OPENING DATE:  September 29, 2017
CLOSING DATE:  December 1, 2017 11:59 PM

Clearwater Vision Statement

“Bright and Beautiful-Bay to Beach. Clearwater is a uniquely beautiful and vibrant waterfront community that is socially and economically diverse, that re-invests in itself, and is a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play.”


Located between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, the City of Clearwater combines the natural beauty of a tropical environment with safe, affordable, active living and opportunities for personal and professional prosperity.  Clearwater’s diverse activities and amenities include relaxing on our world acclaimed white sandy beaches, boating, dolphin watching and fishing, cheering the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training, and attending theater and concert events at Ruth Eckerd Hall and Coachman Park. Clearwater places an emphasis on integrating career and community and offers a lifestyle for everyone.

Clearwater’s quality of life is reflective of the people who live in it.  Our vital, growing city has an active population of 110,000 citizens who are accustomed to high quality services and resources, and who are active partners with the City through numerous neighborhood and community programs.


The City of Clearwater operates under a Council/ Manager form of government.  The Council is comprised of the Mayor and four Council members who each serve four-year terms.  The Council is responsible for setting policies and making decisions on local government issues including tax rates, annexations, property code variances and large contract awards.

The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the City and is assisted in his administration by two Assistant City Managers.
The City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and Assistant City Managers are supported by 22 operating departments with a workforce of 1800+ FTE’s and an annual budget of over $389 million to include the Human Resources Department.

The Human Resources Department supports this mission: by optimizing the City’s human resources capability in acquiring, maintaining, developing, and retaining a diverse, highly qualified, motivated, and productive workforce.


The objective of the Human Resources Department is to optimize the City’s human resources capability by acquiring, maintaining, developing, and retaining a diverse, highly qualified, motivated, and productive workforce.  This position will assist in establishing department direction and goals while motivating and inspiring the employees to achieve the vision of both the department and the City.

The Assistant Human Resources Director will assist the Human Resources Director in administering all phases of Human Resources.  This includes: Recruitment and Selection, Pay and Classification, Employee Benefits, Employee Relations, Diversity and Equity Services, Labor Relations, and Employee Health Center administration.

This position will also assist the Human Resources Director in overseeing collective bargaining for four unions (two police, One Fire, one general employees), and administration of the Employee Pension Plan.

The ideal candidate will be one who will be expected to succeed the Human Resources Director within 12-18 months after hire.

The Department has 16.2 FTE employees and a budget of $3.5 million.

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, or related field; Master’s Degree and Human Resources certification preferred.

Applicants should possess progressively responsible administrative experience with an emphasis on human resources management and prior experience working directly in or with local/state government agencies.

Skills, Knowledge, Personal Attributes:

    • Strong human resources and organizational management experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of all applicable human resources related laws and regulations.
    • Experience in strategic planning practices that anticipate future opportunities, issues and concerns for the city.
    • High energy level and enthusiasm for meeting the challenges and responsibilities of the position.
    • Experience in labor relations; in particular collective bargaining.
    • Decisive, supportive and a results-oriented manager.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to interact professionally and in a frequent and timely manner with  the City Manager, City Council, employees and community.
    • Technically competent and capable of evaluating and mentoring employees at every level of the organization.
    • Proven management and leadership ability.
    • Visible with the staff, community and city work force, promoting a team approach.
    • Extensive knowledge of city/municipal operations.


    The target entry salary range for this position is $85,000 – $95,000.  The City of Clearwater will also provide the Assistant Human Resources Director with a highly competitive benefits package.


    Individuals interested in pursuing this career opportunity are required to complete an employment application online at in order to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to include an up-to-date resume, along with current salary information and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.

    Applications for this recruitment and/or any updated information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by Friday, December 1, 2017.

    For more information and to apply, please visit our web site at

    Clearwater is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.  Under Florida Law, all resumes are subject to disclosure.

    City of Clearwater
    100 South Myrtle Avenue
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    727-562-4870 x0

    Position #2017-00141


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