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This sample job announcement was created on 6/17/2010 by the HR Modernization Project.

Job Announcement

Department of Public Services

Human Resources Division


Class Title: Staff Services Manager I

Salary: $5,079 - $6,127

Position Number: 123-456-7891-011

Tenure/Time Base: Permanent/Full-Time

Final Filing Date: Until Filled


Interested in helping the Department of Public Services Human Resources Division modernize its HR function? Apply for this job to be part of the change!! 


Essential Functions: Candidates must be able to perform the following duties with or without reasonable accommodation.


Supervises analyst staff responsible for the full range of personnel management functions: development, recommendation, and implementation of Department personnel policies and procedures; position classification and salary level review/analysis; organizational structure review and recommendation; reviews and provides recommendations to the Deputy Director and Director regarding adverse actions and other employee issues. Specific efforts supervised include Classification; Adverse Action; Labor Relations; Studies and Research; Health and Safety; Return to Work; Employee Assistance Program; Industrial Injury/workers' Compensation; Non-industrial Injury/disability.


Directly supervise personnel transactions staff responsible for Appointments and Change Documentation; Payroll Processes; Benefits Administration; Timekeeping and Leave Balances.  

Supervisory Competencies 


  • Analytical Thinking - The ability to approach a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Change Leadership - The ability to manage, lead, and enable the process of change and transition while helping others to deal with their effects.
  • Customer Focus - The ability to identify and respond to current and future customer's needs. The ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Communication - The ability to listen to others and communicate in an effective manner. The ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing. The ability/skill to use correct grammar, correct spelling, sentence and document structure, accepted document formatting, and special literary techniques to communicate a message in writing.
  • Conflict Management - The ability to prevent, manage, and/or resolve conflict.
  • Decision Making - The ability to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk.
  • Developing Others - The ability and willingness to delegate responsibility, work with others, and coach them to develop their capabilities.
  • Ethics and Integrity - The degree of trustworthiness and ethical behavior of an individual with consideration for the knowledge one has of the impact and consequences when making a decision or taking action.
  • Fostering Diversity - The ability to promote equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. The ability to effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. The ability to demonstrate the knowledge of a supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion.
  • Interpersonal Skills - The ability to get along and interact positively with coworkers. The degree and style of understanding and relating to others.
  • Personal Credibility - Demonstrating concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • Planning and Organizing - The ability to define tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.
  • Team Leadership - The ability to effectively manage and guide group efforts. This includes providing the appropriate level of feedback concerning group progress.
  • Thoroughness - The ability to ensure that one's own and other's work and information are complete and accurate. The ability to carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. The ability to follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
  • Vision and Strategic Thinking - The ability to support, promote, and ensure alignment with the organization's vision and values. The ability to understand how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences.
  • Workforce Management - The ability to effectively recruit, select, develop, and retain competent staff; includes making appropriate assignments and managing staff performance.  
  • Occupation (Classification) Specific Competencies



  • Creative Thinking - The ability to look at situations from multiple perspectives. The ability to do or create something new. The ability to create solutions to problems using novel methods and processes.
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering - The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation and to draw out the information when others are reluctant to disclose it.
  • Empowering Others - The ability to convey confidence in employees' ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; share significant responsibility and authority; and to allow employees' freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
  • Organizational Awareness - The ability to understand the workings, structure, and culture of the organization as well as the political, social, and economic issues affecting the organization.
  • Professional and Personal Development - The commitment to improve one's technical and personal growth.
  • Resource Management - The ability to ensure the effective, efficient, and sustainable use of public service resources and assets, human and financial resources, and real property and business information.
  • Results Orientation - The ability to focus personal efforts on achieving results consistent with the organization's objectives.

    In a hiring interview, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits and fitness. In appraising experience, more weight may be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience. Evaluation of a candidate's personal development will include consideration of his/her recognition of his/her own training needs; his/her plans for self-development; and the progress he/she has made in his/her efforts toward self-development. For additional information, you may refer to the Staff Services Manager I classification specification.
    Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. 

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      Updated: 12/18/2012
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