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Ames, IA - Human Resources Director

Ames, IA (pop. 66,498) Ames, IA is seeking energetic, professional and accomplished candidates for their next Human Resources Director.  Ideal candidates will have well rounded management experience with a focus on human resources management.  The new Director will have several unique opportunities in this position: to guide (and shape) the department through recently hired employees that are focused on the goals of the organization, to lead the department as it undertakes a renewed commitment to providing strong human resource strategies for City Departments, and to continue to promote Excellence Through People (ETP), the City’s employee-developed, values-based organizational philosophy in leading all activities of the City’s Human Resources Department.   Ames, IA, the 8th largest city in Iowa, is located in Story County and was established in 1864. The city is located just 35 miles north of the state capital, Des Moines.  Ames is the home to Iowa State University, known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.  Its park-like setting covers 2,000 acres and includes more than 150 buildings, some of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.  With its presence in the community, residents enjoy access to sporting events, cultural offerings, speakers and educational opportunities and entertainment.  This growing city enjoys a vibrant economy with a low unemployment rate.  Close to half of those employed work in the government sector, including Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Transportation and the National Centers for Animal Health.   The community values creativity and innovation and offer a variety of recreational opportunities including more than 1,200 acres of parks, 50 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, an outdoor aquatic center, golf courses, cultural festivals and celebrations and many entertainment opportunities.  The City offers the charms and convenience of a small town with the opportunities and amenities that come from the presence of a major university.    

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A strong commitment to creative problem-solving through teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory and administrative skills, highly developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and ability to develop policies and procedures that evolve with the organization.
  • A demonstrated record of leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of human resource management, labor relations and union negotiations, classification systems and compensation studies as well as the ability to facilitate the development of a strong solutions based, customer service focused department that adheres to the City’s core values.
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resource management, industrial psychology, public/business administration, labor relations, organizational leadership, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required along with extensive progressively responsible experience (5 to 7 years) in human resource management is a supervisory capacity. SPHR certification and/or a Master’s degree is preferred.

The advertised salary range is $95k – 148K DOQ with a fantastic benefits package as described in the recruitment brochure.  Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by July 20, 2018 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240. 

Posted:Jun 25, 2018

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