Human Resources Officer Job 2897 (Administration-Human Resources)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Job Title/Job #:

Human Resources Officer

External applications accepted thru September 15 , 2020.  

Full-time, 40.0 hours per week (Job 2897)

The is a competitive position posting – internal and external candidates successfully received by September 15 deadline will be given preference and considered together on the same certified list of eligible candidates.


Administration – Human Resources


Salary Grade 10, exempt,) pay range $34.40 per hour ($2,752.00 biweekly to $43.00 per hour ($3,440.00 biweekly)

Pay may commensurate with education and experience

Reports To:

Commissioner of Health



This is a non-merit executive leadership position . The Human  Resources Officer (HRO) is responsible for direction and coordination of Human Resources (HR) functions of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) in accordance with policies and practices, the ethical and social consciences of business and society, and the laws, regulations, and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations.  This position involves administering HR policies, programs and practices including planning, organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating, directing, and assessing.


Mainly responsible for LFCHD HR activities including resource planning, payroll, recruitment and staffing, salary administration and classification, training and development, benefits administration, merit system administration, employee relations, and performance management to support achievement of LFCHD business objectives and mission; develop and implement staffing strategies; oversee the development, implementation, and administration of progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs; oversee payroll functions; administer the LFCHD merit system and classification plans and provide administrative support and guidance to the LFCHD Merit Council.


Additionally, develop, revise, implement and enforce HR policies and procedures; maintain HR section on the employee intranet; promote and expand staff and supervisor training programs; serve as officer liaison for the Employee Equity and Diversity Committee (EEDC) and support ongoing efforts to promote equity in LFCHD culture.

Summary Requirements:

Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, or related Personnel/Human Resources field preferred, with eight or more years of broad-based experience OR Bachelor’s degree with ten years or more broad-based experience.  SPHR or equivalent certification preferred. Five or more years of supervisory experience.

Background check.

Education Requirements (Any)

Masters in HR Mgmt, Org Development or related personnel/hr field preferred; 8-10 yrs related experience or closely related Bachelor’s.

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Commissioner of Health

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1