Human Resources Director

Location: Kittanning, PA
Date Posted: 04-11-2018
Overall Responsibilities:
To administer and direct the HR Department function for the County, including all areas of personnel administration, payroll, labor relations, employee benefits, safety & health, HR/Payroll and Worker’s Compensation budgets and utilization of County and departmental funds.
Duties include but are not limited to: Supervises HR department staff and operation of department. Manages payroll functions to insure compliance with regulatory requirements. Provides coaching and guidance to Payroll Technician. Oversees the preparation of quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns. Provide coaching and guidance to Employment Coordinator. Assists in evaluating qualifications for employment and makes recommendations. Coordinates drug testing program. Maintains Salary Administration through position classification, pay plans and makes required modifications; conducts position audits and makes reclassifications.  Develops or updates job descriptions. Oversees and coordinates the grievance process for employees. Actively participates in contract negotiations with bargaining units. Attends Workers Compensation/Unemployment Compensation hearings. Conducts orientation for all new staff, and/or develops orientation procedures. Administers all Employee Benefits programs and recommends to Commissioners any need for changes regarding cost and effectiveness of programs. Assists in budget preparation by providing data. Maintains accurate records. Resolves personnel-related conflicts/complaints. Coordinates discipline process with Department Heads and Elected Officials. Gathers facts/data regarding new legislation affecting personnel matters and advises staff and Commissioners of same; updates policies as required. Acts as liaison between department heads, elected officials and staff members. Oversees and resolves all labor relations issues. Develops and implements effective employee relations programs. Leads the County’s wellness program; Chairs the County of Armstrong’s “Wellness Works” committee. Develops or acquires appropriate employee training and development programs. Oversees compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations, laws, etc. (i.e., FMLA, COBRA, FLSA, ADA). Advises and assists Department Heads and Elected Officials in planning, organizing, controlling and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Leads the implementation of Health and Safety Procedures; Chairs the County of Armstrong’s Safety Committee; Develops safety and health procedures to comply with legal obligations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Management, Human Resources, Personnel Administration or related field.  Computer training required. PHR Certification desired.
5-8 years progressive experience in personnel management including supervisory experience, or any acceptable combination of experience and training.
For questions concerning this or any other position, please contact the Employment Coordinator at (724)548-3205.

The County of Armstrong is an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of its responsibility to its staff and the community it serves, we reaffirm our policy to assure fair and equal treatment in all of our employment practices, for all persons. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin, nor against any qualified individual with a disability, disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam War.
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