Assistant Human Resources Director – Town of Apex, NC

Town of Apex, NC

If you are a visionary – an independent forward thinker with significant experience in Human Resources at a manager-level or above, the Town of Apex, NC invites you to consider its Assistant Human Resources Director (AHRD) as your next career opportunity. The Town is seeking an energetic experienced leader who has a track record of creating enthusiasm in the workplace, uniting a team around a collective vision and empowering and motivating team members to excel. The AHRD is a self-starter who will function well in a fast-paced changing environment. This position is for the empathic leader with excellent listening skills who can balance helping the department adjust to various changes while ensuring accountability of expectations, goals, and responsibilities.
About the Department and Position: The Human Resources Department partners strategically and collaboratively with all departments to recruit, retain, and develop a high performing workforce that fosters a healthy, safe, and productive work environment. The department provides diverse and comprehensive human resources programs designed to support the organization in achieving its mission, with a focus in the areas of talent acquisition, workforce planning, training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, safety and risk management, and employee relations and retention, all while maintaining compliance with applicable employment and labor laws. The Human Resources Department is united around a collective mission to create a culture of empowerment and accountability that maximizes individual and organizational potential. The AHRD will assist the HR Director in managing the department’s $600,000 operating budget and overseeing the Town’s health and dental fund budget of $7.3M. This Assistant Director will directly supervise 4 employees: Safety & Risk Manager, Compensation and Benefits Manager and HR Consultants, who serve as representatives/business partners to the departments. The AHRD will oversee performance management, employee relations, and policy development. This Director will be pivotal in executing the establishment and integration of new Town departments – Transportation, Community Development, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion while ensuring successful onboarding of new employees in these departments as well as many key positions within other Town departments including but not limited to the Fire Chief, Assistant Town Manager of Community and Safety. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Business, Public Administration, or related field is required, Master's degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of increasingly progressive human resources generalist experience with 3 years in a supervisory role is required; More than 3 years’ experience at a manager level or higher is strongly desired; experience in employee relations, classification/compensation, and/or benefits administration is preferred. Knowledge of Human Resources within local government operations and HR certification (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR, IPMA-CP) is preferred. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the position is $90,000 - $125,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The Town provides an excellent benefits package. Visit to learn more. To apply, please visit and click on the Assistant Human Resources Director – Town of Apex, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters as well as unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by July 12, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on August 10th – 11th, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to The Town of Apex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC

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Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Apex


PO BOX 250
Apex, NC 27502-0250
United States

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