Overview

Montgomery County Government

Position Description

Job Title:

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Department:

Human Resources

Class Code:

Reports To:

Director of Human Resources

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Prepared By:

Human Resources

Prepared Date:

December 2022

*Montgomery County Government adopted the State of Tennessee’s Hybrid Retirement Plan to be effective January 1, 2017. Any new full-time employee hired on or after January 1, 2017 will be required to enroll. As a member of the Hybrid Plan, you are required to contribute at least 5% of your salary to the defined benefit portion of the Hybrid Plan. Contributions are made on a tax-deferred basis.

SUMMARY

The position is responsible for assisting with the direction and coordination of all of the Human Resources functions of Montgomery County Government in accordance with the policies and practices, the ethical and social consciences of business and society and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. This position involves administering human resources policies, programs and practices including planning, organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating, and directing. The Deputy Human Resource Director will perform duties as the Director of HR in the directors’ absence. The Deputy will coordinate a broad range of programs related to HR. Compiles, organizes and analyzes a variety of data; tracks HR metrics; creates reports; and recommends changes to policies, procedures, compensation, and/or benefit levels and maintains related records. Develop and coordinates training programs, which includes identifying training needs. Provides counsel and direction to supervisors and managers on HR issues. Interviews applicants for open positions which may include developing and reviewing interview questions, training other interviewers on appropriate and legal interview procedures, and assessing applicants’ responses to interview questions; Investigates complaints which includes interviewing employees, analyzing information, and presenting findings.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

  • Adheres to County Government Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets County Government productivity and quality standards
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties maybe assigned.

  • Plans, manages, and coordinates work activities of staff in the Human Resources Department. Assists the HR Director in the planning, development, and carrying out operations for the Department; analysis of program offerings, and assists in the development and implementation of initiatives, department goals and objectives.
  • Participate in the development of the County’s plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  • Speak informally with County personnel and attend meetings of Department Heads and Elected Officials and work units to facilitate effective interpersonal communication among participants and to ascertain human relations and work-related problems that adversely affect employee morale and productivity.
  • Provide general oversight to compliance and all associated policies and procedures including all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the County’s policies and procedures covering the privacy, access, and employee information in compliance with Federal and state laws.
  • Assist with overseeing the development of progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance and to provide programs which utilize an employee and County partnership for the short and long-range health and welfare protection of the employees.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the County.
  • Ensures compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Affirmative Action, Title VI, Title VII and all other federal, state and local mandates Works closely with County Attorney on matters that may be involve litigation relating to employment law.
  • Evaluate human relations and work-related problems and meet with Elected Official and Department Heads to determine effective remediation techniques, such as job skill training or personal intervention, to resolve human relations issues among personnel.
  • Serve as a trustee, plan administrator, and fiduciary for certain benefit programs.
  • Provide technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resources discipline.
  • Work with staff members to develop and conduct training to instruct managers, supervisors, and employees in human relations skills such as supervisory skills, conflict resolution skills, interpersonal communication skills, and effective group interaction skills.
  • Supervises staff to include; prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will manage various employees in the Human Resources department and will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned employees. This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. A post-graduate degree preferred. AND Five (5) years of senior-level Human Resources experience, preferably in a community/public agency, including two (2) years of supervisory or lead experience. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS

This position requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate computer literacy.

  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration; knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of personnel management.
  • Knowledge of the organization and operation of administrative programs.
  • Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
  • Ability to apply and adapt practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior management.
  • Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving.
  • Possess strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, HCM and other technological related programs.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Incumbent must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Incumbent must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Incumbent must possess the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Incumbent must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Incumbent must possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Professional Human Resources Certification is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb or balance. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and is not a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be assigned job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 (Section 1981) and 1964 (Title VI, VII,) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $95,695.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location