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Hanover Park, IL - Human Resources Director

GovHR USA is pleased to announce that it is seeking candidates for the position of Human Resources Director for the Village of Hanover Park, Illinois. This announcement provides background information as well as the requirements and expected qualifications for the position.

About the Position

The Human Resources Director exercises a high level of discretion with making decisions and requires very little direct guidance from superior, the Deputy Village Manager.  The Director develops policy and directs and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, risk management and employee services.  The positions of Payroll & Benefits Specialist and Human Resources Generalist assist the Director in performing work. The departmental budget is $511,994.

Position Responsibilities

  • Key position responsibilities include the following:
  • Prepares, reviews and maintains position classification and pay plans. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.
  • Directs the preparation of the departmental budget and the personnel service portion of the annual budget including projected salaries and fringe benefits costs.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable employment-related laws.
  • Develops and maintains a human resources system that meets top management information needs.
  • Manages and oversees all payroll functions and administers the employee benefits program.
  • Studies legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends. Administers all bargaining agreements.  Represents management in negotiating six collective bargaining agreements.
  • Interprets personnel policies and procedures to department heads, supervisors, employees, and the general public; serves as a consultant to department heads in investigating and reviewing disciplinary actions, employee grievances, employment related concerns, and other employment issues. 
  • Administers the Village's recruiting, testing, hiring and orientation programs for all positions. Assists departments in assessing staffing needs and designing jobs.  Develops and implements employee performance appraisal systems, employee health & wellness programs and employee recognition programs.
  • Designs and conducts or procures in-house training in such areas as employee relations, discrimination, and safety, etc.
  • Researches various personnel policies relating to a variety of issues and develops departmental and Village policies and procedures.  Prepares draft policy language.
  • Administers risk management programs including general liability, claims and litigation and workers compensation claim; serves as delegate to Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA) Acts as staff liaison to the Executive Safety Committee.  
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee, providing advice and assistance.

Position Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are examples of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in labor relations, human resource management or a related field; and seven (7) progressive years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond on a daily basis effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to effectively present information to elected officials, top management, boards of directors, professional associations, employees, applicants and the general public. 
  • Must possess and maintain in good standing the following certifications and/or licenses:  a valid Illinois Class D driver's license. PHR or SPHR or other related certification preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the position is $100,460 to $145,667 DOQ. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, medical insurance, including health, dental, and life insurance. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.

Selection Process

Candidates should apply at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. Application deadline is November 14, 2018. For questions contact: Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO at 847-380-3238 or at

The Village of Hanover Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted:October 19, 2018

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