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Director of Human Resources

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Gering, NE

Job Description




Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Reports to:  Chief Operations Officer


Areas of Responsibility:  Be responsible for activities of the Human Resource Department; be involved in strategic planning related to recruitment, retention, and growth of staff; maintain accurate and confidential personnel files; recruitment and retention of employees; provide orientation of new employees and training opportunities; analyze and maintain quality and affordable employee benefit programs; provide payroll information to Finance Department; work with management to assure that performance evaluations are completed; provide reports to management and funding sources as required; promote positive employee/management relations.


Major Duties

Department Management

  1. Goals:  Develop goals and activities for Human Resources in conjunction with the strategic plan of the agency and requirements of applicable regulations.
  2. Budget/Resources:  Develop budget recommendations to support the Human Resources department in coordination with the Executive Director.
  3. Department activities:  Develop department policies and procedures, protocols, and staffing to implement goals.
    • Maintain and update ADP software
    • Develop, review, and revise job descriptions and the agency hiring and retention procedures including recruitment, interviews, selection, promotions, accommodations, and related functions
    • Coordinate and conduct exit interviews with employees leaving CAPWN employment
    • Supervise the maintenance of personnel records and procedures for access to records
  4. Ensure compliance with licensing, contract provisions, regulations, and quality assurance requirements as applicable for personnel. 
    • Oversee compliance with and reporting of Equal Employee Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    • Responsible for the management and processing of claims related activities and serves as the claims point of contact. 
    • Oversee compliance with Federal and State labor laws and regulations
    • Investigate employee complaints
    • Provide consultation on performance evaluations and disciplinary actions
    • Promote employee safety and manage worker compensation and accommodations; oversee the safety committee.
  5. Reports and communication: Submit reports and communicate with funding sources, the Executive Director, and Board of Directors; provide Finance Department with quarterly and year-end payroll reports and W-2 forms to employees; and prepare government labor reports.
  6. Program assessment:  Provide periodic review, evaluation, and modification of the agency human resource needs.


  1. Supervise and evaluate Human Resource staff
  2. Utilize coaching and disciplinary procedures as necessary for staff under the direct supervision

Agency Collaboration

  1. Participate in activities of the agency’s Senior Staff management team.
  2. Communicate the mission, management decisions, and agency initiatives to Human Resource staff to enhance coordination within the agency.
  3. Agency Committees:  Responsible for Human Resource participation in agency committees including Staff Development, Safety, and Health Promotion
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Work receives limited supervision and requires initiative and self-direction.
  2. Decision-making skill that responsibly accounts for impact on staff and consumers.
  3. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with an advanced level of organizational skills in managing operational systems.
  4. Ability to attend off-site training and meetings, including some evenings, weekends, and overnight out-of-town stays.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  6. Ability to apply local, state, and national laws and codes applicable to Human Resources and select and interpret appropriate guidelines and procedures which may be vague and complex.
  7. High level of proficiency in oral and written communication in English.
  8. Competent managing cultural diversity in the workplace.
  9. Skilled in teamwork and ability to motivate staff with a high skill level for managing conflict.
  10. Professional leadership and supervision through vision and inspiration to peers and supervisees.
  11. Ability to align work with strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  12. Advanced mathematical skills to accurately develop and manage budgets.

Working Conditions:

  • Office 90%, 10% training, meetings, and community interaction
  • Work is frequently stressful and requires the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Limited out of town travel

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch and pull file drawers
  • Fine manipulation of hands with repetitive action
  • Operate office machines
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of up to ten pounds
  • Must regularly talk, hear and have close vision ability

Supervises and Guides:  Human Resource Specialists

Minimum Qualifications

Grade 4:

  1. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with documented course work or subsequent human resources training and 3-5 years of progressive experience in human resources. Will consider an equivalent combination of education and 5+ years of progressive experience in human resources.
  2. Two years’ experience in staff supervision and oversight.
  3. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and data software.

Grade 5:

  1. Meet the minimum qualifications above;
  2. Six years or more of human resources administration experience.

Grade 6:

  1. Meet the minimum qualifications above;
  2. Professional Human Resource Certification (PHR) or other specialized training.

Job Details

Date Posted May 19, 2020
Date Closes June 18, 2020
Located In Gering, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers
Zipcode 69361
Name Delana Legler
Address 3350 10th Street
City, State and Zip Gering, Nebraska 69341
Phone 308-633-3307
FAX 308-635-0264

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Human Resources Concepts
  • Public Speaking
  • Excellent Communication
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical