Human Resources Director

City of Chesapeake


Chesapeake, VA 23322

The primary role of the Human Resources Director is to promote the City as an employer of choice and to support the departments in recruiting, training, evaluating, and empowering the City’s workforce.  The Director is a key member of the City’s senior leadership team and will serve as a strategic business partner to the City’s departments, the chief advisor to the City Manager on issues related to Human Resources, and as a trusted resource for employees. 

The ideal candidate must have the qualities of a “Chief Talent Officer” with a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement, customer service, and performance management. The candidate will have senior-level administration experience in planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, managing, budgeting, and evaluating human resources.

We are seeking a proactive individual with a strong work ethic who will anticipate challenges, recommend innovative solutions, provide outstanding customer service, and deliver positive outcomes.

Competitive candidates will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with current and prospective employees, fellow department heads, and business and community leaders.
  • Facilitate and collaborate with City leadership, staff, and the community to determine the most effective and efficient approach to delivering services and resolving issues;
  • Serve as a role model for customer service, ethical behavior, transparency, dispute resolution, and problem solving;
  • Develop City employees to achieve high levels of productivity and accomplishment through training and appropriate policy development;
  • Communicate effectively, clearly and factually, through oral and written communication.
  • Serves as a “change agent” to assist the organization through periods of transition.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Aligns policy, procedures, and practices to achieve desired outcomes and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Leads a team of 21 full-time and 2 part-time staff and manages a $2.6 million departmental budget.
  • Ensures all employees, and future employees, are provided quality services related to, but not limited to, education on pay and compensation and other benefits, training, and City standards/expectations.
  • Provides leadership for human resources services that includes applying reasonable flexibility within the constraints of rules, procedures, and appropriate regulatory framework.
  • Monitors and researches trends, new methodology and technology, laws, rules, and City policies to develop and enhance City human resources processes and activities for the future.
  • Represents the City on regional and local boards or committees and at meetings concerning human resources related issues; makes presentations to elected or appointed officials, department heads and staff, and other public or private agencies or groups on human resources.
  • Oversees areas related to training and organizational development.


The salary for this position is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply



The salary for this position is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications and experience.