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Assistant Human Resources Director

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DEFINITION: Under general direction, assists in the overall management of the Human Resources Department in developing and administering the County's comprehensive human resources programs; directs departmental staff; acts in the Director's absence; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is an at-will, assistant department head class. Incumbent is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the pleasure of the department head. This position is responsible for overseeing the internal operations of the department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists in planning, organizing and directing departmental operations; directs, coordinates and supervises the work of senior staff responsible for human resources programs; develops, implements and evaluates human resources goals, policies and procedures; directly supervises employee benefits and the employee relations division of the department; coordinates and participates in major project assignments; advises department heads and other officials in human resources policies, rules and procedures; performs studies and prepares reports on human resources issues; prepares and monitors the department's budget and other fiscal matters; represents the Director before the Board of Supervisors, with department heads, employees, and the public.


  1. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a professional or administrative capacity in the area of general government, administration or human resources management of which at least two were in a supervising capacity; or,
  2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: basic principles and practices of public human resources management; public agency budgeting and financial management, policy and procedures; principles of management and supervision.

Ability to: direct and coordinate the work of diverse divisions; plan, organize and review the work of others; secure cooperation of officials in accepting and effecting sound human resources management practices; identify problems and adopt effective courses of action; plan and develop new programs to meet objectives; assess budgetary needs and make projections; communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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