City of Ames, IA 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA, USA
Jun 25, 2018Full Time
Ideal candidates will have well rounded management experience with a focus on human resources management. The new Director will have several unique opportunities in this position: to guide (and shape) the department through recently hired employees that are focused on the goals of the organization, to lead the department as it undertakes a renewed commitment to providing strong human resource strategies for City Departments, and to continue to promote Excellence Through People (ETP), the City’s employee-developed, values-based organizational philosophy in leading all activities of the City’s Human Resources Department. Ames, IA, the 8th largest city in Iowa, is located in Story County and was established in 1864. The city is located just 35 miles north of the state capital, Des Moines. Ames is the home to Iowa State University, known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Its park-like setting covers 2,000 acres and includes more than 150 buildings, some of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. With its presence in the community, residents enjoy access to sporting events, cultural offerings, speakers and educational opportunities and entertainment. This growing city enjoys a vibrant economy with a low unemployment rate. Close to half of those employed work in the government sector, including Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Transportation and the National Centers for Animal Health. The community values creativity and innovation and offer a variety of recreational opportunities including more than 1,200 acres of parks, 50 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, an outdoor aquatic center, golf courses, cultural festivals and celebrations and many entertainment opportunities. The City offers the charms and convenience of a small town with the opportunities and amenities that come from the presence of a major university.