Jan 13, 2024

Classified Personnel Manager

  • TrulyHired
  • Topeka, KS, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Job Title: Classified Personnel Manager

Classification: Classified, Full-time
Reports To: General Director, Human Resources

Plays a critical role in overseeing the recruitment, retention, and management of classified staff within Topeka Public Schools. This position requires exceptional organizational skills, a deep understanding of human resource practices, and the ability to ensure compliance with human resource related regulations and other relevant laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field and experience in Human
Resources administration is preferred. Equivalent related experience may be substituted
for the education on a year for year basis.
* Ability to interpret and accurately apply laws, policy, Human Resource practices, and
* Ability to address employee issues in a professional manner, establish effective and
positive relationships with external customers, contacts and community representatives,
address problems and carry out programs with consistency and effectiveness.
* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Essential Functions:
* Manages the administration of all HR functions regarding district classified employees.
This includes recruitment, on-boarding, policy administration, and employee relations.
* Manages the establishment of classified positions, which includes verification of
funding, consistent classification and compensation, and current job descriptions.
* Coordinates the reassignment of classified employees, job changes, reclassifications,
reasonable assurance, and terminations.
* Responsible for recruitment functions such as posting of vacancies, monitoring
applicant systems, communicating with hiring managers, and timely extension of
offers of employment.
* Interprets personnel policies and advises supervisors on the administration of such
policies. Advises, assists, and counsels in employee discipline situations.
* Supervises the work of a Human Resources Assistant. Ensures efficient use of time and
resources by the Assistant.

Other Job Functions:
* In cooperation with the General Director, directs the proper maintenance of all classified
records, files, and documents.

* Coordinates responses to unemployment inquiries and serves as the District
representative at hearings.
* Assist in the development and maintenance of statistical information and records for
District classified personnel and submits appropriate information to the Board of
Education and other agencies as requested.
* Develops and recommends revision of classified personnel policies, regulations,
handbook inserts and forms, and prepares the classified employee handbook.
* Conduct classified compensation surveys, analyze comparable rate data, establish
compensation philosophy, and make recommendations for adjustment or establishment
of salaries.
* Participate in or manage district meetings: Classified steering committees, Principal's
meeting, retreats, in-service presentations, and other meetings as requested. Conduct
training sessions on HR topics.
* Work with community agencies in the placement of their clients into district positions.
Communicate performance expectations, discuss performance concerns, and match
positions with client abilities and skills.
* Coordinate annual performance appraisal process for classified employees. Reviews
classified evaluations.
* Coordinate the development, production, and distribution of classified duty calendars.
* Review annual increases and coordinate the distribution of pay letters to classified

Physical/Emotional Requirements:

The incumbent may be required to use the following requirements during any part of the
working day:

Speaking, hearing, visual, reading, writing, word processing, mobility, consistency of
temperament, ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time, stamina for
working long hours and in stress producing environments.

Licensure Considerations:
Society of Human Resources Management Professional Certification (SHRM-CP or higher) is

The performance responsibilities of this position are not limited to those outlined in this
description and may include any other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Education, the Superintendent, or direct supervisor, or his/her designee.

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