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  • 25 Feb 2019 2:11 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Portland is searching for an HR Director.  The city serves a citizen population of approximately 12,000 and employs approximately 150 full time, part-time, and seasonal employees. The governing body is comprised of a mayor, vice mayor, and six aldermen; the city management team reports to the mayor.

    The position of Human Resource Manager will report directly to the mayor and will be responsible for providing full-scope human resource services to fellow department heads, employees, and elected officials. Typical duties will include: development and administration of various technical phases of the city's personnel program, including policy development and administration; risk management; benefits administration; recruitment, selection, and placement; position classification and pay; employee relations programs, performance management, employee development, and workforce diversity; and providing advice to city management and personnel. 

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Three (3) or more years of experience in an exempt level role in human resources in a comparably sized organization; local government experience is strongly preferred, but not required;
    • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, public policy, or comparable, from an accredited college or university - or equivalent experience; and
    • One or more of the following certifications: PHR/SPHR, IPMA-CP/SCP.

    Pay range is $55,329 - $82,993 DOE

    Click Here for Job Application

    Email résumé, along with a cover letter and to:

  • 18 Feb 2019 10:43 AM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    The Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Agency is currently seeking candidates for their Chief Human Resources Officer Position.  The position is responsible for coordinating and developing employee relations, benefits, training, staff planning, compensation, compliance, policies and labor relations for all KAT departments.  Bachelors in Personnel Management, Public Administration or related field.Certification as a professional in human resources preferred.  The position posting can be found at

  • 04 Jan 2018 9:47 AM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Chattanooga has a vacancy for their Director, Human Resources. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for planning and delivering comprehensive human resource programs to the City including recruitment, records retention, compensation, classification, employee benefits and wellness, employee relations, training and risk management. Duties include developing and implementing policies, procedures and programs that affect City employees; advising the Mayor on significant human resources issues; resolving procedural, operational and other human resource related conflicts and managing the department budget. Work is performed under administrative review, working with the maximum degree of initiative and judgment.


    Fourteen (14) years of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered. Six (6) years of human resources managerial experience is required. Examples of relevant education include a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. Examples of relevant experience include progressively responsible human resources experience. LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS: HR certification preferred. Mediation training preferred.

    SALARY: $ 3,219.54 - $4,143.38 Biweekly

    $83,708.00 - $107,728.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 01/02/18

    CLOSING DATE: 01/17/18 11:59 PM

    Here's the job announcement: HR Director

  • 04 Oct 2017 9:53 AM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Savannah, Georgia is seeking a Human Resources Director.  Savannah offers great weather, nearby beaches, and a tradition of hospitality and cultural happenings.  

    This Human Resources Director manages the daily operations of the Human Resources Department, oversees administration of the Civil Service System and ensures compliance with applicable laws, policies, rules, and regulations.  As a key member of the City Manager’s Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide the City through significant organizational restructuring.

    Bachelor degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in Personnel Administration, Public Administration, or Human Resources Management; with five years of progressively responsible technical, personnel and supervisory experience administering a comprehensive human resources program; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Salary for this position DOQ of the selected candidate.  Starting salary is expected to be in the range of $95,000-$120,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement options and negotiable relocation expenses.

    Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) October 20, 2017 to:

    Additional information:

  • 15 Sep 2017 3:53 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The TN Department of Human Resources has a vacancy for a Talent Management Administrator for the Strategic Learning Solutions Division.  Under direction, incumbents in this class are responsible for professional talent management work of considerable difficulty and enterprise-wide scope, and supervisory work of average difficulty in strategically directing all talent management related functions for specified state government departments; and performs related work as required. This position reports to the Assistant Commissioner, State Chief Learning Officer, and serves on the Strategic Learning Solutions’ Senior Team. 

    Incumbents in this class strategically direct all talent management functions (career planning, competency management, high-potential employee development, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, recruitment, retention, and professional development) for specified departments or agencies enterprise wide, encompassing approximately 20,000 employees. 

    Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Adult Education, Instructional Design, or other related field. Master’s degree preferred OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and two years of experience in Human Resources, Adult Education, Instructional Design, or other related experience.

    A copy of the job description is available here.

    Eligible applicants may send resumes to:  

    Mrs. Kimberly Mantlo at

  • 15 Sep 2017 1:43 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, seeks a confident team builder with strong technical knowledge of human resources processes and practices to be its next Human Resources Director.  A copy of the job description can be found at

  • 09 Aug 2017 12:01 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The Metro Nashville Public Schools is seeking applicants for the position of Manager of Employee Relations.  The position is responsible for resolving disputes between workers and managers; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; coordinating grievance procedures to handle employee complaints and monitor employee and organizational compliance with labor agreements.  Bachelor's degree in a related area and HR certification preferred (SHRM-SCP).  The candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years applicable employee relations experience including experience working with bargaining units.  A legal background preferred.  A copy of the description and application procedures can be found at the following site:

  • 09 Aug 2017 11:48 AM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    Are you responsible for your organizations' retirement plan.  The Plan Sponsor University (TPSU) will be offering a free half-day fiduciary training program on August 23rd, 2017 from 8:00am - 2:00pm at Vanderbilt University on how to better manage & optimize your company's retirement plan.  The program will be held in the Student Life Center (Board of Trust Room), 310 25th Avenue South. The program will cover topics pertaining to retirement plan leadership.

    Core areas of study during the on-site training program will include:

    •  Oversight of fiduciary liability

    •  Improvement of plan outcomes

    •  The roles of service providers/advisors

    •  Effective retirement plan management

    •  Design and oversight of a plan benefit committee

    •  Simple to implement improvements that have a high impact

    •  Comprehending key regulation — including DOL requirements

    The program has been pre-approved for 5 SHRM and HRCI Re-certification credits. There are reserved parking spaces in the Student Life Center Garage.
    You access the garage from 25th Ave S across from Memorial Gym into ‘Vanderbilt Place’, driving behind Schulman Center going into Student Life Center. 20 parking spaces are paid for through TPSU Program.

    For more information on the sessions or registration call 855.755.4015, ext. 110 or e-mail  You can also register by going to the TPSU website:

    A copy of the registration flyer can be found here: TPSU Program Flyer - TN 8.23.17 (Bryant).jpg

  • 20 Feb 2017 3:38 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Murfreesboro has a vacancy for a Training and Development Manager.  The purpose of the position is to provide leadership and direction in the planning, assessment, design, development, implementation and evaluation of employee training and development methodologies, programs, products and services.  The position requires a Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, organizational development, educational development or related field. Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation preferred.  Applications accepted at  The complete job description can be found at:

  • 04 Oct 2016 2:51 PM | Richard Stokes, PHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP (Administrator)

    The City of Lebanon has a vacancy for a Risk Manager.  Under direction of the Human Resources Director, the Risk Manager is responsible for the administration of the City’s risk management program, loss prevention, loss control/claims management, & safety.  Qualified applicants must possess an accredited Bachelor's degree in Risk Management, Public Administration or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicants must have at least four (4) years experience in Risk Management with at least one (1) year's experience in the public sector.  Certified Risk Manager (CRM) or Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) would be a plus.  A valid TN Driver's License and clean driving record are required.

    Salary range for the position: $54,000 to $60,000 DOQ

    View detailed job description and apply online at or email a resume, cover letter and salary history to

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