The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Human Resources who are highly motivated and visionary human resources professionals, passionate about serving municipal employees and dedicated to superior standards and outcomes. The ideal candidate will offer impressive breadth and a track record for effectively leading positive change. A history of creativity and innovation in human resources is highly desirable. Confident in their talent and expertise, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously with minimal guidance and direction. This is a dynamic and hands-on position, directly involved in training, compensation, benefits, discipline, strategic planning and other facets of human resources.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Human Resources directs all activities and operations of the Human Resources Department. This is accomplished by directing employee functions and tasks; presenting and administering all budget activities; serving as the chief spokesperson and representative of the Department; analyzing operations; providing consultation and recommendation to management, elected officials and employees; and furthering the objectives of management and elected officials. The Director of Human Resources will drive the Departmental strategy, building and developing the HR organization, processes and procedures to support the City's overall strategic goals.
The City of Charlottesville is underway with a paradigm shift in the way that it provides services to its diverse population. Recent retirements, natural attrition and newly created positions of several key leadership posts have positioned the City to be able to make a major organizational culture change in serving our community and meeting the contemporary needs of our governmental staff. The City of Charlottesville is currently recruiting innovative leaders to fill these positions in the City Manager form of government.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
Eight to ten years of increasingly responsible experience managing or supervising Human Resources operations, programs or services required.
Master’s Degree or beyond preferred.
Local government experience preferred.
Preference for SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification.
The salary will be between $100,000 and $156,178.33 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information, a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
Local Government. Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 49,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play. The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinances, levy t...axes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.