Deputy Director of Personnel

County of Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz, CA 95060


$132,018 – $176,821
per year

The Position: The Deputy Director of Personnel partners with the Personnel Director in planning, organizing, and directing the County of Santa Cruz Personnel Department and its divisions in achieving divisional and departmental objectives. This position acts as Director in the absence of the Personnel Director and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Personnel Department. Oversight responsibility includes recruitment, selection, benefits, salary administration, classification, negotiations, employee relations, training, workers’ compensation and risk management. The department also provides staff support to the Civil Service Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Commission on Disabilities, Women’s Commission, and the Mobile and Manufactured Home Commission. Projects/Initiatives Include: • Evaluating personnel programs, policies, and procedures • Maintaining compliance with Federal and State laws in the administration of programs and implementing changes • Engaging departmental efforts to align with the County-wide Strategic Plan

Job Requirements

Summary of Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: • Five years of increasingly responsible professional personnel experience with two years of experience supervising professional staff. A minimum of three years of the above experience must have been in a public agency. A four-year degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in Public Administration, Personnel, Employment Law or related field may be substituted for one year of experience. Special Requirements: • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority.

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