Job Opening: Human Resources Director

WHERE: Courthouse Annex, Human Resources Department

Marshall County, Tennessee, is seeking to hire a Human Resources Director who works under the supervision of the Director of Accounts & Budgets. The Human Resources Director shall have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Administration or a closely related field. Must have a minimum of five years’ experience supervising the human resources function preferably in a governmental setting. Employment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Interested parties should submit an application and resume with three professional references.


Nature of Work

This is very responsible professional and administrative work involving the coordination of human resource related functions for the Office of Accounts and Budgets and Marshall County Government.  The incumbent performs numerous and varied duties including the administration of employee benefits, assisting department heads in recruitment / retention and staffing, development of personnel policies and procedures, maintains and updates the classification and compensation plan and assists department heads with addressing complaints and grievances filed by current or former employees.  Additional responsibilities include oversight and compliance with the Affordable Care Act including tracking, completion of forms, and reporting to the Internal Revenue Service, oversight of workers compensation claims, assisting department heads with recruiting new employees, auditing, monitoring and maintaining personnel files to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, provides assistance to county departments and offices with employee related questions and issues, serves as Marshall County Safety Director and Marshall County Title VI Coordinator, conducts all department head trainings, assists the ADA Coordinator with ADA complaints, assists with new hire orientation and conducts pre-employment drug screens and random drug screens for department heads. Job responsibilities require extensive knowledge and expertise in employee benefits administration, classification and compensation practices, equal employment opportunity law, ADA, workers compensation and safety regulations, Affordable Care Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Strong interpersonal, organizational, decision making, and communication skills, including proficiency in Microsoft office, and the ability to learn and use Skyward software is required for the successful performance of the job. Job performance is evaluated by the Director of Accounts and Budgets through the review of the level of knowledge and expertise in human resource function, effectiveness of the employee benefit and compensation programs, developing personnel policies and procedures and administration and coordination of human resource functions and activities.

Illustrative Examples of Work
  • Assists county departments and offices with employee related issues such as benefits, disciplinary actions, selection and discharge issues, workers compensation claims, etc.
  • Oversees the administration of employee benefits, addresses questions regarding coverage, benefits, and/or claims. Assists with new hire orientation.
  • Coordinates open enrollment activities with benefit provider, county departments and employees.
  • Serves as the secondary Agency Benefits Coordinator with the State of Tennessee benefits administration.
  • Develops and updates personnel policies and procedures when necessary and as requested.
  • Assists department heads with employment recruitment and selection activities. Assists with coordinating the staffing process for vacant positions including composing and placing advertisements internally and externally by mail, bulletin boards, website postings and newspaper advertisements.
  • In conjunction with the County Attorney, addresses grievances and legal actions taken against the county by current or former employees and submits required documentation to the agency filing the claim.
  • Coordinates with the assistance of the Director of Accounts and Budgets the renewal of employee health insurance benefits, life insurance, LTD insurance, and workers compensation coverage.
  • Oversees compliance with the Affordable Care Act, including tracking, completion of forms, and reporting to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Attends seminars to remain current in employment laws and regulations.
  • Oversees the coordination of workers compensation claims and benefits to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of accidents, proper payment of claims and return to work protocols.
  • Addresses inappropriate management practices among management staff and creates viable solutions to alleviate potential liabilities to the organization.
  • Assists department heads with job descriptions and classification. Maintains the classification and compensation plan for the organization and updates, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with Homeland Security regulations including completion of I-9 forms and E-Verify processes.
  • Oversees the tracking and compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Serves as the Title VI Coordinator for Marshall County.
  • Serves as the Marshall County Safety Director.
  • Assists with the planning and organization of the county’s employee safety program and maintains all required records and supporting documentation.
  • Assists department heads and elected officials with developing OSHA, ADA, Hazardous Materials and Blood borne Pathogens policies.
  • Receives and addresses claims of discrimination, sexual harassment or other employee complaints and attempts to resolve them in the most effective and expedient manner.
  • Submits annual reports to various state and federal agencies to document employee demographics, workplace injuries, compliance with state contracts, etc.
  • Coordinates employee drug testing practices related to post offer physicals, DOT regulations and workers compensation activities.
  • Coordinates and conducts management training activities for supervisory personnel to ensure the proper training and education of management staff.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence to document various employment related issues in response to requests for information by insurance companies, benefit administrators, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Performs general office duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the Director of Accounts and Budgets.

Necessary Requirement of Work

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a B.A. Degree in Human Resource Administration, Business Administration, Personnel Management or closely related field (Master’s Degree preferred); a minimum of five years of experience supervising the human resources function in a large organization (preferably in a governmental setting); extensive knowledge of benefits administration, employment law, equal employment opportunity law, workers compensation administration, the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPAA regulations, etc.; or any equivalent combination of education or experience to provide the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
  • Extensive knowledge of the employment law pertaining to the recruitment, selection, discipline, and discharge of employees.
  • Extensive knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act including the concepts of “reasonable accommodation” and “undue hardship”.
  • Extensive knowledge of Title VI regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Affordable Care Act including all reporting requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity Law including familiarity with all administrative and legal procedures and remedies.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended.
  • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits administration including eligibility requirements, coverage, and benefits, claims administration, COBRA requirements, HIPAA regulations, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of classification and compensation practices including the development of pay plans, job descriptions, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary management training programs and trends.
  • Extensive knowledge of effective supervisory techniques and practices including the selection, evaluation, motivation, and discipline and/or discharge of employees.
  • Extensive knowledge of employee drug testing practices and protocols.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer software programs including data base management, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to effectively counsel and provide assistance to supervisors dealing with a variety of employee related issues.
  • Ability to monitor the compliance of departmental supervisors with state and federal regulations and operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and sometimes confidential information in an organized and accessible manner.
  • Ability to develop and/or amend operational policies and procedures in response to personnel related issues.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data and prepare reports, correspondence, and requests for information.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily, weekly, and monthly activities and meet all.
  • Ability to remain current in employment laws and regulations and employee benefit practices.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective training programs pertaining to human resources and effective management techniques and practices.
  • Ability [U1] to effectively organize and prioritize job related duties and meet all established reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Skill in the use of computer software programs and applications to produce reports, correspondence, and related documentation.
Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of a valid Driver’s license and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.

Physical Requirements
  • This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.
  • Work requires moderate flexibility, mobility, and speed of limb movement.
  • Work requires moderate effort and stamina.
  • Work requires both gross body equilibrium and coordination for balancing, bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking.
  • Work requires considerable arm/ hand steadiness and manual and finger dexterity.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Work requires hand and finger dexterity including reaching, grasping, and repetitive motions.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing and exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  • Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • The worker is subject to inside and occasional outside environmental conditions.

Marshall County Government
FLSA – Exempt (Administrative)

  • Application may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or obtain from
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on November 5th, 2020 by the Marshall County Human Resources Office.
  • Absolutely no late, faxed, or emailed applications or resumes will be accepted.
  • No phone calls please.

Marshall County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or veteran status in employment opportunities or benefits. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with employer. Marshall County provides a smoke free, drug free workplace environment.