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Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Elk Grove, CA, USA

Elk Grove, CA, USA

Cosumnes Community Services District

Bryan Noblett and Greg Nelson


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The Cosumnes Community Services District offers a career-defining opportunity for a human resources leader to serve as its next Director of Human Resources. As the District grows to serve rapidly evolving, diverse communities, the next Director of Human Resources will enjoy a leading role in working collaboratively with a dedicated team. The next Director will assist in elevating the internal service delivery the District desires to continue to be a stellar employer and service provider.


The Cosumnes Community Services District is a regional leader dedicated to providing superior emergency medical, fire protection, parks, and recreation services to approximately 200,000 residents in a 157-square-mile area of south Sacramento County. The District is located 4 miles south of the Sacramento City limits with its administrative offices conveniently located in the city of Elk Grove. The Cosumnes CSD is the largest community services district in California in terms of its service area.

The Cosumnes CSD employs 318 full-time staff and nearly 500 part-time and seasonal employees. The four departments within the District are the Administrative Services Department, Facility and Development Department, Fire Department, and the Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the Office of the General Manager. The District’s 22/23 fiscal year general fund budget is $160 million.


The Human Resources Division is located in the Office of the General Manager. It is responsible for managing the recruitment needs of the District, maintaining personnel and salary records, coordinating training and development programs, coordinating occupational health and safety programs, creating, implementing, overseeing, and interpreting collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures, and legal compliance with state and federal laws, benefit administration, and conducting employee appreciation and recognition programs. The Division has a total staff of five full-time employees.


The Director of Human Resources plans, organizes, administers, directs, and reviews the activities of the Human Resources Division; provides policy direction and oversight, including benefits administration, classification and pay programs, employee and labor relations, organizational and employee development, recruitment and selection, training, and workers compensation; ensures decisions are evaluated through an equity lens to create fair access to opportunity and consistency in decision-making and serves as a member of the District Senior Leadership Team. The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the General Manager.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critically important foundational elements of all District activities, processes, and services. The next Director of Human Resources will be a leader in this regard.

The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Human Resources at the Cosumnes Community Services District will have a team-oriented, problem-solving, collaborative leadership orientation; a people-centric focus and the ability to approach issues with compassion and a positive intent; a progressive mindset with an ability to harness the unique contributions of staff from different generations and backgrounds; and be able to serve as an advisor and confidant to the General Manager and Senior Leadership Team members on human resources matters.


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities may qualify at the District's sole discretion. The education or experience requirements may be modified or waived at the discretion of the General Manager. At least one of the education or experience requirements must be met.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy, Organizational Development, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in the same field or closely related is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of highly responsible experience in public sector human resources with a minimum of at least five (5) years in a management or supervisory capacity of one or more human resource functions.


The salary range for the Director of Human Resources is up to $190,000, with placement in the salary range dependent on qualifications. An excellent executive benefits package is provided including retirement through CalPERS (Classic 2% @ 55, PEPRA 2% @ 62), deferred compensation, competitive health, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation and paid leave, life and long-term disability insurance, automobile and technology allowances, relocation assistance, and a flexible work schedule with some telework is possible.

Detailed benefit information can be found in the recruitment brochure.


This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Bryan Noblett or Greg Nelson at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates may review the detailed candidate brochure and apply below.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established. This will go fast, so act quickly.

The Cosumnes Community Services District is an equal opportunity employer.

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