Human Resources Manager

  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Spring Valley, California
  • $139,693.55 - $174,616.14 Annually USD / Year
  • Salary: $139,693.55 - $174,616.14 Annually

Website Otay Water District

General Duties

Ideal Candidate
Are you a seasoned, business-oriented professional with in-depth Human Resources knowledge? Do you have the ability to work within a strategic role and be responsible for planning, coordination and successful implementation of Human Resources programs? Do you possess strong leadership skills, innovation, and excellent communication skills across all levels? If you believe you are the ideal candidate, we would like to hear from you.

The ideal candidate should also possess the following Personal Characteristics, Skills, and Experience: Strategic Thinker – Innovative – Collaborative – Professional and Highly Competent – Business, Customer and Results Oriented – Open Communicator – Committed to Employees – Ability to Consistently and Accurately Interpret Policies, Procedures and Ordinances – Possess Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills – Flexible and Adaptable – A Team Player – Ability to Work with Diverse Groups.

The Otay Water District is a leader in the industry and offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a balanced work/life environment. 

About the Position and Department
You will be a part of the Administrative Services Department, and report to the Chief of Administrative Services. The Human Resources Manager is part of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels. The Human Resources Team includes two Senior HR Analysts, a Human Resources Assistant, and the assistance of Administrative staff.  You will also work closely with the Safety and Security Specialist. The Administrative Services Department has a staff of 23 employees and the District has 140 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by June 12, 2022. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website or click here.

Examples of Duties 

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in and coordinates activities in the areas of collective bargaining, employee relations, contract administration, and safety and risk administration activities.
  • Administers the provisions of existing employee contracts and agreements.
  • Oversees and participates in the administration of the classification and compensation system. Establishes classification specifications and recommends requirements and salary ranges. Initiates and conducts wage and benefit surveys.  Analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations on proposed job classifications.
  • Establishes and administers the performance appraisal programs.  Oversees and administers promotion, transfer, and separation procedures of current employees.
  • Administers employee disciplinary policies and procedures.  Provides assistance on disciplinary issues and actions.  Administers formal grievance procedures. Participates in hearings and assists in preparing and processing responses to grievances.
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates District-wide training programs.
  • Develops, recommends, interprets, administers, and applies policies and procedures. Assures compliance with State and Federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.
  • Prepares responses to EEO charges filed against the District and conducts investigations.
  • Oversees the employee benefits program including insurance enrollment and retirement plans.
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection, placement, and training of all District employees and ensures compliance with District policies and guidelines.
  • Develops and implements the employee orientation program and ensures appropriate job training and introduction to programs and benefits.
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of personnel records and reports, orientation manuals, and other publications on employee working conditions and benefits.  Ensures adequate security, control and maintenance of confidential records and information.
  • Serves as a liaison with other District departments and outside agencies and negotiates and resolves issues.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational studies, and operational studies. Recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the areas of human resources and labor relations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state laws related to privacy, security, confidentiality, and protection of information resources.

For the complete job description, go to the Employment section of our website or click here


Required Licenses and/or Certifications 

A valid California Driver’s License.

International Public Management-Certified Professional (IPMA-CP certification) or Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification desired.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements 


Seven (7) years of experience in human resources management, including labor relations; including two (2) years of related supervisory experience.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Labor Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

This position will be subject to random drug testing during employment.  
This position is exempt from overtime. 
Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. 
All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362.

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