Human Resources Director

Located in northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 115,000 people spread out over nearly 60 square miles. The City is located in Tulsa and Wagoner counties and is part of the Tulsa metropolitan area which has a population of almost one million. From 2000 to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the City grew by 32% making it one of the fastest growing incorporated municipalities in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow is also home to the third largest manufacturing hub in the state with many employees working in the energy sector. Residents in Broken Arrow enjoy a high quality of life characterized by low crime, high performing schools, affordable housing, and easy access to many parks and recreational facilities.

The next Director of Human Resources will have demonstrated success in the following critical areas:

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, and evaluates the City’s human resource function and performance.
  • Participates in the development of the City’s plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people; translates the City’s business plans into human resource strategic and operational plans.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies related to attraction, motivation, development, and retention of talent
  • Assesses competitiveness of all programs and practices: compensation, classification, and benefits and retirement against the relevant comparable municipalities, companies, industries, and markets; manages the administration of the plans and makes recommendations.
  • Continues improving the programs, policies, practices, and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people-issues of the City.
  • Develops staffing strategies and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization; serves on interview committees for managerial vacancies; makes hiring recommendations.
  • Develops programs to allow the City to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.
  • Negotiates, interprets and assists City management in the administration of labor agreements.
  • Serves as a member of the pre-action hearing board.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required in a course of study related to the occupational field supplemented by five years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous experience in municipal government is preferred. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR) is preferred.

The annual salary range is $104,745 to $167,593.

Please apply online

For more information on this position contact:

Gary Holland, Senior Vice President