Director of Human Resources

Teton County   Jackson, WY   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on June 1, 2024
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Directs the operations of the Teton County Human Resources (HR) Department; provides advice and counsel to County staff and management for resolution of HR issues and interprets and administers HR policies; evaluates and reforms organizational culture in order to attract and retain a highly skilled and engaged workforce.



Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


· Directs Human Resources (HR) operations for the County; exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; provides leadership, direction, and guidance in HR strategies, policy development, and priorities; monitors changes in state and Federal regulations, standards, and legislation.

· Directs HR functions and activities, including recruitment, classification & compensation, employee benefits, employee relations, performance management, training, and employee development; evaluates HR functions, investigates complaints and sensitive issues, and ensures the quality of the services and work products. Identifies strategies to promote inter-agency collaboration, cross-functional communications, and organizational development to provide seamless service delivery and support County-wide strategic plans.

· Serves as principal advisor to the County Commissioners and County Administrator on HR issues; compiles, evaluates, and analyzes information, and recommends and implements solutions; assures the HR activities and procedures are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and standards. Coordinates HR issues with elected officials, County management, and outside agencies; reviews and approves employee status changes; interprets and explains policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; identifies and researches organizational and operational issues, and opportunities for improvements; and recommends solutions.

· Provides advice and consultation to County managers on dispute resolution, performance issues, and the interpretation and correct application of policies and procedures; mediates employee relations issues, and assists with disciplinary actions, while exercising the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

· Ensures the consistent interpretation and application of FMLA, ADA, FLSA, EEOC, and other, federal, state, and County rules, regulations, and policies; develops revisions to HR and risk management policies, procedures, and programs. Reviews all incidents, accidents, and worker’s compensation cases; facilitates resolution of risk management issues. Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, HR records, and County information; ensures compliance with the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A}.

· Directs employee benefits programs; monitors and evaluates plan utilization, vendor performance, and costs; develops recommendations for revisions to benefits programs to meet changing needs of the organization; prepares and monitors operational budgets and Capital Improvement Plan.

· Directs HR staff through appropriate delegation and work supervision and recommends changes to improve the organization's functions and processes.

· Monitors organizational culture and identifies strategies to attract and retain a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

· Supports the relationship between the Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.




Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration, or related field

· 7+ years of professional Human Resources program management experience

· OR equivalent combination of training, education and experience


Required Licenses and Certifications:

· Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.

· Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute [HRCI] or other professional certification or designation preferred.


Required Knowledge of:

· County organization, operations, goals, policies, and procedures.

· County, state, and federal laws, statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations governing Human Resources activities and functions.

· Principles and practices of public sector personnel systems, personnel files, and confidential records management.

· Principles and practices of regulatory compliance, employee relations, recruitment strategies, effective supervision, compensation and wage structure, benefits program design and administration, and workplace safety.

· Effective training techniques and adult learning principles.

· Innovative practices and strategies for organizational and professional development and performance management.

· Legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct for government employees.


Required Skills in:

· Interpreting and applying County policies, and relevant state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

· Analyzing Human Resources issues, collecting information, evaluating alternatives, and recommending methods, procedures, and techniques for resolution of issues.

· Effectively coordinating the resolution of sensitive and complex issues and creating a work environment that fosters teamwork and professionalism.

· Communicating goals and guiding the professional development of management and staff.

· Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

· Analyzing problems and inter-personal issues, resolving disputes and grievances, and developing effective solutions.

· Developing and administering human resources plans, policies, and procedures.

· Managing staff, delegating tasks, and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.

· Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

· Preparing, maintaining, and reviewing confidential human resource records, reports, and documentation.

· Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff, elected officials, and regional agencies.

· Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

· Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Teton County

200 S. Willow St.
Jackson , WY