Deputy Human Resources Director
Job Posted: 23 September 2019
Company: City of Vancouver, Washington
Closing Date: 27 October 2019 or Until Filled
Location: Vancouver, WA


Vancouver, Washington, is located on the north shore of the Columbia River, approximately ten miles north of Portland, Oregon. With an incorporated population of nearly 185,000, and a service population of approximately 250,000, Vancouver is Washington's fourth largest city. Vancouver is one of the nation’s most livable cities, with a growing economy, an exemplary education system, a vibrant downtown, and access to high quality health care, housing, and transportation, as well as many outdoor and recreational amenities.

The City of Vancouver’s Human Resources Department serves more than 1,000 regular employees, as well as retirees, and hundreds of seasonal/temporary workers. Human Resources is responsible for recruiting and selecting candidates for vacancies, managing employee and labor relations, including developing and maintaining professional and successful relationships with ten labor unions, and coordinating citywide employee benefit and compensation programs by working closely with over a dozen vendors to ensure the most cost effective and valuable programs for city employees. The department has 16 FTE’s and a 2019 budget of $2,559,700.

Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Deputy Human Resources Director directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the programs and activities of a number of functional areas in the Human Resources Department, including labor, employee relations, recruitment, and civil service. The Deputy serves as the chief negotiator for all union contracts, coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and divisions, as well as outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative and technical support to the Human Resources Director.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, public administration, or a related field, and 6 years of increasingly responsible human resource management experience, including labor relations, and at least 4 years of supervisory or management experience, is required. Experience in a multi-union, public sector environment, experience with database software and automated HR/Payroll systems, Human Resources certification (e.g., IPMA, SHRM, NPELRA CLRP, or SPHR) and a master’s degree in a related field are highly preferred.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Vancouver is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 27, 2019 (open until filled).