Director of Human Resources - County of Santa Barbara, California

With its spectacular natural setting and robust economy, Santa Barbara County has evolved into one of the most desirable places in the world to live, work, and recreate. The county offers a paradise-like setting for tourists, vacationers, and more than 429,000 residents. The County of Santa Barbara is seeking its next Human Resources Director to build and shape the county’s organizational culture and create a dynamic HR department. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with extensive knowledge of human resources fundamentals and serve as a change agent to transform government. The Director will be forward thinking, energetic and enthusiastic, with stamina to stay the course yet bring others along on the transformation journey. He or she will serve as a business partner to other county leaders to address their human capital and talent needs into the future.  Santa Barbara County has a workforce of over 4,000 employees spread through 22 county departments.  The current Human Resources departmental operating budget is $8.5 million with 25 full-time equivalent positions.  At least 10 years of increasingly complex human resources responsibility in a public sector setting (county, city, special district or educational institution), including at least three years of experience in a senior management capacity is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is required; however, a Master’s degree is highly desirable.  The negotiable range for this executive-level position is $162,000 to $195,000 depending on experience and qualifications and is supplemented with an executive benefit package. The top of the range for salary advancement is $215,244, and the county provides an outstanding benefit package.

Filing deadline is November 20, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.