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2414 Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director

Celina, TX, USA

Celina, TX, USA

City of Celina

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


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Human Resources Director

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The City of Celina, Texas is the fastest growing city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is leading a national search for its next Human Resources Director. This is a rare opportunity to build a growing team with an already strong foundation.


Situated along the northern end of Dallas-Fort Worth’s “Golden Corridor”, Celina is poised for growth. The city is situated among several regional corridors, including the North Dallas and Sam Rayburn tollways, providing it with geographic, economic, and demographic advantages for growth and opportunity. Its 76 square miles, including 32 miles within the city limits, gives Celina the second-largest geographical footprint in North Texas. The current population is more than 40,000, with an estimated 340,000 population anticipated at build-out making Celina the fastest-growing city in North Texas.

Celina is not only a destination point to live and play, but it is also a great place to work! Employees of the City are truly valued. The City hires the best and is always evaluating its programs, tools, and training to help employees grow and manage their careers. The City of Celina believes diversity drives innovation and its core values embody a workplace culture where everyone is invited to bring their authentic selves.


The Human Resources Department has grown and continues to grow as the City expands. The department implements and manages the recruitment and selection of employees, maintenance of personnel records, employee performance evaluations, as well as manages and administers the employee benefits programs, provides policy guidance, and coordinates employee recognition programs. In addition, Human Resources facilitates the City’s workers’ compensation and coordinates required training programs for City employees.

The Human Resources Department is currently staffed with five positions. Reporting to the Director are two HR Managers. The department is also staffed with a Human Resource Analyst and an Employee Engagement & Wellness Coordinator.


Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the Director of Human Resources oversees all aspects of the Human Resources Department, including, but not limited to the following areas:  compensation and benefits, policy and procedures development and legal compliance, employee experience and retention, benefit plan design and negotiation of contracts, disputes and disciplinary matters, leave, recruitment, recognition, occupational health, wellness, safety programs, employee relations, employee training and development, and performance and talent management.

The most successful candidate will be an effective communicator at all levels – warm and approachable, yet able to convey an executive presence and have a firm focus on the City’s overall goals and objectives; have prior success in maintaining and building healthy and diverse organizational cultures; have experience working in larger cities that have navigated the complex environment of accelerated municipal growth; and be fluent in modern human resources software, systems, and technology.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. The following is a typical way to qualify:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.

  • Experience: Six years of Human Resources generalist experience, including three years as a Human Resources Manager, Assistant/Deputy Human Resources Director, or Human Resources Director in a similar sized municipality.


The City of Celina is offering a salary range of $117,059 to $171,906 for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the City provides an excellent benefits plan that includes retirement through the Texas Municipal Retirement System with a 2 to 1 match, 5-year vesting, and retirement with 20 years of service; a 457 deferred compensation plan; a four-day, 10-hour workweek; nine regular holidays, two floating holidays, and a birthday holiday; and medical, dental, and vision insurance.


For first consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé below as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established. 

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Greg Nelson | | (916) 550-4100

Bryan Noblett | | (916) 550-4100

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