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Human Resources Director


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Human Resources Director, City of Newnan, Georgia

The City of Newnan is recruiting for a Human Resources Director to join the City Manager’s Leadership Team.  Located 35 miles south of Atlanta, the City of Newnan is a fast growing, progressive community of more than 40,000 residents who hold a deep love for the city’s rich history and the surrounding Coweta County area.  Since its beginnings in 1828, Newnan has experienced steady and prosperous growth. Today, the city stands as a planned center of growth that blends beautiful residential areas with a solid business community. The community is the ideal environment for living and working, offering state-of-the-art city and public safety services as well as a public school system that is ranked “excellent” by the Georgia Department of Education. The City employs approximately 300 employees and is organized into five (5) functions. 

The City of Newnan seeks a professional and ethical Human Resources Director who is a dedicated team player and has a proven Human Resources record of success in leadership and management of human resources functions within a public/governmental agency or private sector organizations. The successful candidate should be an experienced, self-confident person who can immediately provide quality HR services to a variety of service departments in a timely manner and is able to address workforce problems with diplomacy and tact.  The ability to identify and implement new and innovative approaches to delivery of HR services is an important qualification expected of the new Director.  Specific experience is expected in compensation/benefits administration, employee relations, risk management, and the ability to offer responsive HR support services to a team-oriented, employee-friendly organization.  The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and have well-developed problem-solving abilities and have the ability to speak directly and objectively about important issues while being engaging and employee focused.   Must be an excellent communicator who has a collaborative, approachable, and informative management style with the ability to tactfully, empathetically and fairly address HR needs and issues with the City Manager, Department Heads and Employees.  

Find out details about the position by reviewing the recruitment brochure

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources management, organizational development, public administration, business administration or related degree from an accredited university is required. A master’s degree is highly preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible human resources experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities is required.
  • Local government (city, county, state) human resources experience is highly desired.
  • SHRM and/or HRCI certification is highly desired and will be noted during the vetting process as an indication of commitment to continued professional development.
  • Three years supervisory experience is required.

Compensation & Benefits include:

The starting salary for this position will be established commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate; starting salary is expected to be in the range of $85,000-$100,000.  A comprehensive benefits package includes:  Health, dental and vision insurance, Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, as well as life insurance and short-term and long-term disability.  Relocation expenses are negotiable.


Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) September 24, 2021 to:, any questions should be directed to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates at 706-983-9326.  Interviews planned for the first week of  November.


Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell:  706-614-4961

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