The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking an HR Administrator to specialize in employee relations and training. This position will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on a strategic and professional level, and the position will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training, performance management, policy implementation, affirmative action and employment law compliance. The nature of work will include the following:
Executes Human Resources related initiatives, including, but not limited to, audits of processes/procedures and compliance.
Conducts disciplinary hearings. Consults with supervisory staff on disciplinary investigations and employee violation of work rules.
Conducts grievance hearings. Assists director of human resources with arbitrations, ULP charges, other hearings and related preparation.
Conducts administrative investigations into various allegations of complaints, discrimination and/or employee misconduct.
Oversees employee relations as it relates to labor general employment concerns.
Participates in labor contract negotiations as assigned by the Director of Human Resources. Prepares for negotiations by gathering, reviewing, and/or preparing comparative data and reports.
In conjunction with the Director, develops, proposes, and implements agency-wide personnel policies, practices and procedures. Responds to employee suggestions, and concerns about these areas.
Coordinates or assists in the preparation of the Cuyahoga DD response to miscellaneous charges and/or investigations by the EEOC, civil rights commission, U.S. department of labor, the state examiner, and other investigatory agencies of the local, state and federal governments.
Develop and conduct training sessions for Cuyahoga DD supervisors on contract interpretation, disciplinary actions, and other management and supervisory related topics during new employee orientation and various times throughout the year.
Coordinates the certification process for Cuyahoga DD for those employees whose position requires DoDD certification.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Advanced knowledge of public sector employee and labor relations and public policy management practices/procedures.
General level of knowledge of Cuyahoga DD programs and services.
Skills and abilities to write policies, directives, position descriptions, and other communications.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with highly sensitive information and situations.
Skill/ability to deal with multiple priorities.
Ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with a variety of people.
B.A. degree in human resources or related field. Master’s degree in Human Resources Management highly desirable.
Minimum of five years’ experience in human resources, preferably in a union environment.
Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record.
At the Cuyahoga County Board of DD (Cuyahoga DD), we recognize that dedicated employees are our greatest resource. Our employees play a key role in supporting and empowering people with developmental disabilities of all ages to live, learn, work and play in the community. High-quality customer service and a positive culture are leading values of our organization. We want to enhance and, at times, improve the life experiences for the people we support. To this end, building and maintaining positive and effective relationships with one another, the individuals and families we support, and our vast array of community partners is paramount. It takes all of us, each employee, working together to accomplish our mission.Employees of the Cuyahoga DD, are asked to hold themselves to high expectations and to help raise the expectations for people with developmental disabilities. We need to encourage people to dream of a future that may not have been available to them before now; to support parents to imagine a future for their sons and daughters that includes working alongside typical peers and earning equal pay; to focus on how people with disabilities are more like us than different from u...s; to lessen dependence on programs and systems and instead rely on friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors for support and assistance; and to educate our communities and local businesses on the many benefits of including people with disabilities in neighborhoods and in the workplace.Employees of the Cuyahoga DD are proud to be part of an organization that has made and will continue to make a significant impact in the lives of people with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County. We hope you consider joining our team.