Walton County Sheriff's Office - Human Resources Director

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleHuman Resources Director
SalaryBased on Experience
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of Job

The Human Resource Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization's mission and talent strategy.  The director will supervise HR personnel, handle employment relations, and analyze data to report on HR metrics for informed decision-making.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years in Human Resources, or related work experience.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification(s).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years in Human Resources, or related work experience.
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification(s).

Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures for the entire organization.
  • Supervise the work of HR personnel and provide guidance.
  • Collaborate with executives and senior leadership to align HR policies with the agency’s strategic goals.
  • Serve as the point of contact for employment relations and communicate with labor unions.
  • Provides support and guidance to HR generalists, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, exempt, and professional roles; collaborates with hiring managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Oversees employee grievances, disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Partner with legal counsel, compliance, other internal stakeholders on performance management cases, ethics inquiries and investigations, and terminations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.

Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit, stand, and bend body forward at waist. Use hands, handle, and feel. Must be able to reach with hands and arms. Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone. Must have clear vision to view computer monitor. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (talking; expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to lift up to twenty pounds; carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of records, programs and functions under charge, and mandates and regulations.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc.  Requires the ability to read, interpret, and develop policy and procedure.  Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction, and punctuation.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English, and in the various professional languages of the Sheriff’s Office, as such relates to personnel functions.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to make independent judgments; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with deadlines.  Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, Sheriff’s Office personnel, and the general public.

Work Environment: Work is generally performed in a standard office setting.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org

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