The Texas General Land Office is looking for a senior HR professional to join our team's mission. The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position will serve as an HR project manager and team lead in support of the human resources staff. In addition, the position will serve as the Human Resources business partner for the Texas Veterans Land Board, the Coastal Protection program area, and the Enterprise Technology Solutions program area. This position will report to the Deputy Director of Human Resources and will perform highly advanced and senior-level human resources management work. This work may involve directing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating the development and operation of human resources management programs and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. This position may plan, assign, and provide guidance to the team. The position will work under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment in coordination with the Deputy Director of Human Resources. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 42H, Senior Human Resources Officer; 120X - RL-Human Resources; HRM11 - HR Management; 0102, Manpower Officer; 38PX, Personnel; or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_HumanResources.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the Form DD#214 is required at the time of interview. Essential Job Functions: Assists the Deputy Director of Human Resources in administering, organizing, and coordinating activities related to HR; and services as back up in her absence. Oversees human resources programs such as employment, recruitment, compensation, classification, professional development and training, employee relations, benefits, workforce planning, or organizational development. Monitors and determines the effectiveness off human resources and administrative management programs, and recommends solutions to problems; develops new ideas and innovations to create a future-thinking human resources department. Serves as subject matter expert in recruitment and employment, employee relations, and professional development; interprets, monitors and provides advice and assistance on state and federal human resources-related laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and management. Partners with the Office of General Counsel to conduct investigations in response to complaints, interview witnesses, recommend action, and document findings. Reviews new or proposed laws, rules, regulations, and bills/amendments to determine the impact on agency operations; makes appropriate recommendations and follows up after each session to implement any needed changes. Serves as project manager for a variety of Human Resource related projects; researches and drafts information, programs and policies; coordinates and delivers human resources related training on topics such as classification, compensation, performance management, leadership development, and employment laws and regulations. Maintains confidentiality regarding employee matters, including keeping documents with confidential information secure. In coordination with the Deputy Director of Human Resources, counsels management on human resources related topics and recommends solutions to address issues and concerns. Determines human resource requirements, develops programs to meet those requirements, and advises management on plans and policies for human r