DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PERSONNEL 04290

(Competitive - PJC)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The work involves responsibility for assisting the Commissioner of Personnel in the overall operation of planning, organizing, developing, directing and evaluating the personnel program of the County Personnel Department. Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for the day to day operation of a county personnel department within the framework of Civil Service Law, rules and regulations, and administrative policies established by the County Charter. In the absence of the Commissioner, a deputy may have complete charge of department operations and direction of personnel. Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Assists the Commissioner in planning, developing, implementing and reviewing of policies and programs for the department and county as a whole.

Under direction of the Commissioner, may oversee operations of the various divisions and their Directors (Employee Relations, Civil Service Administration, Payroll Operations, Benefits Administration, and Personnel Administration) of the department.

Assists the Commissioner in the development and administration of the department budget.

Attends and/or presents at trainings and conferences as a representative of the department and county.

Assists in the soliciting and administering of vendor contracts and may, at the direction of the Commissioner, approve the disbursement of funds for such contracts.

Assists the Commissioner in the development and administration of county-wide staffing plans.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management.

Thorough knowledge of current trends and standards in the field of human resources management.

Good knowledge of local, state, and federal rules, regulations and laws related to the various divisions of the Personnel Department.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector budgeting.

Good knowledge of public administration principles and techniques.

Good knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Ability to make decisions quickly and independently.

Ability to coordinate the work of others and to establish effective working relationships.

Ability to plan, direct and evaluate complex human resources programs and systems.

Ability to communicate effectively in public and in writing.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Public Policy Administration, or a closely related field, and four (4) years professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in a supervisory capacity, in Human Resource planning, administration or management; or,


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Public Policy Administration, or a closely related field, and six (6) years professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in a supervisory capacity, in Human Resource planning, administration or management; or,


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associates Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Public Policy Administration, or a closely related field, and eight (8) years professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in a supervisory capacity, in Human Resource planning, administration or management.




1/2017 Date of Original Composition