Director of Human Resources:
Pamela R. Ambles
Phone: (770) 477-3239
Job Line: (770) 473-5800
Human Resources services over 2600 employees in a community of over 250,000 citizens and is responsible for the conduct and administration of the Civil Service Personnel Program by:
- Coordinating, creating, revising, implementing, and maintaining standard operational procedures, rules and regulations, performance evaluation program (PEP), appendixes, and personnel forms in support of the program;
- Auditing systems, monitoring departments for compliance, advising management, maintaining and improving employee relations, evaluating and surveying effectiveness and efficiency of personnel functions.
The County supports a policy of nondiscrimination with employees and applicants for employment. No part of employment within the county will be influenced in any manner by age, color, religion, sex, race, national origin, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute.
We employ full-time, part-time, and temporary employees. New full-time employees must serve a 12 months orientation period of employment before obtaining Civil Service Status.
Our Civil Service System provides employee benefits and services to all employees employed for 91 days or more and has an appeal and grievance process for employees who have completed the 12 months orientation period. Some of the employee benefits and services are listed as follows:
- Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Deferred Compensation
- The Southern Credit Union
- Uniform And Equipment Allowance (select departments)
We strive to pay salaries competitive with those in our surrounding counties. Merit increases are recognized through individual effort and measured by the employee's Annual Performance Evaluation.