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Human Resources Deputy Director

Powder Springs

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Provides comprehensive assistance to the Director of Human Resources (HR) in the administration of human resources policies and procedures including compensation (except payroll processing), employee benefits, recruitment, employee relations, orientation, training, and special work programs; manages daily HR operations, and performs related administrative and professional work as required. The position works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and reports the progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Reports to the Director of Human Resources and works with team members, the City Manager, employees, committees, attorneys, and assigned consultants to provide support.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


Job Title:                    Human Resources Deputy Director


Department:              Administration Agency, Human Resources Department

Pay Grade:                 117                                             Salary Range: $65,825.47-101,988.88

FLSA Status:             Exempt


This position is responsible for coordinating and assisting the director with human resource functions including the employment process, performance appraisal system, employee benefits, payroll inquiries, worker’s compensation and employee relations programs. Work involves developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures that ensure efficient day-to-day operations of programs. 



  • Assists the Director of Human Resources in planning, coordinating, and managing the daily operations of the Human Resources Department.
  • Supervises assigned staff: Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; and coordinating activities.
  • Manages, reviews, and participates in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Monitors change and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws governing human assets.
  • Assists in the approval and eligibility verification of applications for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other federal leave programs; counsels and assists employees in applying for FMLA and FFCRA benefits.
  • Directs and manages the City’s Internship programs.
  • Assists the Director of HR with the grievance program and other programs and services as assigned.
  • Communicates with 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.
  • Maintains a 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.
  • Maintains payroll operations according to company policies and procedures, not to include payroll processing.
  • Resolving escalated payroll discrepancies and answering any employee payroll queries
  • Performs duties of Director of HR as required in his/her absence
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
  • Administers, monitors, and revises personnel policy procedures and other City regulations to meet federal and state laws and City requirements; communicates with Mayor and Council, and City Manager about the need in policy changes, advises department heads of updates to policies, ensures personnel policies are revised as needed.
  • Maintains an increased level of knowledge relating to personnel laws and policies. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources. Master’s degree preferred. Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resource administration with three (3) or more years supervising at least 3 or more employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel administration\
  • Strong working knowledge of Human Resources Operations
  • Proficiency in applying principles of management, negotiating, and planning
  • Mastery of interpreting relevant federal and state laws and local ordinances governing human resource administration.
  • Ability to relate professionally, effectively, and collaboratively with elected officials, executives, managers, vendors, community, and all levels of employees.
  • Must be a decisive, responsive, organized, and flexible leader with strong problem-solving skills and the demonstrated ability to function strategically and tactically
  • Expertise in Human Resources computerized operations and record-keeping systems
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others
  • Ability to write reports and make presentations before a large audience
  • Highly skilled in identifying and developing talent
  • Certification: GLGPA Certification required or to be earned and SHRM/HRCI Certification preferred along with required certification.
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate data for predicting, anticipating, and planning for future events impacting the organization. Includes determining strategic and tactical decisions at the highest organizational levels of authority and responsibility.
  • Ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels. Requires the ability to apply principles of negotiation. Performs such in formal situations within the context of legal guidelines
  • Ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive, and/or design data and information as applicable.
  • Ability to perform calculations for essential job functions.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to implement both intellectual and practical relationships; involves responsibility for consideration and analysis of complex organizational problems of major conceptual functions.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.



The work is sedentary work. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or light physical effort that includes some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight. Work is typically performed at a desk with intermittent periods of standing or walking. This position occasionally requires the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals.


Tasks require the ability to perform sedentary to light work. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate cues or signals. Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions primarily in an office setting.  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform this job.


Work is typically performed in an office environment.

The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application. Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at or visit 1114 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs, GA 30127 between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm M-F to receive an application.

Please submit letter of interest and resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

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