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City of Vallejo - Director of Human Resources

Updated: Apr 2

Boucher Law is pleased to be retained by the City of Vallejo to conduct a recruitment for its Director of Human Resources position. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an amazing team of dedicated, professional employees that are committed to providing exceptional services to their customers; and to join a high functioning, collaborative leadership team that is led by a well-respected, supportive City Manager.


The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 151-year history and maritime heritage. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo’s delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer’s market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America’s only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks.

With direct high-speed ferry access to downtown San Francisco, BART links, and a 30-minute drive to downtown Napa, Vallejo is a prime location for families and businesses to thrive. Vallejo combines a big city’s resourcefulness with a small-town charm, all at a comparatively inexpensive cost when measured against most cities in Northern California.


The Human Resources Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Human Resources Department; coordinating assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Key Priorities for the Human Resources Director include:

  • Enhancing the City’s ability to effectively recruit and retain well qualified employees

  • Fostering open communication and a collaborative relationship with representatives of the City’s various bargaining groups and proactively addressing potential conflicts between labor and management.

  • Working with the other members of the City’s leadership team in the areas of organizational development and employee engagement

The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded professional with a broad range of experience and knowledge in all areas of Human Resources within a public agency. The ability to provide leadership and guidance to department staff while trusting in the expertise of Program Managers over individual teams is key. Candidates must be exceptional collaborators who can work effectively with all City departments to understand their needs and develop creative and effective solutions to bring forward to the City Manager. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, communication, problem-solving, and presentation skills. He/she will have a demonstrated track record as an effective strategic leader and working manager.


This exciting search is led by our firm's Senior Practice Leader, Jill Engelmann. The first review date is May 3, 2021. To learn more, click here.





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