Human Resources Director

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #091522-macb06-21300

Summary Statement

This is human resource management work responsible for the entire human resource operations of a medium size department with some or no union/contract administration functions and some/no 24 hour/7 day operations; or a majority of the major human resource functions for a large size department with significant union/contract administration/labor relations functions and some 24 hour/7 day facilities/operations; or one or more major human resource function(s) for a major size department with both significant union/contract administration/labor relations functions and 24 hour/7 day facilities/operations; or one or more major human resource function(s) at the state level.  Positions at this level are responsible for managing and implementing, through subordinate staff, human resource management policies, procedures and functions for their department. Positions report to a technical or administrative superior.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

· Has authority to make decisions in assigned human resource function(s) that impact operations; work is performed independently with only the most complex matters/requests/issues requiring review and approval by management.

· Represents one or more agencies as a Subject Matter Expert at internal and external meetings, hearings, grievances, contract negotiations, presentations, proceedings and/or committees.

· Reviews recommendations for and implements changes to programs, services, policies and procedures for assigned human resource function(s) and communicates progress on business objectives to agency leadership.

· Establishes and monitors long and short term goals, objectives, performance and priorities in accordance with the business operations, mission and objectives of one or more assigned agencies.

· Participates in strategic planning or budget planning by providing technical guidance, direction and information to senior management and division directors for assigned human resource function(s).

· May manage and conduct the preparation, research and presentation of investigations, grievance cases, arbitration and/or hearings; provides dispute resolutions and employee relations support to employees and management.

· May present arbitration and Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) cases, serve as a member of a negotiating team in contract negotiations; and/or act as designee on behalf of a Cabinet Secretary.

· May review, analyze and prepare cases, data, reports, and plans related to areas such as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity and Inclusion, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

· Contacts are with staff, agency management, officials, state agencies and others outside state government to provide guidance/direction in business processes, representing management at meetings, developing/implementing changes to programs, services, policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.  


Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Human Resources Manager I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of Bachelors degree or higher in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Science, Political Science or related field OR possession of a SPHR, PHR, IPMA-CP, IPMA-CS or equivalent professional human resource certification OR for current State employees, the Statewide Human Resources Certification.
  2. Three years experience in human resource management applying human resource theories, principles and models to the administration of at least one of the following functional areas: Labor/Employee Relations, Benefits, Job Classification, Compensation Analysis, Pension, Recruitment, Selection or EEO/AA.
  3. Six months experience in policy administration which includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in establishing goals, objectives and priorities in accordance with an organizations overall mission.
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.