Job Details

Human Resources Director
City of Aspen, CO
Job Description

Human Resources Director

The City of Aspen is looking for an individual with managerial and governmental Human Resources experience to lead and direct our City’s Human Resources Department.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is June 1 @ 5:00pm. ​Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

​The application must be filled out completely; stating "see resume" anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Additionally, please note your salary expectations as you complete your application – incomplete applications may not be considered .

***Housing and relocation assistance may be available***

​Salary Range: $112,569 - $158,163

Who We Are:

Aspen is one of the most beautiful and prestigious small towns anywhere. You’ll find a distinctive small-town character with 6,700 year-round residents, thousands of second homeowners, and an infrastructure to support a city of eighty thousand. Known for more than its world class skiing, Aspen has become a four-season destination for outdoor adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene.

The City of Aspen Human Resources Department is the centralized function that focuses on its people – the City’s greatest resource – while overseeing compensation, classification and total benefit management, talent acquisition, policies and procedures, department budget management, HRIS, workforce planning, risk and safety management, employee relations, performance management , training and development, and assists with organization development and culture .

The Job:

The Human Resources Director manages and provides oversight to the City’s Human Resources department while continuing to be a strategic resource and partner for the City’s internal stakeholders. This individual will be responsible for developing strategies and policies consistent with the City’s mission and value statements. The Director is responsible for recommending and instituting strategies and goals that further the attainment of the City’s strategic goals.

By executing leadership through sound judgement and accountability, the Human Resources Director fosters a culture of diversity, equity, collaboration, and inclusion. The Human Resources Director advises, confers, and counsels employees, supervisors and managers, in the handling of conflict resolution and consensus building.

A steady goal of the Director is that of a strategic business partner to enhance the overall performance of the departments and organization. Priority goals for the Director include:

- Assisting in the compensation and classification study currently underway.
- Initiating a Financial Advisor Request for Proposal (RFP).
- Providing assistance in the Benefits Consultant Request for Proposal (RFP).
- Updating the policy manual and insuring organizational mission and vision alignment.
- Continuing to meet current and future workforce demands.
- Instituting key HR metrics.
- Evaluating employee engagement initiatives and action plan strategies.

To provide optimal value to the team and the City of Aspen it is important that the Human Resources Director brings a strong set of knowledge, skills and abilities. Some of these core competencies include:

- Building effective teams with a mix of perspectives and experience to work toward common objectives.
- Maintaining knowledge and practices of the efficient and effective management of funds and resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of the city in a transparent manner.
- Leading by example, demonstrating respectful interpersonal traits including empathy, understanding, courtesy, tact, and cooperation; setting the example for others, and treating others of varied backgrounds with dignity and respect.

This is an excellent opportunity to continue a fulfilling Human Resources career while being a part of a fantastic community! If you are interested in finding out more about the City of Aspen’s Human Resources Director opening you can take an extended look at the full job description at

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Human Resources, Public Administration, Management, or relevant field of study.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible, management focused experience in human resources with three (3) in supervisory or management position and experience in compensation and benefits, safety and risk, information systems, recruitment and selection, organizational development, public relations, or other HR generalist services.

Licenses & Certifications: Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date. ICS 100 and 200 required to be completed within six (6) months from date of hire.

NOTE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Desirable Qualifications:

- Master’s in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other relevant degree
- Seven (7) or more years of professional governmental Human Resources Management.
- Prefer SPHR, SHRM-SCP or CBP and government human resource experience. Prefer demonstrated experience leveraging technology to improve processes.

NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Benefits Package :

The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental and vision plans, health savings account or health reimbursement arrangement; flexible spending accounts; cafeteria option; goals and outcomes bonus; homeowners assistance loan program; wellness program; basic life, AD&D and mid-term and long-term disability insurances; supplemental life and AD&D; employer retirement contributions into the ICMA-RC 401(a) plan, 457(b) deferred compensation plan (optional); PTO and ESL (extended sick leave) days, and eight holidays; up to eight EAP visits annually; tuition reimbursement program, Aspen Recreation Center passes and other discounted programs. ( See 2020 Benefit Roadmap at )

The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Job Function:
Human Resources Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Aspen
130 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611-1902
United States
Population: 6,642
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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