Under the general supervision of the deputy judicial administrator/director of personnel, manages and administers personnel programs and projects for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Leads major initiatives related to the judicial branch personnel system.
Develops and implements personnel policies and procedures. The personnel manager exercises independent judgment while assisting the deputy judicial administrator/director of personnel in the overall management of the judicial branch's personnel programs. The position may also serve as acting director of personnel in the director's absence.
Job Duties: Works closely with the deputy judicial administrator/director of personnel on strategy and development, Reviews and evaluates policies, practices, structure, functions, programs, and resources and makes recommendations for improvement, Works with the general counsel and staff attorneys to advise judges, supervisors, and administrative personnel regarding the proper application of federal and state laws, rules, and policies related to specific employee situations; and to identify and draft new policies and procedures, Coordinates the implementation of new policies and procedures with the various courts and judicial branch offices, Works with the deputy judicial administrator/director of personnel and chief financial officer in making recommendations about the judicial branch pay system, Conducts employment investigations and judicial and manager training, Correctly uses the English language to produce clear, accurate documents, including rules, memos, policies, and other communications, May chair and participate on a variety of committees, as necessary.
Gathers input from appropriate field personnel and staff, Prepares reports, schedules, forms, procedures and directives based upon research and evaluation of issues and problems, Analyzes proposed legislation, judicial processes, and procedures for possible impact on the Kansas judicial branch, Maintains regular attendance at the workplace according to an established schedule and attends meetings and trainings as required. Handles interactions with others appropriately and works well in a team.
Required Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and three years of experience in human resources or employment law.
Law degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, and employee relations preferred.
Preferred Experience: Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, and employee relations preferred.
Send cover letter, resume and Judicial Branch application to: Patricia Henshall, Office of Judicial Administration, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 SW 10th Street, Room 337, Topeka, KS 66612
Judicial Branch Application: http://www.kscourts.org/pdf/application.pdf
Application Deadline: Begin considering applications on September 17, 2018
Kansas Department Of Administration