Human Resources Director

Ascension Parish Government

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Job Features

DepartmentHuman Resources
Pay RateSalary - $80,000 - $115,000
Job DescriptionThe Human Resources Director is a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to the executive team and departmental directors, providing support and services related to talent management, human resource-related issues, and overall organizational development. The HR Director acts as a champion for high-performance and serves as a change agent to recommend policies and programs to enhance public services in Ascension Parish. Ascension Parish is one of the fastest growing parishes (counties) in Louisiana. It is conveniently located along I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. With a population of over 126,600, Ascension’s residents have the highest median household income at $74,748, and its K-12 public school system is rated second highest in the state. Thanks to its location on the Mississippi River, Ascension has a thriving economy, with deep-water international ports and more than a dozen large petrochemical manufacturing facilities that each employ hundreds of people. Thanks to the strong economy, Ascension also boasts a thriving retail sector composed of numerous shopping centers and a large regional outlet mall. Restaurants, recreational facilities, tourist sites, plantation homes, and a variety of festivals make Ascension a fun place to live, work, and play. In Ascension Parish government, we believe that our people are our Parish’s most important asset, and we encourage our employees to develop pride in the services that they provide. We want to attract, hire, and retain highly talented employees who believe in our mission, ‘To enhance the quality of life of our residents in an efficient manner by providing innovative high-quality, cost-effective services that meet the needs and expectations of the public.’ To that end, Ascension Parish government is searching for a highly talented and experienced professional to serve as the Director of Human Resources (HR). This position will be primarily responsible for overseeing all Human Resources related functions which include the development and implementation of HR strategy and programs including recruitment and talent management, onboarding, job description management, compensation and benefit administration, policy and program development, employee training and development, administration of separation and disciplinary policies and procedures, and regulatory compliance. The HR Director will manage a department which includes the supervision of other Human Resources related staff and will serve as a primary point of contact and liaison with external regulatory agencies. Ascension Parish government has approximately 500 employees.
Qualifications and Requirements• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field from a four-year college or university • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in human resources administration with at least three (3) of those years in supervision • Valid Louisiana Driver’s License • Human Resources Certification • Master’s degree is preferred

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