Human Resources Director

City of Galt


Galt, CA 95632


$98,448 – $119,688
per year


Located in southern Sacramento County, adjacent to the famous Delta Recreation area, the City of Galt is a growing community that values its small town atmosphere. Affordable housing, along with immediate access to major employment centers and retail and recreation areas are only part of the reason over 25,000 residents find Galt such an attractive place to live.

Lake Tahoe, Reno, San Francisco and the California coast are all within a 2-hour drive, and only 30 minutes away from the Sierra Foothills, which helps establish the City as one with a high quality of life.

Galt is a well planned and managed community that provides a full range of services including streets, sewer, water, police, planning, parks and recreation.   


Galt is a progressive, forward thinking general law City with approximately 300 employees and for fiscal year 2019-20 a total operating budget of approximately $37 million.

Galt’s current focus is on expanding its economic base to include more diverse retail opportunities and business enterprises while retaining existing businesses. Above all, the quality of life for the City’s residents is at the forefront of everything the City does. The City is committed to listening to its citizens and community members and meeting the needs of its diverse community.

Galt is a flourishing city in its own right with a strong sense of community and dedicated and innovative employees.   


The City of Galt is seeking a dynamic and innovative professional to serve as Human Resources Director.  The ideal candidate is a collaborative and proactive team-player with proven leadership and management abilities as well as solid knowledge and understanding of public sector employment practices. The new Human Resources Director will possess an honest, thoughtful, and positive approach in working with department directors, employees and labor unions.  The Human Resources Director will set the tone and maintain an organizational culture that embraces respect and equality. The Human Resources Director will be an advocate for employees and management staff.  The selected candidate will be personable, approachable and highly ethical.

The Human Resources Director reports directly to the City Manager and plays an essential role on the City’s management team. Along with the support of the Human Resources Analyst and Human Resources Specialist, the Human Resources Director designs, develops, implements and administers a wide variety of human resources activities, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, performance management, employee relations activities, workers’ compensation, benefits administration, and organizational training and development.   

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of public sector human resources.  A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in human resources or business administration or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience is required.       

This position is a strategic partner and a hands-on participant in the day to day operations of the department which services 125 full time, 30 part-time and a fluctuating number of temporary/seasonal positions (max of approximately 150 temp/seasonal positions at any given time).  Because of the diversity of the responsibilities, the Human Resources Director must be flexible and possess the ability to manage time and workload, prioritize overlapping and sometimes competing objectives, and develop solutions to complex problems.   

If you have a strong municipal Human Resources background with a thorough understanding of local government services this may be the job for you!

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in human resources management, public or business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of public agency management and/or administrative experience in human resources, employee or labor relations. Possession of a master's degree is desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license within 60 days of hire and have a satisfactory driving record.

How to Apply

Additional Application Instructions

FINAL FILING DATE: Friday, August 2, 2019
PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS: Tentatively Scheduled for Week of August 19, 2019
APPLY ONLINE: Visit the City of Galt’s HR Job Openings page at
Please note Letter of Interest and Resume must be attached to your online application.