Director of Human Resources

Angela McLamb
April 26, 2022
455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC
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PO Box 778, Lillington, NC 27546
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Harnett County, NC (134,000) Harnett County, North Carolina seeks a proactive, progressive and seasoned professional leader to serve as its new Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, reporting directly to the County Manager.  The Director will direct all human resources functions by focusing efforts on performance management and benefits support to employees, providing oversight in administration, providing advice related to the personnel ordinance, and ensuring compliance with federal/state and local policies and regulations.

The Director oversees the budget and manages the department personnel. The Director directs and participates in tasks in the functional areas of employee relations, classification, recruitment, and other personnel issues and problems; provides consultation and technical assistance to department heads in all personnel issues and transactions; conducts investigations on serious employee issues and situations.  Assists the County Manager and Department Directors with human resources matters, such as disciplinary actions in respective departments and county wide to ensure consistency and legal compliance and works with employees and departmental supervisors on grievances.  Supervises safety and risk management programs and liability insurance program management for all departments. 

Develops and recommends personnel programs and policies; evaluates existing programs and researches new programs for alternative and innovative proposals.  Directs the maintenance and administration of the positions classification system including the classification studies and individual position review.  Provides oversight to hiring process; monitors, reviews, and supervises interviewing and hiring in all departments; consults with County Manager on vacancies; participates in recruitment and selection process for department head positions.


$82,388.00 to $135,941.00


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in personnel, public administration, organizational psychology, or a related field; and at least six (6) years experience in human resources management or equivalent education and experience and SHRM or HRCI professional certification.  Human Resources experience in the municipal or county government is preferred.  The County has established a compensation range of $82,388 to $135,941 with a competitive benefit package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Harnett County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Harnett County not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.  Additional information may be found at

Special Requirements

Please send a cover letter and resume’ in confidences as a PDF document to P. O. Box 778
455 McKinney Pkwy., Lillington, North Carolina, 27546 or [email protected]  You must also complete an application at  The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on May 27, 2022.