Director of Human Resources

Contra Costa County

Are you ready to lead the Human Resources Department of one of the top 40 most populous and diverse counties in the Nation? 

Contra Costa County is seeking its next Director of Human Resources!

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with a proven performance record who welcomes challenges and thrives on collective problem solving.  This individual is an exceptional manager, an honest and authentic person, who leads by example, is endowed with emotional intelligence and an excellent communicator.  The Director will bring the proven ability to work collaboratively with others to formulate solutions and, recognizing that Human Resources touches all Departments, adopt a partnership approach towards meeting the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce.

A talented Department Head who has the ability to swiftly recognize systemic issues, identify opportunities for efficiency through technology, and continue the evolution of the Department is sought.  This individual will be tech-savvy and experienced in using and implementing new technologies demonstrated to provide resourcing and development solutions that are faster, more flexible and technology enabled and employ new media and a strong web presence to attract and engage with the future public servants. The successful candidate will embrace his/her role in continuing to transform a traditional organization into a streamlined and modern department with the reputation of being highly functional and service oriented.

The Director of Human Resources, who also serves as the Executive Secretary to the Merit Board, directs the activities of the Department with the support a total of 52 FTE’s and a FY 2020/21 budget of approximately $11.8 million.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, political science or closely related field as well as six years of full-time professional experience or its equivalent in public sector human resources management, at least two years of which must have included significant administrative responsibilities as the head of a major human resources function such as recruitment, classification, benefits, labor relations, or closely related area.
The annual salary range for this position is $193,747 - $235,501 with excellent benefits. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney
Feel free to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing Deadline:  November 13, 2020