancellor,
Human Resources; conduct a variety of organizational studies,
investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to
human resources programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate;
prepare and present staff reports and other necessary
correspondence including reports and agenda items for the Kern
Community College District's Board of Trustees.
17. Serve as a liaison for Human Resources to other departments,
divisions, and outside agencies including staff, faculty, students,
union representatives, vendors, contractors, outside educational
institutions and businesses, community representatives, and
governmental agencies; provide clear articulation of District
personnel policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements,
and applicable laws and regulations; exchange policy and procedural
information; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial
18. Provide accurate and consistent application of Education Code
and Title 5 human resources requirements across the District.
19. Serve as staff on a variety of committees; prepare and present
staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
20. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain
awareness of new trends and developments in the field of human
resources; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
21. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and
22. Perform related duties as required.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
major course work in human resources management, personnel
administration, business or public administration, industrial/labor
relation, or a related field.
Six years of increasingly responsible human resources experience
including three years of management and administrative
responsibility involving program planning, assessment,
implementation, and evaluation.
Knowledge and Abilities
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned
- Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive human
- Principles, policies, and practices of human resources
management including recruitment and selection, classification and
compensation, employee/labor relations, and employee and
- Methods and techniques of collective bargaining and labor
relations in the public sector.
- Principles and applications of recruitment and equal employment
- Operational characteristics of human resource information
- Principles and practices of program development and
- Principles and practices of budget preparation and
- Principles of supervision, training, and performance
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and
regulations relating to personnel management in a public agency
including California Education Code.
- Leadership, team building, motivation, and conflict resolution
- Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive
human resources management program.
- Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
- Participate in the development and administration of goals,
objectives, and procedures for assigned area.
- Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs
and make appropriate adjustments.
- Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
- Gather and analyze data and situations and make appropriate
- Prepare and present comprehensive, concise, and clear oral and
- Provide leadership in the administration of the Human Resources
- Delegate authority and responsibility.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in
support of goals.
- Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods
- Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local
policies, laws, and regulations.
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students and personnel, including those with
physical or learning disabilities.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
$ 162,424.61 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $130,058.00
Review of Applications: Complete application packets will
be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
October 31, 2022 are assured consideration. The College
reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the
recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or
universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
Note: The District is strongly committed to
achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment
opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants
and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin,
religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or
ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry,
sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability,
pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of
the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a
person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived
characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal,
state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or
Discrimination Free Work Environment
District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in
the United States. Work authorization should be established at the
time of application submission.
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3634767/director-of-human-resources
Emails will not be accepted.