The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Human Resources to recommend and implement innovative system and process changes to improve organizational efficiency and responsiveness. Key to success will be the candidate’s ability to effectively plan, develop, and implement human resources initiatives that focus on building a diverse and inclusive workforce that will support the city’s strategic goals.
To lead the Department of Human Resources the candidate must:
• Executive level Human Resources leadership experience is highly preferred
• Serve as a visionary for both general government and utilities leadership
• Exhibit a desire to work collaboratively and cross-functionally across a large and diverse organization
• Demonstrate commitment to transparency and ethical conduct
• Possess excellent interpersonal communications skills including writing, verbal communication and active listening.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Human Resources, Organization Development, Business Administration, Industrial Management, Public Administration, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or related field, and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in the human resource field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities; A Master’s degree in Human Resources is preferred; Public sector management experience in local government and/or municipal utilities is highly preferred; Municipal experience with labor unions is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses: Valid driver license required. Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of appointment..
The following certifications are highly desirable:
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), from the Human Resources Certification Institute or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), from the Society for Human Resource Management
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), from World at Work
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Additional Salary Information: Based on qualifications