Grade: 16

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Under the supervision of the Deputy County Administrator, this position is responsible for performing a variety of complex administrative, technical and professional work in directing and managing the personnel systems of the County, including classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, performance, retention, personnel policies, fringe benefits and training.


The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Manages the process of recruitment, selection, hiring, retention and separation of County employees.
  • Manages and supervises human resources department to achieve goals within available resources.
  • Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans.
  • Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies and reports.
  • Provides professional advice to County officials.
  • Makes presentations to commissioners, boards, civic groups and the general public.
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
  • Prepares annual budget requests.
  • Administers budget to ensure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
  • Processes and resolves grievances and complaints.
  • Recruits, interviews, and assists in the selection of employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Tracks employees for governmental reporting.
  • Plans and facilitates new employee orientation.
  • Plans and directs implementation and administration of benefits program.
  • Keeps records of insurance coverage, pension plan, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
  • Conducts research within labor market to determine competitive wage rate.
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Represents County at personnel related hearings and investigations.
  • Contracts with outside vendors to provide employee services, such as training, employee assistance, studies and other personnel services.
  • Writes directives advising department heads of local, state and federal statutes regarding employment and other laws and policies.
  • Consults legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal and state law.
  • Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier if necessary
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.
  • Performs other work as directed and required.
  • Manages and maintains an effective performance evaluation system for County employees.



  • Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public personnel administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection, training and labor relations.
  • Working knowledge of risk management and safety practices.
  • Skilled in preparing and administering governmental budgets.
  • Skilled in planning, directing and administering personnel programs and systems.
  • Skilled in use of personal computer, including word processing, database and spreadsheet programs; calculator, telephone, copy machine and fax machine.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, county officials, labor unions and the general public.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively administer a human resources system.



Graduation from an accredited four-year (4) college or university with a degree in human resources, public administration, business management or a closely related field, and eight (8) years of experience in a human resources capacity. A Master’s Degree in one of the related fields is desirable. Must possess a valid Drivers’ License.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully to perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of his job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.