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Deputy Director of Human Resources, City of Birmingham

Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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The Deputy Director of Human Resources provides principal assistance to the Director of Human Resources in planning, organizing, directing, managing, coordinating and evaluating all program activities of the City of Birmingham Human Resources Department, including Organizational Development, Employee Services, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation & Benefits, and Employee Relations. Responsibilities include making organizational policy recommendations, developing long-range and short-range strategic goals, and providing strategic human resources advice to City officials. The Deputy Director executes human resources practices that will provide a balanced program throughout all divisions and coordinates the implementation of these practices and objectives through Human Resources staff. The Deputy Director develops operating policies and procedures, resolves complex business issues, ensures resources are available to achieve work plans, and establishes management practices and processes that ensure the accomplishment of performance standards.


The City of Birmingham seeks a highly competent and motivated human resource leader for its Deputy Director of Human Resources. Successful candidates will possess the education and experience necessary to ensure effective leadership of the department.

Qualifications include:

•Experience within a managerial role in human resources for one or more major HR program areas (e.g., Employee Services, Employee Relations, Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, Organizational Development)
•Experience with, and knowledge of, federal, state, and local labor laws, statutes, ordinances, and reporting requirements (e.g., EEO, FLSA, ADAAA, HIPAA, USERRA, and FMLA)
•Experience working in environments that require adherence to high professional and ethical standards
•Experience interacting with key internal and external stakeholders
•Experience supporting the implementation and monitoring of work unit strategy
•Experience managing a work unit
•A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
•Possession of advanced certification related to HR management (e.g., SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, GPHR) preferred

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