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Assistant Human Resources Director


Riverside, California 92501
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The Human Resources (HR) Department  has an opportunity for an Assistant HR Director to lead the implementation of its new HR Business Partner team. The HR Business Partner team will act as key advisors to County operating departments to broker a wide variety of HR solutions to meet departments' dynamic operational challenges and business objectives. 

The Assistant HR Director will assume an instrumental role in the implementation of the new HR service delivery model by providing overall direction for and developing and the bench strength and capabilities of the HR Business Partner group. The selected candidate will be an experienced HR professional with a strong business acumen that can draw upon leadership experience to coach, develop, and motivate others to provide strategic HR services to County departments. The Assistant HR Director must be diplomatic and politically savvy, possess learning agility, customer service skills, and strategic thinking in order to respond to and successfully navigate the challenges of the new HR delivery system. Candidates in possession of a graduate degree are highly desired.

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity, the County of Riverside offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, and actively promotes a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: more than 5 weeks of paid annual leave, a CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, medical flex benefit of $823 monthly, paid vision, long-term disability, life insurance, deferred compensation (401a) contributions, and 12 paid holidays a year.

The incumbents of this class assist in the overall direction, operation, planning, and coordination of HR activities. The incumbent's work is performed with considerable independence and in accordance with only broad policy guidelines established by the Assistant CEO/Human Resources Director.

This class has been designated At-Will by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the provisions provided under Article 6, Section 601E (2) of the County Management Resolution and serves at the pleasure of the Assistant CEO/Human Resources Director.

This class has been deemed eligible for the Performance Recognition Plan as set forth under Article 3, Section 311(B) of the County Management Resolution. Program eligibility requires employees to be in a leadership position, manage other employees or programs, and have significant influence on the achievement of organizational objectives. 


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably with major study in public, business or personnel administration, industrial relations, psychology, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.

Experience: Five years of experience in professional personnel work of which at least one year was in a supervisory or management capacity over one or more major personnel department functions.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public administration and management; the principles and practices of public personnel administration including position classification, employee benefits and compensation management, employee relations, and employee training and staff development; the laws, principles and techniques of recruitment, equal employment opportunity programs, test development and validation.

Ability to: Coordinate the work of diverse functional divisions in a personnel system; plan organize and review the work of others; secure the cooperation of operating officials in accepting and effecting sound personnel management practices; interpret, apply and explain complex rules, regulations and guidelines; identify and analyze problems, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach practical conclusions, devise workable solutions, and adopt effective courses of action; assess budgetary needs and make projections; communicate effectively in written and oral form; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  

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