Human Resources Supervisor

Borough of Chambersburg


Chambersburg, PA 17201


$33 – $35
per hour

The Borough of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (population of over 22,000) seeks a full-time Human Resources Supervisor. Chambersburg is a unique community. The largest Borough operation in the Commonwealth with a budget over $113 million,
Chambersburg is the only municipality in State to have all public utilities; including
electric distribution and generation, natural gas, water and sewer, storm sewer,
sanitation, a new Aquatic Center, and more. With over 300 total positions, this is a
complex organization. The Borough Manager serves as Personnel Officer for the
Borough of Chambersburg, and the Human Resources Supervisor will often serve as the Manager’s designee for human resources operations. Further, the Supervisor is responsible for developing and leading a flexible and responsive team of human resources professionals, currently at three direct reports. With a strong internal and external customer service orientation, the Supervisor guides the implementation of personnel policies, procedures, objectives, and practices carefully designed to support fully the administration’s strategic goals and objectives. The successful applicant must be able to assume a role of principal strategic advisor on human capital initiatives, budgetary impacts of personnel decisions, and partner with Department Heads and Assistants throughout the Borough organization to develop, implement, and maintain effective human resources strategies, functions, and systems. Responsible for supervising the successful day to day execution of personnel management programs to include payroll, benefits, workers compensation, retirement counseling, labor relations, diversity and outreach, training and professional development, health and safety, and the normal range of personnel activities such as talent acquisition, promotions, transfers, terminations, personnel management, and labor relations, etc.


The incumbent must be able to assume a role of principal strategic advisor on human capital initiatives, budgetary impacts of personnel decisions, and partner with Department Heads and Assistants throughout the Borough organization to develop, implement, and maintain effective human resources strategies, functions, and systems.

The Borough Manager acts as the lead on all these functions and the Supervisor is the primary assistant.

The Supervisor provides strategic leadership by articulating personnel needs and plans to the Borough Manager with a chief objective to create a high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, inclusion, and business focused solutions. Key areas of responsibilities include recruitment, training, health, safety, diversity, payroll, benefits, and a variety of strategic planning and budgeting activities.


EXAMPLES OF WORK: (illustrative only)

  • Establish, implement, and maintain human resources practices that effectively communicate and support the administration’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Develop personnel plans, policies, systems, goals, and strategies to support overall operations and objectives of the Borough.
  • Collaboratively work with Department Heads and Assistants to establish effective strategies including succession, recruitment, hiring, transfers, professional development, retention plans, and other similar practices that support operational needs and strategic goals.
  • Collaboratively work with the Borough Manager, Department Heads, and Assistants to develop and implement effective employee counseling, discipline, and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Serve on the Borough’s team at labor meeting and grievance hearings.
  • Develop programming, training, and goals to increase organizational diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency among workers.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are both competitive and cost-effective to ensure fair and incentivizing decisions that promote morale and effective recruiting tools.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the personnel functions by overseeing talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, and compensation strategy and administration.
  • Build a strong office culture both internally and externally that effectively presents the Borough as an employer of choice, promoting external awareness among talent communities.
  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that payroll gets completed on-time and accurately every time, that the budget is accurate and up to date, and that reports (health, workers compensation, pension, etc.) are on time, up to date, and accurate every time.
  • Prepare and file necessary documents for quarterly and annual payroll tax reporting.
  • Additional challenges and opportunities to assist the Borough Manager as may be necessary and required.



Thorough knowledge required of research techniques, methods, and procedures. Also, a thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of accounting/budgeting and preparations. Also, a good knowledge of and ability to make decisions in accordance with, rules, regulations, and policies governing the organization. Also, the ability to organize, allocate, and coordinate routine and complex clerical or research work. Also, the ability to analyze, interpret, and report research findings. Also, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local officials, and the public.

Must be a “human resources professional” with previous experience in both a public sector and unionized environment.

Job Requirements


Required Education and Experience

  • BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university in HR or a related field (master degree preferred) and/or must meet SHRM-CP eligibility requirements at hire.
  • 10 years of experience in a responsible HR role with at least five years in a senior leadership role within a government organization, or similar type organization, with a complex human resources function, or some equivalent senior leadership experience involving human resources management.
  • Unionized labor relations experience, or similar understanding of such an environment.


  • MA/MS degree from an accredited college/university, or equivalent
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) within five-years of hire (unless extended by the Borough Manager).
  • Experience in using a human resources module in an ERP software environment.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in leading a full-service professional HR team in large, diverse organization.
  • Ability to drive creative business focused solutions while maintaining compliance.
  • Experience designing organizational strategy, structure, and talent approaches.
  • Ability to implement high-impact, innovative HR solutions in complex organizations.
  • Expertise in implementing enterprise-wide change.
  • Experience with grievance and unemployment compensation hearings.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of federal and Pennsylvania Labor Law (including PERA, Act 111, and Act 600), HR policies and best practices.
  • Strong ethical practices especially in the area of driving diversity and inclusion.
  • Cultural sensitivity, high emotional intelligence, and a flexible, team-oriented style.
  • Effective in building trust and relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to inspire, lead, and manage a workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to provide consultation and direction to the Borough Manager and directly to elected and appointed officials.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe PDF, and web-based mail and calendar applications.
  • Excellent public speaker, good at presentations, participatory in meetings.
  • Good with managing subordinates, clear and concise, fair and transparent.



Incumbent must maintain residency at a principal place of habitation not more than forty-five (45) miles from Chambersburg City Hall within one year of hire, and thereafter without pause or exception.

Incumbent must have and maintain a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania motor vehicles license, 3 years clean driving history, and be insurable in the independent opinion of the Borough's motor vehicle insurance underwriter, in order to remain eligible for this position. 

In addition, incumbent must remain free of any situation or occurrence (collectively, “an act") tending to bring the Borough of Chambersburg into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or tending to shock, insult or offend the majority of the citizens or any protected class or group thereof.

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