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Allan Hancock College
  • Position Number: 1240379
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • Position Type: Administrative Assistant

Director, Human Resources

Department:Human Resources
Closing Date:7/30/2018

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month classified administrative position that is responsible for human resources planning and policy development, onboarding and staff development, collective bargaining and labor relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and employee record-keeping. The desired start date is October 2018, pending board approval. The successful candidate must pass a Department of Justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before the start date.

Annual salary range is from $109,967 to $131,238, Range 7 on the Management Salary Schedule. There are longevity increments after the top of the range is reached. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid to those who qualify.
Benefits include medical and dental insurance for employee and family, vision for employee, disability, retirement plan, and 24 annual paid vacation days and 12 annual sick days.

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses – the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is a
n integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

Under minimal direction, this position is responsible for human resources planning and policy development, onboarding and staff development, collective bargaining and labor relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and employee record-keeping. This position assists and advises administrative staff on human resources issues, acts as district Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) officer; and values and promotes the connection between human resource function and the mission and vision of the college.

This is a classified administrative position. An incumbent in this position reports directly to a cabinet-level administrator. The incumbent will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, established standards, requirements, laws, codes, regulations ordinances, policies, and procedures; and facilitates change within the institution.

1. Administers the day-to-day operations of the district's human resources department; implements the philosophy and policies of the college and ensures that the human resources department adheres to and advances the college's mission, vision, and goals.
2. Supervises and evaluates assigned personnel and directs workflow.
3. Develops, regularly reviews, and recommends district human resources policies and procedures via the college's participatory governance structure.
4. Identifies and recommends labor relations practices necessary to ensure timely resolution of issues, discrepancies, and grievances in order to establish and maintain a positive employer-employee relationship.
5. May serve as chief negotiator for the district in contract negotiations and develop contract language and negotiation strategies.
6. Protects the interests of employees and the district in accordance with district policy and procedure and governmental law and regulations.
7. Acts as primary contact with legal counsel and outside government agencies in complaint and labor relations matters.
8. Directs recruitment and placement practices and procedures and serves as Equal Employment Opportunity officer for the district, including responding to unlawful discrimination complaints, generating reports, applying methods for effective and diverse recruitment, and evaluating district's EEO plan.
9. Advises supervisors on disciplinary decisions and ensures administration of employee discipline processes per collective bargaining agreements, Ed Code, and Board policies.
10. Evaluates job structure and design and makes recommendations.
11. Directs wage and benefit surveys and evaluates and/or monitors pay policies, performance appraisal programs, select employee benefit programs and services and assigned safety programs.
12. Coordinates with business service to facilitate accurate payroll processes.
13. Implements staff development program, particularly management training.
14. Meets time constraints in the rendering of advice and reports to the superintendent/president.
15. Understands and supports the role of faculty and staff in participatory government.
16. Participates on and chairs select college committees.
17. Performs other related functions as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and objectives of public personnel administration including recruitment, examination, selection, classification, compensation, grievance procedures and employer/employee relations;
Provisions of the California Education Code and other state and federal laws and regulations as applied to personnel practices and procedures in the community college system;
Equal employment regulations and requirements;
General principles of organization, management and employee supervision, and training;
Effective research, analytical and report writing techniques;
ACCJC Accreditation Standard IIIA;
Occupations found in community college districts; and
Collective bargaining under the provisions of SB 160 and the requirements of EERA the Public Employment Relations Board.

Demonstrate Ability to:
Plan, organize, direct, and administer a program of personnel administration;
Resolve problems;
Interpret and apply rules and regulations relating to the operation of a personnel program under the Education Code;
Analyze existing personnel policies and programs and formulate appropriate recommendations to district officials;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with district employees;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Effectively counsel, advise, and interact with staff on a wide variety of personnel-related matters;
Negotiate collective bargaining agreements;
Plan and direct research and other information gathering activities; and
Use tact and good communication skills in frequency contact with administrative and professional staff, student, and other public/private agencies.

Education and Experience:
Possession of a bachelor's degree in human resources or business administration or public administration with significant course work in human resources AND four years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in personnel management in the private or public sector or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A master's degree is preferred.

Working Conditions:
This is an FLSA exempt position.
It is understood that the demands of a management position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day and/or forty (40) hours per workweek.
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer.
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.
The incumbent will have a contact, in person, by email, and by phone with staff and the general public.
Work may require travel to off-campus meetings or conferences.

Physical Demands:
May sit for extended periods of time.
Operates a computer.
Communicates over the telephone, by email, and in person.
Ability to lift, carry, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Special Qualification:
A sensitivity to an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Monday, July 30, 2018. This position is open until filled. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2018:
Signed district application for classified positions
Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
A current and complete resume of education and professional experience
Cover letter

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3338
(805) 922-9196, FAX

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