Personnel Director - Mobile County Personnel Board

17 Sep 2019 1:37 PM | Liana Barnett



Mobile, Alabama

Closing Date:        October 16, 2019

Description:  The Personnel Director for the Mobile County Personnel Board administers the Civil Service System (Mobile County Merit System) for 22 separate jurisdictions encompassing over 5,000 employees within Mobile County, Alabama.

The Personnel Director for the Mobile County Personnel Board will manage and direct a staff of approximately 30 employees and all activities of the Mobile County Personnel Department.  The Personnel Director oversees compliance with the Law and Rules of the Mobile County Personnel Board and provides administrative oversight, guidance and direction to the jurisdictional agencies and staff of those agencies with relation to matters concerning recruitment, employment, employee leave, and payroll. 

Examples of Work:

  • Attends all meetings of the Mobile County Personnel Board.
  • Provides for the recording of official Board actions.
  • Appoints employees of the department from employment registers.
  • Prepares and recommends rules and regulations to administer the Classified Service.
  • Develops, recommends and on its adoption, establishes, administers and executes a classification plan for the classified service.
  • Creates employment registers and certification of applicants qualified for employment.
  • Devises and administers a framework for employee service ratings.
  • Examines and approves or disapproves payrolls and other compensation or personnel services.
  • Directs the establishment and maintenance of a roster of all officers and employees in the Classified Service.
  • Directs investigations pertaining to personnel and compensation systems.
  • Monitors the effectiveness and administrative efficiency of the department.
  • Makes an annual report to the Board.
  • Effectively employs technology and consulting services where appropriate to achieve departmental goals.
  • Performs any other act as required by law and the Board.

Education and Experience Requirements:  Possession of a Master’s Degree  in Business, Public Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Public or Personnel Management or related field from an accredited college or university or a closely related field, and a minimum of seven (7) years personnel administration experience, developing and administering complex classification and selection procedures; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.

Required Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public personnel administration, the Laws and Rules promulgated by the Personnel Board, as well as federal, state and local laws.

Comprehensive knowledge of applicable guidelines established by professional standards, laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to job analysis, data collection, employee selection, statistical analysis, and test administration.

Comprehensive knowledge of statistical methods and techniques applicable to personnel administration.

Demonstrated ability to develop, recommend and administer the annual budget for the department.

Demonstrated ability to analyze positions for classification, examination, development, recruitment, and training purposes.

Demonstrated ability to investigate and resolve the most complex problems in the areas of examinations, classification, salary administration, career development, as well as employee grievances.

Demonstrated ability to manage a centralized organization designed to provide employment services to multiple entities.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of wage and salary administration.

Plans, organizes, directs and evaluate the work of employees through staff supervision in the areas of classification, compensation, tests and validation, and employee relations.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, department heads, and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess a valid driver’s license from state of residence.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT:  Successful applicant who obtains the job as Director must establish residence in Mobile County, Alabama.  Relocation assistance is provided per the department’s relocation guidelines.

About Mobile County and Mobile County Personnel Board

Mobile County is located in southwest Alabama and has an approximate population of 414,000.  With an annual average temperature of 67°, Mobile is home to various industries with significant economic and global impact, and we are in close proximity to Gulf Coast beaches.  For more information about Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the surrounding area, visit and

To learn more about the Mobile County Personnel Board, including a listing of our jurisdictions and our 2018 Annual Report for the Mobile County Merit System, visit

How to Apply

Send a cover letter of interest, resume’ and most recent salary history to the following email address by the closing date:

All submissions must be in PDF format. 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range $115,000 - $136,930, based on qualifications.

Benefits include 10 days annual vacation with accumulation to 35 days (the number of days earned increases based on years in the Merit System, with a maximum of 25 days per year for 25 or more years of service), 10 days paid annual sick leave with no limit on accumulation, retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama, 14 holidays per year (may vary by year), medical/dental insurance, life insurance, employee credit union, opportunities for continuing education and self development through formalized academic programs and internal training programs.

Applications for this job posting will be accepted by the Mobile County Personnel Board until October 16, 2019. 

The Mobile County Personnel Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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