VACANCY – Director of Human Resources/Risk Management – Open Until Filled


Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations.

Director of Human Resources/Risk Management

General Definition of Work

Performs difficult professional and administrative work directing the county’s personnel management, and employee relations program; does related work as required.  Work is performed under general supervision.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

Planning, managing and implementing all county-wide personnel functions, overseeing, preparing and maintenance of personnel files and records; coordinating and managing policy development, managing recruitment and selection process, employee performance evaluations, employee training, and employee relations.

Plans, directs and coordinates the county’s comprehensive personnel management, employee relations, and employee benefits programs;

Provides supervision, direction, and technical advice to Human Resources staff as well as other departmental representatives;

Formulates and recommends personnel policies and ensures compliance with Federal, State and local requirements;

Analyzes possible solutions to problems and recommends course of action;

Develops, interprets, implements and enforces personnel policies and procedures;

Administers and supervises the activities of the department, pay administration, employment practices, and training; Assists and advises the County Manager and management officials on personnel related matters;

Supervises the county-wide recruitment and selection process to ensure compliance with applicable policies and laws; Directs the processing and maintenance of personnel records and files and confidential personnel information;

Manage identification and assessment of risks impacting departments;

Maintain and disseminate up to date knowledge of all OSHA standards and regulations;

Review and select insurance brokers and carriers for competitive quotation purposes;

Oversee and monitor workers’ compensation and general liability claims for county;

Analyze quarterly loss reports for loss frequency and execute measures to mitigate via safety program;

Oversee annual insurance renewal processes;

Performs related tasks as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles and practices of public personnel administration such as the accepted methods and practices of classification and pay and benefit administration; comprehensive knowledge of the county governmental activities, policies and procedures; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, associates and the general public; ability to conduct detailed analytical evaluations and studies to prepare related reports and recommendations; ability to maintain the confidentiality of personnel information and files for employees and applicants.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university; with major course work in human resources management, organizational psychology, business or public administration or related field and five years of professional experience in personnel management.


Physical Requirements

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently on constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, 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, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.


Special Requirements


Annual Salary Range:

$56,934.00 – $72,590.00

Application Deadline:

Open until filled (first review will be July 30th)

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety and sign.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.


Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:

Hertford County

Attn: Loria D. Williams, Hertford County Manager

115 Justice Drive, Suite 1

Winton, NC 27986

Phone: (252) 358-7805

Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)   


Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA.

Posted in Employment Opportunities, Public Notices.