HRIS Manager- City of Boulder

City of Boulder

About the HRIS Manager Position

The HRIS Manager leads the administration of the City’s HRIS and other related HR technology applications to ensure service delivery in alignment with strategies and department resources. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Manager leads a team of two HRIS Senior Analysts. The HRIS Manager sets clear performance expectations and goals, engages team members, actively seeks input, and involves team members in decision making, and, above all, fosters a climate of trust. Focusing on service excellence, the HRIS Manager knows how to leverage the Team’s knowledge to reduce redundancies, ensure consistency and responsiveness, and exceed the expectations of internal and external stakeholders. 

The HRIS Manager plays a key role in the planning and execution of system design, implementations, configurations, security administration, integration support efforts, and business process optimization for the City’s HRIS. The HRIS Team will serve as a functional and technical point of contact in support of HR Functional Leads and subject matter experts to consult, design, and implement holistic end-to-end solutions that enable improved business processes and capabilities. The HRIS Manager drives the resolution of complex business technology challenges through researching and resolving system-related problems, unexpected results or process flaws, and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. The HRIS Team writes, maintains, and supports a variety of reports, queries, and dashboards using appropriate reporting tools. The HRIS Team assists in the review, testing, and implementation of Workday upgrades or patches and collaborates with functional and technical staff to coordinate the application of an upgrade or fix. The HRIS Team provides overall project management for a given HR initiative using project management skills.

The HRIS Manager is thoughtful in determining why, how, and when to drive change and uses meaningful metrics and data analytics to communicate evidence-based insights to gain buy-in and influence change. As a true change agent, the HRIS Manager facilitates change through effective relationships, input, and the delivery of comprehensive and timely communications to guide stakeholders through change activities. The HRIS Manager is a proactive leader who routinely brings forward fresh ideas that blend HR technology best practices and the City’s organizational development culture.

The HRIS Manager will contribute to the Team’s continuous improvement efforts and will actively support the following six multi-year strategies: Transform the HR Department from Transactional to Strategic Partner; Reform the Position Management and Workforce Planning Approach; Create a Total Rewards Philosophy; Reimagine the Employment Brand and Talent Acquisition Experience; Redesign Performance Management and Career Development; and Strengthen and Unify the Organizational Culture Across the City.

Minimum Qualities and Experience

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in HRIS with at least two years of related management experience. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or a related technical field.
  • Direct experience designing, configuring, and administering Workday. 
  • Strong developer skills with an excellent understanding of SQL. 
  • Expert-level Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to analyze, synthesize, and draw conclusions from data is required.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources practices, procedures, and employment laws and regulations.
  • Prior experience with change management and organizational transformation. 
  • Leverages best practices with an eye towards efficiency. 
  • Utilizes data and analytics to drive decisions.

Preferred Qualities and Experience

  • Experience working in government. 

Compensation and Benefits

The hiring range for the HRIS Manager is $110,000 – $130,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The City recognizes the importance of providing an encompassing health benefits package to employees, including medical, dental, vision, and wellness. We offer Flex Schedules and Telework. Additional information can be viewed here.

To Be Considered

Respect is one of Boulder’s five City Values, and we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City celebrates and supports differences across all spectrums, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexuality. Through the City’s focus on racial equity, employee benefits, and the many program resources offered to employees, Boulder continually strives to weave respect for one another into the fabric of their organization. 

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Please apply no later than March 7, 2021.

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