Human Resources Director

County of Ingham, MI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other Department Head/Director
  • Salary: $77,197 - $92,658.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 280,895
  • Website:
  • Where: Ste 2102n5303 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Feb 5 2018




General Summary:
Reporting to the County Controller/Administrator, this position plans, organizes and directs the activities and staff of the Human Resources Department including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, labor relations, employee services, unemployment claims, FMLA and conflict resolution. Develops and interprets County policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison between departments, the Controller/Administrator and the public regarding personnel policies, procedures and administration. Serves as Human Resources representative on various internal and external committees.

Essential Functions:
1. Develops long range strategies and plans for recruitment, orientation and training of County employees to ensure the County is able to attract and retain, reward and motivate a qualified workforce with the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of the County.

2. Serves as the County’s EEOC representative maintaining documentation, ensuring compliance, and working with the County Attorney, responds to allegations. Conducts internal investigations and produces summary reports of findings.

3. Administers the classification and compensation program for the County including an equitable job evaluation plan, a competitive wage and salary structure, and sound pay practices.

4. As a representative of the Controller/Administrator and in conjunction with the County Attorney, participates in the labor negotiations. Directs the implementation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.

5. Oversees the maintenance of the County payroll systems, including all personnel action requests (PAR).

6. Responsible for updating and administering the employee retirement plans through Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS), including division changes and employee requests for service.

7. Coordinates and facilitates the Health Care Coalition for discussion and development of health care plans and premium structures. May include the development of RFP’s for consultants and third party administration services.

8. Administers the unemployment compensation program as required by State law. In conjunction with the County Attorney, represents the County in hearings related to contested claims.

9. Directs the administration of the County’s FMLA and ADA policies. Supplies support, advice and guidance concerning appropriate execution of FMLA and ADA regulations.

10. In conjunction with the County Attorney, prepares and presents the County position in arbitration cases.

11. Reviews and analyzes pending labor legislation as it affects County government and makes recommendations to the Controller/Administrator and appropriate Committees.

12. Provides support to departments for conflict resolution and disciplinary action. Helps facilitate the resolution process between supervisors and employees. Provides guidance and input for disciplinary actions as requested. Handles employee grievances at the Director’s step of the collective bargaining agreements.

13. Develops and administers County personnel policies. Informs and advises the Controller/Administrator on personnel management activities. Acts as liaison between departments and the public regarding personnel policies, procedures, administration and problems.

14. Serves as the Human Resources representative on various internal and external committees including, but not limited to, Deferred Compensation Plan Committee, Department of Civil Rights matters, ADA Coordinator, EOC meetings, County Services Committee, etc.

Other Functions:
Performs other duties as assigned

(The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.)

Employment Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor Degree is required. A preference for studies in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business or Public Administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is required. Some experience with labor relations is required.

Other Requirements: None

(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.)

Physical Requirements:
 This position requires the ability to sit, stand, traverse, lift, carry, push, pull, reach, grasp, handle, pinch, type, endure repetitive movements of the wrists, hands or fingers.
 This position’s physical requirements require continuous stamina (more than 50%) in sitting, reaching, handling, typing and enduring repetitive movement of the wrists, hands or fingers.
This position’s physical requirements require regular stamina (21-50% of the time) in traversing, carrying and grasping. This position’s physical requirements require little to no stamina (less than 5%) in standing, lifting, pushing and pulling.
 This position performs light work requiring the ability to exert 20 pounds or less of force in the physical requirements above.
 This position primarily requires close visual acuity to perform tasks within arm’s reach such as: viewing a computer screen, using measurement devices, inspecting and assembling parts, etc.
 This position requires the ability to communicate and respond to inquiries both in person and over the phone.
 This position requires the ability to operate a PC/laptop and to enter & retrieve information from a computer.
 This position requires regular attendance and punctuality.
 This position requires the ability to handle varying and often high levels of stress.

(This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)

Working Conditions:
 The work environment is a typical office setting where sensory experience includes uniform temperatures, conversational noise and everyday office activities.
 Occasionally, travel to other sites is required and exposure to unusual elements such as inclement weather, smoke, unpleasant odors, loud noises and extreme temperatures rises.

Updated February 2018
June 2011
MCF 13