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Human Resource Manager

Location:Grand Junction, CO
Salary Range:$55,000 - $60,000 Commensurate with experience
Employment Type:Full Time
Position Status:Interviewing

Mesa County Libraries is currently in search of a collaborative and energetic leader to fill the role of Human Resource Manager. This position reports to the Library Director. The Human Resource Manager helps to foster a positive and productive workplace environment consistent with the Library's vision, mission, and values.

The successful candidate must enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced, project-oriented, and team focused environment and will serve as a strategic Human Resource partner to management and as a credible trusted adviser to the library staff.

Employee/Recruitment Services - Provides timely recruitment, screens applicants, schedules interviews, participates in the interview process and placement of high-quality employees to satisfy Mesa County Libraries' staffing requirements. Ensure that staffing priorities are met district-wide. Upon request, evaluates positions and employee compensation to ensure both internal and external equity and assist Mesa County Libraries to attract, retain and motivate employees to accomplish the organizational objectives. Administers, evaluates and makes suggestion for programs by which employees receive benefits (non-monetary) compensation to ensure that Mesa County Libraries attracts, retains and motivates employees to accomplish the organizational objectives. Assist supervisors with personnel issues.

Compliance - Administers and oversees state and federal regulatory compliance including FMLA, ADAAA, Workers' Compensation, COBRA, FLSA, ADEA, etc. Oversees the development, coordination, distribution and communication of all personnel policies and procedures. Oversees and coordinates the EEO policies and procedures. Ensure safety procedures and policies are in place, communicated and adhered to by members of the staff. Researches and make recommendations for methods to reduce employee on-the-job injuries and accidents resulting in reduced Workers' Compensation insurance rates. Co-chairs Safety Committee with Safety Coordinator.

Training and Development - Defines all Human Resource training programs in conjunction with the management team. Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports. Manages the performance management system. Establishes an in-house employee training system that addresses training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or on-boarding, management development, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer. Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants. Assists with the development of and monitors the spending of the library's training budget. Studies and recommends wellness programs appropriate for Mesa County Libraries and the staff.

Other Projects - Prepares and oversees budget for HR function. Attend training and seminars to ensure highest level of knowledge and compliance are available. Responsible and accountable for planning, establishing, overseeing and coordinating all Employee Relations and Communications for Mesa County Public Library District employees. Communications including new employee orientations, Serve as a liaison with Triad EAP, Employee Health insurance provider(s) and CCOERA retirement system.

Management Team: Participate in the Library District's management team. Work with other managers to develop needed policies and procedures for the library, and interpret these for staff and patrons. Serve as an example for all staff in providing library service and communicating expectations. Stay current on library issues and trends. Actively participate and contribute to various library committees and activities. Maintain a fully trained staff and help insure that minimum staffing priorities are met district wide. Work with community organizations to enhance and promote library services. Take on other projects and tasks at the direction of the Library Director.


Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.

Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.

Provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and risk taking, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees, accepts mistakes, provides visibility/opportunity.

Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.


Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Operates within the organization's formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.

Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.


Five to seven years of progressively responsible Human Resource experience, preferably in a medium-sized organization.

Bachelor's degree, preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Official transcripts will be required before final offer of employment.


PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

Ability to:
Communicate verbally
Maneuver about the library in a timely fashion; infrequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds with occasional standing, reaching, stooping, bending, and climbing on to a step stool or ladder
Read a minimum print size equal to 10 point Times New Roman font

Requires successful completion of a background check and Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle check


Visit our website at and look for 'Library Jobs' in the 'About Us' section. Apply for Human Resource Manager. Upload a cover letter and current résumé near the end of the online application form. (An alternate application process is available if our online site is inaccessible to applicants with a disability. Please inquire at any Mesa County Libraries' Information Desk for assistance.)

Search is open until position is filled; to ensure consideration, respond by 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014. Upon selection for an on-site interview, applicants will complete a full Mesa County Libraries' application.

Tentative schedule:

On-site Interviews conducted week of April 21

Employment begins the week of May 26 

Online Software Process:

After submission of application, you will receive a confirmation email from iApplicant software.

MESA COUNTY LIBRARIES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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