ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES/CITY'S ADA COORDINATOR
23+ years of comprehensive experience in Human Resources for the State/Municipal Government and the Private Sector. Exceptional, results driven senior management professional with proven communication and interpersonal skills. Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills; history of meeting short-long term cost effective operational objectives. Skilled in strategic planning, budget forecasting, preparation and project management, as well as communicating with a diverse array of internal and external customers along with a proven track record for leading organizational change. Proficient in making tough decisions in initiating and directing work product/service, assessing progress, and resolving problems. Developing organizational personnel policies, plan long term programs, and making administrative and professional decisions. Review departmental organizations, personnel distribution/forecasting to ensure the most efficient and economical utilization of staff. Analyze financial condition of various revenue funds and make recommendations regarding charges for services or cost reduction programs. Adept in project management, understanding project costs and delivering on time and under budget. Demonstrated track record in staff management and training; recruit, hire, motivate and integrate high-performance teams; establishment of organizational performance goals, while monitoring results to meet the organizations strategic objectives. Developed and utilized organizational leadership training programs to reduce litigation, and facilitated 360-organizational change. Effective motivator with exceptional leadership and performance management skills.
Assistant Director of Human Resources/City's ADA Coordinator06/1998 to Current BAYTOWN, Texas
Responsible for advising Human Resources Director on a $2.5M budget along with managing 9 professional level employees within the Human Resources (Risk Management) Department.
Responsibilities also include development and implementation of Human Resources policies, programs, and service's including recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and acts as Director in Director's absence.
Duties include forecasting for programs, conduct employee investigations, responded to EEOC Charges, employment related litigation, and facilitate disciplinary action/termination, consultant to senior level managers, employees in employment law, civil service statute, Collective Bargaining, ADA process/policy development.
Notable accomplishments: Co-facilitated cultural change within the organization through our "Core Values" Initiative.
This organizational cultural change involved the training/mentoring/facilitation of organization-wide stakeholders which positively impacted the organizations model for delivering quality services to this municipality.
Director of Employee11/1997 to 06/1998 TexasAustin, TX
Relations [PROMOTION] - left in good standing, relocated to Houston for personal reasons.
500k budget along with managing 58 state-wide Employee Relations Directors at MH/MR facilities.
Responsible for administering statewide EEO/AA programs for 28,000 - state employees.
Duties included responding to unresolved complex complaints/grievances state-wide from Mental Retardation and Mental Health Facilities including the affiliated Community Services Organizations.
Director of Employee01/1991 to 11/1997 Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental retardation - tdmhmrRichmond, TX
Relations - Richmond State School [PROMOTION] - Successfully promoted from staff training position with increased responsibility as a result of consistently exceeding organizational performance goals and expectations.
Managed $70k budget for an organization that employed 2600+ employees.
Administered EEO/AA Programs, investigated employee complaints/grievances, responded to EEOC Claims, TWC Claims, facilitated development of Workforce Diversity Programs including policy development, coordinated employee Wellness Programs, Mentoring Programs, Sick Leave Pool Program/Internal EAP Program.
Designed/developed leadership training programs and managed special projects.
NIMS-Certified Advanced ICS FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
PHR Professional in Human Resources Society for Human Resource Management
Bachelor's Degree: CommunicationsNorfolk State UniversityVACommunications