Director, Human Resources

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Director, Human Resources


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Tti Human Resources

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Who are we?

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is an agency of the State of Texas and member of The Texas A&M University System. For 70 years, TTI has addressed complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity, and unmatched technical expertise. Our staff delivers excellence, value and thought leadership to ensure our research sponsors achieve their goals.

TTI Human Resources is committed to contributing strategically to the mission of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. We seek to provide excellent, caring and consistent services that support the ability of the agency to attract, develop, motivate and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision - TTI leads in the creation of knowledge that transforms transportation for the benefit of society.

Our Mission - TTI delivers practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the movement of people, data and goods through research, education and technology transfer.

Our Work Environment

Entrepreneurial culture

Affiliation with Texas A&M University students and faculty

Ability to work with nationally recognized experts

Ability to help train the next generation of transportation professionals

Premier office and research facilities and equipment

Accredited laboratories and safety proving ground

Outstanding research support services

Hybrid work environment/telecommuting

Flexible work hours

Family friendly

High staff retention rates

Leadership development and wellness programs

Data allowance and home office equipment reimbursements

Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Ph.D. reimbursement program (if eligible)

Our Employee Benefits

TTI employees can choose from several health coverage options offered by The Texas A&M University System for themselves and their families, as well as numerous other benefit programs.

What you need to know:

  • This position has some flexibility for part time hybrid remote work, depending on agency needs.  This can be discussed further during the interview process.

  • The salary range for this position is $83K - $155K. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

The Director of Human Resources (HR) provides vision, leadership and budgetary oversight for a full-service HR office, including employee recruitment, on-boarding, and retention; employee relations; compensation; performance evaluation management; employee benefits and wellness initiatives; employee training and professional development; diversity and affirmative action initiatives; and employee leave and time record-keeping. The HR director develops and implements HR policies, procedures, reports, and practices throughout the institute and identifies trends that affect the institute’s ability to attract and retain a talented workforce. The HR director also provides oversight of payroll and immigration actions, unemployment claims, and Worker’s Compensation Insurance claims. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Duties:

  • 50% - Provides vision and leadership for a full-service HR office, including establishing and implementing the objectives of the office in alignment with institute-wide goals and initiatives, providing direction for the HR staff and office operations, and actively engaging with the TTI leadership and workforce to identify HR opportunities and anticipate and solve HR issues.

  • 20% - Implements initiatives to maintain and improve employee relations, including employee and supervisor counseling and coaching in the areas of performance management, career paths, conflict resolution and leadership development. Administers employee grievance procedures, investigates employee complaints and mediates disputes, recommending administrative actions as appropriate.

  • 10% - Provides leadership in identifying statewide and national trends in employee recruitment, retention and development that affect the institute’s ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, including work environment, culture, remote/hybrid work, and compensation.

  • 10% - Serves as the institute’s primary HR liaison to Texas A&M Engineering and Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) administration, and related councils and committees. Ensures HR compliance with applicable legal guidelines, TAMUS policies, regulations and procedures. Provides oversight on the development and revision of TTI HR rules.

  • 5% - Creates and maintains the annual HR budget and performs other related fiscal duties, including management reporting and ensuring cost effectiveness in HR areas.

  • 5% - Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Certified Professional in Human Resources or SHRM Certified Professional.

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Experience in addressing issues in employee relations and performance management.

  • Experience in conducting employee training and professional development.

  • Knowledge of employment law and Texas A&M University System employment policies and regulations.

  • Knowledge of FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, USCS procedures, Affirmative Action, and other applicable employment laws.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of related experience within the Texas A&M University System.

  • Knowledge and experience with Workday HCM

  • Demonstrated experience with all functional areas of a full-service HR office including recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, training/development, terminations, policy formulation, etc.

  • Active membership in the Society for Human Resource Management or a similar HR professional organization.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

  • Certified Professional in Human Resources or SHRM Certified Professional.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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