Join the City of Englewood as our new Director Human Resources.  This role might be right for you if…

  • You are excited to work in vibrant city with a strong sense of community
  • You are passionate about excellence in public service
  • You are a hands-on leader who can motivate and support our team
  • You’re a big-picture thinker who is not afraid to explore innovative ideas
  • You have the skills to support effective and efficient service delivery



The Director of Human Resources serves as a department head responsible for the overall management of the Human Resources Department and serves as a member of the city’s executive management team.  Plans, administers and directs all activities relating to employee benefits, compensation and classification, performance evaluation systems, organizational development and training, recruitment and employment, human resources data systems, labor/employee relations and collective bargaining.  Develops departmental strategic objectives in alignment with citywide strategic goals.



The listed examples of work are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They may be modified with additions, deletions, or changes as necessary.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Participates as a member of the executive management team.  Contributes to the development and implementation of city goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards.

Develops and administers departmental strategic objectives to support citywide strategic goals.

Plans, organizes, schedules, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of staff within the department.  Recommends selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development. 

Prepares the department budget. Monitors expenditures and ensures compliance of approved budget.

Administers a Human Resources Information System that provides accurate and accessible data on all aspects of the city’s personnel resources. 

Reviews, in cooperation with the City Attorney, all federal, state and local laws applicable to human resources functions to ensure organizational compliance.  Manages employee relations issues, provides guidance and advice to supervisors, and conducts investigations as needed.  Promptly investigates and respond to charges of policy violations, including harassment and discriminations complaints.  Participates in coaching, disciplinary and termination meetings as needed.

Plans, manages and evaluates all employee benefits to ensure that plans meets both employee needs and the city’s fiscal constraints.  Maintains contracts and relationships associated with benefit consultants and providers and ensures timely and accurate communication with all employees. 

Acts as lead negotiator in collective bargaining process with the City’s employee associations. Administers contracts and provides training and support for supervisors to ensure contract compliance.

Oversees City’s recruitment, selection and retention processes.  Develops strategies to promote diversity in hiring and retention of employees. Provides executive oversight to the development and implementation of the City’s leadership and supervisory development training and succession planning programs.

Develops and maintains a compensation system that provides a market-based, equitable, transparent and sustainable salary structure for all departments. 

Oversees citywide performance management systems. Develops and promotes programs that recognize employees for their contributions.  Supports both citywide and departmental training for all employees.  Oversees the City’s workplace safety and wellness programs.

Coordinates development, dissemination and administration of city administrative policies in cooperation with the City Attorney and executive team.

Other Duties & Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned and required.


Education:  Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or Human Resources Management

Work Experience:   10 years progressively responsible experience in related field; Minimum 5 years executive management, administration, and project management experience

Certifications and/or Licensures:  SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) preferred

Required Driver’s License: Valid Colorado driver’s license and a clear or acceptable MVR

An equivalent combination of education, training and relevant job experience may be substituted.




Advanced knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of human resource management
  • Labor/employee relations
  • Employee benefit plan development
  • Compensation/Classification systems and programs
  • Organizational Development and Training
  • Recruitment, Employment, Retention and Succession Planning
  • Workplace safety and employee wellness programs
  • Management principles and practice
  • Budgeting and budget analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience with change management
  • Experience in implementation and administration of a Human Resources Information System (HRIS

Working knowledge of applications software for Windows environment, Microsoft Office preferred.   

Basic knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required.


Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills – Strong computer skills needed to create reports and maintain bargaining agreements.

Communication – Advanced skills required to establish and maintain positive working relationships with directors, City Manager, and City Council in order to effectively act as internal consultant on HR issues.  Also needed to communicate effectively with the various employee groups.  Advanced written skills required to develop clear, concise and legally defensible written policies, reports, and presentations. Strong leadership skills needed to provide direction and feedback to staff.  Advanced communication skills needed to prepare and deliver presentations, and to plan and conduct meetings. Advanced conflict resolution skills needed to diffuse situations and resolve issues.  Highly developed emotional intelligence skills to help relate to diverse groups and situations.

Analytical – Advanced skills required to interpret department and City needs.  Also needed to perform complex cost/benefit and sensitivity analyses for strategic purposes varying from contract negotiation to benefit plan purchases to compensation and classification plan development.

Project Management – Advanced skills needed to plan, organize and coordinate the activities of a diverse department.  Also needed to manage multiple projects concurrently while preparing for future events

General Management – Advanced skills needed for budget management and to develop policies and procedures with citywide impact.  Also required to effectively supervise department employees.

Mathematical – Strong skills required for financial and budgetary processes.  Also, needed to analyze compensation data.



Work is performed in a standard office environment, requiring sitting for extended periods of time, and occasional light lifting (up to 15 lbs.).  Job requires visual and physical capabilities to perform data entry, filing, and to work on computers and associated equipment for prolonged periods of time (4-6 hours daily).


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