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Human Resources Manager

  • 510595
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 21 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council’s Mission is to provide, maintain and monitor innovative technology and programs for the Arizona cotton industry.

Visit our website at https://www.azcotton.org/

Human Resources Manager


Job Location:

Address:  3721 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040

Posting Details:

Salary: Up to $85k DOE 

Grade: 25

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Manager for the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council (ACRPC). This position requires an experienced professional with a strong ability to partner with the Council to deliver HR services in Phoenix, Arizona. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. This successful candidate will provide HR support by partnering with cross-functional teams and leaders and leveraging HR functional expertise to support critical human resources objectives.

This position will perform professional level work of considerable difficulty leading and managing the day to day operations of all aspect of Human Resources for the ACRPC. The HR Manager will manage all aspects of HR including employee relations, recruitment and operations functions within ACRPC. Exercising considerable initiative and independence in providing leadership, advice and guidance in the management of Human Resources for the ACRPC.

Job Duties:

• Responsible for all human resources matters, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, on-boarding new staff, recording-keeping, personnel file maintenance, personnel grievances/employee relations, discipline, terminations, transfers, RIFs, salary adjustments, merit plans, position maintenance, classification and compensation, FMLA/ADA, overseeing performance management program.

• Provide benefit information to staff including enrollment guides, rates and EAP.

• Research, develop and implement new HR policies and procedures approved by ACRPC. Provide training for any new and/or updated policies, rules and regulations pertaining to areas of oversight in HR.

• Maintaining and updating HR policies as needed to incorporate changes to policies.

• Review current classification and compensation of positions, revise and update position descriptions.

• Research, develop, and implement an employee handbook and performance management program.

• Provide HR consultation to ACRPC council members in the management of human resources. Ensuring HR maintains a positive relationship with internal and external customers.

• Attends and actively participates in ACRPC meetings. Confer and collaborate with Attorney General's Office and ADOA as needed.

• Ensure compliance with all federal, state employment laws, statewide policies and ACRPC policy and procedures. Provides guidance on HR matters such as federal and state employment laws.

• Acts as main point of contact for employees to interact with regarding employment questions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• HR management principles and best practices
• Federal and State employment laws and statutes
• Fair Labor Standard Act (FSLA)
• Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Policy development and how to analyze diverse situations/issues in order to determine actionable solutions
• Best practices when handling personnel grievances/employee relations

Skill in:
• Written and verbal communication
• Interpreting rules & regulations
• Providing guidance and consultative services to employees at all levels
• Conflict resolution
• Reasoning and diplomacy
• Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & PowerPoint and Google suite
• Directing a diverse group of staff
• Establishing priorities among conflicting needs
• Researching, collecting, and analyzing data and reports
• Synthesizing diverse issues and information, making inferences from written material

Ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels
• Set own work agenda and establish priorities
• Adapt to change and shifting priorities
• Deal diplomatically with a diverse customer base
• Manage multiple projects, conflicting priorities and deadlines
• Communicate effectively both in person and writing
• Analyze and address complex issues and prepare and present complex written and oral reports
• Collect and analyze data relevant to HR functional areas

Selective Preference(s):

Seven or more years of experience in human resource management with increased responsibility over time, requiring at least two years’ experience as an HR Manager; Bachelor's degree in relevant field and/or HR Certification. (PHR/SHR) may substitute for two years of specialized experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:



The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
• Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Accrued vacation pay and sick days
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Deferred compensation plan
• Credit union membership
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
Employee contribution rate - 12.04%
State contribution rate - 12.04%
Mandatory participation. The deduction begins 27 weeks after hire date for new ASRS members

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Baker at nicole.baker@azdoa.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.