Human Resources Director


Job Details

  • Job Function: Human Resources Director
  • Population: 6,642
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  • Form of Government: Council-Manager


Human Resources Director
The City of Aspen Human Resources Department 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 @ 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.

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 intrinsic in developing the structure for city employees to look to daily. The department is an advocate for employees and is responsible for recommending and instituting strategies that further the attainment of the City’s strategic goals. From helping to institute policies to developing employee relations, Human Resources is an integral component to the day to day operation of the City of Aspen.

Here at the City of Aspen, our greatest resource is our people, and we strive to provide the best for our employees. If you are searching for an engaging environment to build your career, you’ll surely flourish with all of the opportunities offered here at the City!

The Job:
The Human Resources Director manages and provides oversight to the 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 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 strategic business partner to enhance the overall performance of the departments and organization.
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 here.
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 2019 Benefit Roadmap)
The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer.

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