Director of Human Resources – Orange County Fire Authority

Client: Orange County Fire Authority
(Irvine, California)
Position: Director of Human Resources
Closing Date: Closed

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This is an excellent opportunity to serve as a key member of the Fire Chief’s Executive Management Team with one of the country’s most forward-leaning fire service organizations. The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is recruiting nationally for a Director of Human Resources with the breadth and depth of experience managing within a large and complex organization. The ideal candidate will assume management responsibility for all the Authority’s human resource services and activities. He/she must have a proven track record of being a proactive, hands-on, customer service driven leader with excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills. The OCFA staff consists of 1,100 professional firefighters and chief officers, working at 72 fire stations throughout the County, and are supported by 250 professional staff members working at the Regional Fire Operations and Training Center facility (RFOTC). The Department’s operating budget for FY 2018/19 is $8,904,049. Requires a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, human resources management, business administration, employee relations, industrial psychology, or a related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. This position requires a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional-level human resources experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties is considered qualifying. Substantial management experience in various areas of the personnel function, change management, and human resources best practices is required. Experience in Federal, Military, Police/Fire services, or a full-service city or county is desirable, as is working with an elected board or commission. Candidates must have substantial union and labor relations experience. Certification(s) from professional human resources organizations are desired but not required. The Annual Salary range for this position is up to $255,940 DOQ, including an excellent benefits package.