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Director of Human Resources, City of Birmingham

Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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The Director of Human Resources manages the planning, organizing, directing and coordination of the program activities of the City of Birmingham Human Resource Department, including Employee Services, Recruitment & Selection, Organizational Development, Compensation & Benefits, and Employee Relations. The Director sets overall policy and long-range and short-range strategic goals and objectives within the City, and assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of professional and administrative staff members. The Director develops operating policies and procedures, ensures resources are available to achieve work plans, resolves complex business issues, and establishes management practices and processes that ensure the accomplishment of performance standards. The Director of Human Resources leads a value-add department that partners with all City departments to provide strategic human resources support and guidance to help ensure the departments and organization achieve their goals and mission.


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

Qualifications include:
•Progressive exposure and experience managing human resources to include 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., EEOFLSAADAAAHIPAAUSERRA, and FMLA)
•Experience working in environments that require adherence to high professional and ethical standards
•Experience interacting with key internal and external stakeholders
•A Master’s degree in a relevant field
•Possession of advanced certification related to human resources management (e.g., SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCPPHRSPHRGPHR) preferred

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