Administrative Coordinator/HR Director

Application Deadline: 2022-12-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Washburn County is accepting applications for the Administrative Coordinator/HR Director position to begin work in early 2023. The purpose of this position is to administer, implement, and coordinate all county management functions including personnel management, policies, labor relations, and County Board resolutions and ordinances. This position will also perform and/or direct all administrative and clerical tasks to maintain personnel records, prepare payroll and reconciliations, payroll changes, orient new employees and implement employee benefits. Starting salary range is $100,000 – $125,000/year DOQ.  To download an application, visit www.co.washburn.wi.us.  Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Recruitment will continue until position is filled.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Master’s degree in Public Administration with five years prior governmental management experience that includes budgeting and personnel experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and administrative rules governing Human Resources and public management.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze complex reports, financial/personnel and relevant data pertinent to required reporting to other governmental agencies. Knowledge of governmental accounting, cost analysis and a concise understanding of administrative and personnel management.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information concerning the County’s position in labor relations.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and governmental officials, department heads and employees.

Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

Ability to perform mid to upper-level data analysis including the ability to coordinate, strategize, theorize and correlate, using discretion in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations within an organizational framework. Requires the ability to implement decisions based on such data, and oversee the execution of these decisions.

Requires the ability to provide first line supervision. Ability to persuade, convinces, and trains others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

Ability to manage and direct a large group of employees, which may include first-line supervisors. Oversees and controls employee discipline, selection and allocation, and planning of human resources. Requires the ability to apply principles of negotiation within the context of legal guidelines.

Ability to utilize reference, descriptive, consulting, design and advisory data and information such as budgets, billing invoices, budget reports, contracts, audit reports, employment agreements, personnel policies, job applications, project plans, environmental analysis, resolutions, ordinances, statutes, regulations, non-routine correspondence, legal briefs, economic analysis, and organizational analysis.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with County Board Supervisors, state legislators, municipal officials, state agency personnel, vendor representatives, attorneys, auditors/accountants, news media representatives, county employees and the general public.

Mathematical Ability

Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of influence systems such as supervision, managing, leading, teaching, directing, planning, coordinating and controlling. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs. Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.

Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions involving planning and directing of interrelated activities or multiple departments and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.  Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables in working out approaches to major problems.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery and tools such as a computer and other office machines, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Requires the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing coordinated movements such as typing.

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing five to ten pounds.

 Ability to recognize and identify individual characteristics of shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

Environmental Adaptability

 Work is normally performed in an office environment under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to irate individuals poses a very limited risk of injury.

Washburn County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Master’s degree in Public Administration with five years prior governmental management experience that includes budgeting and personnel experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and administrative rules governing Human Resources and public management.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze complex reports, financial/personnel and relevant data pertinent to required reporting to other governmental agencies. Knowledge of governmental accounting, cost analysis and a concise understanding of administrative and personnel management.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information concerning the County’s position in labor relations.
Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and governmental officials, department heads and employees.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

Ability to perform mid to upper-level data analysis including the ability to coordinate, strategize, theorize and correlate, using discretion in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations within an organizational framework. Requires the ability to implement decisions based on such data, and oversee the execution of these decisions.

Requires the ability to provide first line supervision. Ability to persuade, convinces, and trains others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

Ability to manage and direct a large group of employees, which may include first-line supervisors. Oversees and controls employee discipline, selection and allocation, and planning of human resources. Requires the ability to apply principles of negotiation within the context of legal guidelines.

Ability to utilize reference, descriptive, consulting, design and advisory data and information such as budgets, billing invoices, budget reports, contracts, audit reports, employment agreements, personnel policies, job applications, project plans, environmental analysis, resolutions, ordinances, statutes, regulations, non-routine correspondence, legal briefs, economic analysis, and organizational analysis.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with County Board Supervisors, state legislators, municipal officials, state agency personnel, vendor representatives, attorneys, auditors/accountants, news media representatives, county employees and the general public.

Mathematical Ability

Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of influence systems such as supervision, managing, leading, teaching, directing, planning, coordinating and controlling. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs. Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.

Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions involving planning and directing of interrelated activities or multiple departments and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables in working out approaches to major problems.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery and tools such as a computer and other office machines, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Requires the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing coordinated movements such as typing.

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing five to ten pounds.

Ability to recognize and identify individual characteristics of shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

Environmental Adaptability

Work is normally performed in an office environment under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to irate individuals poses a very limited risk of injury.

Washburn County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

https://www.co.washburn.wi.us/news/achr

Deadline Note: vacancy will occur in February 2023. Would like chosen candidate to begin January 2023

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