boston planning & development agency


    Posted Date 10/01/2018
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    Grade Level
    # of Hours
    Salary Range
    $105,000 - $131,400
  • Summary

    boston planning & development agency 









    Under the general direction of Director Finance, plan, control, administer, and direct all human resources functions for the BPDA and affiliates, including recruitment/employment, training, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and employee relations; monitor and enforce compliance with all applicable city, state and federal regulations and statutes; manage Human Resources department staff.  Serve as Equal Opportunity Officer for BPDA.



    The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.

    •  Partner with the senior management team to executive the BPDA’s overall mission, values, beliefs, and strategic goals in an exemplary manner.
    • Lead and implement organizational development plans that are forward thinking and aligned with the development of competencies needed for next generation pursuits aligned with business objectives.
    • Develop and recommend human resource goals in support of overall combined organization objectives and strategies; recommend and implement approved policies and programs to accomplish goals.  Monitor effectiveness and responsiveness of human resource policies; recommend changes.
    • Develop, recommend and implement Human Resources policies and procedures.  Coordinate procedure or policy changes which may have cross-departmental impact.  Oversee production, maintenance and update of departmental policy and procedure manual.
    • Advise organization managers and supervisors in all human resources areas, including employment, discipline, promotions, transfers, training, compensation actions, and employee relations.  Interpret and apply human resource policies. Oversee and/or coordinate all terminations, including adherence to all applicable legal and policy guidelines. Provide counseling to employees and supervisors on work-related conflicts or problems; guarantee confidentiality of all interactions.  Develop and lead comprehensive employee relations activities, ensuring equitable and consistent treatment of all staff members. Represent BRA/EDIC at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
    • Manage and oversee organization-wide recruitment and employment to ensure consistency with staffing and affirmative action hiring needs. Oversee internal posting and external advertising.  Approve use of employment agencies as appropriate. Ensure departmental compliance with equal employment opportunity guidelines; ensure that job opportunities are brought to the attention of a diverse group of individuals by developing, enhancing and promoting various recruitment sources.
    • Directly or through subordinates, manage and oversee integrated compensation and salary administration programs, including job documentation, market surveys and comparisons, approval of hiring, promotional, transfer and other salary actions, salary structure development and update, and performance management.  Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations; ensure internal consistency and equity. Review and recommend action on all exceptions to established policy. Prepare and present personnel transactions and issues to Board as needed.
    • Manage the creation, maintenance and update of all personnel records, including payroll, demographic and attendance records.  Directly or through subordinates, ensure accuracy and timeliness of all information; ensure proper safeguarding and disclosure of confidential information.  Oversee development, implementation and enhancement of computerized human resources information system; ensure security, integrity and accuracy of all automated applications.  Ensure accuracy of all information transmitted to payroll; oversee reconciliation with Human Resource records.
    • Develop, recommend and implement comprehensive benefits program, in accordance with established organization programs and requirements.  Directly and through subordinates, oversee administration of employee benefits programs. Research and evaluate changes or enhancements to benefit contracts; propose modifications to make plans more cost-effective or competitive.  Approve and reconcile benefits expenditures. Oversee development and implementation of benefit communications programs and vehicles. Ensure accuracy and promptness of claims administration activities. Ensure compliance with all applicable city, state and federal guidelines and regulations.  Oversee development, publication and update of benefit summaries, plan descriptions and related publications.
    • Directly or through subordinates, manage and administer employee training programs, including new employee orientation, supervisory development, tuition reimbursement program, professional development seminar program as well as other work-related trainings.  Work with Staff Development on needs assessments; program development; and identification or procurement of outside services as needed; administer programs. Monitor program effectiveness and incorporate feedback into future offerings.
    • Lead and participate in labor relations activities, including contract negotiations, employee/labor relations, conflict resolutions, and contract interpretation and administration, in conjunction with external labor counsel, internal legal counsel and ECD/Operations management and supervisory staff.  Assist with preparation of cases for arbitration.
    • Directly or through subordinates, manage Workers' Compensation Program.
    • Oversee and participate in preparation of periodic statistical reports for internal and external distribution.
    • Manage Human Resources department staff, including selection, training, performance planning and appraisal, and employee relations.  Provide ongoing coaching and counseling; establish and adjust work assignments and priorities. Represent department in organization-wide activities.
    • Develop and recommend department operating budget.  Administer approved budget; approve expenditures; justify variances; document all activities.
    • Maintain and update current knowledge of all applicable city, state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the human resources function.  Educate staff and department managers; interpret and disseminate information; monitor and enforce compliance.
    • Participate in professional organizations, seminars and other continuing education programs.  
    • Perform other related duties as required.



    Work requires completion of a Masters degree in business or related field with concentration in human resources or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible human resource management experience, preferably in a municipal or not for profit environment. Personal computer skills and familiarity with office software are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with HRIS preferred. Excellent administrative, organizational and office management skills required.  Must be proactive, strive for continuous improvement and possess the ability to affect change. Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, analytical, deadline driven, self-directed and a problem solver. Must possess the ability to prioritize, multi- task and adapt to changing priorities in a fast paced environment. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. with the ability to handle confidential information.



    Normal office environment.



    Little or no exertion.



    Manage staff of up to 8.




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