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2018-07-252018-08-24

Director of Human Resources

Office of the Honorable William C. Galvin, Chair of House Committee on Rules
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Massachusetts House of Representatives seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Human Resources for the House of Representatives.

General Function

The Director of Human Resources will provide leadership in all areas of human resources for the House. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures for the House and advancing the House’s strategy for fostering positive organizational change. The Director will also be responsible for efficiently and effectively delivering HR services to all employees. This individual will be a key member of the organization and will work collaboratively with other team members, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the Employee Engagement Officer, Legal Counsel, and the House Committee on Personnel and Administration, regarding strategic and operational HR issues.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities


On March 15, 2018, the House adopted new Rules governing Professional Standards and Conduct (See House Rules 88 to 100). The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for developing and implementing new HR policies in accordance with those Rules. Candidates are encouraged to review the Rules, along with the Report and Recommendations on the Human Resources Function of the House of Representatives and the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation filed by Legal Counsel on March 1, 2018, for further detail about the policies that the Director will be expected to develop and implement upon his or her appointment. In addition, the Director’s ongoing duties and responsibilities will include the following:

1. Develop and oversee standardized HR best practices and procedures, including practices and procedures relating to applications for and separation from employment with the House;
2. Develop and maintain a centralized recordkeeping system for personnel files and HR-related documents;
3. Develop and oversee employment classifications, which shall include written job descriptions, salary ranges and schedules, with a particular focus on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act compliance;

4. Investigate and resolve personnel complaints unrelated to House Rule 88, the House Anti- Harassment Policy, or other equal employment policies;

5. Coordinate annual publication of the Employee Handbook, Supervisor Handbook and Intern Handbook and track related compliance measures requiring the acknowledgement of receipt;
6. Oversee benefit plan communication, enrollment and administration including, but not limited to, health insurance, FMLA, retirement and long term disability;
7. Create and maintain an internal web portal to provide information on human resource policies and procedures;
8. Assist the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer with trainings on equal employment policies and practices for House Members, employees and interns;

9. Work to advance HR strategies and improve organizational performance in collaboration with the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the Employee Engagement Officer, Legal Counsel, and the House Committee on Personnel and Administration;
10. Provide individual guidance to Members and staff to enhance the collective professionalism of the institution around human resources practices;
11. Deliver HR services to all Members and employees;
12. Prepare periodic reports, as necessary or as requested, to track the accomplishment of strategic goals; and
13. Monitor changes in state and federal employment law and implement policy or practice changes as needed.

Requirements

A candidate must have the following qualifications and skills:

1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from an accredited college or university (Master’s degree in a relevant field or JD preferred);
2. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification;
3. A minimum of ten years of professional experience managing personnel/HR functions;
4. Demonstrated management and leadership skills;
5. In-depth knowledge of human resources principles and practices;
6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
7. Knowledge and understanding of applicable state and federal employment laws; and
8. Demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential information with professionalism and discretion.

Compensation and Benefits

Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance and participation in the state retirement system.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Honorable William C. Galvin, Chair of the House Committee on Rules at House.HR@mahouse.gov.

Review of applications will begin on July 30, 2018.

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Boston, Massachusetts 02109

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