27 days old

Assistant Director of Personnel Services

City of Fresno
Fresno, California 93721
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The City of Fresno is seeking an experienced individual to provide innovation, leadership and expertise for the City’s Personnel Services Department, and to serve as a strategic partner.  

Reporting to the Personnel Services Director, the Assistant Director assists in the planning, direction and organization of the day-to-day operations of the Personnel Services Department.  In this at-will capacity, the incumbent exercises judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of personnel policies, procedures, and programs; and carries out the responsibilities in one or more of the following functional areas: recruitment and selection, Equal Employment Opportunity, salary and benefits administration, risk management, civil service process, training and development, labor relations and organizational matters, including performance evaluations, corrective actions, grievance investigations, negotiation preparation, and workers compensation. In addition, the Assistant Director will be expected to facilitate and coordinate activities with other departments within the City, and develop and maintain a positive working relationship.

While the City operates in a Civil Service environment, the ideal candidate can provide creative workplace solutions while operating within the confines of the rules. Cost containment efforts in all aspects of risk management and benefits administration is another area of focus as well as providing greater efficiency through the use of technology. The Department currently utilizes PeopleSoft as its information system.

The Personnel Services Director is seeking a dynamic leader who is innovative, understands current employment laws and regulations, and has the ability to empower employees to accomplish the department goals and mission. The ideal candidate will be an organizational problem solver that can provide positive and proactive solutions, use sound judgment, encompass a high level of commitment to public service, and can demonstrate the ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment. Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, along with a collaborative, team oriented operational style will be essential to success in this role. Extensive generalist experience in various facets of personnel is necessary in this position.


A background that includes five years of increasingly responsible management experience in personnel administration, risk management, or related field, including two years at the supervisory level, and a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public or business administration or related field will be considered qualifying for this position. A Master’s degree in public administration or related field is highly desirable. This position also requires the possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resume, and five references to:

Jeffrey T. Cardell, Personnel Services Director

City of Fresno

2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030

Fresno, California 93721-3614

Or email:Jeffrey.cardell@fresno.gov  

A select group of candidates will be invited to interview for this excellent opportunity.

The final filing date for this position is April 12, 2018.


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