Director of Human Resources

Organization: East Hartford, Connecticut
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience with excellent Town employee benefits.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled with the first resume screening scheduled for April 6, 2020.

Job Description:

East Hartford is located on the Connecticut River with over 600 acres of park land and next to the State Capitol Hartford and within one to two hours to NYC, Boston, Ocean and Mountains. East Hartford was founded in 1783 and has an approximate population of 52,000 and is 18 square miles. The Town is home to Goodwin University and United Technologies Pratt & Whitney recently expanded facility.

The Town of East Hartford operates under a strong Mayor form of government. Accordingly, the Mayor serves as the Chief Executive/Elected Officer for the Town. The current Director of Human Resources is retiring after 6 years with East Hartford and over 30 years of HR service. The Director of Human Resources is appointed by the Mayor manages the human resources function for the Town with 461 full-time and 295 part-time employees. The Human Resources Directorís duties includes: developing, implementing, and administering HR policy; recruitment, recommend testing/selection/placement/promotion for all authorized positions, position classification and pay; labor relations programs including collective bargaining of 6 agreement and management of grievances and arbitration; performance management and employee development and training. Administers retirement, employee benefits, affirmative action and all human resources policies, procedures, and informational systems in accordance with the Townís approved personnel policies and applicable federal and state law. Supervises a staff of two - a Personnel and a Benefits Administrator.
East Hartford provides a full array of municipal services. Departments include Finance, Public Works, Permits & Inspections, Town Clerk, Corporation Counsel, Human Resources, Police Fire, Development & Planning Parks & Recreations, Library, Information Technology, Health & Social Services and Youth Services. For more information about the Town of East Hartford see their website https://www.easthartfordct.gov/
QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelorís degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resource/Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, Organizational Management or related field with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a human resources department including labor relations experience required. Public personnel/HR administration preferred; SHRM, IPMA, NPELRA certification a plus. Must have and maintain a valid driverís license. A Masterís Degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Human Resources administration, including labor relations, personnel selection, classification, compensation and Affirmative Action; knowledge of local, state and federal laws regulations governing personnel practices; considerable ability in written and oral communication; ability to deal effectively with employees, department heads, labor representatives and the public; skill in negotiating collective bargaining agreements; ability to plan and direct department programs and staff activities; and ability to supervise.
The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience with excellent Town employee benefits. The position will remain open until filled with the first resume screening scheduled for April 6, 2020. To be considered for this highly attractive professional opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Ms. Randi Frank at randi@randifrank.com
For more information about the position and/or the recruitment process you are invited to contact Randi Frank at Randi Frank Consulting, LLC randi@randifrank.com (203) 213-3722, or Bob Slavin at slavin@bellsouth.net (770) 449-4656; or See our websites for detailed profile or email us.
The Town of East Hartford is an AA/EOE Employer

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