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Employment Opportunity

Position: Human Resources Director
Job Number: 14-029
Number of Vacancies: 1
Division: Deputy Commissioner's Office - Finance and Administration
Open Date: 07/31/2014  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Salary Range: $100,000 - $110,000 annually

Application Process: Complete a State of Texas Job application and document how you meet the minimum required education and experience; be detailed in explaining your experience that relates to the duties and responsibilities listed. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. A copy of your official college transcripts is required if the position requires education beyond high school. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for consideration.

Submit Applications and Transcripts to: Human Resources, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752 or fax to (512) 427-6510 or email to employment@thecb.state.tx.us.

General Description:

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) management and leadership work involving human resources for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (CB). Reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner, Finance and Administration / Chief Operating Officer.  The Director, Human Resources (HR) is responsible for establishing and managing controls for agency compliance with federal and state laws, and regulations as applicable to effective management of HR.  Other responsibilities includes management and oversight of all related aspects of policy development, employee relations, equal employment opportunity (EEO), employee performance appraisal, recruitment / selection and employment processes, payroll, employee benefits, agency compensation and classification, training, and performance of duties of the Statewide Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Coordinator.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Serves as a resource on H.R. related issues to staff and administrators.

·         Develops and maintains agency policies and procedures in consultation with staff responsible for subject matter.

·         Responsible for the development and maintenance of job descriptions.

·         Reviews and approves request for personnel actions for compliance with regulations, policy, and internal equity. Makes recommendations for classification and compensation changes or adjustments to ensure compliance.

·         Responsible for developing and maintaining the agency’s classification plan and salary schedule.

·         Responsible for overseeing recruitment and selection activities to ensure equity and equal employment compliance. Monitors time and attendance processes, including the TDRs (Time and Distribution Reports, for time tracking on federal grants and contracts).

·         Makes recommendations for changes or adjustments to maintain compliance.

·         Serves as the agency’s EEO and ADAAA Coordinator.

·         Develops and maintains EEO and affirmative action plan initiatives and agency workforce reporting.

·         Oversees the development and monitoring of veterans’ employment initiative.

·         Ensures compliance with Chapter 21 Labor Code compliance for EEO and harassment training.

·         Ensures compliance with FERPA security training.

·         Ensures that New Employee Orientation (NEO) meets all requirements to maintain compliance with all relevant federal laws and, state laws and statutes.

·         Monitors process activities on criminal history background checks and Form I-9 processing for federal law compliance.

·         Develops policies and procedures to ensure that the agency complies with Department of Labor laws governing, contract workers, and interns.

·         Develops policies and procedures and monitors assigned categories for exempt and non-exempt status to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards overtime requirements.

·         Oversees the development of the agency-wide training programs and ensures that training programs benefit the agency employee population.

·         Develops, conducts or oversees activities for supervisor training designed to enhance the understanding of compliance with federal and state regulations.

·         Serves as the Statewide Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Coordinator for the state of Texas higher education institutions. Serves as the statewide representative of the Coordinating Board and serves as the point of contact for assistance or guidance with ORP.

·         In role of the ORP statewide coordinators, maintains compliance with Government Code 830, which charges the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop policies, practices, and procedures as necessary in accordance with applicable statutes to provide greater uniformity in the administration of the retirement annuity insurance program available to employees of Texas state colleges and universities through the optional retirement program.

·         Processes the ORP Annual Report data provided by Texas state colleges and universities into one report that is submitted to various state agencies, such as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and Comptroller’s Office (CPA) for the primary purpose of analyzing the funding of the ORP.  

·         Maintains information on the agency’s ORP web page.

·         Monitors ORP related legislative bills and tracks changes for communication to statewide colleges and universities.

·         Maintains historical data and information for the ORP.

·         Updates ORP publications for statewide distribution.

·         Responds to questions about ORP rules and regulations

·         Speaks at conferences, trains, and advises on the topic of ORP (statewide higher education Optional Retirement Program).

·         Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the agency’s Annual Performance Appraisal process for employees.

·         Seeks avenues of efficiency and sustainability to accomplish the work of the human resources office; may include updates to systems, procedures, and request for the development of new software systems.

·         Supervises and evaluates the work processes of the human resources staff to ensure maximum efficiency.

·         Develops and updates the workforce (EEO) addendum to the strategic plan.

·         Sets priorities to include unplanned/ad hoc projects.

·         Performs related work as assigned by the Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer or the Commissioner of Higher Education.


Required Minimum Education and experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, management, or a related field.

·         Requires a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible work in human resources, which provided perspectives in specialist and generalist activities, including a minimum of three years of supervisory experience.

·         Experience must reflect extensive knowledge of all federal and state laws relevant to the successful management of human resources.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management, compensation, classification, payroll administration, employee relations, recruitment and employment, and benefits.

·         Knowledge of the legality of record keeping, recruiting, selection, hiring, termination, corrective action, job analysis, employee equity, employee relations, equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

·         Skilled in the development of statistical and textual reports.

·         Ability to administer a sound and compliant human resources program.

·         Ability to supervise and instruct others, understand requirements, interpret, and explain policies and procedures effectively.

·         Skilled in communication and facilitation of dispute resolution.

·         Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships both internally and externally.

·         Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently and coach HR staff to do the same.

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of personnel records and all human resources-related information.

·         Ability to work under pressure, and successfully meet objectives and deadlines.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.

·         Ability to develop and effectively manage staff in a multi discipline and high pace team environment.



·         Master’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Human Resources Management.

·         SPHR / PHR certification.

·         Extensive HR Director level experience in Texas state agencies and or Texas public higher education institutions.

·        Thorough knowledge of Texas state statutes, regulations, and practices.

Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB may be contingent upon

  • Proof of educational credentials that satisfies the minimum requirements of the position.
  • Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Satisfactory results from Criminal History Background Check.  

If applicable, compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

 Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires

  • Regular and punctual attendance;  
  • Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones;
  • Frequent sitting;
  • Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others



The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is a Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. An individual with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation shall not be denied the opportunity due to the disability. The applicant should contact Human Resources if reasonable accommodation is required during the application process at (512) 427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

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