The Stanford University Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere which is conducive to freedom of expression and movement, for all people and their property at Stanford University, within the constraints of the Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances. The members of the Stanford Department of Public Safety are committed to providing high quality public safety services to the Stanford Community with a strong emphasis on customer service.
The Department of Public Safety is looking for a Human Resources Manager to provide the full range of human resources services. Reporting directly to the Director of Public Safety, this position will help support the department's and university's mission through strategic, innovative, and flexible policies, practices, programs, and services that create and sustain a workplace culture that values providing high quality customer service, fosters employee development and growth, promotes respect and diversity, and supports the integration of the demands of work and life.
The Human Resources Manager will provide human resources services for approximately 70 regular benefits eligible employees and an additional 70-80 casual employees working in the Department of Public Safety. Employees working in the Department of Public Safety provide 24/7 services to the Stanford Community including law enforcement, security, emergency and critical incident response. These expectations create unique issues and challenges from a human resources perspective requiring skilled and knowledgeable solutions and responses.
The Human Resources Manager will provide support in the following areas: employee & labor relations; bargaining unit agreement implementation; benefits, compensation & salary planning; leave management; client services; diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging; employee support programs & services; HR communications; and recruitment/talent management.
We are looking for an organized, dedicated, and collaborative individual who excels at managing staff-related issues for both bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees; who possesses a strong understanding of policies, programs, and processes applicable to employees working in law enforcement and related areas requiring a 24/7 response. The candidate will independently and under general direction address a variety of complex problems and organizational issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment. This position is located on the main Stanford Campus at 233 Bonair Siding, Stanford, California.
In this role you will provide the full range of human resources for the Department of Public Safety:
Collaborate with Public Safety senior leaders to develop and support department initiatives, objectives, etc. Initiate efforts designed to support university and department initiatives (employee recognition, diversity, equity and inclusion, recruitment and retention, etc.). Design strategies to facilitate organizational change that are in line with department Core Values and foundational philosophies.
Manage investigations of employee relations issues; ensure adherence to both university performance management/discipline guidelines as well as applicable disciplinary guidelines/regulations. Develop and implement an appropriate resolution including any necessary follow up actions.
Oversee performance appraisal process; provide relevant coaching and guidance. Manage the performance of direct reports. Set team objectives, priorities, and resources to align with department objectives.
Oversee organizational- wide view of talent management (recruitment and staffing plans), and structure offers. Ensure hiring and recruitment efforts are in compliance with university recruitment practices as well as with applicable California Police Officer Standards and Training and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office hiring requirements.
Manage annual salary planning to include deployment of performance rating scale supported by the department performance appraisal results, implementation of salary and bonus utilization to address department goals and university guidelines.
Assess organizational and individual staff development needs. Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities.
Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues. Evaluate and recommend appropriate workplace accommodation requests, monitor timelines for ongoing accommodations and initiate further actions as necessary.
Oversee and approve human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports, and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
Oversee implementation of bargaining unit agreements for department personnel. Represent Public Safety in negotiating labor contracts for SDSA members.
Emergency response and large event support; Public Safety employees are considered essential university personnel required to respond to the university to assist with emergency management efforts.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years' relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience
Demonstrated experience providing management support in a combination of human resources areas including but not limited to: employee and labor relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, diversity, equity and inclusion, training and employee development, performance management and coaching, and organizational development.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, understanding of group dynamics and successful record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing and decision-making skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver presentations and/or training to employees and managers.
Demonstrated proficiency with applicable business applications (Taleo, Peoplesoft, Axess, etc) and human resource information systems.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete work in a timely and accurate manner. Attention to detail is critical to this role.
Flexibility and calmness in managing a large work volume with minimal supervision under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.
Strong customer service orientation.
Desire to learn, accept and promote Department Core Values.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, occasionally use a telephone.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Specialized experience and familiarity with law enforcement/collective bargaining unit issues.
Applicant must pass a complete background investigation including a polygraph examination, fingerprint check, and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Must be available/reachable by phone during non-working hours. Must be able and willing to respond to and work large-scale special events as well as unplanned critical incidents.
Selection Process (specific order of the process is subject to change)
Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
Interview with Department and University personnel
Background, including polygraph
Personal Interview with the Director of Public Safety
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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