14 days old

Director of Human Resources

Washington County Government
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

SALARY:  $81,120.00


Professional position responsible for planning, implementation, and direction of the Human Resources Department which includes supervision of the Human Resources staff. The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for management of EEOC requirements in conjunction with the County Attorney; employee classification and compensation evaluation and management; performance evaluation system management; benefits and retirement administration; labor relations; negotiations and contract administration; employee relations, development, and training; safety and risk management, Health and Wellness programs, and Workers Compensation. Direction is provided by the County Administrator.


(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  1. Collaborate with elected officials, the County Administrator, County Attorney, and Budget & Finance on a wide variety of issues dealing with County operations.
  2. Responsible to ensure that all county staff and elected officials receive training to meet and improve workplace productivity and professional standards.
  3. Direct the operation of the Human Resources Department.
  4. Review and respond to general correspondence, including preparing correspondence on vendor issues for the County Administrator and the County Commissioners.
  5. Maintain open lines of communication with all county staff, elected officials, community organizations and other stakeholders particularly as it relates to issues of Human Resources.
  6. Prepare fiscal year budget for Human Resources Department. Review requests and present recommendations to the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners on new positions, reclassifications and miscellaneous matters.
  7. Participate in County strategic planning process with primary responsibility for recommending organizational changes to the County Administrator and County Commissioners.
  8. Develop, revise and update policies, procedures, job descriptions, employee handbook and other requirements specific to Human Resources through collaboration with the County Attorney’s office.
  9. Prepare items for placement on the Board of County Commissioner’s Open and Closed Agendas and present items before the Board of County Commissioners in Open and Closed Sessions.
  10. Administer all union contracts, including review and resolution of employee grievances under the direction of the County Attorney. Support collective bargaining procedures and negotiations with bargaining units while at the same time promoting labor-management cooperation.
  11. Serve on various committees including; Retirement, Disability, coordinating committees for Request for Proposals, and others as required.
  12. Assist Directors and employees through complex performance management issues.
  13. Manage compliance related issues for all Federal and State regulations and laws pertinent to Human Resources administration. Including but not limited to: NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, FMLA, and Worker’s Compensation matters.
  14. Perform related tasks as required.



Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles and practices of public personnel administration such as the accepted methods and practices of classification and pay, testing and selection and insurance administration, Retirement and other county benefits; comprehensive knowledge of governmental organization and administration; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge and ability to bargain union contracts; ability to conduct detailed analytical evaluations and studies, and to prepare related reports and recommendations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, supervisors, associates and the general public.


Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Human Resources Management, Business Management or related field. Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.

At least 10 years’ experience as a Human Resources Manager with proven progressive leadership responsibilities. A minimum of 3 - 5 years in a Director role is required.


Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, phone and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.


Certified Human Resource Professional - PHR or SHRM-CP or ability to receive this certification within 1 year; Washington County, MD residency (or ability to meet residency requirement within six (6) months of appointment); possession of and ability to maintain a valid Maryland driver's license.

This position requires occasional travel to attend government functions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.


Posted: 2019-08-02 Expires: 2019-09-01

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Director of Human Resources

Washington County Government
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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