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Division Director (Human Resources)

Denver Regional Council of Governments
Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

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Essential Duties:

  • Provides overall direction and leadership to subordinate managers and staff, which may include: assigning projects and objectives; conducting performance evaluations; developing, motivating, and training employees; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions.
  • Provides oversight and senior level direction in the implementation of internal operations, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Interprets, explains, and applies applicable laws, regulations, and policies; makes sound decisions in accordance with applicable guiding measures.
  • Develops and administers budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations.
  • Develops and maintains internal and external relationships; participates in a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, or related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and other information; represents assigned area on committees and advocacy groups.


Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Directing the planning, development, implementation and administration of the following human resources functions: benefits, payroll, employee orientation, recruitments, employee recognition program, workers’ compensation, classification and compensation activities, dispute resolution, leave administration, affirmative action, performance management system and facilities management;
  • Formulating, recommending and implementing policies, procedures and programs concerning personnel administration; advising division directors, managers and supervisors on human resource matters and personnel rules and policies;
  • Receiving, investigating and resolving complaints such as discrimination and harassment, and recommends course of action based on investigative findings;
  • Developing HR process improvement initiatives and monitors effectiveness of process improvements;
  • Conducting studies/projects on various human resources topics, compiling supporting data to document methodology and writing reports on findings;
  • Analyzing business issues including policy and cost implications. Identifying, recommending and implementing strategies for continual improvement of the services and products delivered by the team;
  • Overseeing and updating the agency Records Retention Schedule;
  • Preparing Human Resources division’s budget;
  • Assigning and distributing work to direct reports, reviewing work for accuracy and completeness;
  • Serving as Affirmative Action Officer;  
  • Managing DRCOG’s DBE documentation, tracking and reporting requirements and serving as the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) liaison and Title VI Compliant Coordinator;
  • Directing and evaluating the training and development program for staff;
  • Keeping abreast of current laws and practices in personnel administration and ensuring personnel policies and procedures to are in compliance.


Knowledge of:

  • Management principles and practices;
  • Leadership principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Fiscal policy and financial management;
  • Program development and administration principles and practices;
  • Project management principles;
  • Government administration principles and practices;
  • Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.


Position Specific Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of hiring, classification, benefits, negotiation and state, local, and federal employment laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations with respect to Department of Labor laws as it relates to FMLA, ADA, Title VI, HIPAA and workers’ compensation;
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, case law, principles and practices related to employee conduct, performance and dispute resolution.


Skill in:

  • Providing leadership to lower level staff;
  • Delegating and prioritizing work;
  • Developing and implementing strategies and goals;
  • Directing, analyzing, monitoring and evaluating policies and procedures;
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing programs, projects, events, and activities;
  • Developing and administering budgets;
  • Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Interpreting analytical reports, summaries, and other related statements;
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Position Specific Skill:

  • Showing understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy and concern;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships; may deal with people who are difficult, hostile, and/or distressed; relating well to people from varied background, situations and is sensitive to individual differences.
  • Persuading others to accept recommendations, cooperate or change their behavior;
  • Working with others towards an agreement, and negotiating to find mutually acceptable solutions;
  • Exercising independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criterion for obtaining results.
  • Minimizing confrontations, disagreements, complaints and grievances and resolving them in a constructive manner.
  • Identifying and analyzing problems, using sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions, finding alternative solutions to complex problems.



Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, human resources or field directly related to assignment, eight to ten years of progressively responsible related experience that includes three to five years of management and supervisory experience. A Master’s Degree in a field directly related to assignment may be preferred. Some assignments may require additional certifications and/or licenses.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.


Posted: 2018-12-05 Expires: 2019-01-04

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