Personnel Director

Organization: City of Decatur, Georgia
Salary: Salary range: $48,610 - $79,768 - Beginning salary is negotiable DOQs and is anticipated to be in the low $60's; City benefits are excellent.
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Decatur, GA is the county seat of DeKalb County and is located 5 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Covering four square miles, it offers an ideal blend of a small city with the cultural and recreational amenities of a world class metropolitan area. Decatur’s municipal government is nationally known and recognized for its progressive and innovative practices. Decatur’s diverse community includes active, well-educated and engaged residents who have high expectations for responsive and quality public services. It is a community that shares a long-term vision and cherishes and celebrates individual differences. Decatur has its own excellent local school system.

Decatur operates under the Commission/Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. The City Manager serves as the CEO/CAO of the organization. The City Commission is not involved in any personnel administration functions. For more information, visit Decatur on the web at

Personnel, a division of the Administrative Services Department, is highly respected and well supported within the government. Its mission is to create, lead and implement a high performance organizational culture in alignment with the City’s overall vision, mission and values through the use of current best practices in human resources management. Specific services include recruitment and hiring, employee relations, employee/retiree benefits program management, workers’ compensation administration, payroll processing, and employee/manager training and professional development. The Personnel Director reports to the Assistant City Manager – Administrative Services. Due to the critical nature of the personnel function, the Director will also work closely with the City Manager on organization wide programs and initiatives. Assigned staffing includes the Director, a Personnel Specialist and a Payroll and Benefits Coordinator.

The organization values creativity, innovation and non-traditional approaches to problem solving, all traits which are critical for this position. The City’s high performance organization (HPO) philosophy emphasizes leadership, management, task and team skills. A successful candidate will have the ability to apply these skills in a highly collaborative and cooperative work environment. One must have strong interpersonal skills, a teamwork mindset with the ability to build effective working relationships with employees at all levels in the organization, the ability to manage and change priorities as the need arises, and the ability and willingness to work hand-in-hand with staff in addition to strategically.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Psychology or a related field; Master's degree preferred; minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a human resources generalist capacity preferably with a local government agency; a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience;; a satisfactory motor vehicle record; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter and current salary by October 22, 2012 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
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Norcross, Georgia 30071
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