Guilford County Schools
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Human Resources Director
at Guilford County Schools
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Performs administrative and managerial work directing personnel programs and activities for County employees.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for planning, modifying, administering a human resource management program for county employees and departments. Emphasis is placed on policy and program development, communication and implementation, while professional and support staff maintains records and monitor day to day and long range activities in areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, classification and compensation, employee relations, benefits, training and organizational development, and records administration.
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- Examples of Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Tasks
- Supervises and directs the work of professional and support staff in a variety of activities.
- Coordinates with and advise other department directors and personnel to assure adherence to policies and the timely completion of paperwork and projects.
- Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews recommendations with management.
- Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; makes formal recommendations/modifications as appropriate.
- Appears before the Board of County Commissioners to explain proposed regulations, policies, or programs, and to present information on proposed programs, benefits, or other changes.
- Monitors, personally or through staff, compliance with policies or legal requirements; resolves work or policy problem and interprets policies to subordinates, other departments, and the public.
- Researches human resource trends and recommends new or revised programs, emphasis, or procedures.
- Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of Human Resource and management principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to the administration of staffing resources and planning, position management, organizational development, policy development, policy development and administration, employee relations, and related human resource management functions and services.
- Considerable knowledge of the organization, functions, and programs of county government.
- General knowledge of administrative, managerial, and supervisory practices and techniques involved in directing human resource management programs and services.
- Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership, and to manage, direct, and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional, technical and support personnel.
- Ability to supervise the planning, development, and establishment of new, modified, and/or improved human resource programs, services, and activities.
- Ability to work with a variety of officials at different levels of government, and at different physical locations.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including department directors, managers, supervisors, and employees.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to effectively maintain audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others.
- Ability to maintain mental capacity which permits; making sound decisions and using good judgment, flexibly changing from one project to the next with ease, evaluating various courses of action and choosing the most appropriate one, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, and managing diverse interest.
- Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following; sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment, including computers and motor vehicles.
- Typical Qualifications
Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, or Business Administration or closely related field and five years experience in public personnel administration or private sector management level employment work experience in Human Resources, of which three years must be in a supervisory role;
OR, graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, or Business Administration or closely related field and seven years experience in public personnel administration or private sector management level employment work experience in Human Resource, of which three years must be in a supervisory role.
SPHR, PHR, IPMA-CP, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP certification or be willing to obtain certification upon hire.
- Supplemental Information
This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job description with physical abilities checklist which can be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.