$115,000 – $130,000
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Grand Junction, the western gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is located at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers, between Salt Lake City and Denver on Interstate 70. A city of 60,000, Grand Junction is the regional center for Colorado's Western Slope and Eastern Utah and serves as the county seat for Mesa County. The county is comprised of several small suburb towns, both rural and urban, that in combination with Grand Junction itself make a total population of over 150,000 in the valley.
The local economy is diverse and key drivers include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, energy development and retail. Grand Junction is home to many specialty manufacturers and high-tech start-ups as well. There are four area hospitals and a regional airport located in Grand Junction. Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College actively contribute to the quality of the community.
At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for incredible year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Surrounded by an abundance of public lands, Grand Junction is also a mecca for world-class mountain biking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, rafting, skiing, golfing, rock-climbing, dirt bike and ATV riding. Among Grand Junction's spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the breathtaking 7,000-foot Colorado National Monument. Other attractions include three national scenic byways, extensive public art displays, museums, and a vibrant downtown featuring creative culinary options, shopping, Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theatre. Grand Junction is known as Colorado's Wine Country featuring 23 wineries nearby and hosts community and cultural events throughout the year that include the Junior College Baseball World Series and Grand Junction Symphony.
Grand Junction's "small-town feel" and picturesque beauty make it a desirable location for business development as well as an ideal environment to live and work. Additional information about the City is available at https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/.
The Ideal Candidate
The City of Grand Junction is seeking a productive, hands-on and innovative Human Resources Director. The Human Resources Director must be knowledgeable of HR best practices, adept at evaluating/improving existing HR programs/policies, and revising and/or developing systems that enhance the City's ability to make sound, data-driven HR decisions. The HR Director must be an excellent communicator, collaborator, and strategic thinker who expects and delivers outstanding customer service to the organization.
The HR Director is part of the executive team providing leadership and oversight to develop and carry out the goals of the organization.
Under direction from the City Manager, directs, oversees and administers the programs and activities of the Human Resources Department including employee relations, recruitment, selection and retention, benefits administration, workers' compensation, organizational development and training, classification and compensation activities, personnel policies and procedures, and employment law and regulatory compliance. The position will: