CLOSED – Job Opening: Director of Human Resources

Job Title:                  Director of Human Resources

Reports To:             County Administrator


Position Summary:

Performs difficult professional and administrative work in the development and administration of a comprehensive human resource program; performs related work as required. Work is performed under limited supervision.


Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:

Planning, directing, organizing and developing human resources programs; administering wage and salary program; coordinating employee relations; overseeing recruitment activities; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.

(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.)

  • Plans, directs, manages and administers a comprehensive human resources program including employee relations, benefits, EEO/AA, training, performance planning, evaluation and management, classification and compensation, grievance administration and record keeping.
  • Prepares job postings and advertisements, recruits, may interview, and recommends the hiring to fill vacancies within Union County Government.
  • Plans and conducts new employee personnel orientation including explaining policies and procedures, salary structure, processing and explaining employee benefits, etc.
  • Responsible for processing employee terminations including explaining and canceling benefits and ensuring compliance with COBRA laws.
  • Responsible for the implementation and preparation of Union County Government entire payroll system.
  • Responsible for maintaining employee personnel records.
  • Responds to unemployment claims, requests for FMLA, workers comp claims, and becomes involved with grievances, arbitration cases and legal suits.
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA
  • Monitors job performance to identify potential problem areas and employee concerns.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local personnel laws/procedures.
  • Develops, interprets and implements personnel policies and procedures.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator, and other entities such as department heads/supervisors.
  • Provides analysis and interpretation of data; oversees and participates in the preparation of various reports.
  • Develops and implements strategic long and short term initiatives pertaining to the department.
  • Assesses human resources programs and functions for effectiveness; implements changes as needed.
  • Attends Board meetings serving as lead staff on human resources issues.
  • Prepares, executes and monitors departmental budget.
  • Conducts training sessions on various human resources topics.
  • Serves on various boards and committees as needed.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of public human resources administration, including wage and salary administration, training, employee relations and fringe benefits program; thorough knowledge of local government organization and administration; ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to analyze facts and prepare detailed recommendations and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates and the general public.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major course work in personnel management, public administration or related field and extensive increasingly responsible experience in personnel management.


Please send resume to acoke@unioncountyil.gov or drop off to the County Administrator at the Union County Courthouse.  You may also apply online at SmartRecruiters.com.

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