Transit Systems 2019-08-30 2019-10-04

Director of Human Resources

Company: Lextran View more listings
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 115916

The Director of Human Resources leads all human resource services, policies, and programs for the organization. As a member of the executive team, the Director of Human Resources is also charged with the strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the Human Resources department to ensure all employees and HR programs uphold Lextran’s mission and policies as well as any local, state, and federal regulations.


  • Directs human resources strategies and establishes departmental objectives, to include talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, employee benefits, training and development, records management, wellness, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, employee engagement, equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance, and labor relations.

  • Ensures strict compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations as well as Lextran policies and procedures, including but not limited to Department of Labor, Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Department of Transportation regulations, collective bargaining agreement, etc.

  • Oversees the employee lifecycle to include the recruitment and application process, selection, onboarding and orientation, development, leaves of absence, discipline, and separation.

  • Supports the fostering and administration of diversity and inclusion and employment opportunity programs.

  • Ensures effective employee engagement and performance by communicating job expectations; evaluating job results, ensuring performance evaluations are tied to established goals; provides coaching, counseling, and disciplining of employees with a focus on enforcing consistency, and quality work.

  • Consults with General Manager and Compliance Coordinator for all suspensions, terminations, grievances or actions involving compliance-related issues.

  • Leads and supports compensation program including job evaluations, creation and review of job descriptions, and ensures competitive position by collecting and analyzing pay data.

  • Provides recommendations related to performance management, employee conduct, corrective actions, policy interpretations, and separations; minimizes legal exposure and ensures employment actions are appropriately documented and consistent with policies and laws.

  • Develops organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues and best practices.

  • Provides employee-related information, analysis, and recommendations to lead organization’s strategic thinking and direction.

  • Ensures organizational compliance by recommending and developing new or updated policies and procedures as needed based on regulatory or organizational changes.

  • Leads the organization’s benefit program, including annual open enrollment and benefits administration.

  • Supports the preparation and completion of payroll, the Designated Employer Representative (DER) for Drug & Alcohol Program and the Compliance Coordinator/EEO Officer.

  • Maintains all employment documentation.

  • Leads or supports investigation and documentation efforts related to disciplinary matters, grievances, arbitrations, or other non-bargaining unit employee issues; collaborates with the General Manager, Assistant General Manager, or designees to prepare for grievance meetings, arbitrations, and other legal proceedings.

  • Prepares reports and serves as project manager for a variety of special projects by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; facilitating project activities and resolving issues; developing, and sharing data with General Manager, Board of Directors, and management.

  • Maintains trust, confidence, and protects the organization by keeping information confidential; ensuring high ethical standards for self and staff; and upholding the organization’s reputation in the community.

  • Ensures communication and positive image of Lextran by reviewing critical incidents, exceptions to policy and/or goal achievement with General Manager.

  • Maintains cooperative relationship with coworkers and management by communicating necessary information, responding to requests, building rapport; and participating in problem solving methods.

  • Contributes to effective communications within the organization by establishing and maintaining effective communication lines with all staff members and general public. Keeps management and staff informed of critical incidents and information needed to ensure smooth operations.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes/workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in relevant professional societies.

  • Understands all aspects of the company and keeps abreast of all changing policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Knowledge of transit management and/or labor union environment.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to use Microsoft or similar software programs

  • Familiarity with Paycom or similar human resource software preferred.

  • High level of detail and procedural skills.

  • Ability to maintain strict level of confidentiality and support appropriate response to employee issues.

  • Ability to plan, review, assign, evaluate and delegate work.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and problems that arise.

  • Ability to implement short- and long-term strategies to meet organization goals.

  • Ability to strategically plan ahead to meet future company needs.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Business Administration, Organizational Development or a related field.

  • Training and certification in employment law, compensation, employee relations is preferred.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, public transportation or related field.

  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • HR Certification (SPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) strongly preferred.

  • Frequently communicates with employees, visitors, and customers in person, on the telephone or mobile device, and on the computer.

  • Frequently remains in a sitting position at a desk.

  • Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands.

  • Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room.

  • Occasionally travels off site to local meetings and out of town conferences.

  • Occasionally exposed to outside elements.

  • Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

  • May be required to stoop, bend, or kneel.

Lextran is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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