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Human Resource Director

Human Resource Director General Purpose: Under policy direction from the City Ma

2019-09-20 2020
City of Fort Meade
Position: HR Director Salary: $50,000-60,000 per year Type: Full Time Location: Fort Meade, FL
General Purpose:
Under policy direction from the City Manager. Plans, organizes and directs the functions and operations of the Human
Resources Department that include recruitment and compensation, benefits, pension plans, performance appraisal,
safety, and risk management functions. Individual in this class is expected to exercise considerable judgment in
administering these functions and must be able to adapt to varying conditions and priorities.
Essential Functions:
Provides administration for all human resources functions.
Supervises subordinate personnel. Recommends recruitment, hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions in concert with
Department Director.
Oversees workers compensation, general, automobile and property insurance and liability coverages in concert with
Reports all accidents, injuries, and property damage claims.
Administers employee benefits programs, interprets policy, negotiates contracts for insurance procurements and consults
with carriers to resolve issues and initiate appropriate changes to coverage levels as may be needed.
Conducts new employee orientation sessions and completes set up in payroll program. Serves as backup for payroll
Inputs and updates all employee data, garnishments, compensation and benefit information.
Safeguards all personnel files and records.
Coordinates employee appraisal system with Department Directors.
Investigates and resolves employee concerns; recommends either solutions or courses of action to resolve the matter.
Prepares, analyzes and summarizes reports for the purpose of maintaining compliance with federal and state laws and
regulations and for evaluating performance of programs. Assesses training and development needs of the City. Attends
various City, County, State and Federal meetings, conferences and hearings to stay abreast of regulations in the field of
human resources.
Confers with outside Labor Counsel, as directed.
Exercises consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with employees, professionals, and the general public.
Conducts research, procedural and administrative studies and prepares reports.
Maintains the Personnel Policy Manual. Promotes professional working relationships between the departments. Maintains
current knowledge of trends and developments in human resources regulatory practices, and facilitates compliance with
and application of such to City policy and procedure as appropriate. Administers the City’s classification and
compensation system. Prepares annual Human Resources department budget request.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing ; prepares presentations on a variety of subject-matter to
employees, elected officials, and the public.
Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of practices, and techniques relating to Human Resources.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local law, codes, and regulations governing the field of Human Resources and
Labor Standards.
Knowledge of computer, office equipment, and automated systems necessary to support departmental functions.
Knowledge of personnel management concepts and record keeping systems.
Knowledge of employee appraisal and career development programs.
Ability to develop clear, concise, and comprehensive technical reports, correspondences and other written materials.
Ability to exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Commission, City employees, and the public.
Ability to perform public speaking.
Ability to resolve personnel issues.
Training and Experience:
Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration,
Communications, or a related field.
Requires five or more years of progressively responsible human resources experience, including three or more years in a
supervisory capacity.
Familiarity with state and/or local government human resources field is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience may be considered.
Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements:
A valid Florida driver’s license at date of hire.
At least one nationally recognized HR Certification preferred: e.g., Professional in HR (PHR), Senior Professional in HR
(SPHR), Certifications in Compensation and/or Benefits or Labor Relations, or Certification through the International Public
Management Association (IPMA).
Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience and will range from $50,000 to $60,000.
Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stand; talk and hear; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl; and lift or move up to 15 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning;
observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant
interruptions; interact with City staff and other organizations; and frequently deal with dissatisfied or quarrelsome
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee regularly works in an office environment.


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