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Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

College Park

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POSITION/ JOB FAMILY:        Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

DEPARTMENT:                         Office of Human Resources

SALARY RANGE:                      $67,076 - $84,569

FLSA STATUS:                         Exempt

REPORTS TO:                          City Manager


A successful candidate will play an active role in the City of College Park’s existing operational success. The purpose of the position is to formulate personnel policies and procedures, recommend options to the City Council, and implement policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state fair labor standards laws.


Essential Functions:

Independent judgment is required to identify, select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. The Director of Public Works is responsible for managing the City’s personnel, safety, benefits, and risk management programs. Develops, implements, and coordinates policies and programs covering employment, labor relations including wage and salary administration, employee indoctrination, training, placement, safety, health benefits, and other employee services.  The individual in this position serves as the department head and is responsible for the overall supervision of personnel department employees.

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of all HR systems, programs, policies, and procedures, as well as managing and coordinating organizational initiatives that impact personnel and human resources issues that involve other jurisdictions, associations, or businesses.
  • Serve as part of the City’s management team and work as a strategic partner with Appointed Officials and Leadership Team members.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on all Human Resources and Risk Management matters.
  • Directs and oversees sensitive investigations, inquiries, and problem resolution.
  • Oversees the provisions of assistance to departments in the handling of employee complaints and grievances.
  • Ensure organizational personnel policies and practices are in line with applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and rules and ensure those managers, supervisors, and the workforce compliance with these policies and practices (EEO, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA).
  • Conduct and/or direct consultations with Appointed Officials, legal counsel, risk management, and other applicable partiers.
  • Direct preparation of the department budget and ensures the budget is managed in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the designee of the City Manager (as Chief Executive Office) in handling labor relations issues, contract application and interpretation, and contractual grievance procedures.
  • Research and recommend ways to implement an innovative and strategic system and process changes to improve efficiency and responsiveness.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and render a decision on merit pay increases.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.


We seek candidates who are flexible, well-organized, creative, inquisitive, resourceful, detail-oriented, ethical, collaborative and committed to inclusive educational excellence.

The ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment while maintaining quality work products is essential for success in this position. The candidate will have experience planning, directing, and supervising personnel, ensuring the timely and efficient completion of projects, and the completion of the annual budget for the Department.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have advanced knowledge of the specialized principles and practices of public personnel administration, including examination, classification, compensation, in-service training, service rating techniques, and employee relations.
  • Must know the principles and practices of public administration; local, state, and federal legislation affecting personnel management, and advanced knowledge of local government organization and procedures.
  • Must possess computer skills; must have knowledge in preparing and administering budgets; planning, directing, and administering human resources programs and systems; resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation among competing interest groups, researching complex issues and developing recommended actions and communicating both orally and in written form.
  • Must be able to present information clearly and in an interesting manner to elected officials and the general public.
  • Must be able to deal fairly and calmly with issues requiring conflict resolution.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, and the public.
  • Must be able to use tact and courtesy in dealing with the public.
  • Must be able to analyze and evaluate procedures and work processes and to exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and work methods.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively and courteously with others, to work independently and in team settings.
  • Must be able to type or to use a personal computer with word processing and related software and to enter and retrieve information with reasonable speed and accuracy.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds, standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.  Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Personnel Administration, Business Management or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven (7) to nine (9) years of progressively responsible management experience in human resources management and risk management; local government experience preferred.
  • HR certification preferred (IPMA-CP or IPMA-CS; PHR or SPHR).
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable. 

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.

Resumes will not be accepted without an application. You can obtain an application from the City’s website: or the Human Resources Department located at 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337.

The City of College Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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