Human Resources Director

Sheboygan County
Job Description
Department: Human Resources
Annual Salary Range: $85,645 - $140,117
Responsible for the overall Human Resources policies and programs relative to employment, labor relations, compensation, succession planning, training, employee benefits and services, safety and wellness, affirmative action, including compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. 
Manages the daily operations of the Human Resources Department. Serves as County’s spokesperson for negotiating labor contracts and wage increases, along with developing the County’s labor relations strategy for negotiations and arbitration’s.  Conducts survey’s, compiles data for wages and settlements to insure settlements are within established parameters and positions are properly placed utilizing benchmark positions. Composes, edits, implements and provides interpretation of policies and procedures and contractual language.  Advises management team regarding discipline and internal investigations.  Assists and guides department heads and the Human Resources Committee in all grievance handling and disciplinary matters along with the presentation of grievance issues.  Serves as spokesperson for the County in grievance meetings and interest arbitration hearings.  Works in conjunction with Corporation Counsel to ensure up to date Human Resources related ordinances. Maintains the County’s performance management program, performance appraisals and tracking. Develops, administers, and coordinates the County compensation programs for non-bargaining employees. Recommends changes or modifications as necessary to provide equitable and competitive pay and benefit programs. Evaluates positions for proper placement within the County’s compensation plan. Conducts research into Human Resources programs and activities; recommends changes or innovations where desirable. Advises the County Administrator, appropriate committees, department heads, and supervisors on departmental organizations or re-organizations.  Coordinates and supervises recruitment and hiring efforts for all County positions in cooperation with the department heads, management, and Human Resources staff. Develops programs, policies, procedures, and controls regarding employment; analyzes staffing needs, turnover, and other Human Resources statistics. Administer and oversee employee fringe benefit programs, including health, dental, life, long and short term disability insurance programs, Section 125, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, Wisconsin Retirement Program and all other employee benefit programs of the County.  Insures compliance with budgetary allocations. Oversees selection of Third Party Administrator for workers compensation insurance.  Develops contract and monitors performance to insure compliance with contractual responsibilities. Plans, organizes and implements Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action compliance.  Functions as County Affirmative Action Officer, 504 Coordinator and Minority Business Enterprise Coordinator.  Responsible for compliance with American with Disability Act Guidelines.  Prepares and submits County’s Affirmative Action Plan. Oversees the County wide safety planning, wellness Committee and annual training.  Encourages and promotes employee recognition programs. Supervises the Employee Assistance Program; researches and evaluates vendors and cost, recommends program/vendor implementation. Serves as the County’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Officer.  Prepares and administers the departmental annual operating budget. Establishes and maintains a strong working relationship with other County Department Heads and Human Resources organizations for exchange of information and data. Ensures strong and effective Human Resources internal communications with all employees.  Develops, coordinates, implements and delivers the County wide professional development training programs; research needs, select topics and trainers and schedules programs. Develops and maintains a high level succession plan for county leadership positions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations or related field.  Ten or more years of experience in Human Resources Management, with five of those years in a supervisory capacity or any combination of education and work experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.  Previous government experience preferred. Extensive knowledge of labor relations, drafting and interpreting language, affirmative action programs, employee benefit programs, labor law and law pertaining to benefit administration. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, exercise initiative and independent judgment, establish and maintain a highly effective working relationship with County Administrator, County Board Supervisors, Department Heads, staff, other employees and the public.
This position directly reports to the County Administrator.  Directly supervises the HR Manager, and indirectly the Senior HR Generalist, HR Generalists, and HR Coordinator.   
Regularly interacts with County Board members and committees, members of the general public, other governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other County department heads and employees.   
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, December 15, 2019.
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