Director of Human Resources

City of Petaluma, CA

Director of Human Resources
City of Petaluma, CA

Located 40 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a full-service charter city with eight departments overseeing police, fire, infrastructure, water utilities, development review and administrative and support services.  In addition to standard services, the city has a marina, airport, and transit service.  Petaluma is led by six Council Members and the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of Government.  Petaluma employs over 340 employees who serve a population of 62,000 people.

The Director of Human Resources is appointed by and reports to the City Manager and oversees six staff and all human resources and risk management work for the City. The Human Resources/Risk Department oversees all employee / labor relations, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits, disability programs, leaves of absence, Workers’ Compensation and workforce training and development. At least five years of municipal human resources and risk experience is required, at least three of those years in a supervisory role. Experience working with Public Safety personnel is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, human resources, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
Annual Salary Range is $142,348 - $184,729 (Pending final approval of a 2% cost-of-living adjustment.)
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Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 of if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing deadline is August 13, 2021.


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