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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Director/Deputy Director
Pay:Commensurate with Qualifications
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The County of Wayne, Michigan seeks a progressive human resources leader to lead the transformation of the Personnel/Human Resources Department from a solely tactical operation to a strategic, empowered, and collaborative partner County-wide. The Director of Personnel/Human Resources is responsible for the strategic direction, as well as tactical implementation of human resources initiatives. The HR Director will serve as a key strategic partner with executive and senior leaders in developing and supporting Wayne County's strategic priorities. As a strategic partner, the HR Director is also responsible for equipping leaders with the tools to develop and maintain a work environment that reflects the critical role of talent management at all stages of the employee life cycle. This role is the chief architect and implementer of human resources policies, procedures and programs to ensure that the County has the appropriate talent to efficiently and effectively execute its mission and business strategies. The HR Director is also a change agent for the County and serves as chief advocate for employees.
• Strategic Business Partner – contribute to business strategy by working with executive and senior management on key organizational strategic goals, values and culture; translate strategy into actionable workforce plans and programs.
• Change Agent – champion culture change and drives initiatives to promote organizational culture; partner with senior leaders and managers to lead and facilitate change within the organization.
• Talent Needs / Talent Gaps – assess the workforce's current capabilities, monitor and analyze continuing organizational needs (including expected vacancies), and future labor trends. Develop and maintain a formal plan to attract, develop and retain talent. Oversee internal and external recruiting and succession management, including all aspects of selection of classified and unclassified employees. Actively monitor effectiveness of hiring policies and practices to ensure that the most qualified candidate is identified for each open position.
• Learning Skills and Career Development – develop and implement skills and career development programs to meet the County's varied and wide-ranging needs.
• Compensation and Benefits – develop and implement comprehensive compensation plans, including employee benefits that are competitive and cost effective County-wide. Administer employee's benefits programs, including development of benefit plan designs, conducting utilization reviews, and analyzing costs and benefits of alternate insurance plans.
• Labor Relations - direct management of labor relations functions pertaining to investigating and facilitating resolution of classified and non-classified employee related issues/concerns/grievances, developing plans of action to address problem(s), working cooperatively with department directors/managers and union representatives.
• Ability to develop reports with HRIS supported analysis of key organizational drivers such as turnover, succession planning and staffing forecasts
• Solid financial acumen, including experience with preparing and analyzing budgets
• Superior written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills
• Bachelors degree in human resources, labor relations or other related field, a Masters degree and/or SPHR certification is preferred
• Ten years of related human resources management and labor relations experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of labor and employment regulatory compliance
• Highly effective Interpersonal and problem solving skills
• Proficient HRIS and technical skills
• Proven strategic partner with analytical capabilities
• Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills
• Ability to adapt and respond to multiple priorities and demands, deal with the concerns of staff, resolve issues and situations in a positive manner, and handle a variety of issues of a confidential/sensitive nature.
To apply, candidates must submit the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Salary expectation and salary history for candidate's last three positions

FAX submissions to (313) 967-1231
MAIL submissions to: Wayne County Personnel/Human Resources, Guardian Building, 500 Griswold-9th Floor, Detroit, MI, 48226
Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Military Personnel, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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