NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

Job Title: Director of Human Resource/Loss Prevention – Full-time, Unclassified, FLSA exempt.

                        Wages: $40,000 – $60,000 annually

Job Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

The HR/LP is responsible for the management and administration of human resource policies and procedures, employee benefits, labor relations, Workers’ Compensation, training and development, health and safety, risk management and loss prevention, accident analysis and prevention, building inspections, loss trends and analysis, a county-wide safety committee, wellness and employee assistance programs, drug-free workplace policy development and administration, employment and retention.

See complete job description online at www.hccommissioners.com.

Application and Selection Procedures:  

 Candidates should submit Huron County Application for Employment, which can be found at

 (http://www.hccommissioners.com), to the Huron County Commissioners’ Office,180 Milan Ave. Ste. 7, Norwalk, OH 44857.  Applications will also be accepted electronically at vziemba@hccommissioners.com. Full job description can also be found at the aforementioned site. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a driving record check and a full background investigation. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Position is open until filled.

Huron County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Applications are subject to public records law.

HURON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Director of Human Resource and Loss Prevention – HR/LP

Status: Unclassified, full-time, FLSA exempt

Job Summary:            This position reports directly to and is supervised by the Huron County Administrator.  The HR/LP is responsible for the management and administration of human resource policies and procedures, employee benefits, labor relations, Workers’ Compensation, training and development, health and safety, risk management and loss prevention, accident analysis and prevention, building inspections, loss trends and analysis, a county-wide safety committee, wellness and employee assistance programs, drug-free workplace policy development and administration, employment and retention, Equal Opportunity Employment, and legal and regulatory compliance. This position may also serve as the County Wellness Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches and advises Commissioners on human resources and loss prevention matters.
  • Stays abreast of current practice, legislation, and trends.
  • Drafts policies and procedures and makes recommended changes to policies and procedures in need of revision.
  • Works with agents, brokers, and consortiums to comply with insurance and employment legislation and to recommend changes as indicated for maintaining adequate levels of coverage for lives and property.
  • Manages employee training and development and offers regular training in areas of risk, such as harassment, discrimination, termination, health, safety, and loss prevention.
  • Oversees the Workers’ Compensation Program including claims management and loss control, review of injury/illness reports, and regular collaboration with the County’s MCO and TPA.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations and reporting requirements, including PERRP, EEO, ADAAA, FMLA, etc.
  • Conducts or coordinates regular safety inspections of all county locations and buildings and provides written recommendations to resolve unsafe conditions and follow up on corrective action.
  • Conducts or arranges for work site inspections of contractors performing work on county property and responds immediately to solve unsafe conditions or practices.
  • Oversees liability incident reporting and investigation, including personal injury and vehicle accidents and makes recommendations as to causation and prevention and reports claims to the local insurance agent and CORSA.
  • Manages the employment function, including job postings, recruitment, screening, interviewing, selection, hiring, background checks, resignations, terminations, and retirements
  • Maintains and revises as necessary a classification and compensation plan for County employees.
  • Handles employee disciplinary problems; counsels employees and works with supervisors and department heads to resolve personnel issues.
  • Administers employee benefit plans and assists employees with issues or questions
  • Represents the Huron County Commissioners in union negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, and hearings.
  • Assures legal and regulatory compliance with federal, state, and local legislation or agencies, such as OSHA, PERRP, HIPPA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FLSA, etc.
  • Assures prompt and complete reporting of all County accidents and incidents, including investigation and follow-up, proper documentation, claims processing, and prevention analysis.
  • Coordinates risk management programs, including reviewing claims reports, reporting community loss trends to county leadership, and proposing programs to reduce losses.
  • Coordinates a driver eligibility program, including development and implementation of a driving policy, obtaining drivers’ license abstracts pre-employment and annually, and arranging driver education training courses.
  • Responds to all safety concerns and issues, providing technical assistance and solutions.
  • Participates in safety associations, including the County Loss Control Coordinators Association, CORSA, Safety Council, and Ohio PRIMA.
  • Coordinates a fleet inspection program and oversees the fleet inspection policy development and administration.
  • Communicates regularly with County leadership and employees regarding health, safety, and loss prevention issues.
  • Completes and submits reports as necessary or requested.
  • Administers an effective EEO and Affirmative Action Program.
  • Acts as liaison between department heads and agents, agencies, or legal counsel on claims, charges, complaints, or legal action.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, seminars, workshops, etc. as required or requested
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Performs all the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

   Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with county budgeting.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures, computer systems, software programs, and accounting and budgeting practices.
  • Must be able to follow directions, manage information, and maintain accurate records.
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, safeguard information of a sensitive nature.
  • Must be detail-oriented and maintain accurate records.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and county operational systems, procedures, and functions.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

   Preferred Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, government, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of government or public sector experiencewith a noticeable strengthin the Human Resources field.

    Equipment Required:

  • All office equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, keyboards, telephone system equipment, copiers, scanners, recorders, projectors, and facsimile machines.

    Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a climate controlled office setting.  Incumbent may drive to meetings, seminars, or other County offices as required, which may require outside exposure.  Prolonged sitting is required, but is interrupted by standing and walking.  Minimal bending, twisting, or lifting.  No heavy lifting, hazardous, or physically demanding work.  Must be able to type, record, communicate, and perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.