Los Angeles Community College District

Director of Human Resources (#5004)

$86.59-$107.27 hourly / $15,009.20-$18,593.77 monthly / $180,110.40-$223,125.24 annual


Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff engaged in performing duties related to hire processing, leave administration, job classification coding, salary rates and differentials, recruitment and selection of faculty and educational administrators, academic compensation and classification studies, data collection and reporting, performance evaluations,  and other related functions.

Typical Duties

Develops, recommends, evaluates, and implements policies, rules, procedures, and standards designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of provided services related to human resources operations.

Establishes and implements short-range and long-range strategic goals for the assigned human resources operations; evaluates outcomes and makes required adjustments.

Provides technical advice and guidance to District executives and administrators on complex human resources operation matters.

Confers with administrators, union representatives, employee representatives, employees, and representatives of public and private agencies concerning various human resources operation matters.

Directs the audit of academic and unclassified personnel assignments for compliance with rules and regulations and certifies that assignments are made in accordance with the Education Code and other applicable law and provisions of collective bargaining agreements.

Directs or conducts data studies related to assigned human resources operations, reviews the interpretation of data, and makes recommendations based on findings.

Advises the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources through oral and written reports of objectives, critical problems, achievements, improvement recommendations, and on requirements and restrictions of lays, rules, and policies affecting assigned areas.

Evaluates information technology systems applicable to human resources operations and recommends improvements and/or necessary changes that increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Analyzes state legislative and administrative decisions, laws, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on assigned human resources operations, and makes recommendations on how to implement new requirements and systems.

Participates in research and analysis designed to support management decisions and the collective bargaining process.

Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding assigned human resources operations.

Coordinates the work of the assigned units with other operational units of the District.

Directs and/or participates in the training of unit staff to ensure proficient performance and a productive environment.

Coordinates and participates in training programs related to human resources operations for employees District-wide.

Directs employee services related to security badging, fingerprinting, LiveScan administration, TB testing, and other related services.

Directs the administration of the tuition reimbursement program and verification of collective bargaining contract compliance, completion requirements, and reimbursements amount.

Directs the preparation, revision, and distribution of human resources guides, memos, and other related personnel forms.

Ensures maintenance of official academic and classified personnel files.

Directs the issuance of financial credit verifications and service verifications.

Directs the preparation of the academic calendar.

Develops the budget for the assigned operational areas and reviews and controls expenditures of funds.

Plans, schedules, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

Represents the Division of Human Resources at various councils and committee meetings on-and off-site, as designated.

Serves as a member of management collective bargaining teams.

Acts as the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources in his/her absence on designated matters.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of Human Resources plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff engaged in performing duties related to hire processing, leave administration, job classification coding, salary rates and differentials, recruitment and selection of faculty and educational administrators, academic compensation and classification studies, data collection and reporting, performance evaluations, and other related functions.

The Vice Chancellor of Human Resources is the executive responsible for directing the District’s human resources program, employment, compliance, employee and labor relations, training and staff development, policy development, organizational analysis, staffing, data collection and reporting, human resources information system implementation and maintenance, and related areas.


General direction is received from the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. General supervision is exercised over management, professional, and supervisory staff of the District's Human Resources Operations Departments.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of recruitment, selection, job classification, compensation, organizational analysis, staffing, and employer and labor relations

Principles of public personnel management

Laws, rules, regulations, court decisions, and legal interpretations related to the employment of personnel

Laws, regulations, and guidelines related to equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment

Principles and techniques of research and analysis

Principles of mediation, arbitration, and conflict resolution

Legal foundations and practices for the conduct of investigations and administrative hearings

Current trends and developments in personnel management and related fields

Methods and techniques of strategic and business planning, organization, and management

Functions, policies, organization and personnel of organizational units of the Los Angeles Community College District

Principles and techniques of supervision, training, and human relations

State legislative processes and procedures

Principles and techniques of budgeting and financial management

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware used in personnel management

Ability to:

Plan, implement and direct a comprehensive, state-of-the-art human resources program in conformance with law and professional standards

Prepare and present comprehensive and effective written and oral communications and reports on a variety of personnel policies, procedures, and decisions

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of administration, employee representatives, employees and representatives of other agencies and organizations

Interpret, apply, and explain principles of personnel management and law related to activities under the jurisdiction of a human resources program

Recognize critical elements of problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make sound recommendations

Develop and implement strategic plans

Develop and execute policies, rules and regulations, and procedures

React independently and promptly to situations and events

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness toward the achievement of goals

Train, supervise, and motivate employees

Maintain poise and exercise good judgment in challenging situations

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software, including MS Office and HRIS

Allocate and effectively utilize the human, fiscal and physical resources of human resources operational units

Travel to off-site meetings and events

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in human resource management, industrial or organizational psychology, public administration, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.


Five years of recent full-time, paid, professional-level experience in a senior human resources management position, which included responsibility for agency/corporate-wide strategies and operational plans for multiple human resources functions, for an organization employing 500 or more employees. Experience must have included the supervision of staff, which included professional-level employees. Experience with a public educational institution is desirable.


A valid Class “C” California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5004; EST: 3/28/2018; REV: 2/2/2022;