Human Resources Director

Oakland County, Michigan


$130,000 – $165,000
per year

Oakland County is seeking a Director experienced in working for local governments or large organizations and who displays the utmost level of ethical behavior and integrity; effective communication and relationship-building skills; and critical and analytical thinking. As a vital member of the County’s Leadership Team, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and establishing strategic and operational direction in all aspects of human resources for the County. The Director oversees all human resources functions within the County, including labor relations, employee benefits, affirmative action, in-service training and tuition reimbursement programs, civil rights complaints, recruitment, selection, placement, staffing, salaries, classification, and employee issues.


This position is designed to align with the County’s survey results, which identified the most desired qualities in a Human Resources Director according to the new Director’s direct reports (HR Staff) and peers (County Directors and Deputy Directors). This exempt position is appointed by the County Executive, works closely with the Deputy County Executive, and will lead a 57-member staff in the Human Resources/Administration Department.


Job Requirements

Experience and Education

Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible HR experience as a generalist. A minimum of five (5) years of leadership, management, and coaching experience are also required.


Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and demonstrated experience in organizational development; process improvement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; effective employee engagement; rebuilding trust; leading change; building and transforming culture; labor relations; and creating high performing teams. Candidates with relevant public, private, or nonprofit sector experience with a comparable scale and complexity of workforce are also preferred.

How to Apply

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 October 16, 2020.