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AG20 - Human Resources Director I

Band 7

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Plans, administers and formulates human resources management policy direction.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class serve as human resources directors in agencies where the employees are engaged in diverse and technical functions or as assistant human resources directors managing two or more programs in a large state agency.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Directs the implementation of a comprehensive human resources program by managing such functional areas as recruitment and employment, classification and compensation, employee/employer relations, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA), training and development, benefits, personnel transactions and records.
Forecasts human resources needs and advises the agency director and the executive management staff of human resources needs and problems; makes recommendations regarding human resources planning; assists in developing agency wide policies and in strategic planning.
Investigates employees grievances and recommends appropriate action.
Directs a comprehensive classification and compensation program.
Directs the establishment of procedures for screening applications and interviewing applicants; advises managers in hiring decisions and reviews salary offers to ensure compliance with starting pay policies.
Directs the communication and delivery of benefits programs, including health care insurance, retirement systems, disability insurance, group life insurance, deferred compensation and other tax sheltered annuities, etc.
Directs a personnel transactions program which includes classified, unclassified and temporary employees.
Directs the development and implementation of the EEO/AA plan, including policy statements, minority recruiting programs, selection procedures and records maintenance.
Directs employee training and development; identifies needs based on consultation with supervisors and managers; schedules training based on available resources and coordinates appropriate administrative details.
Provides input in the development of the agency's personal services budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the assigned program area(s) and of agency policies and procedures.
Knowledge of federal laws and state regulations affecting human resources management.
Knowledge of management and organizational concepts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to analyze needs and resources and to recommend and communicate solutions effectively.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting a variety of policies and procedures.
Ability to direct and advise technical staff members.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree and experience in human resources management programs.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and four years experience in human resources management programs.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 25 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 25 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)


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