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Personnel Director

County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The County of Santa Cruz seeks a dynamic and innovative Personnel Director to lead an energized and mission-driven personnel team to greater heights. We are dedicated to delivering quality, results-driven, fiscally responsible services that strengthen our community and enhance opportunity. In this role, we offer the opportunity for an experienced and confident leader to live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz, California.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
― Simon Sinek

You are:

• A thoughtful and trusted decision maker who considers varying perspectives
• An energetic and approachable leader who has solid labor and employee relations experience
• Skilled at delivering public sector services, with a strong personnel background
• Responsive to multiple stakeholders while quickly building strong relationships

We offer:
• Various robust benefit plans with the County contributing generously toward the total cost of the plans
• CalPERS retirement and Social Security
• Generous administrative, vacation, sick and holiday leave pay
• The opportunity to work with a dedicated team and build the extraordinary!

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A typical way to qualify for this position is graduation from college with a major in Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Business Administration, or a related field (master’s or advanced degree preferred); and five years of professional personnel experience, three years of which should have been in a supervisory capacity in a public agency.

We are looking for a candidate with the following experience and background:

• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel administration, effective supervision and employee contract negotiations
• Working knowledge of the principles and practices of employee relations, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, recruitment and examination, and classification and salary administration
• Well versed in employee evaluation systems, administrative analysis and office management
• Knowledgeable about staff development, employee training, government insurance and self-insurance programs
• Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination concepts and regulations
• Experience with budget administration and risk management functions and programs
• Ability to solve complex administrative, technical and personnel problems with initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment
• Capability to evaluate departmental programs, policies and practices; define problem areas; and develop and implement policy decisions and practices to improve departmental operations
• Ability to understand, interpret and apply the aims, concepts, principles and practices of personnel management
• Skilled at coordinating departmental activities with other departments and agencies
• Able to negotiate and implement a collective bargaining agreement covering wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment


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