Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment matters.
Performs difficult professional and administrative work directing, planning, organizing, supervising and administering a comprehensive human resources management program and services, coordinating activities with County Manager and other departments, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the County Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Directs, coordinates and manages the department, operations and programs; provides oversight of human resources policies and ensures the County's compliance with Federal, State and local policies and regulations.
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.
Prepares departmental budget and manages expenditures; coordinates and works closely with the Director of Financial Services to provide data for benefit costs, benefit options and employee salaries.
Develops programs, goals, objectives, policies and priorities designed to be consistent with organizational vision, mission, and values; develops, maintains and interprets personnel policies, recommends changes and assists with implementation of new policies.
Assists the County Manager and department directors with personnel matters such as disciplinary actions to ensure consistency and legal compliance; works with employees and departmental supervisor on grievances.
Supervises safety and risk management programs and liability insurance program management for all departments.
Directs the maintenance and administration of the position classification system including classification studies and individual position review.
Provides oversight to hiring process; monitors, reviews and supervises interviewing and hiring in all departments; consults with Manager on vacancies; participates in recruitment and selection process for department head positions.
Provides oversight to benefits programs, assuring cost effective and efficient programs for employees.
Serves as member of County Manager's management team.
Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles and practices of public personnel administration such as the accepted methods and practices of classification and pay, testing and selection and affirmative action; thorough knowledge of governmental organization and administration; thorough knowledge of employee training procedures and programs; ability to communicate and present ideas effectively both orally and in written form; ability to conduct detailed analytical evaluations and studies and to prepare related reports and recommendations; ability to plan, supervise and review the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, supervisors, employees and the general public.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, 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 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).
$76,465.13 - $122,344.21 Annually
Bachelor's degree with coursework in human resources management, psychology, public administration, or related field and extensive experience in human resources administration including experience in recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and development, employee relations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.
Valid driver's license.