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Superintendent of Personnel and Training

City of Long Beach

Long Beach, California 90815
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Full Time
  • Administrative
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • HR Generalist
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The Superintendent of Personnel and Training is an at-will management position reporting to the Deputy Director/Manager of Business Operations.  In support of the Department's Five Bureaus, the position is responsible for providing efficient and effective management of the Department's personnel and payroll functions.  

The Superintendent of Personnel and Training has an annual salary range of $80,000 to $117,000. Salary is commensurate with work experience. The City's compensation package also encompasses an attractive benefits package that includes:
  • Retirement – City offers CalPERS with a benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new employee members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. Employee pays the employee portion. The City also participates in Social Security.
  • Vacation – 12 days (96 hours) after one year of service; 15 days (120 hours) after four years, six months of service; 20 days (160 hours) after 19 years, six months of service.
  • Executive Leave – Forty (40) hours per year.
  • Sick Leave – One day (8 hours) earned per month; unlimited accumulation; conversion upon retirement to cash credit toward health and/or dental insurance premiums, or to pension credits.
  • Holidays – Nine designated holidays per year, plus four floating personal holidays (8 hours per holiday).
  • Transportation and Technology Allowances
  • Health Insurance - Two plans are available: one HMO, and one PPO plan. The City pays the major portion of the premium for employee and dependents.
  • Dental Insurance – Two dental plans are available for employees and dependents.
  • Life Insurance – City-paid term life insurance policy equal to three times annual salary to a maximum of $500,000.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Available for health and dependent care expenses.
  • Disability – City-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Management Physical – Annual City-paid physical examination.
  • Deferred Compensation – Available through ICMA Retirement Corporation.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part-time staff and a budget of $57 million.  The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including:  close to 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pool facilities, 6 miles of beaches, 5 public golf courses, 3 marinas, and a 24 hour/7 day animal care operation.


  • Advises management staff regarding HR best practices to reduce liability.
  • Oversees the Department's internal recruitment process for both unclassified and classified positions.
  • Coordinates with the Civil Service Department regarding classified recruitment strategies and classification specification changes.
  • Conducts administrative investigations and makes recommendations for discipline/corrective actions.
  • Administers the Worker's Compensation, leaves of absence, and training programs.
  • Oversees the Department's payroll.
  • Interprets and applies federal and state laws, as well as City's policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and memoranda of understanding (MOUs).
  • Develops and revises Department policies and procedures and coordinates labor/management relations.
  • Liaisons with Human Resources, Civil Service, and other external operations.
  • Coordinates with the Departments Financial Services Officer during the budget process on staffing and organizational changes.
  • Represents the Department on various Citywide committees.




  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources or a closely related field.
  • Five years of experience performing personnel related duties of a complex nature, including administrative investigations and discipline, and labor relations, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
  • Local government experience is highly desirable.



This recruitment will  close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit an online application with their cover letter, resume, salary history.  Incomplete applications or candidates who clearly do not meet the minimum requirements of the position will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity
The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or you would like to request this information in an alternate format, please call (562) 570-7144.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog are desirable for positions interacting with the public.
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