Director of Human Resources

Southern Nevada Health District


Las Vegas, NV 890107


$115,024 – $160,492
per year

Authorization to work in the United States of America is a pre-employment requirement.  The Southern Nevada Health District does not sponsor work, training or educational visas. 

A cover letter and resume, in PDF or Word format, is required as part of the application process. Applications received without these documents or not provided in PDF or Word format, will not be considered.  

To supervise, plan and coordinate activities and operations of the Human Resources Department, Performance Management, Executive Project Management, and other assigned areas; to manage District-wide programs pertaining to employee relations, recruitment, organizational development, safety compliance, affirmative action, evaluation, benefits, budget control, position classification and compensation and related functions; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the District Health Officer.
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Directs, manages and oversees all services and activities of the Human Resources Department; manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, policies and procedures that are consistent with the District’s objectives and goals; obtains support for departmental programs while providing continuous commitment to process improvements and customer service
  • Collaborates with the District’s executive management team; develops, implements, and monitors long-term strategies, goals, and objectives in support of the District’s vision, mission, and core values 
  • Advises and provides assistance to the District Health Officer, other executive staff and other District personnel, and the public regarding issues related to the Department’s services and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues
  • Coordinate the recruitment, organizational development, payroll, labor relations and safety compliance for the District
  • Establishes service and staffing levels to meet the needs of the District; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of overall objectives and service delivery methods, and allocates resources accordingly; identifies opportunities for improvement and directs the implementation of changes while coordinating with other District departments, elected officials, and outside agencies
  • Analyze existing and proposed legislation for impact on Human Resources and District related issues and costs and provide appropriate recommendations or testimony 
  • Plans and directs the department's work plan; assigns projects and responsibility for programs; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems
  • Defines the responsibilities, authority, and accountability of all direct subordinate managers and provides them with regular reviews and general guidance; advises, coaches, and mentors staff on leadership, training, safety, and disciplinary matters; provides effective and positive motivational leadership to Department personnel
  • Direct and participate in all phases of the employee/labor relations process and when appropriate, represent the District in grievance hearings and other legal processes
  • Act as a liaison for employee benefits such as the Public Employees Retirement System, Public Employee Benefits System (Insurance), Workers Compensation Program, and other related programs 
  • Directs and oversees the development and administration of the departmental annual budget; forecasts the need for additional operating funds; approves expenditures, and implements budgetary adjustments as necessary
  • Develop and participate in the review of all employee classification and compensation plans, payroll procedures and personnel related research and survey data collection
  • Ensure Health District compliance with all Federal and State statutes regarding Human Resources
  • Represents the District in labor negotiations and maintains responsibility for administering labor agreements including interpreting agreements and dispute resolution, and coordinates the revision of rules as necessary
  • Coordinate’s investigations of violations of District rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and recommends appropriate actions; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive employee inquiries and complaints
  • Manage the Strategic Planning process for the District
  • Manage the Performance Improvement section for the District
  • Manage KPI and monitor the achievement of Strategic Goals
  • Manage the Project Management function
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive Human Resources program
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of personnel management and administration to include supervision, training, performance evaluation and other related organizational processes
  • Contemporary labor law compliance issues and practices
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Principles and practices of labor relations and related fields
  • Principles of safety compliance
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the District’s Human Resources department 
  • The organizational structure and overall operation, mission, and goals of the District
  • Strategic planning principles, practices, and procedures 
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration
  • The impact of local, state, and federal government policies and procedures related to department services, labor union contracts, and labor law as applied to local governments
  • Supervisory practices and procedures


Ability to:
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and implement actions in support of goals 
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction, and oversee the activities and functions of the Human Resources Department
  • Develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient departmental services which meet the needs of the District 
  • Manage a broad range of diverse projects simultaneously research and analyze complex issues 
  • Develop, recommend, and implement solutions; identify and respond appropriately to issues 
  • Exercise initiative and sound judgment 
  • Deal constructively with conflict, and use tact and diplomacy in sensitive situations 
  • Communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and culturally diverse backgrounds 
  • Foster collaborative efforts to build and lead partnerships with the District Health Officer, District’s Leadership team, Division Managers, Supervisors, customers, business partners, and others contacted in the course of work


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field
  • An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered


  • Ten (10) years of professional level experience in human resources management Five (5) years of which were at a supervisory level
  • Desirable: Master's Degree in a closely related field
  • Desirable: Public Sector Human Resources experience with advanced certification from IPMA-HR or SHRM
  • Significant experience with collective bargaining units 

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Nevada Driver’s License as a condition of employment

How to Apply

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