Director of Human Resources

Organization: Volusia County, Florida
Salary: The current salary range is $98,838 to $156,963.
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Job Description:

Volusia County is located in east-central Florida and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The County is approximately 40 miles northeast of Orlando and approximately 200 miles from Tallahassee, Floridaís capital. Volusia County is unique among Florida's communities. With a wealth of natural resources, an established infrastructure and easy access to just about anywhere, it is the perfect place to live. The County boasts a long list of firsts, bests and biggests. It is home to the World Center of Racing and the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership. The County hosts some of the most popular motorcycle and car events in the world. For chocolate lovers, the County has a chocolate factory that's been popular for more than 85 years. The Countyís newest development, One Daytona, will have 300,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space. The County offers world-class beaches where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. Residents and visitors also enjoy nature experiences such as surfing, golfing, biking, multi-use trails and horseback riding,

Volusia County operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Accordingly, policy setting is the responsibility of the County Council and policy execution is the responsibility of the Council-appointed County Manager. In Volusia, the County Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms. Five are elected by district; the County Chair and the at-large representative are elected Countywide. The County provides a full range of services through its 12 departments and 34 divisions; public protection; highway, street, and other infrastructure construction and maintenance; growth management; conservation and resource management; economic development; health and human services; and recreational activities and cultural events. In addition, the County operates a water and sewer system, an international airport, a convention center, a public transportation system, a parking garage, a garbage collection program and a refuse disposal system. Volusia County has a current operating budget of $768,755,651 and it employs 3,385.81 FTEs.

Volusia County Council Mission Statement
Mission: To nourish good citizenship by promoting democratic values and earning public trust; to respond effectively to citizens' needs for health, safety and general welfare; to allocate limited public resources fairly and efficiently; to provide leadership and high quality service by consistently communicating with the citizens about their needs and aspirations.

Strategic Goals
$ Customer/Partner Relations: Maintain and foster productive working relationships with partners while providing a high level of customer service.

$ Quality Services: Provide a broad range of services in ways that meet community expectations for quality.

$ Community Quality of Life: Engage in infrastructure, regulatory, and leadership actions, which protect and enhance the resident experience of Volusia County as a distinctive and satisfying place to live and work.

$ Economic and Financial Vitality: Strengthen the economic health of the community to foster quality job growth and a financial base for public sector activities.

The Human Resources Division
To meet the challenges of the changing workforce; deliver a quality Countywide human resources system; and to provide leadership, guidance, and support to County departments and divisions.

The Human Resources Division is comprised of 37 FTEís who collectively provide the following functions to County agencies and employees: recruitment, examination, and selection for diverse occupational groups, maintenance of human resources records; development of human resources policies and procedures; classification; compensation; labor relations administration; risk management, occupational nursing and related human resources functions.

The Human Resources Director (HRD) serves at the pleasure of the County Manager and reports to the Deputy County Manager/CFO. He or she directs and supervises the Divisionís assigned professional, paraprofessional and support staff. The Divisionís current annual budget is $1,671,366.

Specific duties and responsibilities include to plan, supervise and direct all County Human Resources programs; to design, develop, recommend and implement strategies to support, improve and strengthen the Human Resources Divisionís services; and to administer the Merit System Rules and Regulations and issue operating instructions and procedures and interpretations of the rules as deemed necessary and appropriate.

For more details about the specifics of the County and this position, please visit Volusia County and the Human Resources Division at

A key factor in Volusia Countyís remarkable success has been its proud tradition of recruiting excellent employees at all levels and retaining them for years. Qualified individuals interested in making a long term professional commitment are encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements are:
Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources or related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in Human Resources Management and Administration.

Must possess or obtain a valid Florida driverís license within 30 days of appointment and maintain thereafter.

The current salary range is $98,838 to $156,963. A competitive beginning salary will be negotiated within the range depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Volusia County provides excellent benefits.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with your current salary to

For best results, please respond by June 12, 2019. For additional information about this opportunity, contact Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb at (770) 449-4656.


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