Port of Long Beach
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Assistant Director of Human Resources
City of Long Beach – Harbor Department, Human Resources Division
Port of Long Beach, California
Annual Salary: $190,000 – $235,000 DOE/DOQ

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The Port of Long Beach (POLB) seeks an Assistant Director of Human Resources (Assistant Director) to lead the innovative work culture of the world’s most modern, efficient, and sustainable seaport! This role has direct oversight of four team members and indirect oversight of 13 total staff. The ideal candidate is an experienced HR professional with a strong foundation in all day-to-day functions of human resources, including talent acquisition, employee relations and engagement, learning and development, organizational planning, administration, and compliance. As one of the largest and busiest ports in the United States, the POLB plays a pivotal role in international trade. The POLB is currently leading the industry in a variety of exciting projects – all of which will require direction and leadership from the Assistant Director and Director. Together, these two leaders will create visionary HR policies to reduce time-to-hire, recruit top talent, manage performance, engage employees, and implement safety and training measures. The future Assistant Director will be a forward-thinking culture creator with a desire to champion a truly revolutionary workplace– one that values inclusivity, safety, respect, accountability, sustainability, and technological advancement. Become a key player in this mission-driven and dynamic seaport – apply today! 


The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with strong institutional knowledge of all core functions of human resources, preferably in the public sector. They should strive to be an industry leader, with enthusiasm for innovative hiring practices and process improvement. There is ample room for development and growth in this role, which will involve several exciting projects and initiatives. This role requires a capable and confident communicator, who navigates sensitive and political situations with ease. They will be an engaging relationship builder, who works with the Director to set directives in motion. A high-level strategic approach to HR is desired, as this role requires both day-to-day operations oversight as well as the ability to implement long-term goals and priorities. Visionary thinking is essential for the Assistant Director, as they will work to continue the POLB’s reputation as an employer of choice!