Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the development, direction and coordination of all Human Resources activities related to Employee Relations, EEO and Compliance, Compensation, Employment, Training, Benefits, Payroll, Safety and Worker’s Comp. Responsibilities include planning and directing new and existing programs in employee relations and motivation, pay and benefits, coaching & counseling,  recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training: and investigations and management of claims related to employee accidents and issues including but not limited to harassment and discrimination.  The Human Resources Director works collaboratively with the senior management team to achieve the goals of the company.  This position has two direct reports: the Human Resources Manager and the Payroll Supervisor, and coordinates all Human Resources activities for four separate companies.

Department Operations
  • Responsible for the timely and cost-effective performance of all HR functions, reporting results of those activities to the CFO and providing HR support for the entire organization (4companies/350 employees)
  • Maintain HR platform/systems and update as necessary
  • Participate in the design and implementation of company-wide benefits programs including annual reviews with brokers and actively managing annual open enrollment
  • Manage 401(k) Savings Plan, Section 125 and associated testing as required
  • Ensure that the Company’s recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, and termination practices are EEOC compliant, determine competitive compensation rates, recommend procedures to reduce turnover, and facilitate trainings
  • Promote open positions on appropriate platforms in order to yield an adequately large, diverse, and well-qualified applicant pool. Ensure the recruitment process includes; reviewing resumes, assisting in interview process, preparing offer letters, coordinating with agencies re: hiring J-1 Visa applicants for harvest through CAEP
  • Conduct exit interviews and investigations, resolve grievances, meet with managers, identify problem areas and monitor day-to-day implementation of policies for consistent application
  • Create an environment of credibility and trust throughout the organization by being an effective listener and mediator of people issues
  • Oversee Workers Compensation and Safety programs, working closely with broker and carrier to monitor claims and perform ongoing loss analysis
  • Coordinate performance evaluation process that supports the values and culture of the Company
  • Develop and administer programs for education and training of employees
  • Create, implement, and evaluate HR policies and procedures for the Company including terms of Employee Handbooks and compensation plans
  • Comply with labor laws and regulations (OSHA, ERISA, Wage & Hours, etc.) and monitor company exposure
  • Anticipate and resolve litigation risks
  • Oversee preparation of reports, materials and evidence for internal and external use (insurance, regulatory agencies, hearings, investigations, etc.)
  • Oversee and work with Fleet Manager on random testing for company fleet drivers
  • All other duties as assigned by management

Staff Management & Supervision
  • Oversee HR Manager who is responsible for benefits administrator, etc., who manages day-to-day employee benefits (medical, dental, vision) including billing, workers’ compensation program, standard annual reporting (ACA, OSHA, EEOC etc.), Safety Trainings, some employee relations and new hire processes.
  • Oversee Payroll Supervisor who processes biweekly payroll for all entities including New Hire file screening and processing, HRIS management and payroll changes including deductions, garnishments, administration, compliance and tax reporting
  • Advise department managers of company policies, procedures and regulations
  • Provide leadership in emergency/accident situations
  • Foster a positive attitude toward company goals, cooperatives, diversity and inclusiveness

  • Provide all Managers hazard inspections checklists and monthly safety topics and ensure that all departments are fulfilling safety obligations. Report all hazards to Operations for correction.
  • Employee Relations including recognition programs, and rewards as well as conflict resolution, disciplinary actions & terminations
  • Assist with drafting, posting and monitoring open job positions, schedule and participate in interviews as needed.
  • Review payroll biweekly and assist with on-boarding at peak times to ensure accurate and timely processing of biweekly payroll for all companies.
  • Responsible for accurate data entry and maintenance of all areas of the HRIS systems for new hires, benefits, changes to employee’s employment, personal and pay profiles.
  • Oversee creation of payroll, labor and personnel reports as needed for internal department use as requested by other department managers, or for use in reporting to Federal and State agencies and for audits.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field and/or or 6+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SHRM-CP; SHRM-SCP; SPHR or PHR certification preferred
  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers' compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements preferred.
  • Experience with administering employee group benefit programs from implementation, to billing, to auditing
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude, including experience with HRIS and benefits databases.
  • Project and leadership skills and experience. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, public speaking skills; ability to explain complex ideas to groups of people, both with preparation and as needed without preparation.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent computer skills required.

Physical Demands
  • Must be able to sit for long periods, bend, twist, squat and lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion
  • Must satisfactorily pass the pre-employment physical, drug and background screening process
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Fine motor skills needed for frequent computer usage and handwritten tasks
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards, meeting qualitative and /or quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards

This is a full time position

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