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Welcome to King George County! Thank you for your interest in employment with us.  The Department of Human Resources is committed to providing services that support County's leadership and employees, enabling them to achieve their goals and the mission of King George County.  We strive to promote excellence, equity, diversity, and support a high quality of work life for staff and faculty.  We provide a positive HR service experience for applicants, employees, and retirees and collaborate with departments to recruit, develop, support, and retain diverse and talented employees who are the key to King George's reputation and success. 

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Director of Human Resources

Closes On: July 31, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Human Resources
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $76,926.97 - $126,929.49
Status: Until Filled
Details: Applications Reviewed As Received
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Job Description

King George County is seeking a dynamic, people-focused, visionary leader to be the next Director of Human Resources.  This is a key executive level position that has broad, independent responsibility for directing, coordinating, and advising on all human resources programs and services.  

The Director of Human Resources plays a critical leadership role in the County organization and must be a collaborative and creative problem solver. The Director will partner with County leaders, Constitutional Officers, Department of Social Services, Boards, Benefit Vendors and County Staff.  Areas of responsibility include benefit program management, classification and compensation, employee relations, strategic planning, training and development, recruitment, policy development and interpretation.  

General Description:  This is an executive level professional position.  The incumbent is directly responsible for providing strategic leadership, management and direction of the human resources functions, including but not limited to recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee training and development, employee benefits, health and wellness programs, Personnel and Payroll changes, employee relations, worker’s compensation, unemployment, and workplace investigations.  Functions ensure County compliance with all employment laws, rules and regulations at the federal, state and local levels. 

Organization:  The Director of Human Resources reports to the County Administrator and oversees a staff of three employees.  

Job Responsibilities

Planning, managing, supervising and coordinating the County's human resource and personnel process, system and staff; ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; overseeing the preparation and maintenance of personnel records and files. Oversees the human resource program including classification and pay, employee relations, recruitment and selection, safety, performance appraisal, payroll and benefits administration.

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Provides work direction and guidance to HR staff.
  • Develops and directs the HR Department’s annual budget.
  • Ensures an effective employee communication strategy.
  • Provides the process for recruiting, selecting and retaining qualified staff.  Participates in the recruitment of senior level positions.
  • Develops and implements strategic plans describing how the department will function in the future and manages the change process to effectively and efficiently implement the plans.
  • Initiates the development, implementation, revision/update and interpretation of personnel policies and procedures, and presents new and updated policies to the County Administrator and /or Board of Supervisors for approval.
  • Oversees all employee relations activities, including terminations and investigations.
  • Directs the administration of the position classification and compensation plans to ensure proper internal relationships as well as consistency with the local and regional labor market.
  • Participates in the County-wide budgeting process, and implements any staffing deployment strategies.
  • Partners with department heads to ensure HR programs and services are aligned with individual and collective needs.
  • Oversees the review of all personnel changes, such as pay for performance and position changes.
  • Works closely with benefit carriers to ensure plan designs and benefit programs meet the needs of the workforce.
  • Oversees the development and delivery of supervisory and employee training and staff development.
  • Manages and participates in the development of employee health initiatives.
  • Provides for the maintenance of all official personnel files and documents for County employees.
  • Conducts special research and survey projects.  Performs related work as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources administration, classification and compensation, benefit management and administration, organization development, and of Federal/State employment laws.  Ability to develop and balance budgets and workforce challenges. Sound judgement and critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve and make sound decisions.  Ability to maintain quality, integrity and equity in a collaborative environment. Ability to develop and implement strategies and present and discuss the results in written and/or oral form. Must have the skill and ability to work in multiple program areas simultaneously, to deal effectively with people at all levels, and to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.  Ability to meet deadlines during varying workload periods. Working knowledge of automated systems and the ability to learn new programs as technology advances. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to supervise/consult/advise on a subordinate and supervisory level, and develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.

Physical Requirements

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.


A.  Hazards - None known

B.  Environment - Office 

C.  Field - Travel may be necessary in order to perform essential functions.

D.  Physical Effort - Minimal

E.  Exempt - No Compensatory Leave Accrual

Additional Information


Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in any field related to Human Resources or Public Administration with at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources administration, five (5) years of which must have been in a supervisory or managerial position; advanced degree and/or certification in Human Resources field preferred (see below); experience working in local government preferred; – OR – Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. 


  • Certifications through IPMA-HR, SHRM and/or HRCI
  • Experience in local government human resources
  • Master’s Degree


  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting 
  • Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver’s License
  • Twelve-month probationary period
  • Work beyond normal schedule