Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Metro
  • 070 - Human Resources
  • OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Health, Vision & Dental Insurance, Free Transportation Pass & Discounted Dependent Passes and Retirement Benefits

Metro is seeking a Vice President of Human Resources who will be responsible for directing all of the Human Resource functions of the Authority in accordance with the policies and practices of the Authority, the ethical and social consciences of business and society and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. The incumbent will also be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the Authority with the best people talent available and to position the company as the Employer of Choice.

Effective January 1, 2016, The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro will not hire nicotine users. All candidates for hire extended an offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a nicotine screening as a condition of employment.



  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the Authority's human resource function and performance.
  • Participate in the development of the Authority's plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on human capital.
  • Provides technical advice and knowledge to others within the HR discipline
  • Evaluates the HR department structure and team plan for continual improvement of efficiencies and effectiveness of the group as well for providing individual with professional growth opportunities.
  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the Authority.
  • Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans to identify talent within and outside the Authority for positions of responsibility. Identify appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the Authority.
  • Establish credibility throughout the Authority with management and the union to build a strong, productive work environment. Limited grievance/arbitration hearings as appropriate.
  • Create, implement and evaluate a comprehensive training and development program to increase workforce competencies and provide for succession planning.
  • Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the Authority.
  • Administer a performance assessment program that recognizes and rewards employees' contributions toward organizational success.
  • Continually assess the competitiveness of all programs and practices against relevant comparable transit systems, industries and market.
  • In compliance with Circular 4704.1, "Equal Employment Opportunity Program Guidelines for Grant Recipients," dated July 26, 1988 to include but not limited to the following: Develop and recommend EEO policy and communication; assist management in collecting and analyzing employment data, identify problem areas, set goals and timelines, and develop programs to achieve goals; design, implement and monitor internal audit and reporting systems; report periodically to the CEO on progress;, serve as liaison between the Authority and organizations designed to promote EEO ; assuring current legal information affecting affirmative action is disseminated to responsible officials; assist in recruitment; concur in all hires and promotions; and process employment discrimination complaints.
  • Provide a positive work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran.
  • Assure compliance with current local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to Human Resources management and the transit industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Prepare and manage the HR budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department
  • Work in compliance with Metro's safety and security policies.
  •  The position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and recruitment within the department.



  • Communication- Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Possess persuasive and consensus building skills.
  • Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Employee Development - Excellent in assessing employee skills: coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provide constructive feedback.
  • Leadership - Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem-solving.
  • Professional Integrity - Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources.
  • Proficiency - Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data, excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills.
  •  Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or related field.  
  • Eight to ten years of increasingly responsible HR leadership positions with emphasis on workforce development.
  • Experience in labor relations preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office, HRIS, web-based applications, internet and email.  
  •  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex human resource related documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to employee groups, management at all levels of the Authority and occasionally to the Board and outside organizations.  
  • PHR/SPHR certification or the ability to obtain with 18 months of employment.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • Experience with labor relations.



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