Department of Human Resources
221 Palafox Place, HR Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32502-5835
(850) 595-3000 Out-of-Area: (866) 609-0603
Department Director - Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity Employer

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $85,883.20 - $99,798.40 Annually
ISSUE DATE: 12/07/16
FINAL FILING DATE: Sun. 01/08/17 11:59 PM Central Time

The Escambia County Human Resources Director is a highly responsible professional position requiring an ethical leader skilled in administration and supervision of the human resources management and labor relations.

The Human Resources Director plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the Department which include labor relations, employee relations, benefits procurement and administration, employment and recruiting, classification and compensation systems, employee development, policy development and review and records management.

Performs ongoing evaluation and improvement of service delivery systems, researches for innovative systems and techniques by which to better serve the Department's clients.

Performs mentoring and evaluations of staff through observations, and written reports and recognizes successes in achieving established goals and takes corrective measures regarding inconsistencies and short comings.

Develops and increases staff understanding of human resources principles and practices through identifying or establishing training opportunities.

Advises the County Administrator on the activities and needs of the department and the results of its overall operations.

Represents the Department before the Board of County Commissioners; presents issues, projects, proposals, and recommendations for Board action.

Performs related work as required.

For more information about the county and human resources, please see the Human Resources Director Recruitment Profile.

Supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees, including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.
Provide leadership and direction the development of short and long-range plans; research, collect, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinate departmental activities with other departments, the county administrator, and agencies as needed.
Enforce human resources policies of Escambia County, labor agreements, and applicable state and federal laws.
Provide technical human resources advice to management and staff; make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissioners, civic groups, and the general public.
Explain, interpret and provide guidance regarding all applicable statutes and policies impacting human resources to employees and management.
Research problems and complaints regarding employment matters.
Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by phone, or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are preformed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Perform duties of American with Disabilities Act as Amended Coordinator and the County Ethics Officer.
Perform related work as assigned or required.

NOTE: These duties are listed only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Bachelor's degree in management, psychology, human resources management or other field applicable to human resources management and six years experience human resources of which five years must be in a supervisory/management position; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.

o    Successful completion of criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment
o    Valid driver's license

Knowledge of federal and Florida employment laws
Considerable knowledge in labor relations
Skill in applying knowledge of federal and state legal requirements to the employment relationship
Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the County Commissioners, County Administrator, staff and employees; often in stressful situations
Strong leadership and the ability to effect continued improvement and growth within the Department
Commitment to establish, implement, and maintain effective training and evaluation
Ensures that the state and county ethics polices are taught and enforced
Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Ability to read and understand complicated statutes and regulations
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees, establishing and implementing performance measures, maintaining a healthy and safe working environment
Discipline and ensure compliance with standards, conducts performance evaluations, hire, and terminates in accordance with policy

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated light work. This position requires talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

While performing the essential functions of the job the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The incumbent's working conditions are typically quiet but may be required to occasionally visit construction sites.

The Human Resources Director will also be assigned to the Emergency Operations Center during an activation or exercise. He/or/she will be responsible to supervise and support the Logistics Section.

A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Escambia County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.?
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: OR 221 Palafox Place, HR Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502-5835     

Department Director - Human Resources Supplemental Questionnaire

*    1.    I understand that I am not to list a sitting Escambia County Commissioner as a reference and will not contact any Commissioner about this job posting. Should I list such reference, I understand my application will be rejected.
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            No, I don't understand
     2.    This position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in management, psychology, human resources management or other field applicable to human resources management and six years experience in human resources of which five years must be in a supervisory/management position; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Please describe how you meet the education and experience requirements of this position. Please provide evidence of your education level (e.g. copy of a transcript) and list all jobs you have held that fulfill the experience requirements for this position.

*    3.    Please submit a cover letter, resume, copies of diplomas or transcripts, and if applicable, certifications as attachments to the application or fax to (850) 595-3020, or email to or deliver to 221 Palafox Place, Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502

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