City of South Lake Tahoe

Recruitment of this position is in anticipation of retirement of the incumbent.

Located on the California/Nevada border of Lake Tahoe, and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe offers spectacular scenery and year-round activities. At 6,200 feet above sea level, South Lake Tahoe is “America’s All Year Playground and is home to some of the best winter sports, water sports, bike trails, family fun and nightlife in the US.

Lake Tahoe offers various water sports like boating, jet skiing, boat tours, fishing, and diving. Other activities in the area include; golf courses, swimming pools, bowling, hiking, shopping, biking, horseback riding, camping, and amazing restaurants. For winter actives, there are a total of 7 ski resorts that surround the entire Lake Tahoe area.

As a member of the City Manager’s Senior Management team the Human Resources Manager will provide advice and counsel to the City Manager’s office regarding strategic policy and problem-solving issues. Performs the most sensitive, complex and difficult analytical work including administration of specified programs with City wide implications.

Directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Human Resource Division within the City Manager’s Office including labor relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, discipline, classification and compensation adjustments, and benefits administration; coordinates activities with other City divisions, departments, and outside agencies; provides advice, counsel and assistance to management and City employees; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager’s office.

Examples of Duties: 

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Representative duties include but are not limited to:

Under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager, the HR Manager is responsible for recruitment, classification, and support a workforce of approximately 200 full-time staff members and approximately 40 seasonal staff employees. South Lake Tahoe has six collective bargaining groups that represent and support City staff. The ability to understand complex policies, rules, and labor agreements in a collective bargaining work environment is key to the success of the HR Manager.

Key responsibilities include: The below listing of responsibilities is not inclusive, but is a brief description of the responsibilities of this position.

Serves as City contact for negotiation and administration of employee labor contracts.

Cultivate a positive work environment by collaborating with staff, administration, departments, and other important stakeholders who rely on quality human resources services.

Oversee recruitment and examination and classification activities for the City of South Lake Tahoe to attract and retain highly qualified staff.

Provide leadership and direction, evaluation, and modification of existing goals, policies, programs, and labor agreements.

Advises, counsels and assists operating departments and employees on matters pertaining to City personnel policies and practices.

Provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

Direct and supervise recruitment and examination activities, designed to attract diverse, qualified, and talented candidates.

Works with medical broker on medical, dental and vision plan designs; through broker negotiates annual medical rates with provider.

Develop the annual department budget.

Conducts complex research; prepare and present reports including recommendations and conclusions to the Assistant City Manager, City Manager, and City Council.

Typical Qualifications:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of personnel administration including classification, compensation, and selection and recruitment.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution
Principles and practices of participatory management.
Principles and practices of interest based labor relations.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and personnel management.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Ability to:
Remain current with and interpret changes to state and federal law and regulations and affect necessary changes to human resources policies and procedures.
Analyze budget and technical reports.
Interpret and evaluate staff reports.
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, and codes.
Observe performance of and evaluate assigned staff.
Provide solutions and problem solve division cost recommendations.
Remember and utilize personnel rules.
Explain and interpret policy.
Plan, organize, direct, and control division administration and operations.
Implement a participatory management program throughout the division and motivate staff by inclusion.
Develop and implement division and city-wide policies and procedures.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with the public.
Prepare and administer a division budget.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, business or public administration, or related field.

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources management including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Experience in interest based negotiations is desirable.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California or Nevada driver’s license.

Supplemental Information:

Resume and cover letter MUST accompany this application.   Application without the required documents will not be considered.

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