Human Resources Analyst

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. We are seeking a Human Resources Analyst to join our creative team of local government innovators who can develop effective relationships with line managers and provide a professional HR service to the County. This position is  a full time, benefit eligible position with a starting salary of $40,841.


Position Details 
  • Compensation: Starting Salary of $40,841
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Deadline: Position open until filled with preference give to applications received by June 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Responsibilities include:

  • Payroll-Collect, calculate, enter and maintain payroll data.
  • Establish and maintain confidential employee records.
  • Assists in the recruitment and on-boarding of new employees.
  • Assists in organizational development and training.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of human resources and payroll policy and procedure.
  • Knowledge required:
    • Experience in human resources and payroll within a local government environment, including knowledge of HR management principles, practices and procedures.
    • Experience including knowledge of state and federal employment laws.
    • Knowledge of employee benefits administration, including policies and procedures related to employee health insurance, the Virginia Retirement System, and Section 125 (cafeteria) plans.
    • Familiarity with payroll policies and procedures, and job-related software programs.
    •  Demonstrated commitment to health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, including development and training of staff.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to Human Resources.
    • A minimum of two years’ experience in Human Resources and/or payroll, or any equivalent combination of skills, knowledge and abilities.
    • SHRM-CP/SCP and APA FPC/CPP preferred.
    • Knowledge of the BAI financial software system for local government (AS 400) preferred.
    • Local Government experience a plus.
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    Submit completed County application through the County's website.  Hard copies of the application may also be obtained in person at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or through email

    Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace

    Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a  Drug Free Workplace.

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