Meet the Team

The Scott County Human Resources Department consists of four team members and while we all have areas of responsibility, each of us would be happy to help you in any area where you may need assistance.

Mary J. Thee
Assistant County Administrator/Human Resources Director
The HR Director assists the County Administrator in the overall development and administration of County policies and programs. Areas of expertise and supervision include recruitment, employment, EEO, wage and salary administration, labor relations, employee development, benefits and organizational development. Areas of responsibility also include interpreting and applying established County policies or statutory requirements. Acts as Chief Negotiator for the County in collective bargaining with five (5) bargaining units. The HR Director is the Scott County ADA Coordinator.

Vanessa Wierman
Human Resources Generalist
Coordinates training and development of County staff; assists in negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements; performs organizational and classification studies; writes and updates job descriptions for compliance; researches and drafts policy and procedure recommendations; provides guidance on policy and contract interpretation to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees; acts as editor of the County Newsletter and responds to employee inquiries.

Andrea Ahmann
Human Resources Generalist
Responsibilities include recruitment and selection; employment; EEO; wage and salary administration; performance management system coordination; unemployment and maintenance of the County's HRIS system. Primary functions of the position include coordination and administration of hiring and promotional activities; coordinating the County's PRIDE recognition activities; providing guidance on policy and contract interpretation to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees; assisting the Human Resources Director with project work and research and responding to employee inquiries.

Jensen Knuth
Benefits Specialist
Provides administrative support for the Human Resources Department. Primary functions of the position include: coordinating and administering the County's employee benefit program; supporting the county's wellness activities; accounts payable for HR; payroll; assisting with departmental recruitment efforts; maintaining departmental records retention program and responding to employee inquiries.