Position:  Chief, Human Resources (1699-46)
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  1699-46
# of Openings:  1

Chief, Human Resources (1699- 46)
Deadline to Apply: 
Open Until Filled
Work Location:
Hamilton County Court House
1000 Main Street 
Cincinnati, Oh 45202
Work Hours:  
1st Shift, M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM
REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field and six (6) years of experience in Human Resources OR eight (8) to ten (10) years of human resources experience.
  • Experience with project management and supervising others preferred.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
Knowledge of…
  • Management practices and strategic planning.
  • Best practices in talent acquisition, performance management, workforce planning, and employee relations.
  • Responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the HR function of an organization.
  • Concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound business decisions and the ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Ability to…
  • Interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, personalities and characteristics, including but not limited to age, gender-identity, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and physical appearance.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times and acts in accordance with the office values - serving others, respect, integrity, fairness and kindness.
  • Quickly learn, use and apply all applicable policies and regulations that guide the Clerk of Courts’ office, particularly as they relate to employee practices.
  • Implement new programs as they relate to hiring, talent recruitment, performance evaluation, disciplinary decisions, and other systems, as needed.
  • Deal with sensitive information discretely and professionally.
  • Communicate effectively and diffuse conflicts professionally.
  • Have consultative conversations with key leaders with the ability to ask questions, deliver tough feedback, diagnose issues and maintain a trusted advisor status.
  • Make and implement decisions, and oversee the execution of decisions made by the Clerk of Courts.
  • Provide guidance to management and appropriately delegate authority to others.
  • Quickly adapt to new situations, be proactive and set and meet goals.
  • Identify and solve problems and inefficiencies.
  • Align the organization’s people and culture with changes in business strategy, organizational structure, technology and business processes.
  • Research and comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently.
  • Set and achieve goals.
  • Effectively manage a small HR team.
Skilled in…
  • All forms of communication and various communication styles.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Data reporting and analysis.
  • Must have above average mathematical skills, including the ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages, and the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This is a sedentary job and the employee will sit 75% of his/her workday.   The employee is expected to use a computer keyboard for extended periods of time and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts is committed to providing a work environment where all employees are treated fairly and equally in all terms and conditions of employment, and all decisions concerning Clerk employees or applicants shall be made without regard to race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. We have zero tolerance for violations of employee rights, harassment or discrimination based on any of the above criteria.
  • Minimal.  Travel is primarily local during the business day. 
The Chief of Human Resources is directly responsible for leading, planning, organizing, developing, coordinating, and directing all aspects of Human Resources for the Clerk of Courts organization. This position reports directly to the Chief Administrator of the Clerk of Courts.
The Clerk of Courts workforce consists of union, non-union, classified, and unclassified employees.
The ideal candidate shares our vision for the future, demonstrates our values of serving others, kindness and respect, and is:
  • Eager to learn
  • Committed to excellence
  • Team-oriented
  • Big-picture thinker
  • Manage, maintain, and build upon a professional HR program that complies with the Ohio Revised Code, as well as state and federal employment regulations.
  • Oversee a hiring process that includes talent recruitment, interview parameters, and metrics for successful candidates.
  • Manage all aspects of employee workplace policies, including leave, benefits, and disciplinary action. Make recommendations for policy improvements to leadership and implement changes.
  • Provide consultative insights and actionable recommendations on key trends relating to human capital (recruitment, engagement, retention, increasing diversity, etc.) to leadership.
  • Communicate results and recommendations for change to leadership and staff as necessary.
  • Submit budget and purchasing requests and make recommendations as needed.
  • Provides direction, guidance, coaching, and feedback to human resources staff.
  • Holds human resources team accountable for meeting project deadlines and ensures work complies with quality standards.
  • Develops departmental plans, goals, objectives, metrics, policies, and procedures.
  • Promptly addresses personnel issues and provides conflict resolution, documentation, and discipline when necessary.
  • Oversee, execute, and make recommendations on performance evaluation system, development programs, and performance improvement plans for employees as needed.
  • Ensure employees understand how to grow and develop their career. Proactively work to find opportunities to grow and share talent across the organization.
  • Work with managers to identify high-potential talent and to create and implement development and succession plans.
  • Promote professional competency and awareness and encourage participation in professional trainings and organizations.
  • Uncover training needs and then develop and facilitate training programs for staff, or engage staff to design and develop training solutions. Ensure training is executed and provide feedback on the effectiveness of training.
  • Oversee the resolution of escalated employee relations issues.
  • Identify employee relations trends and assist in developing local solutions to offset these trends.
  • Ensure all employee relations issues are handled appropriately and equally across the organization.
  • Ensure all HR and employee records are maintained and retained appropriately, in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements and the department’s record retention schedule.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including, EEO, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Workers Comp, and OSHA, as well as legal requirements as they relate to payroll, benefits, and administrative policy compliance.
  • Develops, prepares, generates and analyzes ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including issues such as leave usage, staffing, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, affirmative action/EEO, compensation, promotions, etc.


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