Human Resources Director

Johnson County, Kansas


Johnson, County, KS


$114,794 – $172,191
per year

Johnson County, Kansas – a thriving, well-educated community located in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area – is seeking a new Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will lead a team of 26 highly-skilled staff and oversee all human resources services in a high performing organization characterized by excellence in service delivery, collaboration across departments, and empowering leadership and continuous improvement at all levels of the organization.

The Director of Human Resources has three direct reports: the Deputy Director of Human Resources and two Human Resources Managers. The Director of Human Resources reports to the County Manager and serves as an internal consultant to County Management and the Executive Leadership Team. The Director and/or other key HR staff members participate in cross-departmental teams that have organization-wide impact.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the daily operations of the Department of Human Resources (HRD), which includes recruitment, onboarding, and retention of a diverse workforce; compensation and classification; employee relations; learning and development; recognition; and employee records and data.

Payroll and benefits are overseen by the Treasury & Financial Management Department, and HRD staff work closely with this department on key workforce strategies and initiatives.

Job Requirements

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Business or Public Administration, Sociology, or a closely related field, 10 years of progressively responsible HR experience as a generalist (which may include some or all of employment/AA/EEO, classification and compensation, employee benefits, risk management, employee/labor relations, organizational development/training and development, employee assessment, and HRIS/records management/employee records). Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification by the Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI) and five years of administrative and supervision experience in a complex local government environment are also required. Years of experience may be substituted for higher education.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, 15 years of HR experience, and two years of experience in the administration of comprehensive HR services and programs. Knowledge of high performing organization (HPO) principles and SHRM-SCP and IPMA-SCP certification are also highly preferred.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel outside of Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City region are required.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on August 12, 2019.


Direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish or Jennifer Reichelt at or 513-221-0500.