DCSS to post human resources specialist job

ALBANY -- Because of a tight deadline, the Dougherty County School System's Personnel Committee recommended posting a new human resources computer networking specialist position for only 10 days during its Monday afternoon meeting.

"We really need the process started by March 12," DCSS Human Resources Director Tracy S. Williams told the committee, which is made up of Board of Education members Anita Williams-Brown, the committee's chair, Michael Windom and Emily Jean McAfee.

The new position requires an advanced level of skills, Williams said. The job's goal, according to a handout Williams gave to the committee, is to "support H.R. in advancing technology systems to ensure efficiency and seamless integration of software, hardware, application systems, database management and development, record keeping, management of employee data and special projects."

"(We're) looking at someone who's very adept with project management from an IT perspective," she added.

Williams-Brown asked Williams if the new position would require a higher salary.

"It would be higher and would need a H.R. background," Williams said. "Someone who knows what we need redacted."

The Personnel Committee voted 3-0 to recommend posting the position for 10 days. The recommendation will be voted by the full board at Wednesday's mid-month board meeting at noon at Albany Middle School.

Near the end of the 13-minute meeting, Windom asked Williams for the status of the head football coaching searches at Dougherty Comprehensive and Albany High. Williams said the second interviews were held recently at Albany High and that she was waiting for the schools' principals to contact her by the end of the workday Monday.

"Hopefully, (we'll) make a recommendation by Wednesday (for the board meeting)," Superintendent Sally Whatley said.