Human Resources Director

  • Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 200 E. Virginia, Gunnison, Colorado
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $106,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $150,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Sep 10, 2021

Job Description

Human Resources Director

Gunnison County, Colorado

Salary$106,000 - $150,000


Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in central western Colorado, Gunnison County, (pop. 17,200), is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Surrounded by the 1.6 million-acre Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County is considered the “unspoiled heart of Colorado." Crested Butte Ski Area is a destination for snowboarders and downhill skiers looking for a world-class ski experience and challenging slopes. Gunnison is also home to Western Colorado University, one of the state’s top four-year fully accredited undergraduate institutions.


Gunnison County is governed by an elected three-member Board of County Commissioners. The 2021 adopted budget for the County is $127,447,509 and there are approximately 200 FTEs. The Human Resources Department administers the classification and compensation plan, assists with personnel recruitment and training, and maintains compliance with the organization's personnel policies and applicable state and federal employment law. The Department also maintains the central personnel records system, manages the fringe benefit programs, promotes employee relations, and provides information and analysis of personnel functions to the department heads, elected officials, and the public upon request. The Finance & Human Resources Department maintains 2 FTEs and operates on a 2021 departmental budget of $175,351.


Under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Human Resources Director manages and coordinates the administration, and evaluation of the human resource function, programs, and personnel. The position develops, implements and administers human resources strategy, policies and procedures, and advises County managers and staff on employee relations issues, regulatory and policy compliance, and organizational development. This position was recently upgraded to Director level from an HR Manager role.


A bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of professional level human resource experience is required. Any equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for one year of experience. A master’s degree in human resource management and four (4) years of experience in the HR field, lead work or supervisory experience, and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification is preferred.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Gunnison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 10, 2021 (open until filled).

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200 E. Virginia, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 United States View Map