Gilmer County Board of Commissioners
Job Description

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, implement, and direct programs, operations, and activities of the Human Resources Department.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Process employee concerns and problems to include counseling and disciplining. Directs the interview process and assists departments in the selection of new employees; coordinates and/or conducts staff training activities.

Plans, organizes, and directs comprehensive human resource programs. Oversees human resources functions such as recruitment and selection, salary administration, benefits administration, performance appraisal, training/development, employee relations, drug-free workplace, unemployment, worker’s compensation, risk management, policy interpretation, legal compliance, reporting, record keeping, and related functions. Directs personnel engaged in administering human resources programs and policies.

Interprets, explains, applies, and ensures compliance with requirements of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all other applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, rules, regulations, and standards. Ensures compliance of human resources programs with recordkeeping, reporting, and other regulatory requirements; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; researches/reviews employment laws and legislative updates to maintain compliance and clarify issues.

Oversees training and development activities: develops training programs that effectively meet needs in the most cost-effective method; approves training programs and makes training recommendations.

Oversees development, implementation, administration, and maintenance of the human resources information system (HRIS).

Oversees maintenance of all human resources records: ensures proper maintenance of employee records, confidentiality of information, and release of records to authorized individuals in accordance with established laws/guidelines; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations.

Operates a personal computer, general office equipment, audio/visual equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ability to use multiple cloud based database programs.

Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, assisting applicants, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, compiling manuals, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.
Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, and/or 8 years previous experience in human resources at a generalist or management level to include a PHR or SHRM-CP certification.

This position has one direct report.

Employment application can be obtained at the Commissioner's Office located at 1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay, GA 30540 or downloaded at  Resumes will only be accepted as a supplement to the completed employment application.

Applications can be dropped off or filled out at the Commissioner’s Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. and can be emailed to .

Gilmer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Gilmer County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
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