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HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

LEE COUNTY


Listing Summary

 

Lee County, Georgia is seeking a Human Resources Director. For a complete job description, please see our website at www.lee.ga.us.

All applications should be submitted to dherring@lee.ga.us.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management or related field is required. 

Minimum of three (3) years of senior Human Resource Management experience, preferably in a local government, involving human resources administration, personnel laws, payroll administration, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, office administration, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Certification: A Nationally recognized human resource-related certification such as PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional), or SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) or certification from CVIOG (Carl Vinson Institute of Government) is preferred.

 

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Processes employee payroll documentation: reviews time sheets for accuracy and researches discrepancies; ensures availability of adequate sick/leave time, and monitors low balances; prepares payroll spreadsheets; enters data into computer; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; reconciles entered payroll data with payroll edit reports; prints paychecks and obtains signatures.

Processes new hire documentation: logs, reviews, and processes employment applications; forwards job applications to appropriate departments; reviews laboratory reports for drug screen testing; requests criminal background checks.

Conducts new hire orientations: assembles appropriate forms, handbooks, policies, information sheets, and other documents for insertion into orientation packets; provides policy/procedure information, benefits information, and enrollment forms to new hires; ensures completion of all required forms by new employees.

Sets up new/changed employee data in payroll system: enters employee data, pay rates/changes, enrollments, or other actions into payroll system; calculates salary adjustments, retroactive pay, leave pay, taxes, final pay for terminations, and other pay data; processes payroll deductions for employee medical/life insurances, deferred compensation, retirement contributions, court-ordered garnishments, child support, child care, direct deposits, or other deductions; maintains current vacation/sick leave registers.

Administers medical insurance program: processes enrollment forms, change forms, and termination forms; adds/deletes coverages with insurance carriers; processes medical insurance claims; reviews explanation of benefit (EOB) forms and researches discrepancies; assists employees in resolving problems involving claims; verifies employee insurance coverage; reviews insurance bills for accuracy and processes payment to carriers.

Administers COBRA program: notifies terminated or ineligible employees of their rights to continue medical/dental insurance; provides COBRA election forms to employees and answers questions; receives/processes COBRA payments; processes termination of COBRA coverage.

Administers County retirement program: calculates appropriate retirement contributions for each employee; processes retirement claims.

Administers worker’s compensation program: processes worker’s compensation claims and follows up on status of open claims; maintains worker’s compensation spreadsheets for auditors; balances spreadsheet with annual tax reports/forms; classifies employees according to worker’s compensation codes; communicates with County departments regarding safety precautions.

Prepares various payroll-related reports, such as payroll registers, vacation/sick time registers, new hire reports, tax forms/reports, withholding reports, social security reports, or other reports; ensures accuracy of reports; submits reports to appropriate agencies/personnel within appropriate timeframes.

Maintains list of employee driver’s license numbers.

Performs customer service functions:  provides information and assistance regarding employment, payroll, benefits, worker’s compensation, retirement program, COBRA, procedures, forms, timetables, or other issues; responds to questions/complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, payroll registers, vacation/sick time registers, new hire reports, tax reports, withholding reports, payroll deduction reports, social security reports, worker’s compensation registers, deferred compensation registers, spreadsheets, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, job applications, enrollment forms, insurance claims, laboratory reports, fuel reports, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Maintains and updates employee records and other department documentation: prepares files, organizes documentation, and files documents in designated order; retrieves/replaces files; shreds/destroys confidential or obsolete documents; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, applicants, other departments, County officials, managers/supervisors, healthcare providers, vendors, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations: maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance in connection with the County, its employees, and the general public.

Serves as Safety Coordinator to apply for grants and take all necessary training to qualify for discounts. Also serves as Wellness Coordinator and works with Wellness coaches.

 

 

Listing ends on:

2/26/2021