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, dedicated to superior standards and outcomes, and ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion. 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 and classification, 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. All City of Charlottesville managers and leaders are expected to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
The hiring salary will be between $120,000 and $161,012.80 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.
Education and Experience:
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.
At least 8 (eight) years of increasingly responsible experience managing or supervising Human Resources operations, programs or services.
Extensive labor relations experience and knowledge performing human resource duties in a union environment with at least two (2) years of Collective Bargaining experience.
Local government experience preferred.
Master’s Degree or beyond preferred.
Preference for SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification.
**Effective November 1, 2021, all newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement.**
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information, including 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. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 professional references.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.