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Human Resources Director

City of Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The City of Bowling Green, Kentucky is recruiting for the position of Human Resources Director. The current director is retiring; the City has had two directors since 1987. The Human Resources & Risk Management Department has seven employees including HR Coordinator, Benefits Manager, and Safety/Risk Manager. The department is responsible for self-funded medical & benefits plans and an on-site employee health center; the safety/risk management program is recognized as one of the best municipal programs in the state. The City has 477 full-time and 300 part-time/seasonal employees in a non-union environment; more than half of the full-time employees are in the Police & Fire departments; there are no schools or utilities including in the workforce.

Bowling Green is a growing, diverse city of over 65,200, located 55 miles north of Nashville, TN and less than 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. As the third largest city in Kentucky, Bowling Green is the educational, medical, and commercial center of a ten-county area of south central Kentucky, and home to Western Kentucky University, the GM Corvette Plant, Fruit of the Loom, and MAGNA Bowling Green Metal Forming. Bowling Green is home to the National Corvette Museum, Tampa Bay Ray’s Single A affiliate, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, and the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center. Bowling Green-Warren County is consistently recognized statewide and nationally as a dynamic community with a proactive city government. City Home Page: www.bgky.org   Other related websites: Visitor’s Bureau: www.visitbgky.com; WKU: www.wku.edu; Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development: www.bgchamber.com


Duties: Develops and administers various technical phases of the City's personnel program, including policy development and administration; recruitment, selection, and placement; position classification and pay; employee relations programs, performance management, employee development, and workforce diversity; managing and providing advice to personnel responsible for employee benefits and risk management; and serving on the City’s budget team including evaluating/calculating costs for personnel-related requests during budget process.

      Coordinates annual public safety promotional testing and assessment centers; works with citizen committee to improve diversity in the City’s workforce; investigates and advises on employee complaints, potential ethics code violations and disciplinary issues; organizes and coordinates employee/supervisor training opportunities; prepares annual departmental budget; makes presentations before the elected body, citizens, and employee groups.

Hiring Range:  $85,900 - $94,500 plus full benefits package.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Management, or related field (Master’s degree preferred), with a minimum of five years of managerial experience in a human resources department or related management position required. Prefer experience with self-funded medical plan and stop-loss insurance, knowledge of principles of workers’ compensation and OSHA safety requirements and related programs; experience with classification, pay, and policy development.

      Residence within the Bowling Green city limits is required for department heads upon employment.


          Interested candidates should complete the application and submit their resume/cover letter online at www.bgky.org/jobs   (Please do not send by mail or email). The direct link to the application is: https://www.applitrack.com/bgky/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?AppliTrackJobId=373&FromAdmin=True


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