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Human Resources Director

Champaign, IL

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The City of Champaign seeks an experienced and innovative professional to serve as Human Resources Director. The City of Champaign, Illinois, is a vibrant and diverse micro-urban community located in east Central Illinois. With more than 500 employees, the Human Resources Director position is a great opportunity to transform how people live, work, and play in our community.

Responsibilities of Position

The Human Resources Director is an expert in public sector human resources and an integral member of the City's executive management team, providing advice to the City organization in the allocation and utilization of human capital to deliver outstanding service to our community. The Director plans and administers the activities of the Human Resources Department which includes responsibility for the City's recruitment and retention, employee compensation and benefits, collective bargaining, performance evaluation, discipline, training and employee development, and risk management activities. The Human Resources Director must personify the City values of Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Labor Relations, Organizational Development or a closely related field.
* Five years of progressively responsible experience in collective bargaining, disciplinary/regulatory investigations, employee compensation and benefits, or performance management in a comparably-sized municipality or organization, at least three of which must be in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
* A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position will be considered.
* Residency within the City of Champaign's corporate limits is required within six months of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Labor Relations, Organizational Development or a closely related field.
* Leadership experience in municipal, state, or federal government human resources.
* Experience directing at a Department Head or Assistant Department Head level.
* Human Resources certification from HRCI, SHRM, IPMA-HR or other related professional certification.

The annual starting salary range is $115,914 - $136,199, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package. For full consideration, apply by July 22, 2018.

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Other Information

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. **** Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you require an accommodation to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process.

The following locations offer free Internet access and assistance: Champaign Public Library, Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch, and the Illinois WorkNet Center.

Our mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community.

These values guide our work:

Personal Integrity

We act in the best interests of the City

We behave in an ethical and legal manner

We are open and honest

We follow through on commitments

We are loyal to the City


We anticipate issues, problems, and opportunities

We take initiative

We act to prevent and solve problems

We take responsibility for the outcome of our actions and decisions

We hold ourselves and others accountable


We treat others in a fair, courteous, and equitable manner

We actively listen and seek understanding

We provide a direct response

We embrace ethnic and cultural diversity in the community and our workplace

We are positive and cooperative

We are willing to apologize


We know and respect our roles and responsibilities

We ask who needs to be involved and we involve others appropriately

We define and agree upon the goals

We collaborate to achieve organizational goals

We help others accomplish their goals

We share authority, responsibility, and credit


We take pride in our work

We complete assignments and projects on time and within budget

We evaluate outcomes and seek feedback on our performance

We learn from our mistakes

We innovate

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