Human Resources Director

City of Milton, GA

The City of Milton, Georgia is inviting applications for the position of Human Resources Director. Located 31 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Milton is a distinctive, modern city that embraces small-town life and its rural heritage. Incorporated in 2006, Milton is one of the metro area's newest and most desirable cities. The city has been recognized nationally for its high quality of life, as one of the best places to raise a family and has been consistently ranked as one of Georgia's safest cities. The City’s ability to balance growth with preserving green space and rural character is a key factor in its lure to both residential and commercial interests. Milton City Manager Steve Krokoff said, “I am looking for an energetic leader whose focus on excellent service to our community is only rivaled by his/her desire to achieve more. The candidate must possess an extraordinary ability to understand people and circumstances and leverage that ability to strategically steer our Human Resources Department. The capability to effectively communicate is a must; but the capacity to effectively receive communication is absolutely critical. We rise and fall as a team — and this position is essential to our collective win”.

The Human Resources Department plays a vital role in many facets of Team Milton’s makeup. HR creates the foundation for successful employee recruitment, retention, training, and well-being through highly engaged service delivery and proactive assistance for the City’s 161 full-time as well as 35 part-time and seasonal employees. Core roles, for the HR Director, include identifying and interviewing candidates who will excel at supporting Milton’s mission, vision, and values. Milton’s Human Resources Department is also focused on retaining valued employees through the development of training programs, team-building efforts, and maintaining a competitive salary and benefits program. Team HR collaborates with other departments to recognize employee achievements and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. Other responsibilities include processing bi-weekly payroll and ensuring a safe workplace as the City’s risk manager. This dream job can be a reality if you join Team Milton.

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Minimum Qualifications:
- Must have a bachelor’s degree in Public or Personnel Administration, Business Management or related field; at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in human resources with at least four (4) years of supervisory experience.
- A master’s degree in Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Business Management, or a related field is preferred.
- Certification as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Human Resources Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), World at Work Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), International Public Management Association for Human Resources Certified Professional (IPMA-CP), or similar certification is also preferred.
- Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license, or the ability to obtain and maintain a Georgia driver’s license, and a satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR) is required.
The City offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes an expected starting salary range $115,000 to $125,000 annually, health insurance, dental and vision coverage, city provided short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance (3X salary) and social security exempt defined contribution pension that requires a 6.2% employee contribution with a 6.2% city match and an additional 200% match on the first 6% of voluntary deferral.

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references (including names, email addresses and telephone numbers) and salary history not later than 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2022 to: Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates at Any questions please call 706-983-9326.

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate
Cell: 706-614-4961
107 Indigo Lane, Athens, Georgia 30606

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Job Function
Human Resources Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Milton


2006 Heritage Walk
Milton, GA 30004-5892
United States

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