Human Resources Director

City of Sunnyvale

Recognized as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale, with a population of approximately 149,000, is the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second largest in Santa Clara County. Sunnyvale has transformed from an agricultural community to a center for the defense industry and the current nexus of research, development, and manufacturing that created Silicon Valley. In addition to its ideal location, Sunnyvale is also recognized for its park system and public recreation facilities, including eighteen prize-winning parks, two golf courses, fifty-one tennis courts, six public swimming pools, and a state of the art Community Center.

The Human Resources Director is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a member of the City’s ELT. The Director oversees a department staff of approximately 20 FTEs and a budget of over $5.3M. The HR Department handles employee and labor relations, recruitment, examination and selection, employee benefits, compensation and classification, risk management and coordinates volunteers. The new HR Director will enter a Department that has developed a high level of credibility for service and innovation over the past several years.  The staff is proficient, experienced and operates as a collaborative team.  Priority areas of focus for the new Director will be enhancement of the employee relations climate through greater levels of employee engagement, expanded wellness programs, succession planning and increased workforce flexibility.

The position requires expertise in labor relations and employee relations. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, business or public administration, industrial/organizational psychology, political science or a related field is required, as is a background that includes six or more years of professional-level human resources experience, including at least two years of supervision and/or management of professional human resources staff. The annual salary range is between $234,504-$281,405 and is set at the discretion of the City Manager. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by March 2, 2018.

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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