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Director of Human Resources (Open Positions: 1)

Location: Human Resources - One Government Center Ste. 440, Toledo, OH 43604
Department: Human Resources
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: $85,330.00 - $106,663.00
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Job Description


Position: Director of Human Resources

Location: County Human Resources/
Personnel Department
Lucas County Board of County Commissioners
Suite 450 - One Government Center
Toledo, OH

Normal Hours Monday – Friday FLSA: Exempt
Of Work: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Civil Service Status: Unclassified (“At Will”)

Pay Grade: Management Salary Schedule 9
$85,330 to $106,663

General Summary:

Under direction from the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing a comprehensive and strategic human resources program for the departments under the appointing authority and operation jurisdiction of the Lucas County Board of County Commissioners, as well as for those other County elected offices and independent boards which choose to opt into the County Personnel Department as provided for by Ohio Revised Code 124.14(G); such tasks include but are not limited to: classification and salary/compensation analysis; recruitment, assessment/evaluation and related personnel processes; labor relations & collective bargaining; employee benefits, and grievance & disciplinary processes/hearings; performs other human resources related functions as required.

Essential Functions:

1) Plans, directs and coordinates the staffing, classification, compensation & payroll, and employee/labor relations functions and operations in the County Personnel Department; develops and implements department goals, objectives, policies and procedures; establishes and monitors department quality control/performance standards and procedures; assigns work and coordinates work flow; prepares and monitors department’s annual budget.

2) Supervises County Personnel Department staff (e.g., schedules, assigns and reviews work, approves requests for time off, provides guidance and direction, evaluates performance, adjusts grievances, administers & recommends disciplinary action, recommends personnel actions, etc.); assists employees with difficult or complex problems and assignments.

3) Reviews, analyzes, develops and oversees implementation of a variety of human resources policies, procedures and programs, including but not limited to those related to county classification and compensation/benefits plans, employee/labor relations, and training & development, in an effort to ensure compliance with state civil service requirements and federal employment laws, reduce or contain costs, and/or increase employee productivity and satisfaction.

4) Reviews and interprets both existing and proposed state civil service laws and federal employment laws and provides related guidance to County officials, department heads and employees; advises above on compliance with these laws as well as County personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements; investigates, mediates and resolves problems that my arise from interpretation or administration of same; prepares responses on behalf of the County for OCRC or EEOC charges & represents County at related mediation sessions or investigation interviews; plans, coordinates and attends meetings and training sessions to communicate changes or additions to state civil service or federal employment laws, personnel plans, programs or policies.

5) Ensures that all personnel actions requiring Board approval are properly scheduled and addressed; provides the Board with all necessary information regarding these matters so that the Board can make well informed decisions; follows-up to implement decisions made by the Board.

6) Participates in the collective bargaining process: assists in development of management proposals & the evaluation of Union proposals, may attend bargaining sessions, & updates the Board and County Administration on the status of negotiations.

7) Oversees the appropriate utilization of the County’s HRIS recordkeeping system for all County Commissioners’ departments as well as those other County agencies who partner with the County Personnel Department and request such services.

8) Confers & collaborates with personnel officials from independent appointing authorities, other counties and related agencies to enhance personnel management practices.

9) Attends seminars and conferences to develop knowledge of the most current developments and “best practices” in the field of human resource management.


Master’s degree in human resources, organizational development, public administration or a field otherwise related to the functions of the job and a minimum of 5 years of related experience - OR – a bachelor’s degree in any of the above listed areas and a minimum of 7 years of related experience – OR – a combination of education, experience and certifications that meets the requirements of the position will be considered. Public sector experience preferred. Experience working in labor relations/union environment helpful.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of: principles of public personnel administration and labor relations, government structure and processes; employee training and development; labor relations practices and techniques; County government personnel procedures and practices; state civil service & collective bargaining laws; manpower planning; public relations; program budgeting.

Ability to: communicate effectively; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers and non-peers associates, subordinates, government officials and general public; exercise sound judgment; direct and supervise work of others; deal with many variables and determine specific actions; develop and distribute reports, resolutions and policies; prepare and maintain accurate documentation; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages.

Skill in: using various common desktop computer applications/software (word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, presentations, etc…)


1) May require work to be performed outside of the normal working hours.
2) May require travel.

Additional Information

Applications are through February 17, 2019.

To apply, please do one of the following:

1) Apply online


2) Mail a  cover letter and resume, to: Lucas County Personnel Department, One Government Center, Suite 450, Toledo, OH 43604 ATTN: HR Director


3) Apply in person at the above address.

If applying online, please combine all documents into one pdf prior to attaching to your application.

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