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Chief Human Resources Officer

City of Oklahoma City, OK

Incorporated in 1890, the City of Oklahoma City is a charter city and has had a Council-Manager form of government since 1927. The Mayor, elected at-large, leads a Council of eight members, each elected by ward. The Mayor and Council set overall policy and strategic priorities for the organization. Oklahoma City is the 22nd largest city in the nation. The City of Oklahoma City serves approximately 681,054 residents in a four (4) county, 621 square mile area. Twenty-two (22) City departments provide a wide array of municipal services and programs. Additionally, municipal trusts play a significant role in the operations of major facilities and services.

Oklahoma City seeks to further progress as a vibrant, diverse, safe, unified and welcoming community by providing exceptional service to residents and visitors, ensuring the safety of the public, delivering quality services, and maintaining infrastructure to support the growth of the City.

The City is excited to be recruiting for a new Chief Human Resources Officer to join their team! The position is appointed by the City Manager and reports to an Assistant City Manager. The Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for a staff of approximately 33 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $4,192,184. This role effectively partners and collaborates to provide full human resources life cycle services to City employees and City departments so they can attract, retain and develop an inclusive, diverse and high-performing workforce.

The Chief Human Resources Officer provides executive leadership and is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing human resources initiatives and operations in support of the City’s strategic vision and goals in five divisions: Administration; Employee and Labor Relations; Occupational Health; Talent Acquisition, Management and Development; and Total Rewards.

The ideal candidate is a visionary leader, creative thinker, problem-solver, partnership builder, and someone who possesses exceptional knowledge of the human resources field, skill in applying management principles and techniques including budgeting and public administration; and organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Candidates shall have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Ten or more years of progressively responsible human resources, labor relations or personnel management experience. Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification, or equivalent is a plus!

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) by the first review date of October 8, 2021.

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Job Details

Job Function
Human Resources Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Oklahoma City


420 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4437
United States

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