Director, Human Resources - Manatee County

Manatee County


Bradenton, FL 34205


$111,592 – $185,307
per year

Manatee County, Florida is seeking a Director, Human Resources to direct and manage the human resources operations and programs for Manatee County Government. The incumbent directs the full range of human resource functional areas including benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, HRIS, performance management, talent acquisition, and training and development.

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Deputy County Administrator/CFO and is responsible for directing all HR Functions for Manatee County Government. Additionally, this position develops and implements organization-wide policies and programs, provides counsel and support to employees, managers, and departments regarding Human Resources issues, policies, and procedures and serves as an active member of the County executive leadership team.

The Director of Human Resources will facilitate the improvement of business processes and services, identify long range objectives, and implement strategies and actions to execute and achieve results. The Director will be charged with examining and re-engineering operations and procedures where needed, as well as reviewing existing policies to make recommendations for change. A working knowledge of best practices, benchmarking, and performance measures is needed.

The salary range for this position is $111,592 - $185,307. Starting salary may be negotiated above $148,000 based on qualifications and experience. The county offers an award-winning comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical and dental coverage, innovative wellness programs, extensive professional development opportunities, and more. The Human Resources Director is a Senior Membership Class position in the Florida Retirement System, eligible for a higher level of contributions.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business or public administration, or a related field. Master's degree desired.
  • 6 or more years of progressively responsible work experience in human resources to include management experience in one or more of the functional areas of human resources management. Experience in the management of health benefits is highly desired.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or similar Human Resources certification preferred.
  • A comparable combination of education, training, and work experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be considered.

How to Apply