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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7137 / Assoc Dir,Safety & Risk Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs and oversees the day-to-day business and administrative operations of the Safety and Risk Services Department including human resources management and administration, fiscal management and program management for the Department. Coordinates and provides leadership in the integrated business, financial and operational planning process for the Department, and serves as a member of the Department's senior management team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the daily operations of the Safety and Risk Services Department; oversees and coordinates multiple facets of the Safety and Risk Services Department.
  2. Initiates, coordinates and participates in all program planning, development and implementation of policy and procedure.
  3. Oversees all aspects of human resources administration; serves as liaison with the Human Resources Division, Office of Equal Opportunity and the Ombuds Office; represents the department at union grievances; chairs departmental personnel committees; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  4. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  5. Directly supervises department managers and assists in providing leadership, development and direction for the department.
  6. Oversees all aspects of the financial operation of the department including annual budget preparation, analysis, implementation, financial statements and audits.
  7. Develops and establishes policies and objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of department programs and initiatives.
  8. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  9. Develops, manages, and approves contracts for outside services; makes recommendations for new services or changes in existing services.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
  • Skill in developing policy and procedure documentation.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017