Human Resources Director

Madison County
Published
January 17, 2023
Location
107 Elizabeth Lane, Marshall, NC - North Carolina
Billing Address
107 Elizabeth Lane
First Name
Kary
Last Name
Ledford
Phone Number
(828) 649-2521
County
Madison
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

Description

General Definition of Work:
Performs complex professional work planning, organizing, directing and developing human resources
functions, administering various human resources related programs, coordinating activities with County
Manager and other departments, maintaining records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or
assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the County Manager.

Essential Functions:
Administers policies, programs and rules within the County Personnel Ordinance and related
policies.

Develops, implements, and administers a wide variety of personnel systems designed to recruit,
hire, train, motivate and retain employees.

Works with management, department heads, supervisors and employees in identifying and
addressing conflict, communication barriers, or other problems that negatively impact morale,
employee engagement and productivity; facilitates conflict resolution and problem-solving
regarding issues that detract management and/or employees from a high level of productivity;
assists with determining appropriate disciplinary and grievance responses.

Provides information and advice to County Manager, department heads, and supervisors
concerning appropriate personnel actions to take and possible problems and consequences;
provides information to employees who are the recipient of such personnel actions relating to
their rights and required time frames for action.

Reviews and makes recommendations regarding county reclassification and new position
requests; assists the County Manager with reorganization efforts; composes and/or revises job
descriptions, performs salary surveys, and makes recommendation for grade assignment.

Coordinates the hiring process for departments.

Coordinates compliance with various laws relating to public employment as well as
recommending and implementing procedural changes as needed regarding FLSA, FMLA, ADA,
EEO, and all adopted County ordinances policies.

Conducts investigations regarding complaints of violations of county policy and develops
recommendations regarding appropriate disciplinary action.

Participates in the recruitment and selection programs for the County; advertisement of job
openings; screens applications; assists with developing interview questions; participates in
interviews when needed; coach’s supervisors and managers in effective and legal hiring
practices; maintains records and checks for adverse impact; assists with reviewing screening
methods for job-relatedness and effectiveness.

Plans, develops, and present employee training programs on a variety of human resources
related issues.

Recommends, develops, and implements programs and actions promoting teamwork within and
among departments and develops ways to recognize noteworthy and/or superior employee
performance.

Recommends programs and methods that recognize, encourage, and reward the longevity of
valued experienced employees.

Responds to surveys and requests for information; determines best way to retrieve information;
designs report formats to meet needs.

Ensures compliance with drug testing policy and procedures.

Monitors, reviews, and revises human resources related policies; researches and stays abreast of
personnel trends and recommends new or revised programs, emphasis, or procedures; drafts
new policies and procedures for management consideration.

Maintains custody of each personnel file for each County employee in accordance of GS 153A-
98.

Oversees Workers Compensation Program and compliance with OSHA requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of public personnel
administration, including testing and selection, wage and salary, training, employee relations, benefits,
insurance programs and risk management; thorough knowledge of local government organization and
administration; thorough skill operating standard office equipment and related hardware and software;
ability to present facts and recommendations effectively both orally and in writing; ability to generate
recommendations towards human resources related policies, forms, publications and communications to
employees; ability to analyze facts and prepare detailed recommendations and reports; ability to plan,
supervise and review the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with County officials, vendors, associates and the general public.

Physical Requirements:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking
or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires sitting and
occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling,
reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements;
vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word;
hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and
analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and
observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather
conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Salary

Salary:
$50,000.00-$70,000.00 This position comes with a benefits package including: paid health insurance;
dental, eye and other supplemental insurance available, paid sick time, paid vacation time, and paid
holidays.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in human resources management, psychology, business
administration, public administration, or related field and extensive experience working in human
resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:
Appropriate training will be provided and must be completed upon hire and on an ongoing basis.

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

Miscellaneous

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Where to Apply:
This position is open until filled. Submit a North Carolina State Application (PD 107) with a cover letter to Madison County Human Resources. To obtain an application, visit
https://www.madisoncountync.gov/employment-opportunities.html. Applications will be accepted at the Madison County Human Resources Office, 107 Elizabeth Ln., Marshall or mailed to: Madison County Human Resources, PO Box 579, Marshall, NC 28753. Applications will also be accepted via email to [email protected].