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Dubuque County HR Administrator

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Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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This individual will manage the overall department and administration of the HR/Personnel Division and serve as the County Administrative Liaison to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. He/she will be responsible for maintaining and administering County policies and programs; perform special projects and support department objectives while promoting excellent public relations between the department and other entities. This individual will also implement and coordinate policies and programs in the areas of recruitment, employment EEO, wage and salary administration, compliance, labor relations, employee development, benefits and interpret and apply established policy for Dubuque County, as well as acting as Chief Negotiator for the County in collective bargaining when necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and 3-5 years related human resources management experience and/or training in local or regional government; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Top level management skills with knowledge of line management required
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and effective work relationships with all levels of elected officials, staff, agencies and the public
  • Must possess effective communications skills including written verbal and listening skills. Ability to utilize diplomacy and tact as required.
  • Familiarity with the legislative process at the state and federal levels and possess the ability to monitor and understand the effect of that process
  • Familiarity with collective bargaining and Chapter 20 of the Iowa code
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and work under pressure. Must be capable of taking initiative in resolving problems and completing projects.
  • Ability to exemplify by his/her attitude and actions representing the spirit and good faith intentions of the individuals who serve the people in the capacity of Dubuque County positions.
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