Harnett County


Job Information


Harnett County is seeking a proactive, progressive and seasoned professional leader to serve as its new Director of Human Resources and Risk Management reporting directly to the County Manager. The Director will direct all human resources functions by focusing efforts on performance management, benefits support to employees, provide oversight in administration and provides advice related to the personnel ordinance and ensure compliance with federal/state and local policies and regulations.


The director oversees the budget and manages the department personnel. The director directs and participates in tasks in the functional areas of employee relations, classification, recruitment, and other personnel issues and problems; provides consultation and technical assistance to department heads in all personnel issues and transactions; conducts investigations on serious employee issues and situations. Assists the County Manager and department directors with human resources matters such as disciplinary actions in respective departments and countywide to ensure consistency and legal compliance; works with employees and departmental supervisors on grievances Supervises safety and risk management programs and liability insurance program management for all departments.

Develops and recommends personnel programs and policies; evaluates existing and researches new programs for alternative and innovative proposals. Directs the maintenance and administration of the positions classification system including the classification studies and individual position review. Provides oversight to hiring process; monitors, reviews and supervises interviewing and hiring in all departments; consults with the County Manager on vacancies; participates in recruitment and selection process for department head positions.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in personnel, public administration, organizational psychology, or a related field; and at least six (six) years' experience in human resources management or equivalent education and experience and SHRM or HRCI professional certification. Human resource experience in municipal or county government is preferred. The County has established a compensation range of $82,388.00 to $135,941.00 with a competitive benefit package commensurate with qualifications and experience..


About Harnett County

Harnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with approximately 137,000 residents. Harnett's motto of "Strong Roots, New Growth," describes a county in transition, one that values its rural agricultural heritage while also embracing new growth and industry. Harnett County is optimally located just between North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park to the north, and the nation's largest military installation in Fort Bragg to the south. The county is also centrally located in North Carolina and is within close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, and to the numerous Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Outer Banks. Harnett County also possesses abundant natural resources including nearly 6,000 acres of park land and 26 miles of hiking and walking trails. Harnett is home to Raven Rock State Park and some of the best white water rapids in the region along the Cape Fear River.

Harnett County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners and has more than 900 employees who work in more than two dozen county departments. The county operates on a general fund budget of almost $120 million. Harnett County Government is an employee-focused organization that offers plentiful opportunities for staff to train and grow professionally along with first-rate benefits and regionally competitive salaries in a county that offers the comforts of a rural lifestyle within an hour's drive of all the amenities you could want.

Harnett County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Harnett County not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

Please apply at and attach cover letter and resume'.

Government Jobs