Human Resources Manager

Agency City of Menlo Park


FILING DEADLINE August 7, 2023

SALARY RANGE $130,350 – $175,695 DOE Annually

Congratulations to Charla Freckmann, the new Human Resources Manager!

The Position

The Human Resources Manager is a key management position at the City. This individual plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of Human Resources, working collaboratively with the Administrative Services Director and management staff across the City. It is essential that this position is responsive to all customers and takes a proactive approach to building relationships throughout the organization, recognizing the value and unique contributions made by each and every employee. This individual serves as the main point of contact on employee relations matters and leads labor relations for the City’s five unions (general employees, supervisors and mid-management, police officers, police sergeants, and temporary employees), along with the unrepresented management group. This position provides assistance on highly-complex projects with the Administrative Services Director; conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; and prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence for the City Council and all employees. The Human Resources Manager leads a staff of four, comprised of two Management Analysts and two Human Resources Technicians, to accomplish a wide variety of daily tasks, policy and labor agreement administration, and process improvements, and is responsible for interpreting and complying with the various regulatory requirements from Federal, State, and local agencies.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a servant leader who is able to model humility, high customer service, and a passion for public service, along with a flexible and adaptive mindset. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary to navigate and defuse tension when it arises; write reports and other correspondence with clarity; and interact with audiences of all levels. This individual will ask for and listen to a variety of inputs and conduct independent research and networking before analyzing and preparing thoughtful policies and procedures, fostering collaboration and inclusivity. They will have a demonstrated ability to provide consistent, accurate, and timely human resources programs and services; foster a citywide culture of staff development and continuous learning; provide quality customer service; and be comfortable leading innovation and change management efforts.

Please check the Job Brochure for more detailed information on this exciting opportunity!

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