The City of La Vista, Nebraska, is seeking a collaborative and charismatic Human Resources Director with the knowledge and skills to build a solid, responsive Human Resources Department. A highly ethical individual who values open and transparent government, and who responds to challenges diplomatically and strategically, will be perfect in this role. Candidates should be professional, approachable, and not easily intimidated by questions or differences of opinion. They should also understand how to build consensus and encourage teamwork within the department and across the organization. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and management skills, excellent communication, relationship-building, and mentorship skills; inspire confidence from community leaders; and be able to quickly establish trust and mutual respect with the City Administrator, City Council, Department Heads, and staff members at all levels throughout the organization.
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or related field, which includes education or training specific to Human Resources rules, regulations, and legal matters. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources, two (2) of which must be in a Human Resources Management position with supervisory responsibilities, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. A Master’s degree in Human Resources Management is strongly preferred.
Prior government experience and certification as Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or Professional in Human Resources, PHR or (SHRM-CP), or related certification are preferred.