Director of Human Resources Posted Nov 21
City of Margate , Margate, FL


Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Human Resources Department and staff, including policy development, workforce planning and employment, compensation, benefits, performance management, risk management, regulatory compliance, organizational and professional development, and labor and employee relations. Advises and provides recommendations to the City Commission, City Manager, department heads, supervisors, and employees in a comprehensive range of related matters while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Establishes and implements short-term and long-term department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in alignment with the City's strategic direction.


The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this position. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this description. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Provides overall leadership and guidance for the City’s HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, employee relations, career development, succession planning, retention, training, risk management, and compensation and benefits.

Directs the advertisement, recruitment, testing, and placement of personnel through various media for authorized position vacancies using established position requirements.

Directs the processing of new employees; and oversees the establishment of appropriate HR files.

Directs and manages the human resources staff to include scheduling, training, coaching, and counseling; authorizes leave and overtime.

Directs and oversees payroll processing, benefits administration, and retirement program processing.

Consults with the City Manager and department directors in order to make recommendations regarding department organization and staffing requirements.

Conducts review of the classification plan through job analysis studies of positions; develops classification structure and related job descriptions.

Conducts wage and benefits studies to ensure compensation for positions is equitable and competitive with surrounding communities to effectively recruit and retain qualified personnel.

Develops HR plans and strategies in support of the City’s strategic objectives.

Develops and revises City policies and procedures to be in compliance with federal, state, and local law.

Manages the City’s labor relations program including collective bargaining, contract administration, handling of grievances, and proposed disciplinary action.

Researches, compiles, and prepares reports on HR policies, programs, and procedures.

Writes, reviews, revises, and/or implements related programs and policies.

Performs related work as required.

Performs emergency response duties as necessary.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or closely related field, supplemented by minimum seven (7) years progressively responsible work experience in human resources, three (3) of which shall be acquired at the management level. Master’s degree, municipal government experience, and certification as an IPMA-SCP are preferred.


Physical Requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; some lifting and carrying objects of light to moderate weight (10-20 pounds).

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal, and City administration operations.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to utilize long-range planning principles and methods. Requires the ability to analyze, plan, and draw valid conclusions in program management and prioritization.

Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic formulas and descriptive statistics.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling, sorting, and managing paperwork and documentation.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people from a variety of departments in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform duties when confronted with individuals acting under stress.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words: hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

Environmental Requirements: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, i.e. dirt, cold, rain, fumes.


Knowledge of current practices in HR employment law, compensation, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, and employee development.

Knowledge in the administration of insurance benefits, pension plans, and compensation programs, with the ability to research and recommend new providers and/or programs.

Advanced knowledge in the use and application of a Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Skill in relationship building and employee coaching.

Skill in organizational management.

Ability to lead and develop HR department staff members.

Ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the City's management team and supervisors.

Ability to learn new software quickly.

Ability to effectively multi-task, assign, and prioritize assignments within the department.

Ability to coach organization managers in the practice of performance management and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Ability to handle diverse situations with discretion, sensitivity and tact.

Ability to develop presentations through PowerPoint or other presentation software.

Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule.


The City of Margate, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Margate will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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