Under administrative direction, the employee directs a
varied department and serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Staff. Work involves the application of extensive
initiative and independent judgment and is of unusual difficulty in coordinating
employment, affirmative action, employee benefits, risk management, city wide
training and employee development, collective bargaining and discipline
administration. Work is reviewed by
conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the
pleasure of the Mayor. As outlined in the City Charter, the incumbent must reside
within the City of Tampa or be willing to relocate.
Comprehensive knowledge of: labor relations, including negotiation procedures, contract administration and grievance processing.
Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; principles, practices, and procedures of public personnel administration; federal and state laws and regulations relating to job duties (e.g. Florida Statutes, Chapter 447).
Considerable knowledge of: municipal administration and organization; computer applications to human resources activities.
Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; be persuasive and convincing in oral and written presentations; plan, assign, and direct work of professional, para-professional, technical, and supervisory employees in a manner that promotes full performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, labor union representatives, and the general public; deal with the media and public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully; plan, organize, and refine operating procedures; blend people into teams when necessary and foster open dialogue and participation; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.
Skill in: negotiating with labor unions in a manner conducive to effective labor-management relations; presentation of data in written form; public speaking; establishing clear direction, setting objectives, and organizing broad work activities and programs.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public administration or related field (masters degree preferred) and five (5) years
progressively responsible experience in managerial activities relating to human
resources, employee relations, equal employment or related areas.