Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities is currently seeking an experienced Human Resource professional to join our team.  This key position is responsible for all aspects of HR and requires a versatile individual with exceptional customer service and organizational skills.


What You’ll be Doing

Wage, Salary, and Benefit Administration: 

Assure staff is fairly and equitably compensated in a manner consistent with approved compensation strategies; Conduct periodic wage and salary surveys; Facilitate and support the efforts of the County’s Human Resources Department to administer health insurance, life insurance, and worker’s compensation benefits to LCBDD staff.

Serve as the sole contact for FML requests, approvals and tracking.

Policy Development, Review and Implementation:

Stay current on federal, state and local mandates and rules that impact LCBDD personnel policies.  Review existing personnel policies on a regular basis.  Write and propose new personnel policies for review.  Interpret personnel policies to staff, as needed.  Provide formal and informal training and technical assistance to supervisory staff to assure fair and equitable implementation of personnel policies with all agency staff.

Development and Maintenance of Job Descriptions:

Develop, write and maintain current position descriptions for all Board positions. Assure compliance with wage and hour laws.

Staff Recruitment and Retention:

Oversee agency’s procedures for recruiting, screening, interviewing and selection of applicants. Ensure hiring procedures are in compliance with current best practice and applicable state and federal laws.  Develop and implement recruitment strategies.  Prepare job postings and advertisements.  Attend and participate in Job Fairs and other events that may result in recruitment of potential job applicants. Plan and administer EEO and affirmative action programs. Evaluate job applicants.  Assist in the preparation of interview questions and protocols.  Participate in interviews as requested. Implement pre-employment screenings. Periodically collect information on staff satisfaction and make recommendations to the Superintendent. Conduct exit interviews.

Training and Certification/Licensure:

Plan, develop, and implement staff and management training programs. Oversee application process for continuing education hours. Issue position certification applications for staff, Licking County providers and MEORC. Establish and maintain processes to assure all staff and contractors apply for and maintain the certification or licensure required for their position.  Interpret certification/and licensure rules to staff. Provide/arrange for regular supervisory training designed to facilitate their implementation of personnel policies and use of best practice supervisory/leadership techniques/skills. Oversee and coordinate the new staff orientation program.

Performance Evaluation and Corrective Action Process:

Work in coordination with leadership team to assure each staff member receives an annual performance evaluation. Design and/or access tools, approved by the Superintendent/CEO, that document performance relative to the requirements of the position description. Provide technical assistance to supervisory staff so that meaningful and measurable performance goals and objectives are developed for each staff member.

Assist supervisory staff to write, conduct, and follow up on special performance improvement evaluations as necessary. Assure corrective action procedures are appropriately implemented. Oversee disciplinary action.

Organize pre-disciplinary conferences as directed by the Superintendent/CEO.  May serve in the role of pre-disciplinary hearing officer.


Serve as chairperson of the LCBDD Safety Committee.  Ensure committee meets its obligations as defined in policy.

Ensure PERRP reporting and posting requirements are met. Maintain the Board’s Business Continuity Plan.


Serve as chairperson of the LCBDD Wellness Committee.

Serve as the agency EEO Officer and Compliance Officer.

Work in conjunction with the County’s Prosecutor’s office and outside counsel as appropriate.

Regular and predictable performance is an essential function of the position.

Represent LCBDD to various external organizations. Assist the Board in public awareness activities.

Represent agency at administrative hearings, investigations, EEOC, Worker’s Compensation, and unemployment hearings.


What You Need to Possess:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related discipline.

5+ years of progressive Human Resource experience.  Experience in local governmental administration, preferred

PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

Knowledge of various government, internal and external rules, regulations, policies and laws governing personnel in the field of DD and employment practices.

Current and valid Ohio driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract in order to meet insurability criteria established the Board’s Fleet insurance carrier.

Demonstrated knowledge of various H.R. programs such as compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee safety, policy development, training, and employee relations.

Exceptional communication and Microsoft Office skills for effective interaction with internal and external customers.

Salary Range:

$57, 012.80 – $83,012.80 commensurate with education and experience



If you are looking for a challenging career opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references by July 14, 2017 to: 


Licking County Board of DD


 Human Resources

116 N 22nd St.

Newark, Ohio 43055