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College Park, GA, United States, North America
Career Level:
10+ years of experience
Bachelors Degree
Job type:
Full time

Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

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An in town suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, College Park, also known as Georgia's Global City/Air Transportation Gateway, is home of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, Chick-Fil-A Corporate Headquarters, one of the United States top five Coca-Cola Bottling Company's production and distribution plants, and 33 hotel and hotel facilities, all to help support a daytime population 300,000 and 14,000 permanent residents. Additional notable aspects of the community include the Southern United States regional headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Woodward Academy, the largest independent preparatory school in the continental United States. Municipal operations include the Georgia International Convention Center, the newest and second largest convention facility in Georgia, as well as a multiple public service utility, including College Park Power, the City's electricity distribution system. The City of College Park functions with fifteen (15) operating departments, with an annual operating budget of $115 million.


This position is responsible for managing the City’s personnel, safety, benefits, and risk management programs. Develops, implements, and coordinates policies and programs covering employment, labor relations including wage and salary administration, employee indoctrination, training, placement, safety, health benefits and other employee services.  The individual in this position serves as the department head and is responsible for overall supervision of personnel department employees.

•    Plans and implements City human resource (HR) programs; researches and recommends strategies for recruiting, compensation, benefits and payroll processing; communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public;
•    Hears and settles employee grievances; investigates grievances; interviews complainant and others involved in complaint; recommends approval/denial of grievance process through proper chain of command;
•    Manages employee evaluation process; researches, recommends and implements process; communicates with employees and supervisors about how the process works; reviews results of evaluations and provides feedback to employees and supervisors;
•    Reviews the administration of policies concerning benefit plans covering accident and health insurance, retirement and pension income continuance, and others on request;
•    Oversees payroll administration and processing; directs implementation changes as required by the payroll system to meet the needs of the City;
•    Administers the City’s Defined Benefit plan, 401K and Deferred Compensation plans


•    Bachelor’s degree in Public or Personnel Administration, Business Management or related field; Master’s degree preferred; seven (7) to nine (9) years of progressively responsible management experience in human resources management;  local government experience preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong multi-tasking ability and high energy are required, as well as, excellent verbal, written, listening and communication skills.
•    Ability to influence others to adopt a new perspective and handle interpersonal issues with tact and diplomacy.
•    Ability to lead/mentor a team, including identifying and recruiting talent, managing performance, and making decisions about resource allocation.
•    Skill in preparing and administering budgets.
•    Skill in planning, directing and administering human resources programs and systems.
•    Skill in communicating both orally and in written form.
•    Skill in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation among competing interest groups.
•    Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
•    Ability to present information clearly and in an interesting manner to elected officials and the general public.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees and the public.

Apply To:       

Monica Crafts
The Carvir Group, Inc.
235 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA  30303
678-884-5087 (o)

Instructions: Applicants should submit an updated resume and cover letter stating qualifications, chronological employment history, salary history, and references.

Please Note:  Email applications preferred. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.