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Deputy Director, Human Resources

Augusta-Richmond County

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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, employee benefits, recruitment, employee relations, orientation, training and special work programs; and perform related administrative and professional work as required.  The position works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.  Reports to the Director of Human Resources and works with team members, the Administrator, employees, committees, attorneys, and assigned consultants to provide support.


  • Assists the Director of Human Resources in planning, coordinating, and managing the daily activities 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 the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.  Monitors changes and ensures compliance to 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 County's Internship programs.  Assists the Director of HR with the grievance program as well as other programs and services as assigned.
  • Communicates with Consolidated Government officials and administrators, appointing authorities, subordinates, third party service contractors, the public 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 products, methods, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Performs duties of Director of HR as required in his/her absence.


  • Supervises the staff unit that is responsible for the administration program and implementation of human resource policies, procedures, and benefits within the guidelines of federal and state laws and the Augusta-Richmond County Commission-Council Policy and Procedure Manual


Education:    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:  Seven (7) years of work related experience in human resource administration and/or management.

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel administration.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of job classification systems and self-funded benefit plans.
  • Proficiency in applying principles of management, negotiating, and planning.
  • Mastery of interpreting relevant federal and state laws and local ordinances governing human resource administration.
  • Expertise in computerized operations and record-keeping systems.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral 
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Strong people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others
  • Ability to write reports and make presentations before a large audience.

Certification:   SHRM/HRCI Certification preferred.


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