Human Resource Manager
Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Human Resource Manager serves as the manager for the Human Resources function in the County, which includes recruitment and testing, classification, labor relations, employee insurance, and benefits, along with providing supervision and direction to the HR staff. This position provides leadership and direction to other County Departments in relation to personnel policies and guides managers and supervisors in implementing policies and procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.
Anticipated start date May 2023. Full-time, exempt, based on 40 hours per week (2080 hours per year).
Assists the County Administrator with establishing goals and objectives for the Department to ensure County Board policy directives and any applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Provides guidance to managers in the implementation of policies and procedures to accomplish departmental objectives.
Assists the County Administrator with union relationships and negotiations for bargaining and mediation purposes; works on proposals; interprets contracts, and provides guidance to employees. Assists in the development of the bargaining strategy, writes or rewrites contract, and considers cost of proposals. Resolves grievances, handles arbitration hearings and assists managers in the day to day administration of the labor contracts.
Responsible for the non-represented performance evaluation system. Analyzes issues relating to employee performance, staffing, and the union with Managers and County Board to solve problems and resolve conflict by determining issues, suitable corrective action, referrals, job changes, or termination.
Directs employee insurance, benefit and compensation programs for county employees.
Develops County personnel policies and programs to meet the needs of various departments by creating systematic forms, meeting legal compliance issues and mandated programs; oversees projects such as hearing loss, CDL’s and drug testing; determines what policies need to be written or updated, how compliance issues and statutes apply, or affects the County. Communicates policy revisions as appropriate.
Prepares various statistical reports to predict trends, remain in compliance, and maintain productive and cost-effective work environment.
Analyzes County needs with regard to training and development, provides training that is in compliance with organizational needs, ADA, Affirmative Action, and discrimination laws. Determines who needs to be trained, what the costs are, and legal ramifications.
Manages Workers Compensation programs to control costs and identify high usage/risk areas.
Collaborates with insurance companies.
Determines when legal assistance is appropriate, negotiates agreements or compromises, and advises on compliance issues.
Oversees recruitment and testing programs.
Performs classification reviews of newly established or restructured positions, making a report and recommendation to the County Administrator for referral to the Administration Committee.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business or psychology with an emphasis in human resources, Personnel or Labor Relations and 6 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Local, state and federal laws and regulations regarding all employment practices.
Human Resource management practices such as supervision, hiring, training, delegation, and discipline.
Labor negotiation process, contract interpretation, grievance and arbitration handling.
Compensation and performance review systems.
Workers Compensation Statutes, flexible benefits plans, insurances, unemployment compensation, random drug testing, and CDLs.
Leadership and management ability to coordinate diverse tasks.
Planning, developing, and implementing human resource policies and procedures with internal and external groups.
Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills, and persuasive communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with County Board Members, union negotiators, managers, coworkers, staff, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and give and receive work direction.
Research and report preparation.
Team building, facilitating, and negotiating.
Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motion. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Testing Requirements: Testing may be administered to assess skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. Structured interview, references and/or background investigation.
Deadline Note: Deadline: 3-20-23; submit applications online via Douglas County's website.