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Human Resources Coordinator

Date Posted: 05/22/2023
Department: Human Resources
Salary Grade: 66

Compensation Effective July 1, 2023: $40,633-$56,886
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Objectives


Responsible for processing personnel actions, assisting with benefits administration, provides technical guidance and support for employee inquires, assists with other related activities. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Assistant Human Resources Director as well as the Human Resources Director.

Duties & Responsibilities

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • Processes benefit plan enrollments, terminations and changes; conducts benefits orientations for new hires; explains benefits and assists new employees completing enrollment forms; assists employees with questions, claim forms and understanding benefits; assists employees throughout the year with any questions regarding County provided benefits, processes yearly open enrollment forms for employees and retirees who have had changes.

  • Exit Process: Sends employee paperwork regarding termination of benefits, COBRA and coordinates/schedules exit interviews between employee and Human Resources Director.

  • Implements the recruitment process; Prepares job announcements, posts announcements on the HR portal; refers qualified applicants for review to the Assistant HR Director and submits approved applications to Department Directors.

  • Schedules pre-employment testing including background checks; prepares paperwork for new hires; coordinates start dates and coordinates with payroll and IT to ensure new employee is set up prior to start.

  • Enters personnel actions in the HR Database (new hires, promotions, demotions, transfers and position assignment changes).

  • Oversight in the maintenance of employee files in accordance with NC Records and Retention Policy.

  • Acts as liaison for employees in communication with County medical, dental and vision benefit administrators.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Required Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree in Human Resources Management, or closely related field of study; and 3 or more years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements

  • Notary Public (Ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date)


Preferred/Not Required

  • Previous work history and/or experience in Local Government.

  • Experience with NEOGOV HRIS software


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the state and federal employment laws, especially those relating to personnel records, privacy, and HIPAA, and of County’s personnel policies and procedures generally.

  • Working knowledge of theories, principles and practices of personnel administration, especially for assigned functions.

  • Skill in using HRIS system, computerized word processing, database management, Microsoft Excel, and other similar software. 

  • Ability to gather and analyze information, compose and implement reports and procedures.

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of personnel records and discussions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with County officials, department directors, employees, and the general public.


Benefited after 90 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available: under “Job Opportunities”


  • McDowell County Administration Building:         

                25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

               25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Mail:

                McDowell County Human Resources

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Email: 


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