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Director Of Civil Service

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City Of Dallas, TX Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 3 months ago

Position Purpose

Pursuant to Dallas City Charter, Chapter XVI, 2(a), this position is responsible for administering the appointment and promotion of all employees in the classified service based on merit and fitness.

Is appointed by and reports to a 7-member board established by the City Council, pursuant to the City Charter. Directs the Civil Service Department, which is responsible for examining and evaluation of applicants for employment, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, reductions-in-force, performance improvement and administering assessment centers for police and fire department promotions. Works collaboratively with the Human Resources Department, City Manager's Office, City Attorney's Office and other City departments to provide employment functions and services to the City of Dallas. Performs other duties as assigned by the Civil Service Board.

Essential Functions

  • Leads and strategically directs the Recruit and Examining, Test Development and Validation, and Administration Divisions of the Civil Service Department with coordination through the Civil Service Board; provides division heads with expert guidance and technical assistance on employment-related areas (e.g., recruitment, employee selection and human resource information systems).

  • Directs the Test Development and Validation Division to develop, validate, administer and maintain employee selection devices to provide employment services for all positions in the Classified Service.

  • Directs the Recruiting and Examining Division on in-hiring, promotion, transfer and reduction-in-force activities to ensure compliance by applicants, employees, and City departments with the civil service rules.

  • Formulates and administers official policies and procedures for the operation of a merit system and management of a civil service program; recommends changes to existing civil service rules and regulations; addresses various groups on matters related to merit system problems and issues.

  • Collaborates with the Civil Service board to determine strategic plan, goals, and objectives of the organization.

  • Facilitates the training of 7 Civil Service Board members, 15 adjunct panel members and administrative law judges and provides timely and accurate information to the Civil Service Board about relevant departmental and city issues.

  • Preserves the integrity of records by securing documents of the Board and departments.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and acts as a strategic partner to the City manager and user departments on organizational and employment-related issues.

  • Understands currents development and trends in public sector personnel management, including legal issues associated with equal employment opportunity.

  • Prepares annual budget and monitors budgetary expenditures in accordance with the budget set by the City Manager, City Council and other entities involved in the economic success of the City; presents and explains identified economic impact of the Civil Service Department to the Civil Service Board.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental operating policies and procedures.

  • Responds to questions and concerns from the City Manager, City Council, Civil Service Board, user departments and police and fire associations; investigates, resolves and defends City personnel practices.

  • Attends all Civil Service Board meeting and ensures the preparation of the minutes of all meetings.

  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree with focus on human resources management industrial relations, industrial and organizational psychology, public management or public administration and management; or a related field

  • At least five (5) years of full-time, progressive experience in such field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, purposes, scope and techniques of the various aspects of civil service and personnel management

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of public management, human resource management, industrial or organizational psychology and public administration

  • Thorough knowledge of local government budgeting

  • Thorough knowledge of the governmental merit system, administration, employment testing, statistics, recruiting and advertising

  • Thorough knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, ordinances statutes, and regulations related to equal employment and human resources as well as Civil Service and City Charter rules and regulations

  • Thorough understanding of the purpose, scope and techniques of human resource information systems utilized by the City

  • Ability to effectively communicate Civil Service practices to various stakeholders through various forms (e.g., oral, written, social media)

  • Ability to analyze data, draw logical conclusions, prepare proactive solutions and present results to stakeholders

  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques

  • Ability to evaluate and utilize marketing principles, especially social media platforms

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with the Civil Service Board and all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies other employees and the general public

  • Ability to demonstrate acceptance of personal accountability and effective delegation of responsibility

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Interested Applicants

Interested qualified candidates MUST submit an application online via NeoGov at:

Applications must be complete, including previous salary history and (3) required references. A resume and letter of interest are recommended. All documents must be attached at the time of submission for consideration. A resume should be submitted as supplemental documentation only and will not be considered as a primary application for the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application must be submitted by the deadline noted on the NeoGov application submission site.

Note: Under the Texas Public Information Act, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.

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Director Of Civil Service

Expired Job

City Of Dallas, TX