Under general guidance of the Human Resources Director, performs managerial and professional administrative duties. Assists the Human Resources Director in planning, managing, and overseeing duties and functions of the Human Resources Office.
Example of Duties
Performs the duties of the Human Resources Director in his/her absence. Exercises leadership in helping manage the administration of the Human Resources (HR) Office including supervising employees and overseeing the activities of assigned HR functions. Represents the County at various meetings, and represents the Human Resources Office at meetings as assigned or in the absence of the Human Resources Director.
Assists in supervising, developing, coordinating and directing various HR activities and programs including, but not limited to: recruitment, selection, training, compensation, position classification, employee relations, payroll, benefits, performance evaluation, performance management, employee records management and other related functions. Supervises the work of staff; hires and trains employees; assigns and monitors work; approves leave requests; evaluates performance in compliance with County policies, procedures and practices.
Assists in administering the County compensation plan that includes salaries, performance pay, leave, insurance, retirement, and other benefits; assists in administering the County classification plan and grade allocation system. Conducts salary survey and recommends and helps determine pay ranges within classifications; documents and justifies classification recommendations; reviews recommended salary actions for compliance with management policies and procedures; ensures salary recommendations are properly justified.
Supervises and/or performs job analysis on new and existing positions; reviews class specifications; applies sound classification principles to ensure that all new positions are classified accurately; supervises and conducts job audits and field investigations to maintain an equitable system for administering salary increases, promotions, and advancements among employees.
Advises and assists Administrative Officers on annual budget requests regarding staffing needs; prepares and presents recommendations to budget committee.
Advises Administrative Officers and supervisors on personnel matters, and makes recommendations regarding policies, procedures, performance, and discipline. Consults with employees on personnel matters, grievances, and other complaints. Makes recommendations, drafts, reviews, and updates County policies and procedures to ensure compliance with employment laws and other components of human resources administration related to fair employment practices; interprets and enforces County policies and procedures.
Supervises the recruitment of merit and non-merit positions including development of merit hiring registers, screening applications, and rating experience and education qualifications according to class specifications; determines selection procedures; trains employees and selection board members on correct procedures and appropriate federal and state laws.
May also complete the following: Receives, screens, and defines complaints of employment discrimination; conducts administrative investigations; examines facts in evaluating information and documentation from a variety of sources. Prepares reports of investigation findings and conclusions.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in human resources management, business management, public administration, or a closely related field, plus five (5) years of full-time experience performing HR management and administrative duties, including at least one year in a supervisory position. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preference for professional compensation and classification experience. Preference may be given for related experience in local government.
Furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel; employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).
Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Through knowledge of: HR administration; compensation and classification principles and practices; salary survey techniques and practices; best practices in recruiting and selection; federal and state employment laws, rules and regulations; computerized information systems; technical writing; and employee relations issues.
Skill in: composing documents; analytical problem solving; operating all applicable computer hardware and software programs.
Ability to: identify and solve simple and complex problems; work effectively under pressure; present group training; explain County policies and procedures to others; work with detail and maintain a high degree of accuracy; conduct effective personal interviews; coordinate multiple tasks efficiently; work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail; follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with staff, employees in other departments, other agencies, and the general public; communicate effectively (verbally and in writing).
Light physical effort. Comfortable working conditions in an office environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking.
Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
On occasion, work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
May require travel between office and meeting locations.
Exposure to stress as a result of human behavior and job requirements.