Serve as advisor to the Superintendent/Executive Director in matters pertaining to personnel management, employer/employee relation problems, issues and concerns.
Plan, organize, coordinate, direct, review and evaluate The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s (TPAA) personnel functions, programs, services and operations, including classification, compensation, benefits, labor relations, staff development, recruitment, examination, selection, promotion, retention, personnel records management, performance appraisal, discipline and recognition.
Provide recommendations concerning personnel issues, which impact TPAA operations; communicate with the TPAA Directors, administrators and personnel, school/community groups, government agencies and others concerning personnel programs and services.
Plan, organize and manage the employment program including recruitment, testing, interviewing and recommending for employment of all full and part-time employees; develop new selection devices and techniques; monitor and improve existing selecting devices to maintain the effectiveness of the selection system; research, develop and prepare test items; assure validity of test items through review by subject matter experts as necessary; assure compliance with federal and state laws regarding testing; administer or supervise the administration of tests.
Provide advice and assistance to the school administrators concerning selection procedures and hiring processes; monitor procedures to ensure selection and legality; review and authorize questions and criteria to be asked of candidates in application package and during interview to ensure legality of the processes.
Prepare or approve requisitions to TPAA for open positions, related questions and criteria, job announcement information, recruitment and hiring plan (including allocation of staff and financial resources), and selection devices and techniques; design or approve the designing of recruitment brochures, bulletins and supplemental applications; and determine job fliers, job announcement publicity and outreach.
Provide constructive feedback to unsuccessful job candidates as requested; respond on behalf of the school to complaints by job applicants, investigate and research background of complaints; serve as the first line of defense in resolving employment hire issues.
Assure the TPAA employees performance evaluation program is conducted according to established procedures; conduct hearings and investigate disciplinary and other issues, complaints, problems, conflicts and divergence from established procedures and recommend appropriate corrective or conciliatory action.
Counsel administrators, managers, supervisors and others on the relevance of federal and state laws affecting assigned functional areas; review proposed personnel actions for conformity with regulations, classification standards or correct personnel practices.
Assure compliance with relevant state and federal laws, rules, TPAA policies and procedures, and Board directives, maintain current knowledge of new legislation, legal decisions and issues relating to equity within the workplace. Identify local, state and national trends in recruitment and hiring procedures and administration; assist in development of new and revised rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Conduct research, special studies and surveys related to assigned functions and prepare and distribute reports as required or appropriate; prepare agendas and materials for Governing Board and other meetings; attend and participate in meetings and conferences as required.
Select, train, counsel, supervise, evaluate, discipline and compliment the performance of assigned staff.
Perform related duties as assigned.
To apply, visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1341450
Education and Experience:
Valid California Administrative Credential
Valid California Teaching Credential
Master of Arts or higher degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Public Education Administration; preferably in Human Resources
About The Palmdale Aerospace Academy
The Need: The Palmdale Aerospace Academy plays a vital role, and fills a critical need, in the Antelope Valley community. By 2022, America will need 2.3 million new scientists and engineers, including 1.2 million in the computer occupations and 544,300 engineers. Many of these are needed in the Antelope Valley if the region is to maintain the worldwide reputation for aviation innovation and production that prompted Newsweek magazine to name it “Aerospace Valley.” Meanwhile, there is also a need to increase the percentage of Antelope Valley youth, particularly from underrepresented populations, who go on to college and successful careers.
The Mission: The Palmdale Aerospace Academy prepares students for college and a wide variety of careers in the science and engineering fields, at the same time providing a “homegrown workforce” for a wide variety of local high tech firms. Through an innovative combination of programs designed to boost life skills as well as academic success, we promise our students and our community that every student who graduates will leave here with a clear college and/or career master plan.
The Vision: Within three to five years, Palmdale Aerosp...ace Academy graduates will be successfully employed in a variety of science and technology fields as well as other fields of their choosing.
The Philosophy: At The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, we believe:
The Palmdale community has a responsibility to educate its young people in the best way possible.
Each student deserves the opportunity to design, create, and explore new ideas.
Students of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels deserve an equal opportunity to achieve academic and professional success.
All students, by the time they leave our school, should be critical thinkers and problem solvers, agile and adaptable collaborators, effective communicators, curious and imaginative thinkers, and college or career ready citizens.