Assistant Director of Human Resources

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Job Code: PD22-65
Posted On: Wednesday, 17th November 2021
Department: Executive
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade: 29 Minimum: $78,343

Job Description:

This is an advanced ¬≠level Human Resources management staff position providing Human Resources oversight in all program areas such as recruitment, classification and compensation, employee benefits, performance evaluations, employee relations and training. This position oversees the day to day administration of Human Resources policies, programs and practices, leads the development of Human Resources goals, objectives and systems; including the Human Resources Information System (ADP to Kronos). Manages employee relations issues through interpretation of personnel policies and Collective Bargaining Agreement(s); offers recommendations and guidance to directors, supervisors or employees in dealing with a specific problem; participation in most terminations of employees. Assist in the development and implementation of HR strategies and structures that align with agency goals, application and processing of all general pay increases as approved by the Commission to include performance increments, wage adjustments, etc. Oversee the administration of all employee benefit programs (i.e. retirement, medical coverage, deferred compensation, annual and sick leave) and ensure that all benefit information is properly communicated to employees. Act as liaison between the County and other employees when questions or problems occur.  Administration and ongoing development of class specifications, recruitment and hire processes, including oversight of all recruitment activities, ensure that the HOC hire process is properly followed for all selections.

Preferred Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Four years of applicable professional experience in Human Resources administration in the public or private sector. Experience working with Human Resources Information Systems,
  • Kronos preferable.
  • One year supervisory experience.
  • Considerable knowledge in at least three of the following areas: Wage Administration, Benefits Administration, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Training.
  • Ability to organize and evaluate data, arrive at sound conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and court decisions relating to the field of Human Resources.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others.
  • Must possess excellent written & oral communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to deal with people tactfully & effectively.