The City of South Gate, CA is seeking a Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources (Director) is responsible for directing, managing, and integrating broad, comprehensive human resources and risk management programs and services for the City to achieve effective employment, utilization and development of staff, high morale and productivity and effective communication between management and employees and their bargaining representatives. The Director is responsible for a variety of programs ad services designed to minimize risk and manage costs associated with workers’ compensation and other risk areas. This position will also provide oversight of other City-wide human resources functions including recruitment, employment, classification, compensation, employee relations, training and development, performance evaluation, benefits, workers’ compensation, and other services.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, flexible, and collaborative leader. As a problem solver with excellent communication, the successful candidate will have the necessary interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with staff, department heads, leadership, and elected officials. The successful candidate will be solutions-oriented, have strong political acumen, and have the ability to adapt to changing and competing priorities. A background in public sector budget development, policy administration, staff management and team building are key. Experience in a union environment and knowledge of negotiations is a must.
The Human Resources Department is a newly created department in the City of South Gate. As such, this Director will be the first for the city and will build the inaugural Human Resources Department.