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Arizona State Human Resources Director

State of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

The Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) is seeking a proven business leader to head the state's Human Resources Division. Established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1973, ADOA serves as the administrative and business operations hub of state government. Human resources is one of several centralized services ADOA provides to support more than 100 state agencies, boards and commissions and approximately 33,000 employees.

The State HR Director is an institutional change agent committed to advancing the State's mission to serve, protect, promote and defend Arizona citizens in their pursuit of a better life. This position leads a staff of 70 professionals with responsibility for establishing effective HR policies, systems and processes for the recruitment, engagement and retention of talent; employment services; job classification, compensation and salary administration; training and development; regulatory compliance; employee relations; and human resource information systems and records management.

The role of State HR Director requires sound judgment, discretion and effective, persuasive communication skills. Prospective candidates will be expected to engage the state's highest level leaders in ongoing, proactive outreach to build and maintain productive relationships. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills are critical to success, as is the ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing needs and priorities in a fast-paced and results-oriented work environment. Operating within the structure of Arizona's Lean management system, all state employees today must be able to understand customer needs, set targets for priority metrics that matter, measure progress against those targets, and use disciplined problem solving to close gaps between expected and actual performance. 


Education: Preferred candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field. Top candidates will hold a Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or other related field or a Juris Doctorate with emphasis in employment law.

Preferred Certification: A nationally-recognized human resource-related certification from SHRM, HRCI or other reputable certification institutions.

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10- 207.12).


Posted: 2019-07-29 Expires: 2019-08-28

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Arizona State Human Resources Director

State of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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