Human Resources Deputy Director

  • Weld County Government
  • Greeley, Colorado
  • Nov 16, 2021
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Salary: $100,896.05 - $127,771.24 annually plus benefits USD
  • Apply By: Nov 29, 2021


Weld County Government (Greeley, CO) is recruiting for a Deputy Director of Human Resources. This HR professional will work with the Director of Human Resources to lead and manage the Human Resources Department.

This includes development and execution of the Human Resources strategy and goals for the County. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, manage and supervise the teams assigned to the following human resource functions which may include but are not limited to: compensation, benefits administration, EEO, employee relations, FMLA/ADA, HR data and analysis, HR policies and procedures, onboarding, organizational development, performance management, recruiting, risk management, training, and wellness.

The Deputy Director of Human Resources will assist with the development, implementation, and communication of policy and compliance-based processes such as FMLA/ADA and state mandated leave administration, development of ADA accommodations, County Code, and all other regulatory or policy-based procedures.   This position will supervise HR staff and report to the Director of HR.

In this role you will manage relationships and communicate effectively with Department Heads and Elected Officials, managers, employees, and vendors; provide coaching, mentoring, and leadership to achieve department and County strategies and goals. The HR Deputy Director has the responsibility of establishing goals, implementing systems and maintaining these programs. This position serves as an advisor to the HR Director and Department leadership in these areas and participates in the development of department goals and formulation of related policies, budgetary changes, program direction and staffing needs and priorities.

Job Description

Assist the HR Director in establishing the vision and strategic directions for Human Resources for Weld County Government.

Collaborate with the HR Director to Lead and Direct the Human Resource Program.

Identify and enable opportunities for continuous improvement, implementation of best practices and efficiencies.

Manage the day-to-day activities of one or more specific functional areas of the County’s broad human resource management program; participates in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures; advises, coaches and trains managers and supervisors on legal requirements and sound professional practices affecting a broad array of human resources processes; represents the County with others on human resources-related matters.

Provide coaching and support on HR related issues to HR staff, Department Heads and Elected officials, as well as supervisory staff.

Provide leadership and subject matter expertise on personnel policies, procedures, and federal/state regulations for HR staff, employees, and supervisors/managers.

Gather feedback from employees and supervisors and make recommendations in support of HR service delivery and continuous improvement.

Identify and manage training needs for employee development, department needs, and policy matters. This may include training content development and delivery.

Will manage sensitive investigations and ensure Weld County’s policy and legal compliance.

Prepare oral and written reports/presentation and communicate results to HR staff, Weld County Leadership.

Identify opportunities for data collection and analysis in support of evolving needs to decisions and process improvement.

Serve as a key member of the HR leadership team and assist in cross functional projects efforts as needed.

At the direction of the HR Director, participate in setting the vision, goals and strategies for human resources.

Assist the HR Director and Executive leadership in the communication and implementation of organizational change and vision.

Identify and implement development programs and training initiatives.

Encourage ongoing professional development by all HR staff.

Receptive of new ideas, promote excellent customer service and encourage creative solutions while educating the organization as to best practices within human resources.

On behalf of the HR Director, use professional standards of practice to provide leadership, guidance, and lead staff responsible for:


  1. Employee relations, employee coaching and mentoring, grievance resolution and civil rights compliance.
  2. Talent and professional development for leadership, management and staff.
  3. Development and maintenance of human resources programs, policies, and procedures.
  4. Ensuring services are provided in a culturally competent manner and in alignment with organizational values.
  5. Classification determination, review and revision.
  6. Recruitment and retention.


Job Requirements

• BS or MS degree in HR or related discipline preferred.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Work Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible HR experience, which must include significant experience in Employee Relations.  
• 3 years of managerial experience and/or experience leading team(s).

Required Skills and Abilities:
• HR professional certifications desired.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Strong analytical ability.
• Current knowledge of federal and state employment law is required.
• Current knowledge of HR technologies, platforms, and service delivery methods is needed.
• Experience with ERP systems and implementation strategies.
• Well versed in conflict resolution and strong mediation skills.
• Demonstrated experience in project and change management.
• Excellent leadership, managerial and collaboration skills required.
• Theory, principles, policies and practices of public personnel administration, including recruitment, testing, selection, retention planning, succession planning, equal employment opportunity, employee relations, classification and job analysis, compensation, benefits design and administration, employee and management training and development, and performance planning and appraisal.
• Plan, manage, supervise, assign, delegate, review and evaluate the work of staff engaged in the delivery of human resources programs.

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