The Port of Long Beach is looking for a trusted partner to lead the tactical aspects of HR (i.e. day-to-day operations). As one of the main POC for HR related matters, you will assist the CHRO to build best-in-class business practices in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations and Engagement, Learning and Development, Organizational Planning, Administration, Compliance and related areas.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Be a catalyst for collaboration and champion innovative ways to enhance the candidate/employee experience
Lead the tactical direction of the HR function, overseeing the effective implementation all employee-related programs and processes
Serve as a consultative business partner, provide guidance, direction, expertise and advise on HR processes, programs and policies around all the HR Centers of Excellence (i.e. Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning and Development)
Advocate and ensure HR team employees are equipped with the necessary tools, processes and resources to create an effective and efficient organization.
Prepare reports for Senior Leadership using business metrics and KPI’s
Be an inclusive leader and champion for equity, inclusion and belonging
Provide on-going and proactive coaching to employees and managers
Coach and mentor leaders throughout the organization to effectively inspire and influence their own teams
Provide direction and leadership for the recruitment, selection and placement of new employees.
Direct and refine the new employee orientation processes.
Address labor relations matters, including grievances, and interface with union representatives.
Handle employee disciplinary processes up to and including termination; ensuring effective investigation techniques, due process measures and detailed documentation.
Serve as a coach and guide to management members in a wide range of HR matters.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional level experience in a public or private sector human resource environment is required.
A minimum of five years serving in a supervisory or managerial capacity is preferred.
Experience working within a civil service system is highly preferred.
A history of creating effective working relationships across functional lines is expected, with a collaborative work style.
Proven ability to implement new programs or practices designed to enhance service and value.
A history of managing and successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise.
Requires a broad understanding of Human Resources practices and procedures, especially with experience in California’s unique employment environment.
An understanding of the public sector as it pertains to employment law, practices, and procedures.
Must be familiar with current trends and practices in the HR profession, including such things as employment practices, compensation, benefits, leave laws, and technical HR applications, career counseling, change management, performance management and training and development approaches.
Requires a general background in labor relations, with an understanding of negotiation principles, disciplinary procedures, and similar labor issues.
Requires sufficient HR practice knowledge to navigate employment law, case law, policies and procedures, and make effective decisions utilizing this knowledge.
Second language speaking ability highly desirable.
Technical Skills Needed:
Must have high-level organizational and planning skills so that workflow is managed efficiently and accurately; set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment
Must have high level of proficiency in the use of MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook, and other related applications.
Requires knowledge of principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
A Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or related discipline is required.
A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
Professional certification such as CCP, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, IPMA-CP/SCP is preferred.
We do not discriminate against any person, employee or applicant for employment with regard to nationality, ethnic origin, race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual preference or orientation, disability, appearance, marital status, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.