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Vice President, Human Resources
Compton Community College District in Compton, California
Date Posted 06/30/2022
Admin-Human Resources
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Vice President, Human Resources

Req: C2022-053

Location: Compton College

Division : Human Resources

Position Type: Classified Administrator

Salary : Min/Max:$150,254 - $192,450 per year

Posting Close Date: 07/27/2022

Job Description:


Under the direction of the President/Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Human Resources plans, organizes, directs and controls the functions of the Human Resources department. This position is responsible for reviewing and improving personnel procedures and policies and developing positive labor management relations with organized bargaining units; overseeing and monitoring employee benefits programs including employee safety, workers' compensation and staff development; managing employee disputes and supervising litigation; supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel. This position is also responsible for advising District Administrators on personnel legal issues.


The duties of the Vice President, Human Resources may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Directs all operations of the District's Human Resources Office including recruitment, employment, classification and salary administration, manpower planning, employer-employee relations, labor relations, and faculty and staff diversity programs.
  • Responsible for collective bargaining negotiations, contract management, development of the collective bargaining processes; participates in the collective bargaining/ negotiations process; administers and interprets the collective bargaining agreements.
  • Administers the District employee benefits program to include employee health/medical programs, workers compensation, risk management and retirement programs.
  • Reviews and evaluates pending legislation; responsible for analysis, interpretations and compliance with federal and state laws related to human resources, labor relations and equal employment programs.
  • May serve as a representative of the District at various community and public meetings.
  • Attends meetings of the Governing Board and other college and community organizations as directed.
  • Communicates and consults with legal counsel on employee litigation, administrative procedures and hearings; coordinates Compton College activities to obtain legal counsel on employment- related matters.
  • Participates with executive staff to identify District planning goals and objectives to facilitate establish a basis for accountability; identifies departmental goals and objectives that serve to meet the mission of the Compton College.
  • Participates with executive staff to plan and develop the annual District operational budget to meet the District goals and objectives plans, develops and administers the operational budget of the Human Resources Department. Effectively coordinates Human Resources services in conjunction with District fiscal operations, particularly regarding the payroll system and benefits administration.
  • Supervises the District's faculty and staff diversity program; including the development, implementation, and administration of the Faculty and Staff Diversity Plan; and coordinates the state reporting process relative to personnel services.
  • Provides leadership in representing the District in employee disciplinary actions, grievance resolution, hearings and representation before various federal and state agencies.
  • Serves as the District employee grievance representative and investigating compliance officer for discrimination complaints.
  • Participates in shared governance activities, including a variety of committee assignments.
  • Administers and supervises maintenance of official District confidential personnel records.
  • Supervises the development and administration of employee seniority, maintains the academic minimum qualification/equivalency and Faculty Service Area legal requirements.
  • Recommend agenda items for Board approval; attend regular meetings and closed sessions as requested; prepare Human Resources Division board agenda and supporting material for the President/ Chief Executive Officer; recommend new policies or amendments to existing policy to the President/Chief Executive Officer; provide information and data as requested.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the President/Chief Executive Officer.


Directs the establishment and maintenance of all procedures required for the administration of the classified personnel program conformity with Merit System laws, Personnel Commission rules and regulations, Federal and State laws and guidelines, and sound personnel management practices.

Presents items requiring Commission action, plans and carries out a program of recruitment, examination and selection for classified personnel.

Prepares or arranges preparation of test instruments such as written tests, performance tests and qualifications appraisal interviews.

Analyzes and interprets test results, prepares and maintains a schedule of job related staff development for classified employees.

Maintains liaison/open door policy with the union.

Plans, conducts and serves on oral boards, supervises preparation of eligible lists and certification of candidates in accordance with the law and personnel rules.

Reviews employee protests and appeals and prepares recommendations for Personnel Commission action.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of the District classification plan, supervising and/or conduction classification and salary studies and recommending appropriate changes.

Prepares and maintains classified staff Affirmative Action policy and coordinates activities with the District Affirmative Action committee.

Provides, meets and confers assistance and counseling in classified staff employer-employee relations area.

Plans, organizes and directs the work of Personnel Commission staff.

Supervises the preparation of minutes and maintains the official records of the Personnel Commission.

Prepares or supervises the preparation of the annual report for presentation to the Board of Trustees and prepares an annual budget for the Personnel Commission.

Administers District grievance policies and procedures, investigates employee complaints, interprets rules, regulations and procedures and arranges for hearings when actions are appealed to the Commission.

Devises new or revises existing personnel forms, methods and procedures.

Confers with representatives of employee organizations, school officials and others concerning personnel matters.

Conducts research related to personnel administration for possible application of theories and trends in the field to the classified service.

Serves as member of special committees.

Required Qualifications:


Master's degree from an accredited institution; OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential, AND

One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment; AND

Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.


Five years' experience with considerable responsibility in human resources administration, labor relations and faculty and staff diversity, preferably in an educational institution

Demonstrated technical knowledge, including an ability to effectively apply technology in managing all human resources operations.

Demonstrated knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, laws, regulations and judicial opinions.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to plan, evaluate, organize, administer, and implement comprehensive policies and procedures encompassing employment services in accordance with federal and state laws.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated success in participatory management, leadership, decision-making, and communication.

SALARY RANGE: $150,254 - $192,450 per year (depending upon education and experience)

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available, toward which the College and the employee may contribute.

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick-leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick-leave days. Long-term disability income-protection insurance is also available.

Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.


Travel within and outside of the District in performing responsibilities and functions.

Office work environment.

Attendance at multiple meetings.

Extended periods of sitting.


Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and Social Security card.


To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:

  1. Online application: http://www.compton.edu

  2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications

  3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments

  4. Request for Equivalency form (if applicable)

  5. Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple- page transcripts must be loaded as ONE PDF document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript-evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position for which you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the closing date.


Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Department.


Compton College - Human Resources

1111 East Artesia Boulevard

Compton, CA 90221-5393

310-900-1600, ext. 2400


The Compton Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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