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Employment Opportunity: Human Resource Director for Emmet County

    August 7, 2017

    Emmet County – Human Resource Director

    Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Human Resource Director provides strategic and operational direction to all human resource functions for the County in areas of policy development, enforcement and evaluation; recruitment and selection; position classification and compensation; benefits; labor relations; training and development; parlance management; and human resource information systems.


    To safely, efficiently, and courteously perform all duties required, including but not limited to:

    • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws as well as internal policies and procedures.
    • Manage the County’s human resource and payroll software system.
    • Establish the department’s priorities and develop and administer the human resource budget in association with those priorities.
    • Develop, implement, administer and interpret personnel policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements; recommend new or revised policies.
    • Provide consultation and advise County Administrator on human resource functions, issues, policy and collective bargaining agreement administration.
    • Serve as or with the chief negotiator for all collective bargaining units and non-union employees group; Manage and direct labor relation activities including the development and planning of labor relation strategies, administration of labor agreements, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and resolution of contract disputes.
    • Negotiate, direct the administration and maintenance of all County benefits in compliance with statutes and internal policy and procedures.
    • Participate in employee selection, orientation, training, performance management and disciplinary actions.
    • Monitor all job descriptions and utilize wage and benefits analysis to ensure we are accurately compensating staff.
    • Establish, document and implement an exit interview process.
    • Establish processes that enable open communication to and from all staff.
    • Establish robust wellness and employee morale plans.
    • Continuously seek education to ensure the County is utilizing best practices related to all human resource aspects of County Government.
    • Create and maintain procedures manual for this position and all duties therein.



    Bachelor’s Degree in human resources management and a minimum of 5 years of progressively related experience as a Human Resource Director in county government is preferred.  Ability to learn and implement new software systems with little training, proficiency in spreadsheets, word processing and publishing software, strong analytical skills, good customer service and a positive attitude.

    Salary: $75,000 - $89,000


    How to apply:

    Submit professional profile and employment application to the Human Resources Department.  Employment applications are available online at or in the County Building Human Resources Department at 200 Division St. Petoskey, MI 49770.  The Human Resources Department is open  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Deadline: August 31, 2017


    Posted: August 1, 2017