Human Resources Supervisor

  • Austin Public Health
  • Austin, Texas
Full Time Health Care

Job Description

Overview of the position:
This position will supervise a team of 4 staff members and 3 temporary HR professionals. The main functions of this position are providing leadership for enhanced recruiting and workforce development, employee relations, implementation of MCS procedures, promotion and support of health, wellness and safety programs as well as developing and implementing departmental standard operating procedures , practices and policies for the HR Unit which supports the Austin Public Health Department with 525 employees as well as a large contingent workforce of temporaries.

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Determines goals, objectives, and resource requirements for human resource programs and activities.
2. Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates human resource processes for a variety of human resources projects and programs.
3. Participates in the preparation, monitoring, and implementation of the departmental budget, recommends and justifies capital expenditures.
4. Provides human resource advice, consultation, and problem solving to all areas of human resources.
5. Identifies personnel support needs through meetings, discussions, analysis, and review of information.
6. Assigns projects sets schedules, and monitors task completion for timeliness, accuracy, and effectiveness.
7. Investigates and responds to complaints from managers and employees, and makes recommendations.
8. Analyzes human resource problems, gathers and organizes data, prepares reports, and/or documents.
9. Participates in ongoing education as it relates to human resources, the operations of the city, and/or its departments.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissalKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMust possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of human resources and departmental processes, techniques, and methods.
  • Knowledge of assigned human resources functional areas.
  • Knowledge of industry trends related to coaching, management and leadership development.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing personnel and employment practices.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to understanding key, cross-functional business issues to resolve issues through conflict management and coaching.
  • Ability to analyze human resource business needs.
  • Ability to develop short and long range plans.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation:  This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.EEO/ADACity of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.


Human Resources

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


commensurate with experience - range is $33.52 – $43.58/hr.

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