Chief Human Resources Officer

Organization: Jefferson County, Alabama
Salary: A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided.
Close Date: First review of applications will be on November 4, 2022

Job Description:

Jefferson County provides vital services to its residents through approximately 1,600 employees across twenty-nine departments with responsibilities and duties to include construction of roads and bridges, keeping waterways clean, collecting, and distributing taxes, plus more. This diverse group of employees utilizes their knowledge, skills, and abilities by working together to provide quality and effective public services to County residents to ensure needs are met. Jefferson County contributes to and strengthens the quality of life to its residents.

The County Commission is the governing body of Jefferson County. The Commission is comprised of five elected Commissioners who serve four-year terms. The Commissioners set policy and appoint the County Manager. The County Manager, as the Chief Executive Officer, manages the daily operations, activities, and programs of the County government.

Under the direction of the Deputy County Manager, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) leads a department of forty-nine full time employees with a budget of $6 million. The CHRO is responsible for providing high quality integrated services that support County departments, employees and potential employees and does so in a manner that promotes a strong customer service orientation. In addition, the CHRO provides executive level support to the County Manager on a wide variety of matters.

The Human Resources team is responsible for matching the right candidates to the right job and is also responsible for Jefferson County benefits administration, payroll, personnel actions, learning and organizational development, and compliance with relevant employment laws and guidelines.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience: The following factors of education and experience have been identified as ideal attributes for the CHRO to possess in order to function effectively and achieve a high level of success in the position. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

A Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Labor/Industrial Relations, Business or Public Administration, Organizational Psychology, Strategic Management, Organizational Development or a closely related filed is required, with a Master's Degree preferred.

Must possess strong leadership and management skills and have a at least five years of progressively responsible senior management experience in human resources, public administration, or general executive management in an organization of similar size and complexity.

Must be a seasoned Human Resources Executive who can demonstrate thorough knowledge of current practices, "best practices" trends, systems and tools used in Human Resources administration in all functional areas, employee wellness and benefits, recruiting, employee selection, HRIS, employee and organizational development.

Will have expert knowledge of and possess the ability to interpret and apply complex federal, state, and local regulations to assure conformance with the law and current human resources practices.

Understands and is sensitive to the complexities and precedent-setting nature of decision making in a public environment.

Skilled at preparing effective written and oral presentations to all levels of officials and employees in the organization.

Must be experienced in and supportive of diversity in the workplace and has a successful record of equity and equal employment program design and implementation.

Will have demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership and to see the big picture as well as to conceive and develop detailed and innovative solutions to various Human Resources issues and problems.

Will have experience with assessing training needs on an organization-wide basis and developing cost-effective training programs for employees.

Will have experience in developing and managing budgets.

Will have a successful record of thinking creatively and going beyond the traditional Human Resource methods and programs.
Compensation And Benefits

The starting salary will be market competitive and commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications, experience, and professional advancement plus excellent benefits which may include capped covered relocation expenses.
Jefferson County employees enjoy reliable benefits and are offered a strong benefits package with options that truly work for all employees.

For more information about Jefferson County and this exciting opportunity contact:
Application and Selection Process

To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. Resumes will be evaluated as they arrive, and the process will move forward upon receipt of a sufficient number of well-quailed responses. A first review of resumes is scheduled for November 4, 2022. Therefore, if interested in this outstanding opportunity, please e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and salary expectations right away to:

Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross. Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

The Jefferson County Human Resources Department has tentatively scheduled a full-day Assessment Center for this position on December 7, 2022, for finalist candidates.

It is the policy of Jefferson County Commission to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including gender identity, sexual preference, and pregnancy), national origin or ancestry, genetic make-up, disability status, protected veterans' status, equal pay or any other characteristic protected by law. Jefferson County Commission is a drug-free workplace.

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