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City of Mount Clemens Human Resources Manager

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Job Details

Job Code: 137345344

Industry: Service

$60,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Jun 15, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

Administrative Management Manager

Job Description

The City of Mount Clemens has an excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision benefits for the employee and their eligible family members, a defined benefit (pension) program with vesting after 10 years of service, and a generous time off and holiday package.


DEPARTMENT: Human Resources


F.L.S.A. STATUS: Exempt

PAY RANGE: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00


CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (40 hours per week) position.  The starting time for this position is currently 8:00 a.m. Evening and weekend hours as needed.


Serves as a partner to deliver superior customer service to assigned City of Mount Clemens departments and employees by offering guidance and consultation in the areas of labor relations, employee relations, benefits, recruiting and retention, organizational development, policy development, training and employee development for union and non-union employee populations. Researches, recommends, and assists with implementing solutions to organizational, operational, or recruitment issues. Collaborates as needed on development, implementation and communication of procedures and policies.  Works on assigned special projects for the Human Resources department and City wide initiatives.


Posting vacancies, reviewing applicants, interviewing selected candidates with the department, making job offers and onboarding new employees.

Works on special projects as assigned which can be temporary initiatives, long term projects or City wide policies and programs.

Coordinates with and advises the City Manager and department directors and supervisors on city policies, employee performance, implications of short and long term decisions and strategies, and departmental strategic planning initiatives.

Consults with the City Manager and department directors on job needs, research and recommend solutions to recruiting and retention challenges, create and revise job descriptions, and attends job fairs and community events.

Consults with the City Manager and department directors regarding employee relations, investigates employee complaints or concerns.

May assist the City Manager with labor negotiations, drafting contract proposals, and evaluating union proposals.

Assists in determining strategy and provides direction for employee and retiree benefit communications and education to enhance understanding and appreciation of the City of Mount Clemens benefits.

Oversees the implementation of benefit programs for employees and retirees and changes utilizing vendors, staff and other appropriate expert resources (internal and external) to achieve objectives.

Supervises and manages day-to-day operations of benefits; handling plan administration, projects, vendor management, compliance and overall eligibility concerns.

Assists the City Manager with annual benefit renewals and the evaluation of program changes for the following plan year.

Assures compliance with provisions of ACA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA and other benefit related legislative requirements at federal or state level, as well as changes in legislation.

Reviews and approves all leave of absence requests and FMLA certifications.

Participates in the planning, selection, implementation and administration and monitoring of human resources programs.

May review and reconcile errors to ensure accurate payroll records.

Processing and issuing W-2 forms to employees.

Performs related work as required.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, , Public Administration, Organizational Development, Labor and Employment Relations, or related field
  • 3 years of experience in human resources generalist or manager role

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Labor and Employment Relations, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in human resources generalist or manager role
  • Previous experience utilizing BS&A Software


Knowledge of:

  • Human Resources and Labor Relations policies and procedures
  • State and Federal Employment and Labor Laws
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Applicant tracking systems, recruitment websites and job boards
  • Relevant software applications such as BS&A and Microsoft Office products
  • Collective bargaining process, grievance, and arbitration procedures

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with all levels of employees
  • Managing multiple and concurrent priorities
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management

Ability to:

  • Exercise judgment and work independently
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Prepare and present technical written and verbal reports in a clear manner
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and adjusts strategies to new information or circumstances
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include, making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternative format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment, amongst other possible accommodations.

The City of Mount Clemens is an equal opportunity employer