Assistant Director of Human Resources - County of Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara County, with its spectacular natural setting and robust economy, has evolved into one of the most desirable places in the world to live, work and recreate.  County government itself is evolving too under Renew ’22, a multiyear strategic initiative to re-vision and transform County government by the year 2022.  Briefly stated, managers and executives are working closely with employees to review all operations to determine how best to structure County government for the coming decades.  With a staff of 25, the HR department is currently organized into traditional functional areas but as part of Renew ’22 efforts, the new Assistant Director will be instrumental in rebranding these functional areas to better ensure people success.  The ideal candidate will be a seasoned, strategic thinker with extensive knowledge of human resources fundamentals who also brings a global and cosmopolitan perspective to the role - a traditional Human Resources professional will not do.  The HR Department is acting as a cultural architect for the organization and now is a very exciting time to become part of the County as it re-writes its plan for the future.  Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, or related field and at least ten years of broad and extensive human resources experience as a supervisor, manager or equivalent required; Master’s degree and public sector experience are highly desirable and PHR/SPHR Certifications are preferred.  Salary range from $139,000 to $156,000 DOQE, annual automobile allowance of $2,262, and excellent benefits.

Filing deadline is September 12, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.