DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Director of HR administers a broad range of human resource management functions City-wide, including, employment relations, staffing and recruitment, compensation, employee benefits, policy and procedure development, training and development, performance management, and personnel records. This position is responsible for administrative oversight, visioning, leadership, planning, coordination, and control of the Human Resources Department.
Chain of Command/ Reports To
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
- Informs and advises the City Manager on all department issues affecting the City; provides advice, support, and information to other department heads.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
- Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
- Oversees the administration of City-wide human resources; directs City-wide personnel, policies, and procedures; advises Personnel Boards, City Manager, and appointing authorities regarding human resource practices and issues; prepares, recommends, and enforces personnel policies; drafts and/or revises personnel policies and procedures as needed or requested; conducts internal investigations; resolves and recommends solutions to sensitive human resources issues.
- Ensures compliance with all personnel laws and ordinances; reads, assimilates, and disseminates information on changes in laws and regulations; analyzes the impact of changes on City policies and procedures; creates and implements compliance processes or procedures; responds to internal and external requests for information regarding local, state and federal personnel laws and ordinances; ensures human resources information systems meet operating, legal and compliance standards.
- Develops and implements guidelines for personnel transactions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations; directs recruiting and selecting personnel; prepares, analyzes, and revises job descriptions; directs screenings, interviews, and background and reference checks; makes hiring and firing decisions and recommendations; maintains related documentation.
- Directs and implements compensation program; oversees annual salary survey and develops salary budget; analyzes compensation trends; directs performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
- Directs, conducts, and/or implements training programs to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, or laws, orient new employees, increase employee effectiveness and engagement, promote wellness, employee communication, and employee recognition or other training; develops annual training and wellness activity calendar; conducts training or coordinates training events with outside vendors.
- Develops, implements, and administers department budget; monitors expenditures for adherence to established budgetary parameters; prepares and submits invoices.
- Attends various meetings, serves on committees and makes presentations or speeches as needed; represents the City in all personnel-related matters involving employee organizations and unions.
- Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new products, methods, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
- Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes, and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including assessments, budget documents, disciplinary reports, and meeting minutes; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including budget documents, business plans, and performance appraisals; compiles data for further processing or for use in the preparation of department reports, and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
- Communicates with City officials and administrators, appointing authorities, subordinates, third-party service contractors, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review the status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
- Manages, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures and reviews and recommends appropriate service and staffing levels.
- Coordinates the investigation and processing of grievances and appeals filed in accordance with applicable policies; establishes, administers, and maintains reporting procedures to management for said purposes.
- Coordinates the maintenance of the City of South Fulton’s drug & alcohol policy in accordance with City policy and the DOT testing guidelines.
- Coordinates and prepares responses to unemployment claims and may represent the City at Unemployment hearings.
- Coordinates with benefit plan providers to resolve coverage and claims issues on behalf of employees; assists employees with and coordinates benefit requests for COBRA and Family Medical Leave, short-term and long-term disability, retirement, and life insurance; coordinates open enrollment activities and communicates with benefit plan providers regarding open enrollment.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
- Notary Public Certification from the State of Georgia within 60 days of hire.
- Possession of professional certification and remain in good standings with a recognized Human Resource organization (i.e. SHRM, PIHRA, PHR, IPMA-HR, etc.).
Minimum Education/ Experience/ Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration, business administration, sociology, or a related field.
- Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources.
- Three (3) years of municipal government experience as a director of human resources.
The city is an EOE, DFW; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
No calls please, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted