Are you an experienced Human Resources professional who desires to make a difference in the community where you live and support those who protect it?
Douglas County is hiring a Senior Human Resources Generalist responsible for leading and coordinating a variety of human resource functions in the areas of employee relations, training, employee development, recruiting/staffing, performance management, policy and procedure interpretation and implementation, compensation, and legal compliance. This position will primarily perform these duties for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in support of the needs of law enforcement personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.)
A senior-level, broad-based working knowledge of all essential duties is required. Sr. Generalists will be expected to provide guidance in all disciplines of HR to various Elected Offices and Departments. Typically, Sr. Generalists will be partnered with specific areas in order to develop stronger relationships with various areas of the County. However, nothing precludes changing these partner assignments based on operational needs and staffing. Specifically, this position will be partnered with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for daily support and guidance.
Legal Compliance: Attends training, reviews professional journals and maintains contacts with legal professionals in order to enhance and maintain knowledge of employment law trends and developments. Ensures compliance with changes in statutes, regulations, and case law affecting the discipline of Human Resource. In depth understanding of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) (and other applicable LOA’s – i.e., Military). Functions in a consultative role to management and employees related to policy interpretation, federal/state and local employment law. Works collaboratively with County Attorney for assistance, counsel, and research needs.
Employee Relations: May conduct standard level investigations concerning alleged employee violations of laws and/or Sheriff’s Office policies. Prepares comprehensive reports summarizing investigations and findings. May make recommendations to Sheriff’s Office staff related to appropriate resolution (including non-termination disciplinary action) in dealing with complaints, policy violations, and performance concerns. Assists in preparing information for unemployment hearings in conjunction with Internal Affairs and the County Attorney’s Office. Assists in the development and communication of the personnel related
policies within the Sheriff’s Office. Answers general HR related inquiries from employees and management (i.e., policy interpretation and coaching). Engages in the interactive process for ADA accommodation requests, makes recommendations and prepares formal letters as appropriate to document outcomes.
Compensation: Acts as internal consultant to the Sheriff’s Office on compensation, job classification and policy interpretation. Advises employees and supervisors on compensation related matters. Determines FLSA exemptions for positions and support departments with FLSA questions and compliance. Collects and analyzes wage-related information and surveys for compensation projects. Performs job audits, writes job descriptions, and conducts job analyses to determine placement and pay structures.
Training and Organizational Development: Develops strong working knowledge of all HRIS related products. Develops and delivers HR related training and facilitation services. Conducts employee and supervisory training in areas such as recruiting, interviewing, hiring, discipline, performance management, and employment law.
Recruitment: Working closely with County HR and the Hiring Unit within the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, develops, implements, and provides on-going oversight of all aspects of recruitment, interviewing, sourcing candidates, advertising strategies, policies, and associated training. Evaluates recruitment and selection procedures; develops alternative procedures as appropriate. Researches, analyzes, and recommends methods and procedures for the development and validation of selection instruments to include online testing applications. Monitors applicant tracking system and provides support to hiring managers. Conducts exit interviews, gathers feedback, and analyzes for trends or concerns related to turnover.
LOA / Modified Duty Administration: Meets with employees regarding leaves of absence, including FMLA, Personal Leave, Military Leave, and Non-FMLA Medical Leaves. Coordinates appropriate submittal of required documents and notifications in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinates modified duty with the employee and the Division Captain or proper manager. Interfaces with Payroll and Risk Management to ensure LOAs are appropriately tracked and recorded. Coordinates with County HR in the administration of Short-Term Disability, Sick Bank, and Medical Leave Status benefits to include compliance, reporting, and timesheet tracking components.
Miscellaneous: Identifies, researches, and evaluates human resource related programs used by other public and private sector employers for adoption by the County. Performs special studies and projects as assigned and required. Participates in HR events/projects such as Open Enrollment, Wellness Program, and other initiatives related to HR activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business or related field.
Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources.
Law enforcement experience highly desired.
Public sector experience a plus.
Professional HR certification preferred.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS:
Professional HR certification (SHRM or SPHR) strongly preferred.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check including fingerprinting through a national database.