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Staff

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith - Training Coordinator

"As Training Coordinator I am responsible for design, development, implementation, evaluation and organization of training. Additionally, I serve as a consulting liaison to help other departments with specific training needs. I believe that 'learning is the key that unfolds the future and the future is understood by today's learning.”
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Diana Sweet

Diana Sweet - Classification and Compensation Analyst

"As Classification and Compensation Analyst I evaluate, create, and modify job descriptions. It is my job to make sure that Knox County job positions pay competitively and fairly in regard to market values. Additionally, I facilitate salary surveys, and process position description forms. I work closely with the Finance Department to process pay modifications and to oversee annual raises." Send e-mail


Brian Barnard

Brian Barnard - Benefits Manager

"As Benefits Manager my role is to manage employee benefit programs and benefits staff. We handle core benefits such as: medical plans, dental plans, Employee Assistance programs, Flexible Benefit plans, and the vision plan. I work closely with the Benefits Team, Human Resources and various other organizations within Knox County to make sure that all Knox County employees have access to quality benefits programs and services. Our department is committed to providing quality and responsive service to Knox County employees." Send e-mail


Lisa Jarrell - Benefits Administrator

"As Benefits Administrator, my role is to provide responsive customer service to Knox County employees. In addition, I work closely with the Benefits Team and Human Resources in selecting future benefit options for Knox County employees. I present our health plans during new hire orientation and make sure employees understand their benefit package. I work behind the scenes processing eligibility and making sure claims are properly processed. I also assist employees with questions or issues they may have regarding their health benefits."
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Pat Carson

Pat Carson - Title VI, ADA and FMLA Coordinator

"As the Title VI, ADA, and FMLA Coordinator, it is my job to administer and oversee the Family and Medical Leave Act, American with Disabilities Act, and Title VI. I make sure that disabled employees and citizens have access to Knox County facilities. I also ensure that employees understand Family and Medical Leave Act and that Title VI are administered appropriately." Send e-mail


Betty Penson

Betty Penson - Human Resource Services Coordinator

"As Human Resource Services Coordinator I provide Human Resource services that create and maintain a diverse workforce. I oversee placement of interns, participate in job fairs, and assist with general recruitment of new employees. "
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Glenda Irwin

Glenda Irwin - Personnel Coordinator

"As Personnel Coordinator, I ensure the Human Resources department runs smooth from answering phone calls to greeting visitors. I post all open job positions and place job advertisements in the newspaper, online, and in our 24-hour job line. In addition to maintaining all personnel files, I enter all new hires into our database and keep the Human Resources system up to date with employee information and personnel changes. I assist at the front desk in the absence of other staff members, and handle all Human Resource ordering and invoice processing." Send e-mail


Debbie Dew

Debbie Dew - Personnel Coordinator

"As Personnel Coordinator, I ensure the Human Resources department runs smooth from answering phone calls to greeting visitors. I post all open job positions and place job advertisements in the newspaper, online, and in our 24-hour job line. In addition to maintaining all personnel files, I enter all new hires into our database and keep the Human Resources system up to date with employee information and personnel changes. I assist at the front desk in the absence of other staff members, and handle all Human Resource ordering and invoice processing." Send e-mail

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Human Resources

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 360
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2321
Fax: 865-215-3242
Benefits Fax: 865-215-2474
TTY: 865-215-2497
Job Openings
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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