Closing Date: Open until filled.Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Description: Director of Human Resources
Department of Human Resources
This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not re-apply.
Charles County Government, located in Southern Maryland, is seeking a seasoned executive to lead the Department of Human Resources. Charles County Government employs over 600 full time employees, including a human resources staff of eight. The County is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, decisive, proven leader to serve County employees as the Director of Human Resources (HR). Charles County Government is committed to employing a highly qualified, diverse, motivated workforce.
The Director of HR directs and coordinates HR programs including employment, classification and pay, benefits administration, employee relations, and training; interprets and explains HR policies and procedures, benefits, and programs to staff, senior management, and the Board of County Commissioners; and serves as point of contact for Department Heads, County Commissioners, County Administrator, and the County Attorney on HR-related issues. The Director will serve as County EEOC Coordinator; and achieve the goals and objectives set forth by the County Commissioners. This is a working manager position, completing a wide variety of projects, serving on two pension plan committees and an OPEB committee, and facilitating work groups. The Director manages personnel and resources to accomplish goals and objectives while successfully developing and motivating employees. This includes preparing and monitoring the department budget; providing constructive feedback to staff; working with confidential and sensitive information; and assisting both internal and external customers. Work includes ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local human resources laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines, as well as providing technical assistance and guidance to County departments on HR issues.
The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of: the principles, practices, and concepts of HR management; all Federal and State HR laws; administrative practices and procedures as applied to the operations of an HR department; and management principles and practices as applied to budgeting, personnel, purchasing, and related operations. The Director of HR will have the ability to: plan, organize, and direct HR functions of Charles County Government; provide appropriate HR advice to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and County staff; establish and maintain effective, constructive working relationships with others; and maintain a professional, respectful workforce. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, and superb organization and time management skills. The Director must maintain a positive, respectful attitude and will act as a positive role model within and outside the County. This position requires a Bachelor?s degree in human resource management or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in HR that included work as a supervisor in two or more areas of HR administration. SPHR strongly preferred.
This is an appointed position, reporting to the County Administrator, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. Starting salary range: $95,054 to $152,507. Starting salary based on qualifications. Qualified candidates interested in applying for this position must complete a Charles County Government Application for Employment and include a cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled; for best consideration, please apply by November 7, 2014.
Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application, cover letter, and resume to be considered for this position. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
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