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Assistant Director of Human Resources

YUBA CITY, CA Full time
Posted on December 3, 2017


Assistant Director of Human Resources

HR: (530) 822-7113  EOE/ADA

 The Assistant Director of Human Resources works under the direction of the Human Resources Director as a working manager and serves as the assistant department head. The Assistant Director is responsible for management of human resources operations, labor negotiations, employee relations, Civil Service classifications, salary determinations, performance evaluation, risk management, training, internal communications and related areas and may be called upon to represent the interests of the Human Resources Department in the absence of the Human Resources Director. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the overall direction and management of the Human Resources Department, including managing the administrative and fiscal operations of the Department.
  • Assists in the establishment of overall objectives policy, procedures, projects, and coordination of various
  • Human Resource programs that lead to the achievement of the Department’s Mission.  Participates directly in the labor negotiation process.
  • Confers with and provides professional assistance to County management on personnel matters.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the Department budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.


A Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, human resources, industrial relations, or related discipline is required; a Master's degree in a related field is highly desirable and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a public sector human resource environment, with a minimum of three years serving in a supervisor or managerial capacity; professional certification such as CCP, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, IPMA-CP/ SCP is preferred.


  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in risk management, employee relations and labor negotiations in a union environment.
  • An experienced results oriented manager/leader with a commitment to high quality work and outstanding customer service.
  • Creative, adaptable, and forward-looking and possesses the ability to think on their feet.
  • Team-oriented and places an importance on strong interdepartmental relationships.
  • Familiar and current with the trends and practices in human resources with a focus on efficient systems and services and technology. Utilization to convey a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Resilient with exceptional communication skills and can work effectively with customers both internal and external, senior management and the public.  Friendly, with an approachable style, motivated, and able to lead by example.
  • The successful candidate will engage a wide variety of stakeholders to create and implement a shared vision for the County’s future. 


  • Salary: $84,630 - $103, 680 Annually
  • PERS Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • County-Paid Term Life Insurance of $150,000 for employee and $5,000 for dependents
  • Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year
  • Paid Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days per year accrued
  • Vacation: Eleven (11) days a year up to five years of service; fifteen days up to ten years; seventeen days up to fifteen years; twenty days thereafter
  • Paid Administrative Leave: Thirteen (13) days of paid leave per year - Any unused leave may be converted as taxable compensation or converted to a Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Program: Employees who are hired into the PERS 2% at 60 or the 2% at 62 retirement benefit formula who are enrolled in the County-sponsored Deferred Compensation Plan receive $25 per pay period deposited into their account  Educational Incentive/Tuition Reimbursement Program

 Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a completed application and are also invited to provide additional information in resume form.

This position is open until filled; however, recruitment may close without notice upon receipt of a sufficient number of applications. The first review of applications will begin December 18, 2017.

Sutter County is an equal employment opportunity employer.