Director of Human Resources

Organization: City of Danville, Kentucky
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled with the first resume screening scheduled for December 20, 2019.

Job Description:

Danville is located on the southern edge of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region, 35 miles southwest of Lexington. The City covers approximately 15.09 square miles and is a thriving community of 16,690. Danville is blessed with an abundant water supply, highly efficient roads and infrastructure and a well-educated citizenry. The City is home to Centre College which was founded in 1819 and is now among the most prestigious small liberal arts colleges in America. As the County seat for Boyle County and home to the areas major governmental, healthcare, educational and retail amenities, Danville is the business hub to a five (5) county, 100,000+/- population region. Danville’s cost of living is very reasonable.

The City of Danville operates under a Commission/Manager form of government. Accordingly, the City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the City. The Human Resources Director appointed by the City Manager (with approval from the Commission) manages the human resources function under the general director of the City Manager. The Human Resources Director’s duties include: developing, implementing, and administering HR policy development and administration; recruitment, recommend selection/placement/promotion for all authorized positions, position classification and pay; employee relations programs, performance management/employee evaluation processes, and employee development. Administers, manages, supervises, and offers technical support to subordinate staff; serves on the city’s budget team. Administers workers compensation, retirement, employee benefits, and all human resources policies, procedures, and informational systems in accordance with the city’s approved personnel policies and applicable federal and state law.
Danville provides a full array of municipal services. Departments include Information Technology, Finance, Engineering (includes Public Works), Codes/ABC/Parking, City Clerk, City Attorney, Human Resources, Police (includes the 911 Center), Fire, Utilities (Water & Wastewater) and Administration. Planning & Zoning, Economic Development and Parks & Recreations services are provided through city/county appointed boards. The 2019/2020 City budget appropriation is $50,897,616 million. Danville employs approximately 150 FTE’s.

For more information about Danville, visit The current Human Resources Director is retiring with over 28 years of service.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Management or related field (Master’s Degree preferred), with a minimum of five years of managerial experience in a human resources department or related management position required. Relevant city government experience preferred; SHRM or IPMA certification a plus. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Prefer experience with self-funded medical plan and stop-loss insurance, knowledge of principles of workers compensation and OSHA safety requirements and related programs; experience with classification, pay, policy development and administration. Requires knowledge of Word and basic Excel.

The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. City benefits are excellent.
The position will remain open until filled with the first resume screening scheduled for December 20, 2019. To be considered for this highly attractive professional opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Slavin Management Consultants at

For more information about the position and/or the recruitment process you are invited to contact either Bob Slavin at (770) 449-4656; or Randi Frank at Randi Frank Consulting, LLC (203) 213-3722. See our websites for detailed Profile.

The City of Danville is an AA/EOE Employer

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