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Boston Planning & Development Agency
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
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Under the general direction of the Executive Director/Secretary, plan, control, administer, and direct all human resources functions for the BPDA and affiliates; monitor and enforce compliance with all applicable city, state and federal regulations and statutes; manage Human Resources department staff. Serve as Equal Opportunity Officer for BPDA.



The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.

  • Partner with the senior management team to executive the BPDA’s overall mission, values, beliefs, and strategic goals in an exemplary manner.
  • Create and recommend human resource goals in support of overall combined organization objectives and strategies; recommend and implement approved policies and programs to accomplish goals.  Monitor effectiveness and responsiveness of human resource policies and recommend any changes.
  • Develop, recommend and implement Human Resources policies and procedures and coordinate procedure or policy changes which may have cross-departmental impact.
  • Advise managers and supervisors in all human resources areas, including employment, discipline, promotions, transfers, training, compensation, and performance management.  
  • Oversee and/or coordinate all terminations, including adherence to all applicable legal and policy guidelines.  Represent BPDA at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Provide counseling to employees and supervisors on work-related conflicts or problems; guarantee confidentiality of all interactions. Develop and lead comprehensive employee relations activities, ensuring equitable and consistent treatment of all staff members.
  • Manage and oversee organization-wide recruitment and employment to ensure consistency with staffing and affirmative action hiring needs.
  • Supervise internal/external postings advertising. Approve use of employment agencies as appropriate. Ensure departmental compliance with equal employment opportunity guidelines; ensure that job opportunities are brought to the attention of a diverse group of individuals by developing, enhancing and promoting various recruitment sources.
  • Manage and update integrated compensation and salary administration programs, including job documentation, market surveys and comparisons, approval of hiring, promotional, transfer and other salary actions, salary structure development and update, and performance management.  Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations; ensure internal consistency and equity. Review and recommend action on all exceptions to established policy.
  • Oversee preparation and physically present personnel transactions and issues to Board as needed.
  • Responsible for annual performance review program, including working with managers on goals, trainings related to performance evaluations and assisting employees with self-appraisals.  Work closely with senior leadership on communicating information to employees and implementing increases.
  • Manage the creation, maintenance and updating of all personnel records, including payroll, demographic and attendance records.  Directly or through subordinates, ensure accuracy and timeliness of all information; ensure proper safeguarding and disclosure of confidential information.
  • Assist in development, implementation and enhancements of computerized human resources information system(s).
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Benefits, develop, recommend and implement comprehensive employee benefits program. Research and evaluate changes or enhancements to benefit contracts, and when necessary propose modifications to make plans more cost-effective or competitive.  Approve and reconcile benefits expenditures. Oversee development and implementation of benefit communications programs and ensure compliance with all applicable city, state and federal regulations.  
  • Manage and administer various employee trainings, including, but not limited to, new employee orientation, supervisory development, and conflict of interest.  Collaborate with other divisions on needs assessments, program development and identification or procurement of outside services as needed.
  • Collaborate with external labor counsel in labor relations activities, including contract negotiations, employee/labor relations, conflict resolutions, and contract interpretation and arbitration preparation. 
  • Prepare periodic statistical reports for internal and external distribution.
  • Manage Human Resources department staff, including recruitment, training, benefits and employee/labor relations.  
  • Develop and recommend department operating budget.  Administer approved budget, including approving expenditures and justifying variances. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of all applicable city, state and federal laws and regulations applicable to Human Resources and related to compliance, educate staff and managers as needed.  
  • Participate in professional organizations, seminars and other continuing education programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with concentration in human resources or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible human resource management experience, preferably in a municipal or not for profit environment.
  • Familiarity with office software are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with HRIS, ADP and iCIMS preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi- task and adapt to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Highly skilled at both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality in all business matters.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational and office management skills required.  
  • Must be proactive, strive for continuous improvement and possess the ability to affect change.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, analytical, deadline driven, self-directed and problem solver.



Normal office environment.



Little or no exertion.  Local travel and site visits



Manage staff up to 6




Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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