Human Resources Director, Cumberland County, NC

Cumberland County, NC


Fayetteville, NC 28302

Located in the beautiful Sandhills region of North Carolina, Cumberland County is only two hours from the Atlantic coastline and four hours from the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  A large and growing county, Cumberland has a diverse population of approximately 332,000 and is the fifth most populous county in the state.  Cumberland is home to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world and headquarters for U.S. Forces Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne, and U.S. Special Forces Command.  Cumberland County has nine municipalities, including the City of Fayetteville (pop. 210,000), the county seat.  The region has a diverse landscape, including rural areas, small charming towns, and a rapidly growing progressive region, all of which offer an excellent quality of life.  Cumberland County has a Commissioners-County Manager form of government with a County Board composed of seven Commissioners, elected to four-year terms.  The Senior County Management Team includes the County Manager, Deputy County Manager, and three Assistant County Managers.  County operations are expansive, highly complex, and include various boards, commissions, non-profit organizations, and more than 25 departments.  The County has approximately 2,545 employees and an FY2021 total budget of more than $475 million, including a $328.2 million General Fund.  The Human Resources Director reports to the Assistant County Manager for General Government and Stewardship and is an integral strategic partner with County Management. The Director oversees the Human Resources Department, which includes a staff of nine (9) FTEs. The Director develops the overall strategic direction of human resources programs, including classification, compensation, recruitment, performance management, staff development, employee relations, retention, benefits, labor relations, and policy administration.  The starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications, and is combined with a generous benefits package, including participation in the North Carolina Local Government Retirement System and, if eligible, Group Health Insurance upon retirement.   Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Job Requirements

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration, public administration, or related field and seven (7) years of experience in a public sector human resources organization.  Experience must include at least four (4) years of human resources supervisory and senior administrative experience.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.  A Master’s degree and SPHR certification are preferred.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled; first review of resumes will take place on February 15, 2021.  For more information or to apply, visit  If you have questions, please contact Ms. S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates at 850.391.0000 or  A detailed brochure is available.