City of Tampa

Human Resources and Talent Development Director (#009165) MJ

$55.91-$87.72 Hourly / $9,691.07-$15,204.80 Monthly / $116,292.80-$182,457.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial work involving oversight and direction of the city’s personnel administration program and various administrative support services.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, the employee directs a varied department and serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Staff.  Work involves the application of extensive initiative and independent judgment and is of unusual difficulty in coordinating employment, affirmative action, employee benefits, risk management, city wide training and employee development, collective bargaining and discipline administration.  Work is reviewed by conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.  Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the MayorAs outlined in the City Charter, the incumbent must reside within the City of Tampa or be willing to relocate.

Examples of Duties

  • Determines city collective bargaining objectives and reviews with Mayor; develops bargaining strategies, obtaining department management input and coordinating surveys and analysis to support the bargaining process; conducts negotiations with police and fire bargaining units and oversees negotiation with other unions; finalizes agreements for union ratification and Mayor and City Council approval
  • Directs and coordinates administration of the Civil Service Law, personnel rules and human resources management system, including personnel records, position classification, recruitment, examination, placement, maintenance and certification of eligible lists, pay and benefit programs, disciplinary action and grievance processes, and employee training.
  • Conducts grievance hearings at final city level; reviews lawsuits, claims and litigation and represents city in hearings and arbitrations, including for unemployment and workers’ compensation; reviews disciplinary actions to identify trends and problems; oversees the City Equal Employment Opportunity program and the administration of insurance programs in such areas as health, disability, property, liability and workers’ compensation, as well as the city’s safety and loss prevention programs; coordinates special programs relating to employee recognition; directs automated human resources and employee processing activities.
  • Confers with management regarding staffing and organizational issues; prepares and updates managerial organizational chart.  
  • Participates in Mayor’s Executive Staff meetings; makes presentations to City Council; makes speeches and presentations for department related activities. 
  • Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff; manages budget and work processes.  
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of:  labor relations, including negotiation procedures, contract administration and grievance processing.
Extensive knowledge of:  modern management practices and procedures; principles, practices, and procedures of public personnel administration; federal and state laws and regulations relating to job duties (e.g. Florida Statutes, Chapter 447).
Considerable knowledge of: municipal administration and organization; computer applications to human resources activities.
Ability to:  write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; be persuasive and convincing in oral and written presentations; plan, assign, and direct work of professional, para-professional, technical, and supervisory employees in a manner that promotes full performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, labor union representatives, and the general public; deal with the media and public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully;  plan, organize, and refine operating procedures; blend people into teams when necessary and foster open dialogue and participation; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.
Skill in:  negotiating with labor unions in a manner conducive to effective labor-management relations; presentation of data in written form; public speaking; establishing clear direction, setting objectives, and organizing broad work activities and programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public administration or related field (masters degree preferred) and five (5) years progressively responsible experience in managerial activities relating to human resources, employee relations, equal employment or related areas.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 009165; REV: 2/21/2023;