Human Resources Manager

Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
Fairfield, CA


$65.69 to $81.78 hourly

$136,635.20 to $170,102.40 annually

Information on benefits is available at


The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (District) is a special district which serves all territory within the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City.  It was formed by an act of the California State Legislature on May 5, 1951.  The act defined the District’s boundaries as the boundaries of the cities.  Any territory annexed to either city is also annexed to the District, and in general, no property can be served by the District if it is not in either city. The District has 60 FTE’s, has broad powers to finance, construct, and operate systems for the treatment, collection and disposal of sewage, stormwater, and recycled water systems within the District’s jurisdiction.  Its 10-member Board of Directors consists of the members of the city councils of the two cities.  The Board president is elected by the Board from among its members.  The District’s day-to-day operations are managed by the General Manager, who reports directly to the Board of Directors.


The Finance and Administration Department has 6 FTEs as follows: Director of Administrative Services, Human Resources Manager, Senior Accountant, Finance Technician and two Senior Office Assistants. The Department provides support for human resources, benefits administration, and risk management activities to the District.  


The Human Resources Manager is a key team member that reports directly to the Director of Administrative Services but also serves as an advisor to the General Manager and management team. Under the direction of the Director of Administrative Services, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for overseeing, administering, supervising, and participating in day-to-day human resources activities supporting District management and staff including recruitment, selection, employment, classification, compensation, employee relations, management and employee development, performance appraisal, benefits, safety and occupational health, risk management, leave management, reasonable accommodation and the interactive process under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), worker’s compensation, and personnel policies and procedures administration. The District does not have labor contracts, all employees are “at-will.”

The District may be open to discussions regarding a part-time or reduced hour position depending on the applicant pool and circumstances.


The ideal candidate will be an individual with a strong human resources background and demonstrated ability to work in teams across various departments.

Key knowledge, skills, and competencies include:

  • Effective Communication: Ability to relay clear and concise summaries of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive administrative and technical reports to convey complex information; maintains appropriate confidentiality.
  • Relationship Building:  Ability to foster strong relationships with all staff across the District; encourages inclusion, diversity, and equity; understands and measures the needs of District staff and management while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Adaptability: Ability to work on concurrent projects with strict deadlines and frequent interruptions; open to new ideas and feedback from others; open to process and procedure changes based on new direction.
  • Talent Development: Ability to develop and implement performance management guidelines; ability to coach and provide direction to supervisors on setting expectations and improving employee’s capabilities; assists with holding employees and supervisors accountable to create high-performing teams; seeks opportunities to help strengthen employee knowledge and skills.
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to apply theory, principles, practices, and techniques of public human resources administration to the District’s work environment; review changes in the law and present potential short and long-term impacts on the District to the management team; understand the risk environment and ensure the District is probably insured.
  • Technology: Ability to understand and utilize existing software to process and manage human resources activities, ability to analyze and recommend industry specific software to create efficiencies.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Human Resources Manager. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources, including two years of supervisory responsibility, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration, business administration, psychology, or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree is desirable.

Licenses/Certificates: Certification as an IPMA-CP, PHR-CA, or SPHR-CA is highly desirable.



To be considered a candidate for this position, please submit an application along with you resume at . Include a cover letter, resume, and any other information you feel is important for us to consider when reviewing your candidacy. Resumes without applications will not be considered. Recruitment is open until filled. This recruitment is subject to close at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. First review of applications will be April 26, 2021.