Livingston County
  • 07-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Human Resources
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $65,729/ year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available- Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, MERS Retirement Plan, 457, Wellness & Telemedicine

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest-growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Human Resources/Labor Relations Director is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, and administration of the County's human resources and personnel programs. Oversees the work of assigned staff and effectively serves as second-in-command. Plays a lead role in technology for the department including the HRIS system. Assumes responsibility for departmental operations in the absence of the Human Resources/Labor Relations Director as so directed.


  • Retirement plan includes a 401a with up to 8% employer contribution
  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional HSA with an employer match
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short-term & Long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Voluntary benefits such as Pet Insurance, Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital & Whole Life policies
  • Employee assistance program

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The Deputy HR Director position is a non-union, exempt position. Starting salary is $65,729/year. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 10S Wage Scale.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Oversees the work of departmental staff and functions as a lead worker.
  2. Establishes and maintains employee relations with potential, current, retired, and terminated personnel by assisting with inquiries, troubleshooting, maintaining updated personnel and medical files, providing and tracking required paperwork. Responsible for handling and/or disposing of all confidential personnel paperwork. Addresses related sensitive or confidential issues.
  3. Assists with the research into best practices, development, implementation, and administration of the County's human resources and personnel programs such as employee on-boarding, performance evaluations, succession planning, employee engagement strategy and implementation, and employee development and leadership training.
  4. Conducts periodic meetings with department directors regarding department concerns, or needs within their departments. Offers assistance and guidance on improving concerns and resolving issues.
  5. Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to directors when requested. (e.g. coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  6. Provides guidance and input on department needs for job valuations or reorganization, workforce planning and succession planning.
  7. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  8. Identifies training needs within the organization and develops/oversees county-wide training and development programs. Evaluates and monitors training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met where needed.
  9. Collaborates with other Human Resources Department personnel to develop, implement, and assist in the County's recruiting program. This includes, but is not limited to, attending job fairs, recruiting, screening resumes and applications, interviewing, etc.
  10. Serves as module lead for implementing new modules within internal ERP/HRIS system.
  11. Manages complex and difficult HR projects. Provides support as needed for Human Resources' initiatives and programs; assisting with the message and rollout of initiatives when needed.
  12. Develops and maintains employee programs throughout the County such as internship programs, volunteer programs and partnerships with local schools for development programs.
  13. Conducts exit interviews upon request of separating employees.
  14. Serves as back-up for personnel action request processing and employee on-boarding.
  15. Researches, compiles, analyzes, and prepares a variety of reports related to County and department operations and activities related to human resources issues. Maintains and updates human resources documents including, but not limited to, organization charts, employee handbook, personnel listings, budgeted and actual head counts, and employee forms. Assists with changes to the department website. Oversees the annual employee service award program.
  16. Maintains department budgets and assists in preparing annual budget figures based on analyzing market and budget data and preparing recommendations.
  17. Investigates sensitive department actions and other related matters and prepares recommendations for actions. Participates in the conduct of investigations and/or suspensions/terminations to assist the department heads as needed or in their absence.
  18. Assists with the implementation of the County's safety programs. Tracks and posts OSHA required data and files reports. Evaluates employees' ergonomic needs and evaluation of buildings for safety violations.
  19. Assumes responsibility for departmental operations in the absence of the Human Resources/Labor Relations Director as so directed.
  20. Prepares resolutions and correspondence to be presented to the Board of Commissioners, tracks progress through the approval process and coordinates scheduling for committee action.
  21. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  22. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources or related field and three years of progressively more responsible experience in human resources.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources, budgeting, and conducting investigations.
  • Ability to lead other employees and ensure accountability and conformance to performance expectations.
  • Considerable knowledge of personnel recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, labor relations, interpreting and applying human resources programs, handling sensitive situations and confidential data, resolving conflicts, maintaining detailed and accurate records, and applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, labor leaders professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and applicable human resources software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents, and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for office employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate.

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