Chief Departmental HR Administrator

Alameda County Social Services Agency, CA

Alameda County Social Services Agency - Chief Departmental HR Administrator
Alameda County, California

The County of Alameda is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located on the east side of the Bay across from the San Francisco Peninsula. Commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades and is popular due to its desirable location, incredible diversity, ideal climate, broad economic base, welcoming communities, and business opportunities.  The County is home to many popular attractions including, The Oakland Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, the Oakland Athletics, and Livermore and the Tri-Valley Wine Country. The University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay are just two of the distinguished academic institutions serving Northern California. Urban transportation options are extremely accessible including the Oakland International Airport, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and the San Francisco Bay ferry system. For more information on this charming county, please visit the County of Alameda’s website at

The Social Services Agency Director seeks a strong Human Resources professional with County or City government experience and a track record of working in labor/employee relations, recruitment and benefits.  This leader will foster a culture of respect, teamwork and collaboration and will work closely with the Agency Director through a transitional period within the department and continue to build the Human Resources Division team.  The ideal candidate is a teambuilder and will embrace and be committed to goals and values of achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The ideal candidate is an exceptionally bright and straightforward collaborative leader, with the ability to establish a relationship of confidence and trust with the Director, Agency Executive Team, department staff, County colleagues and employees. The next Chief Departmental HR Administrator is a dedicated civil service professional who aspires to a position of leadership, is creative and an intuitive thinker, a proactive problem solver with the ability to detect problems and issues, identify and facilitate win-win solutions, and is an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written.  The Agency Director seeks a strategic thinker and partner who is nimble when working with Union representatives and brings innovative approaches to talent management, succession planning, and recruitment strategies to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce.

The annual salary range is $120,910 to $158,685. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications (This salary range includes 8% in additional compensation, which is paid above the base salary range maximum ($146,931.20) and is awarded to positions who are expected to perform duties above and beyond the scope and duties detailed in the standard job specification). 

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
Peckham & McKenney
Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline:  November 28, 2022