City of Marina

Incorporated in 1975, the City of Marina (pop 22,781) is the youngest city on beautiful Monterey Peninsula along California’s Central Coast and offers some of the most affordable housing in the area. Home to a vibrant, culturally diverse and dynamic community, Marina is a highly desirable small city offering attractive residential and business communities in a gorgeous natural setting.

The City of Marina is fiscally sound, and its total adopted budget for FY2022-23 is $55.8 million (General Fund $28.2 million). The City is a full-service city. City services are provided by 108 employees in seven City departments: City Administration, Community Development, Finance, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Recreation and Cultural Services. City Attorney services and provided by contract. The City also owns and operates the Marina Municipal Airport, an 845.5-acre general aviation airport that opened in 1995 and is rapidly growing.

This position is responsible for the overall planning, organization, and administration of the City’s Human Resources. The division is within the department of the City Manager’s Office. The position has the unique opportunity to organize new human resources programs, systems, and services. The position provides specialized and expert services, leadership, and guidance to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, as assigned, the City Council in the broad range of human resources and risk management disciplines.

We are seeking an engaging and dynamic Human Resources Director who exhibits proactive and creative approaches to addressing challenges and demonstrates a hunger for continual learning. The ideal candidate is independent, motivated, professional, detail-oriented, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills– someone who is not afraid to roll up his/her sleeves! We are looking for someone who is technologically savvy, displays outstanding judgment, and enjoys the challenges of a change-oriented work environment. 

The Director of Human Resources will be collaborative, inclusive, and committed to exceptional service, both to internal and external customers. He/she will be someone who appreciates operational effectiveness and process improvements, but also has an intrinsic passion for building relationships, earning trust, and modeling leadership. 

The successful candidate will be a working leader focused on strategic human capital leadership, attracting and retaining the best people talent available, training and development, cultivating diversity and inclusion, employee relations, and developing engagement programs that illustrate the City’s commitment to the employees.


  • EXPERIENCE – Seven years of increasingly responsible generalist human resources experience in a municipal government setting (including at least two years of managerial experience). 
  • EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in public administration, human resources, or closely related field

Salary Range: $11,7175 to $19,080 Monthly, DOQ. Please follow this link to view the Director of Human Resources Brochure. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.

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