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Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

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NOTICE: THE INITIAL SCREENING DATE FOR THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 17, 2017. THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position and attach the specified required documents.

In addition to a Full Complete Application (including 5 Professional References), the applicant is required to attach: A COVER LETTER, A RESUME, AND UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Academic transcripts from a U.S. accredited college or university of graduate level work. Official transcripts will be required within three working days of employment. (Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) Transcripts must include degree awarded and/or conferred date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. NOTE: Foreign degrees (non U.S. granted degrees) must include a certified, written U.S. evaluation (e.g. NACES agency: www.naces.org) at the time of application. SOCCCD does not sponsor foreign visas.

To be considered, each section on the Application must contain the requested information (do not state "see resume" or leave blank. Included in the application, applicant must provide on the application at least five (5) Professional References, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors (from the past five years), colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application is complete and required documents are attached prior to the initial screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District, and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Any supporting document submitted must reference the Job Opening ID numbers and may be attached online, faxed to 949-340-8007, mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.

Deadline for Application: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration your complete A full complete Application (including 5 Professional References), Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts are required to be submitted electronically by the INITIAL SCREENING DATE. Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Job Category: Academic Administrators
Job Open Date: 07/07/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 08/17/2017
Position ID: P0004585
Job Open ID: REQ6491
Position Title: Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Location 30-District
Department Human Resources - Administration (Dist-014-000)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 27 at $184,296.00 to $259,344.00 per year. Salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step.
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends.
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

To serve as the District’s Chief Human Resources Officer; plan, develop, organize, coordinate, administer and evaluate comprehensive District-wide personnel management and employer/employee relations programs, services and processes affecting administrative, management, academic and classified personnel, including: recruitment and selection, employment, collective bargaining, employee and union contract management, organizational and staff development and investigation and resolution of discrimination and harassment complaints; ensure the development, implementation and adherence of Human Resources Board policies; ensure compliance with State and federal laws, District policies and collective bargaining agreements; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel and perform other related functions as assigned.


To maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students, as well as on a District-wide basis with the colleges and district services; and advocate for the community college using a collaborative, collegial leadership style that also supports the district’s strategic plan and achievement of the district-wide goals and objectives.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives direction and supervision from the Chancellor.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of community college administration.
Principles and practices of human resources management and collective bargaining in the public sector.
Principles of contract administration.
Principles, trends, methods, strategies and procedures pertaining to human resource programs, including employment, labor relations, staff training and development, wage and salary administration, .
Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.
District and college organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Public employment programs, including recruitment, selection, classification, performance appraisal, self-funded employee benefits, equal employment opportunities, worker’s compensation and records management.
State and federal laws, codes and regulations related to public human resources management and community college administration, including the California Education Code and the California Government Code.
District policies, operational procedures and guidelines applicable to the administration of a comprehensive public sector human resources management program.
Human resources information systems functions and operations.
Negotiation techniques and public sector collective bargaining processes.
Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.
Budget preparation and control.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Computer systems and software applications related to human resources and employer/employee relations programs.

Ability to:

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Assure the preparation, maintenance and retention of personnel files and data.
Collect, compile and analyze data.
Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
Develop and administer department budget.
Develop and administer policies and procedures for human resources.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Exercise initiative and work independently with minimum administrative direction.
Interpret, apply and explain complex District policies, legal requirements and negotiated agreements.
Make effective public presentations.
Negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to human resources.
Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.
Participate in developing automated human resources information systems.
Plan and organize work.
Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, administer, monitor, control and evaluate a wide variety of District-wide human resources functions and administrative services, operations, programs and activities.
Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.
Prepare and present reports and recommendations.
Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide leadership in a variety of human resources areas including recruitment, selection, equal employment opportunities, compensation and benefits, collective bargaining, grievance and disciplinary procedures, performance appraisal and records management.
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
Work cooperatively with Information Technology personnel to develop sound information and reporting systems and procedures related to human resources.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

An earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resource management, public administration, labor relations, law or other related field. An earned doctorate is highly preferred.

Experience:

Five years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in administering a full range of human resources management programs, including employment, employer/employee relations, staff training and development, classification and compensation, in a public sector setting, including increasingly responsible experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Experience in performing work as described above in a California public education environment is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:

Valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. Incumbents are subject to constant contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort; must be able to adapt to changing situations and demanding timelines. Must attend afternoon or evening Board meetings.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly sit for long periods, walk short distances on a regular basis, travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information in person or on the telephone; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person to exchange information and make presentations; and lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Additional Position Information:
Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Keep the Chancellor fully informed of important human resources matters; prepare all recommendations/resolutions concerning human resources and submit them to the Chancellor with final approval subject to the Board of Trustees, as appropriate; recommend personnel decisions and overall organizational structure to the Chancellor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain channels of communication with faculty, administrators, managers and staff regarding all aspects of human resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Build trust among all constituencies in the colleges and district through a commitment to transparency, participatory governance, collaboration, collegiality and cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend board meetings and present information as needed; confer with the colleges and district administrators regarding board agenda items and management issues, including recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures; and assure that all board policies, administrative regulations, and legislative directives are carried out in all areas of the District.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership focusing on accountability and professional conduct.

Duties and Responsibilities

Review and evaluate the effectiveness of the District’s human resources organizational structure, key personnel, functions, programs, and services; implement operational changes as appropriate to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of all services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Anticipate and identify legal issues and assure that administrators and managers are counseled in the development of strategies for resolution; and confer with legal counsel as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assure that the highest legal and ethical standards are maintained and clearly communicated to college and district services personnel, the Chancellor and the Presidents.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as an advisor and resource to the Chancellor and Chancellor’s Executive Council on human resources, employer/employee relations, staff diversity and equity and other related issues; and serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Council.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as the Chief Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer of the District; recommend appropriate modifications to District EEO plans; ensure that discrimination and harassment complaints are investigated and resolved in a timely and effective manner; compile and analyze related data and prepare and distribute reports as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and recommend new, revised or modified District policies related to Human Resources, working through the Board Policies and Administrative Regulation Council process; review and evaluate administrative procedures and recommend changes as needed to manage academic and classified personnel effectively, working effectively through District-wide committees and processes as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, coordinate, administer and evaluate the District’s human resources and employee relations programs and services in compliance with State and federal laws, collective bargaining agreements and established goals and objectives of the District; develop guidelines and processes to facilitate the timely recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion, transfer, reassignment, retention and termination of all District employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the employment and retention of all District employees, ensuring the fair, consistent, efficient and objective interpretation and application of all guidelines, processes, negotiated agreements, policies, procedures and other legal requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain comprehensive classification and compensation plans for all positions in the District; ensure an effective method of position control; conduct studies related to compensation, and classification of positions; audit positions, recommend new classes as needed, and allocate positions using established methods of job evaluation; gather, analyze, and develop recommendations as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct and participate in collective bargaining negotiations and processes in accordance with policy direction from the Chancellor and in coordination with the Vice Chancellor of Business, as appropriate; advise administration on matters related to labor and employee relations; interpret provisions of negotiated contracts and ensure that employment-related actions are in conformance with negotiated agreements and applicable laws and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the implementation and monitoring of provisions of collective bargaining agreements, including the grievance processes; develop and promote employee relations practices necessary to maintain positive employer-employee relations and a high level of employee morale.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the coordination, implementation, review, monitoring and maintenance of comprehensive performance evaluation and disciplinary processes for all District employees, ensuring timely completion and compliance with Board policies and collective bargaining contracts; prepare materials for litigated cases and coordinate legal proceedings with counsel; interpret policies, laws and regulations, court cases and their application to human resources and employee relations activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and administer the departmental budget; prepare recommendations and justifications related to proposed expenditures; review and approve expenditures; ensure the maintenance of appropriate records and documentation according to established purchasing policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees to represent Human Resources; present information and respond to questions; participate on committees, task forces and work groups; coordinate human resources functions with risk management, payroll and benefits, information technology systems and other District functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communicate with other human resources personnel, District and College administrators and support personnel, representatives of State and Federal agencies, educational institutions, social service organizations, and others to coordinate programs and activities. Ensure continual and effective communication with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and Presidents on important matters pertaining to Human Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the preparation and maintenance of personnel records, files and data as required by State and Federal laws and District policies; ensure the development and implementation of appropriate records storage and retention schedules; ensure adequate documentation related to employee selection, promotion, discipline and termination and other actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Train, guide, supervise, support and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; delegate and review assignments and projects; establish and monitor timelines and prioritize work; establish clear expectations for effective performance of human resources functions; evaluate work products and results; interview, select and recommend hiring of employees; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary action; motivate staff and resolve conflicts within human resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with the Executive Director of Public and Government Affairs to review, analyze and evaluate pending legislation, legal mandates, regulations and guidelines which may affect the District’s human resources programs, functions and activities; anticipate and identify legal issues and counsel administration in the development of strategies for resolution; confer with legal counsel as appropriate; maintain current knowledge of laws, trends, policies, procedures and practices used in fields of human resource management and employee relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Transcript 2
  3. Transcript 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you earned a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resource management, public administration, labor relations, law or another related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you earned a doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resource management, public administration, labor relations, law or another related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you acquired at least five years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in administering a full range of human resources management programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please state your experience with negotiating collective bargaining agreements and/or contracts.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Does your experience include employment, employer/employee relations, staff training and development, classification and compensation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Has your experience been acquired in a public sector setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience performing work as described above in a California public education environment?
    • Yes
    • No