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 Assistant Director, Human Resources - Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Brockton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: HR - Generalist
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: z94FeisheyXGdiFJXb1VDKlLutNk2s / Latpro-3744757 
Date posted: Jun-22-2020
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 02302



In partnership the Human Resources Director (HRD), the Assistant Director will called upon to build and maintain strong institutional relationships in order to effectively serve their portfolio clients in the areas of organizational design and development, change management, recruitment and retention, training and development, staff engagement, performance management, and diversity, inclusion and belonging.  Providing technical assistance on accessibility of buildings, facilities, programs and services for employees to bring building, facilities, programs and services into compliance with ADA accessibility requirements.  Develops short and long range marketing programs, working with key departments such as Police, Fire and the Public to market the City as an employer by targeting schools and training programs to encourage municipal work as a career choice.

  • Coordinates and manages all aspects of recruitment and activities including outreach and selection  programs for the City, in accordance with federal and state statutes and local policy;
  • Serves as the ADA Coordinator and as the ombudsman for diversity and related matters in partnership with the Diversity & Inclusion Manager;
  • Working with HRD, develop and institute training and initiatives to create and foster and open and inclusive environment;
  • Records and track demographic information and statistics of applicants in accordance with federal and state law using the information to evaluate and improve the recruitment program;
  • Develops and coordinates orientation and onboarding process, working with HRD and Benefits Administrators;
  • Facilitate the appropriate communication strategy to support and educate employees on all benefit programs, enrollments, changes and available resources.
  • Assists with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce;
  • Assists in the maintenance and administration of employee performance reviews.
  • As ADA Coordinator, works with employees, department heads and the Law Department on matters of accommodation;
  • Responsible for coordinating activities necessary to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Manages the requests for accommodations.
  • Maintains position descriptions;
  • Understands and facilitates change management and organization development strategies. Including influencing and assisting organizational change initiatives in support of HR strategies.
  • Key figure in planning and executing employee HR events (performance recognition, meetings, etc).
  • May be required to work occasional evenings.
  • Performs similar or related work as required or directed by the Human Resources Director.


Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources





Education and Experience:  Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field and minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources required, including at least three (3) years in a managerial or direct supervisory capacity for an HR team/unit/department; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge.


Must successfully complete and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.


  • Ability to handle complex issues with discretion.
  • Must be respectful and impartial and have the ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to takes initiative, works independently, manages projects effectively, and work as part of a team to drive HR initiatives across the City.
  • Knowledge of provisions of Titles I, II and III of ADA.
  • Knowledge of practices and activities covered by employment nondiscrimination requirements of ADA.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with the local government and people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships and work collaboratively in a complex environment with multiple stakeholder
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and problem solving skills
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is a plus.



Additional Information:

The City of Brockton provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The City of Brockton complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all locations in which the City operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

As a condition of employment the City of Brockton will conduct a MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check once an offer has been accepted.

The City of Brockton, Section 2-110 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Brockton mandates that at the time of employment you must be a resident of the City of Brockton or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity / ADA Compliant /Affirmative Action Employer

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