Human Resources / Risk Management Director

$83,951 - $138,611 yearly
  • City of North Lauderdale
  • 701 Southwest 71st Avenue, North Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Feb 09, 2021
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

The employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Human Resources Department and staff, including policy development, workforce planning and employment, compensation, benefits, performance management, risk management, regulatory compliance, organizational and professional development, and labor and employee relations. Advises and provides recommendations to the City Commission, City Manager, Department Heads, Supervisors, and Employees in a comprehensive range of related matters while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Establishes and implements short-term and long-term department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in alignment with the City's strategic direction.


The Human Resources/Risk Management Director administers the City's general liability program; develops, implements and manages a comprehensive loss control and risk identification program including a City-wide Safety Program; recommends modifications to the employee benefits package; develops strategies for staff and supervisory training programs. The employee evaluates and makes recommendations on City insurance, reviews outstanding claim files, act as intermediary with insurance companies, ensure that all monies due the City from liability accidents are collected, monitors state and federal safety legislation and identifies and assists in Human Resources with various projects and tasks as necessary.  The Human Resources/Risk Management Director reports directly to the City Manager or designee. The employee exercises considerable independent judgment subject to administrative direction and review.



  • Provides leadership and guidance for the City’s Human Resources function by overseeing talent acquisition, employee relations, career development, succession planning, retention, training, risk management, and compensation and benefits.
  • Conducts wage and benefits studies to ensure compensation for positions is equitable and competitive with surrounding communities to effectively recruit and retain qualified personnel.
  • Develops HR plans and strategies in support of the City’s strategic business objectives.
  • Develops and revises City policies and procedures to be in compliance with federal, state, and local law.
  • Assists in developing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for various HR-related services and systems.
  • Recommends, develops, implements, monitors and reports on employee benefits and compensation programs for the City.
  • Recommends, develops and administers all elements of the City's various insurance plans; Confers with insurance carriers.
  • Reviews and investigates workers' compensation accidents and injuries and monitors and reports w/comp trend data to management for review and possible action. Attends w/comp hearings; Develops programs to reduce w/comp claims in collaboration with City Management.
  • Creates annual tracking and summation of claims and self-insurance for improvement capabilities.
  • Develops accident prevention and loss control methods, procedures, programs and trainings thru the use of a Learning Management System (LMS) or other development resources.
  • Keeps abreast of developments concerning potential loss exposures through legislation and legal decisions.
  • Recommends, develops, implements, monitors and reports on current circumstances and policies in collective bargaining negotiations and labor related activities, as well as participating in negotiations sessions.
  • Confers with City officials concerning legality of insurance transactions, preparation of legal documents and release papers.
  • Consults with City Manager and Department Director to make recommendations regarding department organization & staffing requirements.
  • Oversees personnel actions, hiring, payroll processes, and the establishment of appropriate HR files.
  • Implements, monitors and reports on employee training programs to meet the needs of City Management, Supervisors and staff.
  • Conducts review of the classification plan through job analysis studies of positions; develops classification structure and related job descriptions.
  • Conducts internal investigations and resolves disputes; responds to EEOC complaints and charges.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of Commission agenda items for the Department.
  • Remains abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resource management and municipal government employment.
  • Performs other Departmental/City duties as assigned and/or required.



Knowledge of:

  • Current practices in HR employment law, compensation, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, and employee development. Modern risk management principles, practices, methods and techniques.
  • The administration of insurance benefits, pension plans, and compensation programs, with the ability to research and recommend new providers and/or programs.
  • Workers' compensation laws. OSHA standards, safety practices and procedures and state and federal safety legislation.
  • Budgeting principles and practices.
  • Federal and State Laws affecting employment practices, labor relations, and collective bargaining, equal employment opportunity, and occupational health and safety.
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft Suites (Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook) & the ability to be self-supporting/self-sufficient in clerical/support matters.

Ability to:

  • Lead and develop HR department staff members. Serve as a knowledgeable resource to the City’s management team and supervisors.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with departmental officials, other employees and the general public.
  • Analyze local, state and federal statutes as they relate to personal injuries, property damage, vehicle accidents and other risks.
  • Analyze local, state and federal statutes as they relate to personnel matters.
  • Effectively multi-task, assign, and prioritize assignments within the department.
  • Coach organization managers in the practice of performance management and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Handle diverse situations with discretion, sensitivity and tact. Express ideas clearly, concisely, orally and in writing.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Risk Management, Insurance or related field is required; seven (7) or more year of progressively responsible human resources experience; five (5) or more years in a supervisory capacity. An equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience may be considered.
  • Experience in development and administration of claims, insurance, accident, loss prevention and safety programs.
  • Nationally recognized HR Certification (e.g. Professional in HR (PHR), Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), Certifications in Compensation and/or Benefits or Labor Relations, or certification through the International Public Management Association (IPMA) highly desirable.
  • Experience in municipal government required; MUNIS experience preferred; Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).



Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).



Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.


The above information on this description is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. This description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification.

Oral Interviews – Date and time to be determined (by invitation only)

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City of North Lauderdale - Human Resources Department 701 S.W. 71st Ave., North Lauderdale, FL  33068

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