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Human Resources Director

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$45.93 $64.30 $7,961.05 $11,145.12 $95,535.00 $133,749.00


Serves as a strategic leader to bring new ideas, innovations, and best practices to Larimer County. Ensures administration of all functions of the Human Resources Department. Develops and implements goals, objectives, and priorities for personnel policies and procedures County-wide. Plans, organizes, and administers comprehensive programs and services for County-wide recruiting and staffing, employee development, benefit administration, compensation/classification, employee relations, and payroll programs


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.   

  • Receives general supervision from the County Manager.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional, technical, and clerical staff
  • Oversee the development and administration of policies for all aspects of human resources management. Work with the County Manager, Department and Division Directors, Elected Officials, employees, and other stakeholders in ensuring that human resources polices meet the needs of the County.
  • Assist County departments in correctly administering the Larimer County policy manual and other related policies and procedures.
  • Assign, direct, and supervise activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards. Administer or make recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice to County departments in complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Through the Payroll Supervisor, direct the preparation of the County payroll and related reports; oversee the maintenance of payroll records; direct the payroll systems as necessary to comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Serve as a member of Larimer County's executive management team; review and resolve internal issues; develop and implement strategic direction for the organization; work as a collaborative business partner with County Manager, Department/Division Heads, and Elected Officials in order to support their long-term needs; and attend County meetings to represent the division before the Board of Commissioners.
  • Supervise the development and implementation of County-wide employee training programs.
  • Oversee the maintenance and security of the County's personnel files.
  • Coordinate with the Risk Manager, County Attorney, and other County Departments, Divisions, and Elected Officials in responding, obtaining, and providing information and assistance to legal challenges arising from employment law.
  • Oversee the ongoing administration of the County's wage and salary programs, including the annual review of classified and appointed employee salary and wage rates and the revision of these rates in accordance with County policy.
  • Provide practical advice, policy guidance, training, coaching, and/or direction to County staff regarding sound human resource management practices.
  • Manage the annual preparation of, and ongoing administration of, the Human Resources Department budget; administers all aspects of the Department business support operations including accounting, purchasing, information management, facilities, communication, and other support needs.
  • Direct the development, administration, and review of all employee benefit programs including self funded and outsourced programs.
  • Administer the County's self funded Insurance programs.
  • Administer the County's employment policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to employment.
  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and system administration functions for the Human Resources management systems.
  • Manage the development, administration, and review of the County's customer service improvement program, the cultural diversity program, and other activities or special purpose programs as directed by the County Manager or the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Direct the development, administration, and review of the County's New Employee Orientation, supervisory training, and other training programs as may be purchased from vendors or developed by the staff of the Human Resources Department.
  • Provide other public agencies and private not for profit organizations with professional advice and assistance on matters related to human resources administration and management on an as needed basis to proactively protect the interests of the County.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job
Knowledge, Skils, & Abilities:
  • Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to all aspects of public sector human resource management.
  • Principles, practices, and objectives as related to organizational management in a public sector program.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Leadership methods and management skills.
  • Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of ethics, integrity, and discretion.
  • Manage multiple assignments within established deadlines
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Eight years of progressive responsible experience in public personnel management, a directly related field, or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities. Five years supervising professional level staff.
  • Equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Human Resource or Business Administration, or a related field.

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