Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 4826915
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Director of Human Resources (BC)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $129,980.63 - $170,545.85 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY22-2300642

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Human Resources

Basic Function

Under administrative direction of the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources or assigned supervisor, plans, directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the daily activities and operations of the District's Human Resources and/or assigned college functions including recruitment and employment, classification and compensation, performance management, training, HRIS, and employee relations; coordinates assigned activities with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources.

Representative Duties

  1. Assume management responsibility and oversee the District's Human Resources services and activities at college sites; coordinates the day-to-day operations of Human Resources functions including recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity and diversity compliance and administration, ADA compliance, classification and compensation, personnel processing and recordkeeping, performance management and recognition, training, HRIS, and employee relations and contract administration.
  2. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned areas and programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  3. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend appropriate service and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
  4. Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
  5. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned functions and staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  6. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  7. Participate in the development and administration of the Human Resources annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  8. Provide leadership and oversee employee data collection, analysis; and reporting; supervise the input of data to ensure its integrity and accuracy; ensure effective and efficient administration of electronic application and database systems; evaluate and assess the District's Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  9. In coordination with the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, develop and present innovative and responsive labor negotiation proposals relating to classified and faculty collective bargaining.
  10. Promote and implement the District's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Plans in the administration of human resources policies, procedures, services, and programs including recruitment and selection and compliance with ADA and FMLA.
  11. Direct Human Resources operational functions and activities related to academic employees including minimum qualifications for faculty and administrative staff, faculty salary step placements, faculty tenure review process, faculty contracts, faculty equivalency requirements, faculty seniority, and other issues as required.
  12. Participate in classification reviews for classified and supervisory positions including classification studies, salary survey analysis, and the development of compensation and salary placement recommendations.
  13. Participate in the administration of employee leaves of absence programs; ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as District Board policies and administrative regulations; oversee the maintenance of databases including FMLA and family illness database.
  14. Participate in the participatory governance system; collaborate on a variety of institutional issues including employee relations, human resources administration, union relations, new employee programs, collective bargaining agreements, and related human resources topics.
  15. Promote a work culture that values diversity and demonstrates the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality services to employees and the community.
  16. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to human resources programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence including reports and agenda items for the Kern Community College District's Board of Trustees.
  17. Serve as a liaison for Human Resources to other departments, divisions, and outside agencies including staff, faculty, students, union representatives, vendors, contractors, outside educational institutions and businesses, community representatives, and governmental agencies; provide clear articulation of District personnel policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and applicable laws and regulations; exchange policy and procedural information; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  18. Provide accurate and consistent application of Education Code and Title 5 human resources requirements across the District.
  19. Serve as staff on a variety of committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  20. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of human resources; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
  21. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  22. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources management, personnel administration, business or public administration, industrial/labor relation, or a related field. A master's degree is highly desirable.

  • Three years of recent successful experience in human resources including EEO, Title IX, recruitment, classification, human resources information systems, and/or employee relations management experience.

  • Two years of supervisory experience in human resources.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive human resources program.
  • Principles, policies, and practices of human resources management including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee/labor relations, and employee and organizational development.
  • Title VII and Title IX and American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Negotiation principles and practices.
  • Methods and techniques of collective bargaining and labor relations in the public sector.
  • Principles and applications of recruitment and equal employment opportunity.
  • Operational characteristics of human resource information systems.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations relating to personnel management in a public agency including California Education Code.
  • Leadership, team building, motivation, and conflict resolution principles.
Ability to:
  • Oversee and participate in the management of a human resources program at an assigned college or within the District Human Resources Office.
  • Investigate complaints and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration.
  • Interpret and apply provisions of Federal laws, Education Code, Government Code, Title V, Title IX, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures for assigned area.
  • Formulate and conduct presentations to employees, supervisors, and managers.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of department budget.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Gather and analyze data and situations and make appropriate decisions.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, concise, and clear oral and written reports.
  • Provide leadership in the administration of the Human Resources Information System.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SALARY RANGE$ 129,980.63 - $ 170,545.85 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $136,560.90 annually
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by February 2, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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