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Greene County Government is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Officer to perform difficult professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and implementing the human resources management for the County.

The Greene County Application for Employment may be downloaded from the County’s website at  Completed applications can be mailed to Kyle J. DeHaven, Greene County Manager, 229 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill, NC 28580, or emailed to

This position does not have a closing date, all previous applicants are still under consideration & do not need to reapply.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Greene County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug-Free Employer.

General Statement of Duties

Performs difficult professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and implementing human resources management for the County.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class plan organizes, develops, and implements a variety of human resource management programs designed to help the County achieve its mission and vision.  Work includes developing policies and programs, facilitating the identification and removal of barriers to productivity in the organization, and planning for the implementation of human resource management practices with management and employees.  Functions performed include policy development, compensation, employee relations, training and development, recruitment and selection, benefits management, performance evaluation programs, safety and risk management, and personnel records management. Work requires an understanding of organization development, human behavior, organizational psychology, the laws and regulations affecting the human resources management field, human resource management technology systems, considerable judgment and initiative in the development of programs and policy interpretation and application, and sound judgment in decision-making, problem-solving and maintaining confidentiality regarding personnel actions.  Work is performed under the guidance of the County Manager and is evaluated by discussion, reports, observation, and feedback from managers and employees.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Develops, plans, and implements goals and objectives, policies, and priorities of the human resources programs designed to help the organization achieve its mission; serves as adviser to the County Manager and on the leadership team for the County administration; advises elected officials on related issues.
  • Develops, implements, and administers a wide variety of personnel systems designed to hire, train, motivate and retain employees; works with management, department heads, supervisors, and employees in identifying and addressing conflict, communications barriers, or other problems that negatively impact morale and productivity; facilitates conflict resolution and problem-solving regarding issues that distract management and/or employees from a high level of motivation and productivity; assists with determining appropriate disciplinary and grievance responses; coordinates employee newsletters.
  • Develops and recommends human resources programs and policies; researches existing and new programs for alternative and innovative proposals; seeks legal advice, as necessary;  confers with department heads on policy issues and interpretation; advises employees on personnel policy and program matters.
  • Coordinates and leads in the recruitment and selection programs for the County including recruitment advertisements and applicant screening and tracking; leads in developing interview questions; participates in interviews when needed; coaches supervisors and managers in effective and legal hiring practices; maintains records and checks for adverse impact; assists with reviewing screening methods for job-relatedness, legality and effectiveness; coordinates or assists with promotional processes.
  • Administers the classification and compensation systems;  reviews requests for new positions and allocates to existing classification plan or recommends new classes within the plan structure; recommend market adjustments, performance pay amounts and/or other compensation programs and changes.
  • Conducts training needs assessments and provides or coordinates training for employees and managers; ensures appropriate supervisory skills development; develops and conducts employee orientation and other related programs; coordinates team-building in various departments or in the management team.
  •  Provides internal consultation on disciplinary actions, performance evaluation program, performance pay program, and various incentive and recognition programs; participates in determining if programs achieve objectives and are consistent with organizational vision and values.
  •  Reviews, researches, and recommend various benefits programs; coordinates open enrollment processes; coordinates worker=s compensation programs; insures cost effectiveness of structure and providers of benefits; plans and provides wellness programs.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines; maintains vigilance on court cases and legislation; researches and implements new approaches based on new laws and regulations; coordinates alcohol and substance abuse testing; coordinates HIPAA compliance.
  • Performs employee exit interviews and evaluates information for needed organizational interventions.
  • Establishes and maintains a wide variety of records; prepares interpretive reports and recommendations; supervises the maintenance of the employee data base and personnel records.


Additional Job Duties

Performs related duties as required.


Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of human resource management,  including the functional areas cited, and human behavior.
  • Considerable knowledge of the laws, principles, court cases, and regulations that apply to human resource management policies and practices in the public sector.
  • Considerable knowledge of human resource information systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including leadership, motivations, communications, discipline, performance management, coaching and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of public administration including local government structures and budgeting.
  • Some knowledge of organization development and organizational psychology.
  • Some knowledge of principles of organization and management and statistical concepts and methods.
  • Skill in problem-solving, decision making, group facilitation, public speaking, internal customer service excellence, and collaborative conflict resolution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective human resource manangement program, and to provide management with costs projections, statistical trends, program accomplishments and recommendations for implementing new programs.
  • Ability to develop long term plans and goals for the human resources programs.
  • Ability to analyze facts, programs, organizational issues, and benefits costs and make recommendations and reports in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of personnel records and discussions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other officials, department heads, employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to assess organizational climate and identify needed improvements, be innovative and creative in designing new programs, proposing policy changes, and recommending motivational and organizational development to managers.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform the basic life operational skills of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting tasks, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.


Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in human resource management, public or business administration, psychology, or related human service field and professional experience in human resource management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer masters of public administration degree.


Special Requirement

  •  Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain IPMA and/or SHRM certification if desired.
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