La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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Human Resources Director

at La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2595631

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


La Crosse County is seeking a progressive, skilled, and collaborative Human Resources (HR) Director to lead all Human Resources functions, partner with the management team, and support all department heads in talent acquisition, employee retention, culture building and enhanced customer service. 

La Crosse County is an innovative organization that values our 1,300 employees.  We are seeking an HR Director to lead the way in energizing our organizational culture, being an organizational change agent, and help us be an employer of choice.  The ideal candidate is one that appreciates a challenging, fast-paced environment, has a related degree, and 8 years of leadership experience in Human Resources, with ambition to bring forward-thinking and transformational ideas to promote La Crosse County.

La Crosse County is home to 119,193 residents, located in the Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin where the mighty Mississippi, Black, and La Crosse Rivers meet. Our home lies within the boundaries of the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation.  Known as the Coulee Region, our area boasts of stunning valleys and towering bluffs that provide ample recreational opportunities like hiking in the 963 acres of parks and forests, plus road and trail biking on some of the most exhilarating rolling hills in the nation. Within a short distance, anyone can access trout fishing on the 236 miles of trout stream, kayaking and canoeing in the rivers and lakes and camping on one of more than 400 sites in the two County campgrounds.

La Crosse County is home to three post-secondary educational institutions (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College) and two major medical centers (Gundersen Health Systems and Mayo Clinic). La Crosse County offers a great sense of community, with an active and engaged population including a vibrant art scene, live music and theatrical performance, diverse community festivals and events.  For more information about community events and activities, go to:

If you have a passion to make a difference in the quality of life of a community and help to energize empowered dedicated people to do the same, then La Crosse County Human Resources is the place to apply your skills and talents.  We have excellent benefits that are among the most competitive in the region including the above average Wisconsin Retirement pension system and below average employee cost Health and Dental Insurance.  We are a stable workforce where over 40% of our employees have been with us for over 9 years and many dedicate their entire careers within our system.

We will be accepting applications until this position is filled, however initial screening will begin on November 18, 2019, and you are strongly encouraged to apply by that date.
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Essential Job Functions

For a full list of duties, qualifications and requirements, including physical demands, please see the complete job description from the "Menu" on the Job Opportunities page of the County website.

Training, Experience and Other Requirements

•Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.  Master's Degree preferred.
•Eight years of human resources leadership experience.
•SHRM Certification is a preferred, but not required.
•May consider other relevant combinations of education and experience that provide equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.