Director of Human Resources

  • County of Solano
  • Fairfield, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel Executive
  • Salary: $162,180 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $197,131
  • Apply By: Mar 02, 2020


ANNUAL SALARY: $162,180-$197,131 – DOE/DOQ

The County of Solano seeks a Human Resources (HR) Director who is an experienced HR generalist with demonstrated strong communication and leadership experience, combined with the background and knowledge to address a variety of HR functions in a public sector environment.  The applicant should be a creative problem solver with emotional intelligence, professional ethics and integrity.  A strong candidate for this position will possess the skills to be a good collaborator, negotiator, and relationship builder for the organization.  Reporting directly to the County Administrator, the HR Director position oversees 30 employees, three budgets with a combined total of $25.2 million (HR, Training, and Risk Management), and supports internal human resource services for 17 other departments and multiple business lines. If you are seeking a professionally challenging and rewarding career in a great county in Northern California, and you enjoy working with dedicated Solano County leaders and staff, then this is the job for you.

Job Description


The Human Resources Department provides human resource services for all County departments to assist employees, management and Board of Supervisors.  The Director oversees three budget units, which include:

  • Human Resources: Labor and Employee Relations; Recruitment & Classification; Equal Employment Opportunity; Employee Benefits; Civil Service Commission.
  • Employee Development & Training: Employee Training Programs; Leadership Development; Employee Mentoring; Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Risk Management: Workers’ Compensation and Safety; Leave of Absences Management; ADA Interactive Meetings/Accommodations; Employee Wellness; Liability, Property and Related Insurances.

Job Requirements


  • Solano’s next HR Director will value our workforce, customer service excellence, and build an enjoyable work atmosphere. This candidate will help develop programs that build our talent pipeline to ensure effective succession planning, and balance empathy with policy while developing creative solutions to issues. The selected candidate will be comfortable having frank and open discussions with others, be able to provide strategic direction and planning for the department and be accessible and responsive.  Additionally, this candidate will ensure a fair and equal employment selection process, understand and implement job classification and salary administration, oversee workers’ compensation administration and risk management programs, and remain informed and up to date on HR local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.



  • Progressively responsible management or supervisory level experience in local public sector human resources which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities.
  • Typical qualifying experience would include: 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources administration, including public personnel administration, labor relations, risk management and employee benefits.
  • Ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License may be required.
  • Ability to pass the California State Department of Justice fingerprinting clearance.
  • A Master’s degree in business, human resources, or public administration is desired.

Special Instructions


This position is open until filled, however for first consideration apply by March 2nd; candidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.


Interviews will take place on March 26th and 27th; candidates will need to be available for both days.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free
  • 541-664-0376 (direct)

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