HR Director assigned to Pontiac Schools

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Oakland Schools
Position Details: 

Job Title:                                Director of Human Resources

FLSA Status:                         Exempt

Salary Range:                        Market Range 22

Performance Area:               Shared Services Assigned to Pontiac School District

Department:                          Shared Services

Supervisor Title:                    Executive Director of Shared Services


Position Summary:  Plan, coordinate, and supervise the services provided by the Department of Human Resources to ensure efficiency and maximum support of instruction.

Essential Functions and Tasks:

  • Assist the district at appropriate stages of the grievance procedure and/or employee disciplinary proceedings.
  • Assist the district with planning, organization, and represent the District in fact-finding arbitration and representation cases heard before public commissions or other such bodies.
  • Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, coordinate all aspects of contract administration during the term of various collective bargaining agreements.
  • Interpret the negotiated contracts to members of the staff.
  • Administer all assignments, transfers, dismissals, and promotions of staff members.
  • Certify classifications and salaries for all positions in the District.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff under his/her supervision and assume responsibility for all aspects of the Human Resources Department.
  • Attend regular meetings of the Superintendent’s Executive Staff and serve actively to improve communication, cooperation, and planning among divisions.
  • Regularly attend Board of Education Meetings as a member of the Superintendent’s Executive Staff.
  • Direct staff to provide necessary research for successful wage and salary administration. 
  • Plan, develop, and revise Human Resources management policies in accordance with state legislation and submit to the Board for adoption; maintain up-to-date staff handbooks.
  • Plan and direct a program for selection and assignment of the best qualified individuals while ensuring that equal opportunity for employment is given to all minority/handicapped applicants.
  • Ensure appropriate interviewing occurs and make recommendations for professional placement.
  • Direct Human Resource staff to prepare and distribute recruiting materials in cooperation with professional staff members.
  • Organize a staff of guest teachers and supervise their assignment, as needed.
  • Make timely announcements of dates to be observed by employees to comply with state and district requirements.
  • Administer the necessary procedures and policies required by the Worker’s Compensation system and Michigan Employment Security Commission.
  • In cooperation with the Instructional Division, coordinate and maintain data relating to the Professional Staff Development activities provided within and outside the school district.
  • Work in conjunction with the district’s Finance Office to ensure compliance with the district’s financial resources.
  • Utilize district’s finance/human resources software to the extent it is necessary as determined by Oakland Schools.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent and Executive Director of Shared Services.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Administration, or related field such as Juris Doctorate Degree.
  • Successful administrative and leadership experience in a public school district in the areas of Human Resources and/or Labor Relations preferred.
  • Expertise regarding labor contract management and interpretation, and Human Resources Administration/Compliance.
  • Ability to properly operate required office equipment such as a personal computer, fax machine, copier and the like.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

In addition to the qualification requirements set forth in this job description, the incumbent is also required to meet the “Key Work Competencies” expectations of Oakland Schools.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.

Employment Terms:

Twelve month work year. Salary based on the Progression Increment Salary System, Market Range 22 with an annual range of $110,028 to $125,809 annually. The Human Resource Director assigned to Pontiac School District is a full time employee of Oakland Schools. All employees assigned to staff the Human Resource Department, the Business Services Department, and the Technology Services Department at Pontiac School District are employees of Oakland Schools working pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Pontiac School District and Oakland Schools. The IGA is a long term arrangement which cannot be terminated by Pontiac School District without the approval of the State Treasurer. Pontiac School District is operating pursuant to a Consent Agreement with the State Treasurer. Both the Consent Agreement and the IGA can be found at this link:

Application Deadline:

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until filled.

Apply To:

For questions regarding this position please contact Brandi Carmichael at 248.209.2412.

Oakland Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation (subject to the limits of applicable law), age, genetic information or disability in its programs, services, activities or employment opportunities. Inquiries related to employment discrimination should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Personnel Management and Labor Relations at 248.209.2429, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736.

Before you submit your resume and letter of interest, please read the following important instructions/information:

  • Please indicate in your letter of interest how you found out about this position opening and the title of the position you are applying for.  
  • If you are selected for a first round interview, Oakland Schools will contact you via telephone after the initial posting closing date. Resumes submitted on or prior to the initial posting closing date will be given first consideration.
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