Director of Human Resources

Job Description

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job description)   


The Human Resource Director works closely with senior staff to carry out the responsibilities in the following functional areas:  benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy creation and implementation, recruitment/employee retention, affirmative action and employment law compliance. This position requires a person who can relate to individuals at all levels within the organization and balance employee discretion with the mission of the organization.  

Essential Functions:

  1. HR Plans, Regulations, Policies & Procedures:
    1. Assists with the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policy and procedures manual; and maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
    2. Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to confirm EEO regulations.
    3. Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
    4. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
    5. Administers various human resource plans and procedures; and partners with employees and management to communicate various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and other government regulations.
    6. Attend training to keep up to date on HR topics.

  2. Personnel Responsibilities:
    1. Maintains company organization charts.
    2. Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as well as record retention management as dictated by governing agencies.
    3. Works with department leadership to develop, plan and assist with the recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, students and temporary employees to include the following responsibilities:  engaging with regional universities, professional organizations and others to develop candidate pool; writing and placing advertisements using traditional media as well as on-line; narrowing applicant pool prior to interviews; assisting in the creation of interview questions and the interview team.
    4. Notifies new hire, conducts new employee orientations, and completes state new hire report.
    5. Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans; performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees; organizes and manages annual open enrollment communications and election process.  Maintains and distributes list of new and cancelled employees under each benefit plan and communicates changes to payroll team.
    6. Works with the Financial Department to administer the compensation program; updates, monitors and maintains eligible salary adjustments based on policy and procedure manual; and communicates changes to payroll team.
    7. Monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary; distributes and monitors employee evaluations and ensures they are done in a timely manner; maintains and coordinates employee recognition program.
    8. Assists department supervisors and managers with employee relations counseling; responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints; harassment allegations and civil rights complaints.
    9. Coaches, counsels and guides department supervisors and managers before their execution of employee disciplinary actions; tracks all employee disciplinary actions.
    10. Handles employee exit interviewing.

  3. Other Responsibilities:
    1. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    2. Maintains human resource information system records and complies reports from the database.


  1. Effective Communication: Written & Oral
  2. HR Expertise
  3. Relationship Management
  4. Policy and Procedure Creation
  5. Continual Improvement
  6. Critical Thinking & Evaluation
  7. Ethical Practice
  8. Cultural Awareness


Additional requirements: Must be willing to obtain SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification within 24 months of hire date.

The East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of services.

Required Skills

Required Education and Experience: 

  1. M.B.A. or M.P.A. and 1+ years HR Experience; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field and 3+ years HR Experience; or
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in any field with HR Certificate and 5+ years HR Experience; or
  4. 7+ years of HR Experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  1. M.B.A. or M.P.A. with HR Specialization/Concentration; or
  2. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential; or
  3. 10+ years of HR Experience.



Classification: Exempt

Position Classification Pay Grade: 20-22 ($55,498 - $61,188)

Reports to: Deputy Director

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Work Environment: Office Setting

Expected Hours of Work: full-time position 

Travel: Occasional travel due to remote training locations.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Frank Humber
Education Level
Full Time
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