Human Resources Director

Amador County

Under the direction of the County Administrative Officer, plans, organizes and directs the County's human resources services in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee discipline and counseling, labor relations including collective bargaining, organizational and employee development, personnel policy development and administration, benefits, legal compliance and risk management including safety, liability and workers compensation; provides expert professional assistance to the Board of Supervisors and County management staff in areas of responsibility; and performs related work as required.  May act as the County’s Public Information Officer as needed. 

This is a specialized single position classification within the Management Unit which provides personnel and administrative support for the County Administrative Officer.
County Administrative Officer 

Directs and evaluates the County's personnel administration activities including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits, employee discipline and counseling, labor relations, organizational and employee development, and risk management.
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for human resources administration within the County.
Directs the preparation and administration of the budgets for the Human Resources and Risk Management Departments.
Confers with and provides professional assistance to members of County departments on personnel administration matters.
Advises the County Administrative Officer and Board of Supervisors on a broad range of issues.
Represents the County in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, professional, business and community organizations, and the public.
Directs the selection, evaluation, training and development of department staff.
Directs and reviews the work of contract consultants providing assistance to staff.
Conducts or directs analytical studies of personnel activities, and develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations.
Monitors legal, legislative and other developments related to personnel matters, evaluates their impact upon County operations, and recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements.
May serve as Chief Negotiator during collective bargaining.
Participates in collective bargaining and meets with bargaining unit representatives.
Participates in development and implementation of organizational development programs including team building, training and coaching programs.
Directs the County’s risk management program including safety, liability and workers compensation.
Composes and distributes press releases or other informational material as needed to employees, members of the public or various media outlets

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
Must be willing to attend meetings outside of regular work hours.
Work is performed both in an office and occasionally outside; continuous contact with staff and the public.
Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and methods of human resources management in the public sector
Principles, practices and theories of organizational development.
Principles, practices and theories of compensation, benefit and risk management.
Principles, practices and methods of leadership, teambuilding, coaching, supervision, and management.
Goal setting, program and budget development and implementation.
Federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting human resources management.
Local government organizations and procedures.
Computer applications related to the work.

Skill in:

Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating personnel management activities.
Selecting, training, motivating and evaluating assigned staff.
Developing, implementing, and interpreting goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards.
Analyzing complex problems, evaluating alternatives, and making sound recommendations related to personnel administration including union/employee relations.
Preparing, verifying, analyzing and reconciling complex reports, and recommendations.
Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Representing the County effectively in meetings with others.
Preparing clear, concise, and competent reports and other written materials.

Education and Experience:Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in personnel administration in the public and or private sector which has included at least two years at a supervisory or management level.  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or personnel administration or closely related field is desirable. 
Licenses and Certificates:Possession of a valid California driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Other Requirements:This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.