League City is located near the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 20 miles southeast of Houston in northern Galveston County and the southernmost part of Harris County. The city is situated on the south shore of Clear Lake and encompasses an area of 53 square miles. Ranked as one of the fastest growing and most desired communities in which to live in both Texas and the U.S., more than 110,000 residents live in League City due to the nationally acclaimed school system, affordable master-planned communities, family-centric values, 100-year-old oak trees, recreational lifestyle, and love for the water. The City has a staff of approximately 647 FTEs, an operating budget of $145.14 million and a 5-year capital program approaching $500 million.
The Director of Human Resources and Civil Service manages and oversees a department responsible for benefits design and administration; workers' compensation; recruitment, testing, and retention; risk management and insurance; classification and compensation; employee and organizational training and development; and performance management and discipline. The Department has an annual budget for FY2021 of $894,288 and seven employees: Director of Human Resources and Civil Service, Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Coordinator, Senior Human Resources Analyst, and a Senior Risk Analyst.
The ideal candidate for this role shall be an experienced and engaging leader who possesses the creativity and flexibility to function effectively as a key member of the City’s dynamic and progressive staff. This seasoned human resource professional shall have vast experience working in the public sector, experience working with civil service, and a strong understanding of Chapter 143 for Municipal Civil Service for Firefighters and Police Officers.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, Psychology, or relevant degree major. A minimum of 7 years of experience in a human resources generalist role, including a solid background in staffing, employee relations or a related human resources field including five years in a senior management role. An equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above-described essential functions will be considered. Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a relevant degree major is preferred. Experience working in municipal government human resources and with Civil Service employees is highly desirable! Candidates are required to have their Human Resources Certification (SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or IPMA-SCP).