Director, Human Resources

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled. 

PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636


Hybrid work options available    


Position Summary

This position is responsible for directing, managing, leading, developing and coordinating the policies, activities and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation in support of the Cooperative’s Strategic Initiatives.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; training and development; recruitment; and payroll.
  • Ensure that Human Resources policies, practices and procedures are compliant with local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Design, develop and implement Human Resources strategies and programs that support and align with the Cooperative’s strategic goals and initiatives
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand PEC’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, training and retention
  • Plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organizations human resource compliance and strategy needs
  • Design, develop and implement an effective Workers Compensation Program to meet the needs of the employees and the Cooperative
  • Recommend, develop and implement Human Resource programs that enhance the value of the development and engagement of employees, programs and initiatives
  • Utilize workforce analytics and business metrics to drive decision making and evaluate department and program effectiveness
  • Communicate metrics that affect strategic goals and objectives of the Cooperative
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensure that policies, procedures and reporting processes are in compliance
  • Coach executives and management on employee relations, policy interpretation, performance management, professional development and effective team building
  • Lead the organization in creating and maintaining a culture of excellence in which employees feel engaged and inspired to deliver top business results
  • Pro-actively lead a team of Human Resources professionals to support a diverse workforce and translate business objectives into appropriate actions and initiatives
  • Establish effective business partner relationships and collaborate with all levels of management
  • Develop and deliver presentations to the Board of Directors, management and government officials regarding human resources policies, procedures and practices
  • Represent the Cooperative at personnel related hearings and investigations
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff
  • Monitor and ensure the Cooperative’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources
  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with management
  • Develop and implement department budget



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.




Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities

A full range of supervisory activities, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for termination. This includes, but is not limited to, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment regulations
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Ability to objectively coach management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing




Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Directly related experience may substitute for education
  • Ten years of related Human Resources experience, including five years in a leadership role
  • Human Resources Certification(s) preferred
  • Valid Texas Drivers License




Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week



This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.






Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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