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Pinellas County, FL - Director of Human Resources

Pinellas County, FL (population 970,600) seeks a dynamic and seasoned Human Resources Director to join the County organization. With over 3,000 employees and a combined funds budget of just over $2.5B, the County provides a full range services to its residents. The Director of Human Resources is appointed by and reports to the Personnel Board, which is comprised of seven members appointed to serve in two-year terms. The Human Resources Department is Pinellas County’s centralized human resources service provider under the Unified Personnel System (UPS), which was established in 1975 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. The UPS is comprised of 10 different members or “Appointing Authorities”. The Appointing Authorities include: Business Technology Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Administrator, County Attorney, Human Resources, Human Rights, Regional Planning Council, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector.

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The Human Resources Director is responsible for a staff of 37 with an operating budget of $4.4M, including Employee Benefits, Departmental Budget and Volunteer Services.

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The County desires an individual whose approach to human resources service delivery is customer focused through collaboration, teamwork and building peer relationships across the County. This individual must value employee engagement, be empathetic, and be an advocate for the needs of the employees across the County. The individual must be a strategic thinker and consensus builder who brings strong leadership and communication skills, as well as experience in in developing agreements across County departments by understanding the varying needs of the Appointing Authorities and employees.  

The County:

With its nearly perfect year-round climate, Pinellas County is one of the fastest growing regions in the country.  Located on Florida’s west coast it is home to St. Petersburg, Clearwater and 22 other municipalities.  It’s 280 square miles of beaches, recreational areas, open spaces, residential, commercial and business sectors make it a highly desirable place to live, work and vacation.  It is an internationally known tourist destination and the region also has a strong professional baseball presence adding to its tourism appeal.

Pinellas County has a diverse economy, which stretches beyond tourism. It has the 2nd highest amount of manufacturing jobs in the state, a strong technology sector and 24 distinctive cities to go along with its natural beauty and amenities. It also has outstanding public schools, which offer a wealth of educational choices, including 70 application programs suited to students’ interests, talents and abilities. Pinellas County Schools provides dozens of career-focused programs, ranging from culinary arts to criminal justice. It offers STEM magnet or career programs at all grade levels. The district also provides 250 before- and after-school STEM Academies for students in grades 2-12.

Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field along with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in a large local government or similar organization, and five years in a managerial role is required.
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, organizational development, and other relevant certifications is highly desirable.
  • Executive level human resources director experience in a large public sector organization, preferably at the county or municipal level, is required.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and interact with elected officials, senior staff, boards or commissions, employee representatives in a positive and professional manner is required. A demonstrated passion to engage and work with others is highly desirable.
  • Ability to manage, problem solve, communicate and implement a clear vision for human resources at all levels in the organization is necessary.
  • Strong supervisory and team building skills with demonstrable experience in leading through subordinates, assigning projects with timelines and clear expectations, and holding staff accountable for effective implementation.

To Apply:

The Director of Human Resources is appointed by the Personnel Board.  Starting salary range: $150,000 to $180,000 +/- DOQ, with an excellent benefit package - Submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by May 6, 2020 online to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA, LLC – Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA at 847-380-3238. Pinellas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.  It strongly encourages minorities and women to apply. It is also a drug-free workplace. The State of Florida has strong public record laws. All application materials are public record.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2020

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