Director of People and Culture

JOB TITLE: Director of People and Culture
STATUS: Full Time Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Company President

Please include a cover letter providing an explanation as to how you will bring in business from your relationships, experience or industry connections.
Hours: Monday through Friday with occasional after hours as needed.


JB Dewar recognizes that people are our biggest asset.  The Director of People and Culture will be a part of the leadership team and play and instrumental role in ensuring that the employee experience is positive and consistent across all of our locations.  The ideal candidate has a proven track record of working with leadership to drive a strong culture of employee engagement.

  • Ensure consistency of onboarding, training and overall employee experience across locations,
  • Play a key strategic role in employee engagement, and
  • Support managers and supervisors to enhance the overall employee experience.

The Director of People and Culture works closely with the Company President to oversee all HR practices, processes, and strategies.  General duties include processing payroll, the recruitment process, on/off boarding employees, planning and implementing training programs, benefit programs and ensuring that employees follow best practices and company policies.  Provides support and assistance to all company managers.  Assists in various other projects as needed and time permits.  Also works closely with the Accounting Department to ensure proper recording of payroll, benefits and other employee related expenses and accruals.


  • The first point of contact for all company employees regarding HR related items. Advocates for and on behalf of employees providing a place to air concerns and issues.
  • Able to balance both employee and employer perspective on all matters.
  • Manage relationships with outside service providers e.g YPP, Paychex, etc.
  • Coordinate the company’s performance appraisal system and annual appraisal process.
  • Complete regular payroll cycle complete and timely including commission payments.
  • Assist managers with job descriptions, job postings, and overall recruitment activities. Ensures federal and state regulatory compliance.
  • Provide new hire orientation and set up for new employees coordinating with hiring manager as needed.
  • On-going revisions to policies, procedures, job descriptions, documentation, etc. Serves as a resource to management and employees on the interpretation and application of Company policies and practices.
  • Complete exit interviews and employee termination documentation.
  • Oversight of employee development plan program and training database.
  • Provides insight and support in the development, coordination and delivery of training programs.
  • Manage annual benefit open enrollment process.
  • Regular on-site support for all remote locations.
  • Support for managers and supervisors – coaching and development/discipline/performance management.
  • Routine and ad hoc reporting and analysis of such items as employee hours, overtime, missed punches, meal breaks, vacation and PTO.
  • Maintains records and monitors compliance with all relevant laws and regulations; protects the confidentiality of highly sensitive information, retains files according to federal and state regulations.
  • Responsible for managing all leaves of absence and workers’ compensation claims.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Organizational Management or comparable discipline or equivalent experience.
  • At least three years of HR or related experience.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience.
  • At least three years of payroll experience.
  • PHR, SPHR or SHRM-CP Certification
  • Previous use and knowledge of different HRIS platforms (Paychex, ADP, Paylocity, Zenefits, etc.)


  • Solid understanding of federal and California employment law, especially those applying to hourly staff such as OT rules, mussed lunch penalties, PTO, etc.
  • Solid understanding of DOT regulations pertaining to drivers’ hours and documentation.
  • Ability to remain professional and calm during confidential, difficult or stressful circumstances.
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence.
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail.
  • Robust time management and prioritization skills.
  • Solid ethics, morals and sound judgement.
  • Google Drive, Sharepoint and Microsoft 365 proficiency.


  • Supporting superior customer service initiatives
  • Maintain fleet cleanliness


  • Frequent sitting, standing, hand and finger movements associated with typing, 10 key and telephone.
  • Talking, listening, near, mid-range and far vision.
  • Occasional moderate lifting (no more than 20 pounds).

This job description is not all inclusive. J.B. Dewar reserves the right to change job duties and essential job functions as required by business necessity.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Discount
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

COVID-19 considerations:
JB Dewar, Inc. provides cleaning supplies, gloves, hand sanitizer, social distancing a must.

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Benefit Conditions:

    • Only full-time employees eligible

This job description is not all inclusive. J.B. Dewar reserves the right to change job duties and essential job functions as required by business necessity.