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International Public Management Association - Human Resources

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  • 01/18/2018 5:27 PM | Anonymous

    Final Filing Date: February  12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

    Salary: $124,459-$146,422 annually

    The City of Sunnyvale is recruiting for the division head level position of Risk Manager to provide leadership and direction for the Risk Management Division. The Risk Manager will bring a dynamic, service-oriented and proactive approach to the City of Sunnyvale organization. Main functions of this position are to plan, organize, direct and coordinate risk management, workers’ compensation, liability and safety activities; to coordinate assigned division activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Human Resources.

    The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package, including 4% City-paid Employee PERS contribution and the 2% at 60 retirement plan. A complete application packet consists of a City employment application and responses to the required supplemental questions. The position opens January 18, 2018 and final filing date is February 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this opportunity, please visit:


  • 01/17/2018 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    Final Filing Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

    Salary: $114,372-165,204 Annually plus excellent Benefits and Retirement 


    East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), one of nation’s largest independent water and wastewater utility, invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Manager of Employee Relations. EBMUD seeks an Employee Relations Manager with a demonstrated record of achievement to lead its agency-wide Employee Relations Program and Division within the Human Resources Department.  Working with elected policy makers, managers, supervisors, employees, and unions, this position is a key member of EBMUD’s management team and is responsible for all EBMUD employer-employee relations activities including oversight of the collective bargaining process with four labor unions that represent a majority of the workforce.

    Competitive candidates will have extensive knowledge of public sector employee and labor relations and possess a collaborative, inclusive, yet decisive management style that facilitates positive working relationships with stakeholders, effective problem-solving, and outcomes that support the overall good of the organization. They should possess strong integrity and sound judgment, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to listen attentively, persuade, and act with diplomacy. They should be able to manage conflict, diffuse difficult situations, and juggle multiple priorities. They should also have strong analytical skills and the ability to attend to details without losing big-picture focus.

    EBMUD’s Employee Relations Manager supervises a staff of Human Resources Analysts and clerical support that provide employee relations consultation and support to operating departments in areas such as discipline and grievance processing and contract negotiations. The Employee Relations Manager also supervises the Human Resources Regulatory Coordinator who is responsible for reasonable accommodation, interactive processes, DOT testing program, leave management (such as FMLA/CFRA), and other HR regulatory matters. Through regular consultation and advice to managers and supervisors, the Manager and staff assure legal compliance, consistency, and equity in employee relations applications across EBMUD departments.

    The annual salary is $114,372 up to $165,204. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($148,680 per year).

    EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


    A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and seven years of progressively responsible experience in employee or labor relations, three years of which must have been in public sector employer-employee relations that includes significant experience negotiating agreements with labor unions, and two years of supervisory experience.

    Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

    EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

    Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742

  • 01/12/2018 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    Final Filing Date: February 9, 2018

    Salary: $5,655-$7,262 monthly, Includes competitive benefit package

    The Human Resources Department is recruiting for a Human Resources Analyst II to work in the Benefits Division. This position will work on a wide-range of employee benefit issues including benefit administration, CalPERS retirement, unemployment claims processing, and other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Business or Public Administration, Industrial Relations, or a related field and two years of professional-level Human Resources experience in a generalist capacity, which included responsibility in one or more areas as outlined above. Experience in a public agency setting is desirable.

    Applicants must apply by February 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm. For additional requirements or to apply online, visit: (209) 937-8233.  EOE

  • 11/20/2017 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    Final Filing Date: Continuous

    Salary: $115,133-$139,950 Annually

    The Alameda County Water District is seeking one highly qualified, experienced individual to fill the Safety and Human Resources Development Officer position (Job Classification: Workplace Health and Safety Officer). This position reports directly to the Human Resources and Risk Manager and is crucial to the District’s goals of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for its employees as well as the public. 

    The position is primarily responsible for independently planning, coordinating, and implementing the District’s comprehensive occupational health and safety program, including safety training requirements and curriculum for all staff, and participating in job planning and advising on field safety and regulatory requirements for District construction jobs and general treatment plant and field operation. The position also coordinates with the risk management function of the District including workers’ compensation, property and liability claims, and general risk assessments of District activities and programs. As the Safety Officer, the position will; initiate complex analyses and studies resulting in recommendations and implementation of systemic changes to workplace health and safety programs; conduct trend analysis and develop metrics for gauging the success of various safety, risk management and general human resources programs and initiatives; provide consultation and expertise to District management and staff on occupational health and safety programs, legal requirements and regulations, and industry best practices; and exercise functional authority over District staff in essential matters of health and safety.

    The Officer will also have a key role in assisting the Human Resources and Risk Manager in developing and implementing general human resources programs and strategically advancing District-wide culture change initiatives. The position will assist in the development of new District-wide programs, including: over-all human resources strategy; initiatives related to the District’s new Strategic Plan; development and management of employee engagement efforts; recommendations for initiatives to advance the District’s goals related to innovation and culture enhancement; conduct research and make recommendations for new District-wide policies and other activities to align with industry best practices; and function as the lead under the Human Resources and Risk Manager for various human resources program development and strategy needs.

    Ideal Candidate:

    The Ideal candidate will:

    ·         Have extensive experience administering and developing workplace health and safety programs, ideally in the water or wastewater industry, as well as general human resources strategy and program management experience;

    ·         Be a self-starter, with energy and initiative to develop new programs and build out existing safety and human resources programs;

    ·         Have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, skilled in data and trend analysis and developing performance metrics for a variety of large programs;

    ·         Have experience developing and managing not only safety programs but also general human resources and employee engagement programs;

    ·         Possess extensive training experience, including managing a training program, developing training materials, conducting staff trainings,  and identifying areas for training development;

    ·         Be able to build positive working relationships with staff at all levels and across the entire organization;

    ·         Have extensive background and knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and best practices related to workplace health and safety;

    ·         Possess strong research and policy development skills, with the ability to analyze data and trends, and form compelling written recommendations based on this analysis and research;

    ·         Possess experience integrating workplace health and safety programs with overall organizational risk management programs, including experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance programs; and

    ·         Possess training and certification in industrial health and safety.

    Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the equivalent of: Possession of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial engineering, safety engineering, occupational health or closely related field and four (4) years of responsible professional experience in workplace safety and employee training work, with at least two years’ experience in the administration of a comprehensive safety and accident prevention program.  Experience in a water or wastewater utility is highly desirable. Certification as an Associate in Risk Management, Associate Safety Professional and/or Certified Safety Professional is desirable.

    Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Possession of or ability to obtain within one year of employment, a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certificate.


    Application materials must be submitted online at Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel.

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