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Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Oklahoma City

Incorporated in 1890, the City of Oklahoma City is a charter city and has had a Council-Manager form of government since 1927. The mayor, elected at-large, leads a Council of eight members, each elected by ward. The Mayor and Council set overall policy and strategic priorities for the organization. Oklahoma City is the 22nd largest city in the nation. The City of Oklahoma City serves approximately 681,054 residents in a four (4) county, 621 square mile area.  Twenty-two (22) City departments provide a wide array of municipal services and programs. Additionally, municipal trusts play a significant role in the operations of major facilities and services.

Oklahoma City seeks to further progress as a vibrant, diverse, safe, unified and welcoming community by providing exceptional service to residents and visitors, ensuring the safety of the public, delivering quality services, and maintaining infrastructure to support the growth of the City.

The City is excited to be recruiting for a new Chief Human Resources Officer to join their team!  The position is appointed by the City Manager and reports to an Assistant City Manager. The Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for a staff of approximately 33 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $4,192,184.  This role effectively partners and collaborates to provide full human resources life cycle services to City employees and City departments so they can attract, retain and develop an inclusive, diverse and high-performing workforce.

The Chief Human Resources Officer provides executive leadership and is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing human resources initiatives and operations in support of the City’s strategic vision and goals in five divisions: Administration; Employee and Labor Relations; Occupational Health; Talent Acquisition, Management and Development; and Total Rewards.

The ideal candidate is a visionary leader, creative thinker, problem-solver, partnership builder, and someone who possesses exceptional knowledge of the human resources field, skill in applying management principles and techniques including budgeting and public administration; and organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Ten or more years of progressively responsible human resources, labor relations or personnel management experience.  Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification, or equivalent is a plus!   


Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Salary: $120,394.08 – $184,036.32
Final filing date: First resume review: October 8, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.