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Director of Human Resources
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 02/13/2020
Admin-Human Resources
Salary $113,300.00 - $123,600.00/yr - The maximum initial placement is normally Step 3 depending on experience. -  
Employment Type 40 hours/week, 12 mo
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.

· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.

· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.

(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)

Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.

Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.

3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.

4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:


Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;

2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.


Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.


We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veterans status, status with regards to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Job Title

Director of Human Resources

Time Base

40 hours/week, 12 months/year


$113,300.00 - $123,600.00/yr - The maximum initial placement is normally Step 3 depending on experience.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 11.416% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Retirement eligibility begins as early as age 50.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation 
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Position Type



Human Resources-Personnel (135)

Job Description Summary

Under general direction of the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations, this position is responsible for the leadership, development, and management of personnel policies and practices, including recruitment and employment, classification and compensation, performance management and training, HRIS, and employee relations, as well as all aspects of programs related to professional development. The Director is responsible for assisting the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Employee Relations in the management of core human resources functions, including providing direction and support for daily operations, supervising staff, and coordinating with other programs and services related to, or in support of human resources functions. Public contact is extensive, and involves staff, faculty, students, vendors, contractors, outside educational institutions and businesses, community representatives, and governmental agencies for the purpose of exchanging policy and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to resolve minor and major problems that arise. The Director of Human Resources supervises and directs the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical and other staff, and student assistants as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

Provides clear articulation of District personnel policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and applicable laws and regulations to staff, faculty, students, vendors, outside educational institutions and businesses, community representatives, and governmental agencies.

Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department, including recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity and diversity outreach, compensation and classification, personnel processing, personnel record-keeping, accommodations, personnel policies, employee performance and recognition, and contract administration.

Provides technical direction to managerial, technical/professional, and clerical staff regarding various human resources activities.

Ensures effective and efficient administration of electronic application and database systems, onboarding procedures, and related functions.

Coordinates and manages the District’s New Employee Orientation Program. 

Consults with all levels of District staff and union representatives on human resources issues.

Promotes and implements the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Plans in the administration of Human Resources policies, procedures, services and programs, including recruitment and selection and compliance with ADA and FMLA.

Directs human resources operational functions and activities related to academic employees, including minimum qualifications for faculty and administrative staff, faculty salary step placements, faculty tenure review process, faculty contracts, faculty equivalency requirements, faculty seniority, and other issues as required.

Prepares and submits reports and agenda items for the Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees relating to all aspects of the District’s human resources programs.

Provides accurate and consistent application of Education Code and Title 5 human resources requirements across the District.

Provides leadership and oversees employee information collection, analysis and reporting, and supervises the input of data to ensure its integrity and accuracy.

Provides hands-on management of administrative and faculty selection processes, including training of committee members and oversight of the full screening and hiring process.

Supervises and evaluates the performance of Human Resources classified staff and student employees.

In coordination with the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations, develops and presents innovative and responsive labor negotiation proposals relating to classified and faculty collective bargaining.

Represents Human Resources and the District at a variety of meetings.

Develops, implements, and administers a variety of special projects.

Develops and administers the departmental budget and ensures compliance and effective use of department resources by monitoring and tracking budget expenditures.

Performs classification reviews for classified and supervisory positions, including classification studies, salary survey analysis, and the development of compensation and salary placement recommendations.

Provides oversight for employee leaves of absence, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as District Board policies and administrative regulations, and maintains the FMLA and family illness database.

Provides guidance and information to classified and academic employees regarding PERS and STRS retirement processing or employment separation, and acts as a resource to District retirees regarding a variety of issues.

Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of a variety of complex reports related to personnel issues, including forecasting budgets for employee and retiree compensation and benefit programs.

Evaluates and assesses the District’s Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to ensure that personnel actions are updated, reporting is accurate and timely, periodic maintenance is conducted, and troubleshooting is conducted, as necessary.

Participates in participatory governance and collaborates on a variety of institutional issues, including employee relations, human resources administration, union relations, new employee programs, collective bargaining agreements, and related human resources topics.

Promotes a work culture that values diversity and demonstrates the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality services to employees and the community.

Stays abreast of developments and changes in laws in the compensation, benefits, leaves, and retirement fields, as well as Human Resources field in general.

Performs other duties, as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations.

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Industrial/Labor Relations, or a closely related field.

Five years’ experience of increasing responsibility in human resources, payroll, or a related area that demonstrates competencies sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. 

Possession of a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification.

Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Experience with program planning, assessment, implementation, and evaluation.

Experience with directing the work of others.

Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including public speaking.

Demonstrated effective collaborative and relationship building experience with diverse constituents.

Demonstrated skill in the use of a variety of computer software for written materials, reports, and presentations.

Desirable Qualifications

• Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Public Administration, Industrial/Labor Relations or a closely related field.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people

Tools & Equipment Used

Standard office equipment.

Application Deadline Date

Open until filled. First Review Date: March 17, 2020

Open Date

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