Assistant Director of Human Resources

County of El Dorado

The County of El Dorado is now recruiting an Assistant Director of Human Resources

Salary Range: $121,784.00 - $148,012.80 Annually
Annually DOQ Telework and remote applicants welcomed
Accepting applications through September 14th, 2020

The Human Resources Department mission is to promote the power of public service by fostering a positive, productive and collaborative workplace where all employees are qualified, empowered, respected, and valued. The Department of Human Resources manages and administers a variety of programs and services which are comprised of three primary functions: Human Resources Services; Risk and Safety Management Services; and Labor Relations, Employee Relations, and Benefit Services. Human Resources Department is currently budgeted $2.3 million for 20-21 FY and an allocated staff of 22.5 FTE's.

The County of El Dorado seeks a bold and progressive, collaborative leader with a reputation for integrity and fairness, to assist in the day-to-day leadership of the Human Resources Department. If you have experience devising innovative and transformative HR policies, programs, and systems, and love the challenge of process improvement, this is the position for you.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Assistant Director is a classified position overseeing these areas Recruitment and Selection, Classification, and  Organization/Training and Development functions. While the Assistant Director will not have direct oversight over labor and employee relations, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of both areas, preferably in a public sector environment.
The next Assistant Director will be a proven leader in HR and a skilled administrator who introduces creative strategies and approaches to the Department and the County. The ideal candidate will be committed to improving performance and processes, be tenacious and able to move past obstacles to accomplish goals, possess a management style that successfully facilitates change initiatives, and will develop and implement effective solutions to the most pressing issues facing the HR Department and County. This person will be approachable and demonstrate emotional intelligence, and be an open communicator who is committed to mentoring and developing the professional capacity of the HR staff. The Assistant Director will be a strategic business partner with a customer and solutions oriented mindset, drive results, and help set and achieve challenging goals for the HR department. The Assistant Director will also be a strong relationship builder and have a collaborative spirit in working with other departments, the County Administrator’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors.

Recent  Accomplishments/Future  Opportunities Accomplishments
Implemented Automated Performance Management System.    
Implemented Recruitment Best Practices and Process Improvements.
Developed collaborative and positive relationship with customers. 
Address challenges related to recent economic downturn/COVID19.
Develop and Expand outreach efforts and innovative approaches to attract well-qualified applicants for employment.
Develop and implement unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion programs with the HR Director and others.
Oversee ongoing staff development and process improvements.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for an Assistant Director of Human Resources as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in human resources management, public or business administration, or a closely related field; AND Five (5) years of supervisory or management experience  overseeing a human resources functional area, such as recruitment and selection, labor and employee relations, risk management, etc. Public sector experience is preferred.

The Department of Human Resources will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After the screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process. 

Training and Experience Review:  For those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, an additional screening will take place to identify the best qualified candidates. The best qualfied screening will involve subject manner experts reviewing and rating responses to supplemental questions along with the criteria outlined in the job announcement. 

Best Qualified Screening: Those best-qualified candidates from the above review will be invited to a Zoom/phone technical screening on September 17th or 18th, 2020.

Technical Zoom Interview: The best qualified candidate from the technical screening will be invited to a Zoom technical oral inteview on September 24, 2020.

If you are interested in being considered for the Assistant Director of Human Resources position, visit:

El Dorado County Human Resources 
330 Fair Lane 
Placerville, CA 95667 
(530) 621-5565; TDD: (530) 621-4693 
EEO/ADA Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries 
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems


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