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Director of Human Resources and Payroll Services

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking a Director of Human Resources and Payroll Services, reporting to the Director of Administration and Finance, to oversee various HR functions including payroll, timekeeping, benefits, on- and off-boarding, civil service transactions, employee relations, recruitment and the related. The selected candidate will serve in a managerial capacity overseeing the delivery of human resources, payroll and timekeeping services for the Queens District Attorney’s Office staff of more than 675 employees. In this role, the HR Director will consult and advise on various HR topics, including Citywide rules and regulations relating to civil service, time and leave, leaves of absence and more. Ideally, we are seeking a well-rounded HR professional with a strong understanding of human resources, employee relations, performance management, NYC civil service and Citywide rules and regulations.  
The Director of HR & Payroll Services will perform the following job functions, including, but not limited to: 

  1. Overseeing, assisting with and supervising staff performing the entry and review of payroll, personnel and time & leave transactions, as well as benefits administration, title classification and compensation, EEO and recruitment utilizing NYCAPS, PMS, Pi, CityTime, Remedy, WCS and other Citywide systems. 
  2. Reviewing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with City, State and Federal rules and regulations and making recommendations relating to the implementation and modification of processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Ensuring receipt and proper maintenance of appropriate documentation for all personnel during on-boarding, off-boarding, civil service transactions, leaves of absence, promotions and/or title changes and creation of Section 211 waivers, as required.
  4. Consulting with executive and senior staff regarding the interpretation of HR policies and procedures and making recommendations regarding implementation of related programs, policies and procedures.
  5. Providing information to and consulting with QDA employees regarding available benefit programs, retirement, pension, deferred compensation, payroll, leaves of absence, civil service administration and the like.
  6. Liaising with various City agencies, oversight agencies and union personnel regarding an array of HR-related issues including payroll transactions, civil service testing, agency transfers, retirements, disciplinary actions, employee relations, safety and health matters and more.
  7. Managing and advising on the Office’s recruitment efforts, employee performance management and evaluations and other HR-related areas.
  8. Coordinating change management efforts and assisting in the development, implementation and training relating to new HR, payroll and timekeeping initiatives.

Qualification Requirements:
Applicants with a permanent civil service title of Administrative Staff Analyst or Administrative Manager (or equivalent managerial title) are highly desired. Please state your civil service status in your cover letter and/or in your resume, if applicable.

Strong preference will be given to applicants with a graduate degree and/or certification(s) in Human Resources or related areas and to applicants with significant experience in at least several of the following areas in the City of New York: human resources/personnel administration, health benefits administration, timekeeping, payroll, workers compensation, employee/labor relations, employee discipline, performance management, recruiting, classification and compensation, EEO/Diversity and Inclusion and/or civil service administration. Applicants must have at least five years of progressively responsible human resources experience, including at least 18 months in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity.

Applicants must have at least general familiarity with  all areas of human resources and with Federal, State and City laws regarding human resources, benefits, compensation, recruitment, EEO, civil service, leave, etc. Expertise in and strong knowledge of City rules, regulations, procedures and processes and City systems (NYCAPS, PMS, CHRMS, CityTime, CERTS/PRISE, Pi, WCS) is highly desired.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively convey information to a wide variety of audiences is required. Must have the ability to be objective, appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Applicants must be detail-oriented, personable and have strong leadership skills.

Application Information:
The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. We appreciate your interest, but please be advised that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more. Applications should include a cover letter and resume and can be e-mailed to or faxed to (718) 286-6905.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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