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Director of Human Resources and Operations

Manhattan Borough President's Office

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer seeks a Director of Human Resources and Operations to be part of his energetic, collaborative and innovative team. The prospective Director must be committed to creatively delivering comprehensive assistance and services to the Office's employees. The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in personnel management, public/business administration, or a similar field with a minimum of five years work experience in employee relations and leadership development.

? Provide expertise and interpretive guidance on New York City government civil service regulations, human resources policies, practices and procedures as well as on labor relations and employment law issues; ? Devise and/or enhance office policies and procedures to facilitate better staff communication and greater efficiency; ? Develop and help implement plans for staff recruitment, retention and mentoring including diversity outreach, staff orientation and training for Manhattan Borough President’s Office (MBPO) & the 12 Manhattan Community Boards; ? Create a professional development program available to all staff; ? Administer recruitment, hiring, promotions, separations, leaves of absence and all other status changes, records retention and background investigations using New York City government systems and processes; ? Administer a performance evaluation program for employees; ? Supervise three staff members responsible for tracking hiring process, timekeeping, leave accruals and reports, personnel files, payroll, and employee changes for MBPO and the 12 Manhattan Community Boards; ? Supervise one IT Manager responsible for managing the agency’s network, server, technology request and equipment involving office computers, email, internet, phones and agency blackberries, and printers/copy machines. ? Resolve and administer all facility issues for both main and northern offices related to office maintenance, space, cable and equipment. ? Partner with the Director of Budget and Grants to review staff payroll and purchases of office equipment. ? Supervise two receptionists and oversees support coverage for the receptionist/front desk. ? Supervise one messenger responsible for the maintenance of agency vehicles, the delivery of agency documents and materials, maintenance of copy machines and setup of conference rooms. ? Conduct special projects as assigned by the Borough President and Chief of Staff; and Act as liaison with NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Office of Payroll Administration (OPA), Office of Labor Relations (OLR), NYCAPS, NYCERS, unions and other City agencies as required.

? Knowledge of and expertise in the field of human resources, employee benefits and services and labor relations; ? Specific knowledge of New York City government civil service requirements, human resources policies, procedures, requirements and administrative systems and labor relations; ? Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, as well as Citywide systems including NYCAPS, PMS, CHRMS, RMDS and CERTS/PRISE; ? Exceptional organizational, communication, mediation and interpersonal skills; ? Familiar with personnel budgets and staff plans; ? Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines; ? Flexibility with regard to work hours; ? Creativity in administering work assignments; and ? Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy.

The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is committed to a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position. People of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in a word or PDF document by emailing it to with “HR Director” in the subject line. New York City residency is required within 90 days of hire. However, City employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two (2) continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.



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