Chief Human Resources Officer – Alexandria, VA

Client: City of Alexandria, Virginia
Position: Chief Human Resources Officer
Closing Date: Closed; Appointment Made

Additional Information: 


The City of Alexandria, Virginia is recruiting nationally for an innovative and dynamic Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) who is a proven leader, change agent, and collaborator with the highest ethical standards. The Department has twenty-seven employees divided into three divisions: Strategy and Operations; Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, and L&D; and Employee Benefits, Compensation, and Systems, including an operating budget of $5.2 million.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, human resources or project management, business administration, employee relations, industrial psychology, or a related field. Experience can be considered in lieu of specific coursework requirements. A master’s degree will be considered if needed to show knowledge of public administration. A minimum of five years of substantial management experience in various areas of personnel or human capital, project management, and teambuilding is preferred. Experience in a full-service city or county is desirable, as is working with an elected board or commission. Certification(s) from professional human resources organizations are preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefit package. The salary range for this position is extremely competitive and dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, benefits are provided, which include: annual leave, holidays, and sick leave; a retirement plan; health insurance, dental plan, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance; optional deferred compensation; credit union membership; sick leave bank; and an employee assistance program.