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Assistant Human Resources Director

City of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Assistant HR Director will assist the Director with operational oversight of the HR Department which includes over 100 employees with an operating budget of $11.9 million. The position will serve as a key member of the department leadership team and will be responsible for providing administrative direction to several divisions, sections, and projects while advancing the strategic direction of the department and the City. The Assistant HR Director will have a key role in advising City management and departments; evaluating and recommending citywide HR policies and services; and formulating general plans and procedures relating to the assigned HR functional areas. In the absence of the Director, the incumbent serves as head of the department. This position requires an individual with the experience and leadership abilities to contribute to the overall success of the organization.  The Human Resources Department provides centralized support for 36 departments and major functions. The department provides a full range of human resource services for the City including benefits and wellness, labor relations, talent acquisition, safety, organizational development, classification and compensation, and HR support services and supports a workforce of more than 14,000 full and part-time employees, 9,000 of whom are represented by five unions under a local meet and confer ordinance with another 3,300 (supervisory and professional) represented by two associations under a meet and discuss ordinance.

The ideal candidate should be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization; excellent oral, written, presentation and listening skills will be essential.  This person needs to be an innovative leader with the ability to solve problems, think strategically, identify alternative courses of action and provide recommendations. The ideal candidate should be efficient, effective, and responsive with a genuine interest in strategic human resources management. Analytical skills and the ability to effectively use data to make decisions and relay information are essential.

The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to build strong relationships across the organization. This person should be able to create a positive atmosphere for employees in the organization and within the department. This individual must be able to adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards and be able to display transparency. The ideal candidate should be knowlegable about and proficient with current leading-edge industry trends, standards and technology.


First review of applications will occur the week of May 14, 2018. This recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. 


The hiring range is between $108,000 and $139,443 annually, depending on qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits package includes: $5,220/yr car allowance, $1,200/yr cell phone allowance, 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension, 457/401 plans (City contributes 8.5% of salary with no matching required), tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO.  Relocation assistance may be available. For more details, visit:


QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of management experience;
  • Two years directing supervisors of professional human resources staff;
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, public or business administration, or a related field.
  • In general, City of Phoenix residency is required with 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however, exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/who-apply/residency.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be forwarded to a selection committee for consideration for interview. 


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. A cover letter expressing your interest in the position and why you believe you are an ideal candidate is required.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  

During the online application process, you will need to provide responses to the following open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into the answer fields):

  • Indicate the number, level, and classification of employees you have supervised on an ongoing basis.
  • For current/previous employers, indicate the size of each organization including the approximate operating budget and FTE count.

Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.  A comprehensive reference check will be conducted on the top finalists.  The information submitted is subject to public disclosure if requested. 



Asst Human Resources Director JC: 05180, ID# 27075, 04/29/2018, PO, Benefits: Executive, Q

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.


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