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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Town of West Hartford
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Town of West Hartford, CT, a full-service, suburban community located in central Connecticut, seeks an Assistant Director of Human Resources to provide oversight and direction for the Town’s human resources operations and programs. West Hartford prides itself on its overall attractiveness, well-maintained and safe neighborhoods, comprehensive and responsive municipal and public safety services, a strong business sector and dynamic, engaged citizenry. The Town has been recognized for its wide range of recreational and cultural programs, vibrant retail and dining districts, and special events. West Hartford has a highly regarded public school system that has been rated as one of the best in the state and the nation. West Hartford is one of only a few towns in the United States to hold the coveted Aaa/AAA bond rating for more than 40 years.


The Human Resources Department has the primary role of supporting the organization by providing human resources management and services to more than 750 full and part time employees of the Town. Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Assistant Director leads a team of seven (7) staff members and manages a $524,269 operational budget. The department also has responsibility for a $24.6 million risk management program and a $34.8 million pension fund. The Assistant Director manages activities involved in recruitment and testing, employee and labor relations, pension administration, collective bargaining, compensation and benefits administration, organizational development initiatives, Human Resources policies and procedures, records administration and retention, risk management administration, workplace safety, workers’ compensation, and affirmative action plan development and initiatives.


The Human Resources Department is a shared service for the Town of West Hartford and the West Hartford Public Schools. The Town has nine (9) collective bargaining units and several non-bargaining groups. The West Hartford Public Schools has twelve (12) collective bargaining units. The department also provides support to the Town of West Hartford Non-Public School Nursing Program and consultative Human Resources services to the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District.


The Town seeks an approachable and personable individual who embodies trust and integrity with strong relationship building skills to support our employees and managers. The position assists the Executive Director of Human Resources in the day-to-day management of the Human Resources Department, oversees the effective implementation of human resources programs and services, oversees budget preparation and monitors budget expenditures, participates as a member of the negotiation team, and supports Town management, employees, retirees, and other jurisdictions related to all Town human resources program and services.


The annual salary range is $100,282 - $124,280 dependent upon qualifications and experience of the candidate. The Town also offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, pension, deferred compensation and retiree health.


To learn more about this exciting opportunity please refer to www.westhartfordct.gov under “Jobs”. Interested candidates should submit a confidential letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Patricia Morowsky, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Town of West Hartford, Suite 221, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, or via e-mail at PatM@westhartfordct.gov.


The position remains open until filled, however the initial candidate review will begin on September 27, 2019.



The minimum qualifications for this position include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field, and ten (10) years professional and highly responsible experience in Human Resources, including experience in a supervisory, line position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience deemed equivalent by the Executive Director of Human Resources. Professional PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or IPMA-HR) required. CEBS designation preferred.


Posted: 2019-09-04 Expires: 2019-10-04

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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Town of West Hartford
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

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