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Chief Personnel Officer


Under the direction of the Superintendent, plan, organize, control and direct a variety of programs, projects and activities related to recruitment, selection and placement of employees, labor relations and employee performance evaluation. Establish a process to attract and retain a diverse staff of qualified individuals committed to ensuring a quality educational environment for all students.


Superintendent of Schools



Direct activities related to recruitment, selection and placement of certificated personnel
Participate and direct activities concerning collective bargaining negotiations for all employees
Provide an effective evaluation and assessment process for all personnel
Direct the acquisition, preparation, disposition, and maintenance of human resource documents and records; ensure employees are properly licensed or certified to perform assigned job duties
Conduct research, analyze, and study matters relating to human resource programs
Coordinate personnel activities, in conjunction with other human resources administrators to achieve an effective and efficient employment process
Provide for and direct the counseling of employees regarding job problems and provide assistance to them to correct their job-related deficiencies
Direct the implementation of discipline procedures
Recommend employee terminations
Develop, implement, maintain and modify computerized systems for human resource/personnel programs and other applications
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions
Plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of subordinates
Develop and prepare the annual budget for human resources
Analyze and review budgetary and financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines
Make presentations to the Board as necessary regarding human resource/personnel issues
Serve as a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet analyzing, developing, coordinating and implementing Board policies and administrative guidelines
Communicate with other administrators, District personnel and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information
Assure compliance with applicable District policies, procedures and governmental regulations
Apply applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws Perform special projects assigned by the Superintendent
Perform related duties as assigned




  • Employer-employee relations, collective bargaining process, and contract administration
  • General school district policies, rules and regulations
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including personnel administrative rules and regulations applicable to employees
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Methods of research
  • Computer applications related to areas of specialization Ability To Ensure personnel programs and activities are carried out in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Education code, federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and requirements pertaining to areas of assigned responsibility and bargaining unit contracts;
  • Maintain personnel records and ensure confidentiality of records and related transactions
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.


  • Respond promptly to requests of clients, both inside and outside the district; provide needed direction, assistance, training, materials, and resources
  • Express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in both oral and written form; use language and medium appropriate to audience
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with individuals, groups, public and private agency personnel
  • Motivate, challenge, and guide others in the improvement of business programs and services
  • Analyze data and situation(s); render judgment, make decisions, and solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Set high standards and assist others in meeting those standards
  • Maintain and improve professional skills and knowledge
  • Be flexible and receptive to change
  • Direct the development of Board policies related to the Personnel Division
  • Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and Management Team
  • Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Education
  • Remain abreast of developments and innovations in the field
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance
  • Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations
  • See to read a variety of materials.


Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in business administration, finance, or closely related field.

Seven (7) or more years of experience in positions with progressively increasing responsibility and directly related to financial and business administration is required.