Human Resources Administrator - Milwaukee Police Department

10 Mar 2016 11:41 AM | Anonymous


The Human Resources Administrator has full responsibility over the Human Resources Division and labor/employee relations staff and activities within the Police Department.  In this capacity, the position is responsible for formulating, implementing and maintaining sound and effective human resources policies and practices.


Management & Human Resources Administration

·   Provide guidance and support to MPD’s command staff with a focus on human resources policies, strategies, and organizational development initiatives in support of MPD’s vision and core values.

·   Serve as MPD’s liaison to the Department of Employee Relations, the City Attorney’s Office, the Fire and Police Commission, Employee Retirement System, employee groups, and certified labor bargaining units. Represent the Chief and/or MPD in personnel matters involving the Fire and Police Commission and Common Council Committees.

·   Ensure that departmental policies and procedures are in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, Milwaukee Code and City Charter, rules of the Fire and Police Commission, Law Enforcement Standards Board requirements, and provisions of labor contracts with the Milwaukee Police Association and Milwaukee Police Supervisor’s Organization.

·   Provide guidance and direction to Medical Section personnel responsible for disability accommodations, leave administration benefits, processing accident and injury claims and responding to claim investigation inquiries, creation of departmental safety and risk management plan, administration of return to work program, fitness for duty assessment determinations, information requests from duty disability retirement applications, and other related matters.

·   Provide guidance and direction to staff responsible for conducting or overseeing recruitment and community outreach activities, background investigations and applicant reviews for all sworn and civilian appointments.

Labor Relations and Contract Administration

·   Serves as the key departmental liaison with the City’s bargaining team; prepare and provide information to help formulate bargaining strategy; research, gather, analyze data and prepare reports to support city bargaining proposals or respond to union demands.

·   Serve as primary witness in grievance hearings and interest arbitrations and provide expert testimony regarding MPD practices and procedures.

·   Administer contract provisions and provide guidance to command staff and civilian managers on interpretation and application of labor matters.

·   Represent the Chief in all labor relations related matters including identifying, developing and recommending departmental interest to Labor Negotiator.

·   Administer grievance administration process; oversees implementation of grievance dispositions and awards.

·   Conduct regular briefings of MPD command staff on personnel and labor relations matters.

·   Oversee staff and activities of Payroll Section and ensure compliance with applicable federal state laws.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.


1.        Bachelor’s Degree with a major in human resources, labor relations, business administration, public administration, management or other closely related field.

2.        Five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of human resources management including at least three years of labor relations and contract administration.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. 

Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.

3.      Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment. 


·         SPHR or SHRM-SCP certified

SALARY The starting salary (PG 1IX) for City of Milwaukee residents is $75,478 and for non-residents is $73,626. Appointment up to $93,593 for residents or $91,296 for non-residents is possible based on the salary ordinance.

To apply, please visit  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications.


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