Human Resources Deputy Director

City of Greeley, Colorado

The Position
The Deputy Director of Human Resources - who will have the opportunity to serve as key contributor in an organization transforming to serving one of the fastest growing communities in the United States - will serve as a partner and leader in pursuit of the City’s vision of a city achieving community excellence and support the organization in realizing its values of Applied Wisdom, Excellence, Accountability, Stewardship, Principled Relationships and Integrity.  

The Human Resources Deputy Director will play a key role in modeling leadership and strategic planning in the implementation of organizational development, department programs, functions and 

activities to ensure alignment with City goals.  With the support of the Deputy Director, the Department will continue its transformation into one that serves as a strategic partner to the City Manager and departments to meet City and Council objectives as they relate to employees, culture, productivity and being an employer of choice.  Under the leadership of the Director and Deputy Director, the Human Resources Department is intended to support City departments in maximizing mission critical focuses through recruitment, retention, performance management, innovative solutions, total compensation, information systems, employee and bargaining-unit relations, and training and development. 

The Human Resources Department has an adopted 2021 budget of $22.75 million (of which $16.7 million is associated with claims funds) and 12 full-time equivalent positions.  The Human Resources Deputy Director receives day to day supervision and guidance from the Director and shares responsibility for the management of the Department’s three functional areas – Human Resource Business Partners, Risk Benefits and Safety, and HRIS Coordination.  The specific division of duties between the Director and Deputy would be determined with the hiring of the Deputy and in conjunction with the recommendations of both the assessment and reassessment.

Job Requirements

Experience and Education
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Human Resources, Public Administration or a relevant field of study, and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources is required of which at least two of the required years must have been in a supervisory or management capacity with a human resource focus.  Preferred qualifications include a Master’s Degree in human resources management, public administration, or business administration; possessions of professional certification including but not limited to IPMA-CP, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or Certified Benefit Specialist Designation certification.

The Ideal Candidate

Greeley’s ideal candidate is an established or up and coming leader in the human resources field who is innovative and forward thinking with a proven ability or passion to engage staff and shape the culture of an organization while integrating policy, best practice and employment law.  The Human Resources Deputy Director should: 

  • bring a strong foundation in human resource core services and the ability to create a high-performance culture, and develop a solution-based, customer service focused department;
  • promote the internal and external customer service expectations of the department and build strong relationships across the organization to achieve city-wide goals;
  • be skilled in creating a positive atmosphere for employees in the organization and within the department, and set a superior example of competence, professionalism, energy, collaboration, innovation and work ethic to the organization and community;
  • model ethical behavior and a strong work ethic, and ensure fair and equitable treatment of employees within the department and across the organization;
  • be a persuasive, confident leader, with an ability to be firm and fair, with a clear understanding of complex employment issues;
  • be a partner with members of other department leadership teams to help maximize the high performance of each department in service to the community;
  • be a skilled professional with a heightened sense of emotional intelligence and an awareness of organizational and employee issues;
  • be open, approachable, instill trust, work collaboratively in a team environment; be action oriented; exercise good judgment; treat others with respect; and hold staff accountable;
  • have the capacity and interest to be an effective mentor and leader for staff inspiring excellence; and
  • have the competency, capacity and desire to consider succession planning to the Department’s leadership role. 

How to Apply

The City of Greeley is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance may also be available for the successful out-of-area candidate.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:

Affion Public
PO Box 794
Hershey, PA 17033

**The deadline to receive resumes is June 29, 2021** 

The City of Greeley is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.