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Director of Human Resources

Kitsap Regional Library
Bremerton, Washington 98310
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

This is a senior management classification that serves as a part of the Kitsap Regional Library Leadership Team.  Under the general oversight of the Library Director, plans, coordinates, manages and directs the operations and activities of the library's Human Resources (HR) Department. Develops and administers HR policies, procedures and programs. Monitors and ensures regulatory compliance and manages labor relations, including contract negotiations.  Oversees recruitment, classification and compensation functions and the implementation of employee training initiatives.  Oversees the implementation of the performance appraisal system, volunteer program, and wellness program.  Provides advice regarding the resolution of complex human resources matters. Directly supervises one or more positions within the HR Department.   Work is performed with significant opportunities for exercising independent judgment and initiative.



Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are representative and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform:


  • Participate in the development and management of the library's long and short-term strategic planning initiatives; identify performance benchmarks and monitor protocols, and develop and/or recommend policies and procedures affecting the library. Develop division goals and objectives consistent with the library's mission and policies; design and implement department procedures, systems and performance standards to achieve the library's objectives, consistent with legal requirements.
  • Serve as a core member of the library's Leadership Team. Provide advice regarding library operations and policies.
  • Oversee and direct HR functions including recruiting, compensation, training, employee relations, labor relations and the volunteer program.
  • Develop, implement, administer, review and update library policies, procedures and programs in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. Ensure appropriate records keeping system to comply with all federal and state reporting requirements.
  • Oversee and direct recruitment, selection and retention processes. Monitor and ensure diversity in recruitment and competitive market positioning necessary to attract and retain highly skilled employees.
  • Direct the development of labor relations policies and procedures. Serve as lead member of the collective bargaining team and assume responsibility for contract administration.
  • Direct an effective employee relations service to enhance the quality of the library's relationships with its staff. Ensure that employees are knowledgeable about various HR programs and encourage employees to actively participate in programs or benefits designed to enhance their employment experience.
  • Direct the administration of an effective automated Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and other record keeping systems to assure compliance with legal requirements and access to information required for making management decisions.
  • Direct the implementation of staff development and training programs for current and new employees. Consult with Management Team, supervisors and employees in developing training programs to address current and future needs. 
  • Oversee the management of the library's performance appraisal system, ensuring fair and equitable advancement.
  • Address and resolve compensation issues pertaining to initial appointment, promotion, demotion, layoff, rehire and position audits.
  • Oversee the Wellness Program.
  • Ensure that the library's Recognition Program is in accordance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
  • Develop and administer HR Department's budget and monitor and authorize expenditures.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



Any combination of education and experience equal to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Psychology, Communications, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field plus four years of progressively responsible HR experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity.  Professional accreditation (PHR or SPHR) and two years exposure to a union environment preferred.

*A resume and cover letter are required for all positions and may be uploaded or copy/pasted and submitted with your application.


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