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Beaufort County, SC - Human Resources Director

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (Population: 192,122) Human Resources Director.  Beaufort County is located in the southeastern corner of the State of South Carolina, known as the “Lowcountry.” Nestled between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia - Beaufort County is rich with history, culture and outdoor beauty. Beaufort County is composed of hundreds of barrier and sea islands and its warm climate, pristine beaches, vibrant Gullah traditions and true southern hospitality welcome visitors from all over the world throughout the year.

Beaufort County is a home rule County, governed by a County Council of eleven elected Council members.  There are 44 different departments lead by four Assistant County Administrators reporting through a Deputy County Administrator to the County Administrator.  It is a value-driven organization dedicated to responsive, respectful and courteous customer service. 

The Human Resources Director is an integral part of the County’s executive leadership team, collaborating with the County’s other department heads and staff on human resource issues as well as interdepartmental issues.  The director will lead a comprehensive range of human resource services for a workforce of more than 1,300 employees.  The Human Resource Director is responsible for a staff of 5 employees and a budget of approximately $1 million dollars.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to best practices and strong customer service.  It is important for candidates to have experience in implementing and/or refining technology used for human resource services. Ideal candidates should have the ability to explore alternatives to “the way things are always done” and introduce creative ideas for employee development.

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business or public administration or closely related field from an accredited university or college. At least five years of leadership experience in human resources or closely related field is required. Possession of a master’s degree and/or a designated SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-HR CP or IPMA-HR SCP credential is a plus.
  • Have a collaborative and open, friendly personality and management style and be one who can establish trust quickly with others. Know how to deal with conflict in a constructive manner. Have the ability to keep information confidential.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced human resources executive with a proven track record in progressive, modern management techniques, with the ability to work closely with elected and appointed officials, department heads and County employees on the County’s strategic plan implementation. The County has a competitive benefits’ package including health, dental and life insurance.

The advertised salary range is $110,000 - $120,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply on-line to no later than May 8, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references to: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice-President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (224) 282-8310. Beaufort County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Posted:April 8, 2020

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