Assistant Human Resources Director

City of Vallejo


Vallejo, CA 94590


$130,985 – $159,214
per year

The Assistant Human Resources Director will provide leadership and support to the Employee Labor Relations division which currently consists of one Personnel Analyst,  and will be assigned an additional division in the Human Resources Department, such as recruitment, retention, classification and compensation, benefits, or administration, based on a combination of the  incumbent’s preference and qualifications.

The incumbent in this position will champion positive employee relations, encourage teamwork, and foster employee engagement. They will ensure consistent application of collective bargaining agreements and agreed upon labor relations philosophy.  The position will provide ongoing coaching and counseling to help managers proactively manage employee performance and will confer with department representatives on disciplinary actions, perform administrative investigations, investigate and prepare findings for employment grievances which allege violations of the labor contracts, employment laws and other employee policies, procedures or guidelines. This position will be responsible for developing goals, objectives, and performance measures to manage assigned programs and assess the effectiveness of program administration as well as the quality of services provided.  

This position will also establish strong relationships with formal and informal leaders in the City to promote open communication, build strong relationships, and drive innovation. They will lead by example with keen business and political acumen and will provide confident council to the Director of Human Resources. They will analyze and present data driven solutions to department leadership teams to challenge the status quo, drive change, and enhance organizational performance.  

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position will be a dynamic, organized, self‐starter. They will be an innovative and creative problem solver that embraces the existing culture of collaboration and teamwork.

They will have extensive knowledge of public sector employee relations and the practices, techniques, and requirements of the Meyers‐ Millias‐Brown Act as it pertains to the scope of bargaining. This position will require excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate concisely and effectively. They will have knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations that govern Human Resources and the ability to act in the absence of the Human Resources Director.

While not required, the incumbent in this position will ideally have at least five years of progressively responsible human resources management experience that includes two years of direct supervision and will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human resources, public or business administration or a related field.

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