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Human Resources Pgms Director

C33

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction, coordination and management of all phases of a diverse multi-functional human resources management program.  This includes those in large agencies having sub-agencies or departments located throughout the state and positions which are responsible for directing a major department or program in developing rules and policies applicable to all Merit System agencies. 

Typical Functions

The functions within this family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Directs a major comprehensive multi-functional human resources management program; budgets and plans for future program direction; establishes policies and standards within federal and state regulations and guidelines.
  • Develops and implements uniform human resources management policies and procedures; advises agency managers, directors, personnel staff, employees and others concerning provisions of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and the Merit Rules for Personnel Administration.
  • Reviews and analyzes information from reports, studies, projects and visits for immediate and long range program development; participates in top level management meetings involving the formulation and implementation of programs and policies and the development of proposed legislation.
  • Investigates and resolves highly sensitive and confidential administrative and human resources management problems; confers with agency officials, legal counsel and others in resolving legal actions involving district court or the Merit Protection Commission.
  • Represents the agency before the Legislature, employee groups, other state agencies and other organizations; serves on special committees or boards as required.
  • Participates in the preparation of agency budgets; conducts needs assessments and staffing studies; makes recommendations concerning changes in organizational structure; administers budget for assigned areas of responsibility.

Level Descriptors

The Human Resources Programs Director job family consists of two levels which are distinguished based on complexity of work and responsibility for integration and coordination of programs and functions. 

Level I: Code: C33A Salary Band: P

At this level employees are assigned responsibility for the direction of a major human resources management program or department or directing a comprehensive agency human resources management program which has units or sub-agencies located throughout the state and 700 or more FTE.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of human resources management policies and procedures; of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and the Merit Rules for Personnel Administration; of affirmative action and equal opportunity guidelines and procedures; of personnel administration; of appropriate federal laws and regulations concerning employment practices; of the structure and functions of governmental organizations; of interviewing and investigative techniques; of business communications; of the legislative process;  and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of others; to interpret, analyze and resolve administrative and personnel problems; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to organize and conduct several projects simultaneously; and to analyze complex situations and adopt an appropriate course of action.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree and six years of professional experience in human resources management, or a closely related field including three years in an administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of professional or technical public sector human resources management experience for each year of the required education. 

Level II: Code: C33B Salary Band: Q

At this level employees are assigned responsibility for directing multiple major multi-functional human resources management programs having statewide application.  This includes serving as an assistant to the agency director in developing and implementing various human resources management policies, rules and guidelines and in providing direction to staff who are responsible for individual departments or programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus demonstrated ability is required to plan and coordinate the activities of multiple work units and divisions engaged in a broad range of functions; and to direct administrative personnel.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying professional administrative experience.  

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