Job Details
Title Human Resources Manager
Company City of Riverdale
Location Riverdale , GA

Job Summary:

This is an administrative and technical position responsible for providing a full range of human resources and benefits support activities to multiple departments for the City of Riverdale. The incumbent of this position administers and/or coordinates the activities of recruitment, screening and examination, employee relations, performance management, training, and equal employment opportunity (EEO). This position maintains and enhances the City’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programs, and procedures.

Major Duties:

  • Initiates the employment of City employees to include announcing vacant positions, posting job announcements, reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, and communicating accordingly with department directors and appropriate staff.

  • Administers employee health and benefit plans, including enrollments, terminations and changes; processes required documentation to payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper payroll deductions.

  • Coordinates the exit of terminated employees, including paperwork and exit interviews.

  • Oversees maintenance of personnel records for City employees, including tax and insurance forms, worker’s compensation, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and other employee-related documents.

  • Analyzes health and benefit-plan renewals and presents findings to the City Manager and Finance Director.

  • Communicates with City employees regarding benefit issues and acts as a liaison between employees and vendors, as necessary.

  • Coordinates and conducts the City’s annual Health and Benefits Fair.

  • Manages and implements the open enrollment process, including coordinating employee meetings, arranging distribution of materials from vendors, and communicating major changes to employees.

  • Administers the City’s Retirement plans; manages loans, hardship withdrawals, and approves all disbursements;

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational conferences, webinars, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  Knowledge required by the Position:

      • Knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits.
      • Knowledge of local, state and federal legislation affecting personnel management.
      • Knowledge of local government organization and procedures.
      • Knowledge of City’s organizational structure, departmental functions and inter-relationships.
      • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
      • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
      • Ability to deal fairly and calmly with issues requiring conflict resolution.
      • Ability to present information clearly and concisely to City officials and employees.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, and the public.
      • Skill in communicating both orally and in writing.
      • Skill in researching complex issues and developing recommended actions.
    • Knowledge of the specialized principles and practices of public personnel administration.

      Ability required by the position:

      Ability to develop, implement and evaluate new and revised procedures, methods and standards.



           Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise considerable skill in information handling, privacy of records and judgment.

      Skill in planning, directing, and administering human resources programs and systems.

      Supervisory Controls: Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director, Finance and Administrative Services. 

      Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  Serves as first-line supervisor to the Human Resources Assistant.

      Guidelines: Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures, City human resources procedures, Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), (Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), IRS and State of Georgia tax requirements and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations governing personnel, compensation, workers compensation, affirmative action and benefits, City and departmental rules and regulations, and City ordinances, policies and procedures.  These guidelines are sometimes clear and specific, but may require interpretation in application.

      Complexity: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diverse duties. Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and precedents.

      Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to provide a full range of human resources, payroll and benefit activities; to formulate personnel policies and procedures; to recommend options to the City officials, and to implement policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state fair labor standards laws.

      Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, actuaries and benefits vendors, City employees, other local government officials and the general public.

      Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, solve problems and provide services.

      Physical Demands: The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk with intermittent standing or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts objects. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring dexterity.  

      Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office setting.




















Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Public or Personnel Administration or related field, or

  • Eight (8) years of Human Resources experience, or

  • Any equivalent of education and experience


    Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public or Personnel Administration, or

  • Ten (10) years of Human Resources experience, or

  • Any equivalent of education and experience



APPLICATION PROCESS:  All applicants may be required to complete the following:  written exam, physical exam, drug screening, polygraph, and background investigation.   A valid driver’s license is required.

If you feel you qualify for the above position, and you meet the minimum requirements, you may complete an application at the Human Resources Office, 971 Wilson Road, Riverdale, GA  30296.  Applications are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Applications are also available on

Date Posted 1/5/2018
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