Press Release

Eureka is seeking a Personnel Director

The Personnel Director must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to successfully interact with a wide variety of individuals.

The successful candidate will possess positive interpersonal skills and a large and well-rounded Personnel knowledge base, including an effective network of applicable resources.

Desired Education and Experience:

Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Personnel Management, or a closely related field.

Experience:  Seven or more years of experience in professional personnel management and labor relations with a public agency, some risk management experience, and considerable supervisory experience.

The Personnel Director's current annual salary is $89,640, and implementation of a recently completed classification/compensation study is expected soon.  The new Personnel Director's salary, based on the successful candidate's qualifications, will be negotiable within the applicable salary range.  The City's generous benefits package includes:

  • Retirement PERS 2.7 at 55 Plan
  • City pays majority of medical/dental/vision/life
  • Vacation accrual up to 44 days
  • Ten fixed and three personal holidays
  • Seventy-two hours Executive Leave
  • Unlimited Sick Leave accrual
  • Deferred Compensation 457 Plans
  • No Social Security (except Medicare)
  • AFLAC benefits on pre-tax basis

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for five professional references to:

Personnel Department

531 K Street

Eureka, CA  95501

Phone: 707-441-4124; FAX:  707-268-1838


The final filing date is May 16, 2008

All candidate information will be reviewed by subject matter experts to determine which candidates will be invited to an oral interview in late May or early June, 2008.