The City of Roseville, CA (approximate population 112,000) is located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Roseville is now seeking a Human Resources Director to oversee an operating budget of approximately $1.7 million and a staff of thirteen. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is engaging with staff and has the ability to get to consensus. The new Director will lead the Department to continued excellence while furthering the great vision of the City as it grows from its current population to nearly 200,000 at build-out. The City would benefit from a results-oriented individual with the ability to lead the Department with confidence and enthusiasm. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administrative, or Business Administration and seven years of experience in human resources and risk management are required, along with at least three years of administrative and management experience. The salary for the Human Resources Director is $109,893-$147,268 annually; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications.
Roseville, population of approximately 112,000 residents, is a progressive city with its eye on the future but retains and celebrates its rich historical railroad roots. Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. Typical of other California cities, Roseville’s climate ranges from hot, dry summers to mild winters. What started as a town developed by disappointed miners from the famed Gold Rush has blossomed into a thoroughly developed, independent city.
The strength and balance of Roseville’s diverse economy allows the city to thrive. Business ventures in Roseville range from technology and healthcare to agriculture and financial services. Top business employers within the city include Hewlett-Packard, Renasas Electronics America, Kaiser Permanente, and the Union Pacific Railroad; however its economic gem—retail—draws in the crowds, with the expansive Westfield Galleria leading the way.
A large variety of culture and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Live music can be heard at Roseville’s famous Music in the Park while families enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. During the summer, Downtown Tuesday Nights allow residents to mix and mingle with different vendors and live bands all along the historic Old Town Vernon Street. Other avenues of family fun include Golfland Sunsplash; spending a day at Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet (Roseville’s largest outdoor open market); or browsing through one of Roseville’s museums. Even outside of the city, residents still have options for entertainment. Whether its the fine wineries of Napa, the outdoor activities of Lake Tahoe and Folsom Lake, or the city life of San Francisco, Roseville is within driving distance of the best that California has to offer.
Roseville’s parks and recreation programs and educational systems make Roseville an amazing place to raise a family. Abundant recreational programs, over 60 neighborhood parks, wonderful golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and thousands of acres of open space provide a great way for all ages to soak in the warm California sun. Several schools have received “California Distinguished School Awards” from the California Department of Education, and Roseville is within driving distance of Sierra Community College; California State University, Sacramento; and University of California, Davis.
The Human Resources Department’s goal is to provide overall direction, coordination, and management of Human Resources programs and services. The Department is responsible for Human Resources and Risk Management responsibilities for the employee population of 1000+ regular staff and 400+ seasonal staff at the peak periods. The City of Roseville is a full-service City.
The Human Resources Department provides recruitment/selection; classification/compensation; employee relations/labor relations; risk management; employee training; workers’ compensation; volunteer services; liability; and employee benefits administration activities for the organization. The Human Resources Director performs labor relations work for five bargaining groups – Roseville Police Officers’ Association; Roseville Police Association (non-sworn); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Stationary Engineers Local 39; and Roseville Firefighters’ Association; as well as a Management/Confidential group.
The Department oversees an Occupational Health and Safety Committee whose goal is to promote a safe work environment for all City staff. As part of the Risk Management program, the City belongs to joint power authorities for workers’ compensation and liability excess insurance. In addition, workers’ compensation and liability administration is performed by third party administrators who contract through the Department.
Key issues currently facing the Department include labor negotiations (five agreements expire on December 31, 2012); technology issues (including the need to procure and implement a new Human Resources Information System); risk and liability management; implementation of a recently concluded City-wide classification study; and protecting the City’s ability to recruit and retain highly qualified employees in a time of economic uncertainty.
The incumbent is separating service to pursue her non-profit work and spend more time with family after more than twenty-four years with the City of Roseville and ten as the Human Resources Director. As a result, the City is seeking a Human Resources Director to oversee an operating budget of approximately $1.7M and thirteen regular staff. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is engaging with staff and has the ability to get to consensus. The new Director will report to the City Manager and lead the Department to continued excellence while furthering the great vision of the City as it grows from its current population to nearly 200,000 at build-out.
The City would benefit from a results-oriented individual with the ability to lead the Department with confidence and enthusiasm. In addition, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, embrace innovation and creativity, and be able to build positive relationships with the City Council, department heads, bargaining groups, staff, and employees.
The City would benefit from a Director who is innovative and brings new ideas on how to deliver human resources and risk management services to the organization. It would be critical for the new Director to be able to work closely with various departments to accomplish their goals, including recruitment and retention of highly qualified staff. The ideal candidate must be responsive to the organization’s employees’ concerns and needs.
The Director must embrace an open door style of management and bring a flexible, situational approach. In addition, the Director should embrace and encourage diversity in the organization.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or Business Administration and seven years of experience in human resources and risk management are required, along with at least three years of administrative and management experience.
The salary for the Human Resources Director is $109,893 - $147,268 annually and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:
Retirement PERS 2.7% at 55
Management Leave Plan
Medical Contribution $1,116.75/month
Dental Contributions $148/month
Vision Contribution $20/month
Paid Sick Leave
Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Bob Murray and Associates. A select group of candidates will be asked to provide references once it is anticipated that they may be recommended as finalists. References will be contacted only following candidate approval. Finalist interviews will be held with the City of Roseville. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Human Resources Director.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Bob Murray or Sarah Kenney at: (916) 784-9080