City of Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Springs, CO, USA
  • 75000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Life & Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, PERA Pension Plan

The City of Manitou Springs invites you to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager. Manitou Springs is a picturesque, vibrant mountain community with a historic charm. Located at the foot of Pikes Peak its history dates to the 1870s. Best known for its historic preservation, mineral springs, cool mountain air, scenic landscapes, hiking trails, year-round activities and festivals and a welcoming spirit. Manitou Springs is a favorite tourist destination for people from around the world. The Human Resources Manager reports to the City Administrator and is a member of the City's management team. The City has approximately 70 full-time employees and about the same number of part-time employees. City Departments include Administration, Planning, Public Works (to include Water and Sewer), Parks and Recreation, Finance, City Clerk, Police and Fire.


The Human Resources Manager performs a broad range of both complex and administrative tasks under general direction of the City Administrator. This position manages and performs all human resource functions at the City including personnel transaction processing and personnel records management, recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, benefits, administration, leave management, employee relations, and risk management activities including worker's compensation and safety and training programs; evaluates, recommends and implements management decisions and practices that directly affect or influence employees.

Some of the essential job functions:

  • Plans, manages, and performs all Human Resources programs and functions including advising executive and management staff regarding sound Human Resources practices and techniques to effectively plan for and manage the City's workforce.
  • Serves as an advisor to the City Administrator and department heads on matters related to human resource management.
  • Develops and implements the Human Resources division's budget, goals, objectives, policies, and programs in accordance with City policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of current federal and state employment laws and legislations, policies and procedures pertaining to personnel matters to ensure City compliance.
  • Manages onboarding and offboarding activities, HRIS and personnel transaction processing and personnel records management, including leave administration and tracking.
  • Manages benefit programs, including retirement, medical, dental, vision, life insurance plans, and disability programs; provides information and assistance to all employees; schedules and coordinates enrollment periods, presentations, and training for all benefit programs, working closely with the City's benefits broker/consultant.
  • Manages the classification and compensation program including preparation, review, update, and maintenance of job descriptions for all positions; conducts compensation and benefit surveys and makes salary recommendations; prepares and administers the wage and salary schedules for the City as approved by City Council.
  • Receives and processes employment applications, conducts testing, schedules interviews, administers pre-employment assessment and background screening; conducts interviews with managers and supervisors; notifies candidates of hiring decisions and manages the employment process; administers new employee orientation programs.
  • Coordinates annual performance evaluations; assists and trains managers and supervisors on process, ensuring appropriate and timely employee ratings.
  • Manages and processes employee leave of absence requests, including coordination of benefits, accommodations, and return to work.
  • Organizes and implements policies for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); reviews and analyzes employee requests for job accommodations and determine if employees meet the qualifications; facilitate reasonable accommodations.
  • Oversees nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity programs.
  • Directs and administers employee relations activities including conflict resolution, coaching and counseling supervisors and employees, grievance process administration, disciplinary actions, conducts workplace investigations when required and maintains ongoing communication with the City Administrator, department heads, supervisor and employees.
  • Oversees administration of the City's risk management programs including workers' compensation claims, safety and training programs in order to maintain and enhance employee safe work practices, minimize the City's risk and perform all related functions.
  • Manages the commercial driving program including drug and alcohol testing program, maintaining required records and reports.
  • Develops and administers City-wide development and training programs, and employee wellness programs.
  • Serves as a member of the senior management team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management, business or public administration; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional level work experience in human resources and risk management. Experience in administering programs in a governmental jurisdiction is highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
  • Human Resource Professional certification (SPHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP) is highly desired.

The City of Manitou Springs is an EOE/M-F/AA/ADA employer.

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