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Director of Human Resources:
Pamela R. Ambles

121 South McDonough Street
Historic Court House
2nd Floor
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: (770) 477-3239
Job Line: (770) 473-5800

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Professional Development

Human Resources Professional Development
Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement: To create a culture of life-long learning and to support an environment that encourages professional development for Clayton County’s workforce by providing learning opportunities that challenge, encourage, and motivate our workforce to think beyond today by preparing for tomorrow.

Vision Statement:  To offer a world-class professional development program that is modern and ever evolving to enhance the learner’s experience.

Clayton County provides an internal professional development program to our employees and leaders.  The program consists of mandatory and voluntary courses.

We offer mandatory training to ensure legal compliance: New Employee Orientation, HIPAA Introduction and Refresher, and Triennial Policies Review.

The Professional Development Program includes an employee curriculum that consists of 16 classes and a leadership curriculum that consists of 20 classes. 

Employees are honored and awarded a certificate upon completion of the curriculum.

Clayton County is focused on our employees’ professional development and is committed to support professional growth.

The Professional Development Program consists of eLearning classes to provide useful and immediate learning resources to our employees.

For additional information, call (770) 473-5801 to learn more about the development of this component.

Getting Started with the Training Program


To get the full benefit from our training, participates must register for the classes that are specially designed for their employee classification. We are available to answer questions concerning training dates, classes, and provide and/or forward training registration forms from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

County employees wishing to register for training classes should contact their immediate supervisor before signing up. Outside agencies wishing to register employees should contact the Human Resources Officer at (770) 473-5787.


To maximize training opportunities for employees who may be on a waiting list, we request cancellation notice as soon as possible for those employees who will not be able to attend.


Our training begins promptly as scheduled.  Most classes are 2 ½ to 3 hours long, and out of respect for our employees’ time, we strive to end on time. Our training approach is collaborative.  We recognize the personal and professional experiences our employees have, and we encourage participation.  Additionally, Human Resources provides training upon request by Executive Leadership for his/her department.  We also conduct needs analysis to develop specific courses as requested by Executive Leadership for his/her department.


Most of our training is conducted at the Human Resources Training Center. However, training is also held on site at the requesting department’s request, as well as other County facilities.

New Employee Orientation

Human Resources believes that New Employee Orientation is an excellent opportunity for new employees to establish comradery and support among each other.  New Employee Orientation provides Human Resources the opportunity to welcome our newest family members and provide advice and guidance to set the stage for an outstanding employer/employee relationship that will last through retirement and beyond.


The contents of our professional development training are county property and may not be used outside of the scope of Clayton County business.