Personnel Director

Summit County


Coalville, UT 84017


$102,372 – $143,487
per year

Summit County, located in Utah, is seeking candidates with administrative professional experience for Human Resources Director. The Human Resources Director will plan, organize, direct, and control countywide human resources, benefits, and wellness programs. Oversees programs to assure compliance with Federal, state, and county code, as well as established policies and procedures. Works under the board policy guidance and direction of the County Manager. Provides close supervision to a team of employees who perform various human resource functions for the County.

Directs countywide program for human resource management (HRM); Directs the overall operations of the HR Department; develops, recommends and implements departmental, countywide, and dependent special service districts human resource operating policies and procedures; develops, implements and interprets policy, establishes guidelines and practices; researches law, codes, statutes, solicits legal opinions and writes new procedures as necessary; advises elected officials/department heads in recognized methods of recruitment; coordinates and may participate in the selection process. Mediates conflicts between employees, or employees and supervisors as requested, and assists both supervisors and employees through the disciplinary process as applicable.

Researches the latest trends in both public and private HRM, benefits, incentive programs and employee engagement to ensure the County is competitive in terms of recruitment and retention, and uses this information to propose continuous improvements or offer new, progressive benefits or structures to help the County adjust to the evolving workforce.

Monitors and advises elected officials/department heads relative to any action involving the status of an employee, i.e. discipline, discharge, promotions, pay raises, terminations, leaves, transfers, evaluations, professional development and training opportunities, and grievance procedures; maintains personnel action and employment records; resolves complex issues related to recruitment, selection, compensation, discipline and discharge, etc. in order to eliminate or minimize the need to utilize the grievance procedures.

Conducts regular review and update of handbooks, manuals, job descriptions, classifications, performance review process and evaluation tool, salary and benefits; apprizes the County Manager and County Council on current salary and benefit statistics as needed to maintain a fiscally responsible, yet competitive salary and benefit package.

Monitors county‑wide personnel management actions related to promotions, general pay raises, terminations and leave practices to assure compliance with established policies, practices and legal realities; directs overall performance evaluation program through department heads and supervisors.

Administers proactive employee/management relations program; assures good faith observance of all employment stipulations, expectations, and agreements; cooperates with employee groups, associations, and third-party representatives.

Controls and manages the appeals and grievance hearing processes and procedures; assures timely processing of grievances and various review levels; coordinates hearing times and locations; sits as member of the review board.

Assists department heads and managers to develop and implement communication, recognition, training and incentive or award programs; conducts annual training countywide, such as sexual harassment and ethics, and for various departments upon request; assists employees to resolve work related problems; develops working relationships with community professionals as needed to secure employee assistance.

Directs benefit program administration for county employees; negotiates with benefit providers and administrators for program provisions, premiums etc.; conducts research in benefit program enhancements and cost containment; develops recommendations for consideration by employee groups and managers; makes recommendations related to financially prudent enhancements for consideration by elected officials.

Acts as Human Resource Director for dependent districts, including Mountain Regional Water Special Service District, North Summit Fire District, North Summit Recreation District, Park City Fire Department, and Snyderville Basin Recreation District.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

Graduation from college with a master’s degree in personnel administration, public administration or related field;


Five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience related to the management of human resources, including but not limited to, recruitment and selection activities, benefit program administration, and computer-based records management;


 An equivalent combination of education and experience

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Open until filled. First Review 9-29-2020