The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, implement, and direct programs, operations, and activities of the Human Resources Department.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Process employee concerns and problems to include counseling and disciplining. Direct the interview process and assist departments in the selection of new employees; coordinate and/or conduct staff training activities.

Plan, organize, and direct comprehensive human resource programs. Oversee human resources functions such as recruitment and selection, salary administration, benefits administration, performance appraisal, training/development, employee relations, drug-free workplace, unemployment, worker’s compensation, risk management, policy interpretation, legal compliance, reporting, record keeping, and related functions.

Direct personnel engaged in administering human resources programs and policies.

Interpret, explain, apply, and ensure compliance with requirements of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all other applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, rules, regulations, and standards.

Ensure compliance of human resources programs with record-keeping, reporting, and other regulatory requirements; initiate any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; research/review employment laws and legislative updates to maintain compliance and clarify issues.

Oversee training and development activities: develop training programs that effectively meet needs in the most cost-effective method; approve training programs and makes training recommendations.

Oversee development, implementation, administration, and maintenance of the human resources information system (HRIS).

Oversee maintenance of all human resources records: ensure proper maintenance of employee records, confidentiality of information, and release of records to authorized individuals in accordance with established laws/guidelines; initiate any actions necessary to correct deviations.

Operate a personal computer, general office equipment, audio/visual equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e‑mail, Internet, or other computer programs. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and have the ability to use multiple cloud based database programs.


Perform general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, assisting applicants, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, compiling manuals, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.

Perform other related duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, and/or 8 years previous experience in human resources at a generalist or management level to include a PHR or SHRM-CP certification.

This position has one direct report.

Employment application can be obtained, filled out, and dropped off at the Board of Commissioners Office, 1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay, GA 30540 Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or emailed to Resumes will only be accepted as a supplement to the completed employment application.

If applying via email please email the following documents to our office:

Gilmer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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