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invites applications for the position of:
Director of Human Resources
SALARY: $50.22 - $80.57 Hourly
$97,925.00 - $157,113.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 11/20/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
January 6, 2019
Performs human resources (HR) executive management work in directing the County's HR
programs. The work involves developing, implementing and directing recruitment and
retention, the progressive discipline process, the position classification program, the
performance management program, wage and pay program, health and welfare programs
which includes self-insured health plans and retiree health insurance, two different 401(a)
pension plans, training, customer service, tuition reimbursement and employee relations,
legal and EEOC issues and the grievance policy. This is a working manager position.
Work is performed under broad administrative direction, with the employee responsible for
determining work plans, methods and procedures and guiding departmental activities to
achieve required goals and objectives.
Plans, directs, controls and coordinates HR programs including: employment,
classification and pay, benefits administration, employee relations, and training.
Recommends, interprets, and explains HR policies and procedures, benefits, and programs
to staff, departments, Department Heads, and Commissioners.
Serves as point of contact for Department Heads, County Commissioners, County
Attorney, County Administrator, Sheriff, States Attorney, outside agencies staff and
employees on all HR related issues.
Serves as County EEOC Coordinator.
Evaluates performance in meeting program and County objectives; takes appropriate
actions to correct performance and to adjust programs to meet requirements.

Manages positions and personnel to make best use of employees; selects employees and
develops their capabilities; plans for succession of key personnel; counsels employees and
administers discipline; handles human resource matters in accordance with agency policy
and procedures.
Establishes goals and objectives for the department based on Commissioner Goals and
Objectives; approves work methods and procedures; reports on overall progress and
effectiveness of programs.
Plans and uses resources economically; develops accurate budgets and monitors
expenditures. Develops appropriate informational resources and safeguards their use.
Serves on two pension committees.
Establishes and maintains effective means of coordinating plans and schedules with other
County departments and external organizations; takes appropriate actions to maintain
effective coordination in the event of delays and other problems; ensures that unit
activities do not conflict with organizational goals.
Enhances department and County reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing
new and different requests, exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Develops plans to meet unexpected situations, new developments and changes in
programs; prepares for emergencies; understands the factors and conditions affecting
programs and recommends appropriate responses when these change.
Directs preparation of management reports; develops and presents conclusions and
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Communicates understanding and support of organization goals and programs through
actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at
all levels; maintains ties with external organizational keeps all interested and involved
parties informed of matters requiring their attention.
Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, rules, regulations and laws; stays abreast
of legal, regulatory and policy developments affecting areas of responsibility; enforces
legal and regulatory requirements impartially.
Other Duties
Performs special projects as assigned. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only
to Essential Job Functions.)
Knowledge of–
• The principles, concepts and practices of HR management as applied to the County's
HR programs.

• Knowledge of all federal and state laws relating to hiring, recruitment, retention,
employee benefits, privacy laws, retirement portabilility laws and merit
organizations, COBRA, HIPAA, FLSA, Title VII, ERISA, DOL. Sect. 125, 457 plans,
merit status.
• Administrative practices and procedures as applied to the operations of an HR
• Management principles and practices as applied to budgeting, personnel, purchasing
and related operations.
Ability to--
• Plan, organize and direct the HR functions of the County.
• Provide appropriate HR advice to the Board of County Commissioners, the County
Administrator and County staff.
• Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and act as a role model within and outside
the County.
• Ensure the timely and accurate communication of HR information to all interested
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the
• Direct the work of professional, technical and support staffs.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education,
training and experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills
may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's degree in human resources management or related field.

Ten years of progressively responsible experience in HR that included work as a supervisor
in two or more areas of HR administration.
Licenses or Certificates:
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) strongly preferred.
Special Requirements:
Maintain information confidentially
Physical Demands:
The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity, and is performed in
office surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift
and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and
use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to
speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.
Unusual Demands:
Employee is subject to work beyond the normal scheduled hours of work.
FLSA Status:
Reports to:
Appointed position that reports to and serves at the pleasure of the County Administrator.
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Recruitment Administrator, Human Resources
Revised 2/14
Grade 20
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646

Director of Human Resources Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Share two situations, work related that you are proud of, where something was
achieved based on your own personal initiative and the other where the achievement
was a result of the team getting something done that you could not have done alone.
* 2. What do you think are the most valuable traits in a good leader?
* 3. What motivates you?
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* 4. Do you find that you work better individually or collaboratively and why?