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Human Resources

Phone: 913-715-1400

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 2600, Olathe, KS 66061

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Johnson County Work Culture

If you’re looking for a place to work that encourages you to grow, innovate and give back, you’ll see that making a lasting difference is not just what we do. It’s who we are. We’re a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We trust each other – to do the right thing, for the right reason, for the public good. At Johnson County Government, everyone has something to contribute – making Johnson County a great place, to work, to live, to be.

Johnson County seeks new Human Resources Director

Johnson County, Kansas is seeking a new Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will lead a team of 26 highly-skilled staff and oversee all human resources services in a high performing organization characterized by excellence in service delivery, collaboration across departments, and empowering leadership and continuous improvement at all levels of the organization.

View the recruiting brochure.

Apply online at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the daily operations of the Department of Human Resources (HRD), which includes recruitment, onboarding, and retention of a diverse workforce; compensation and classification; employee relations; learning and development; recognition; and employee records and data.

Payroll and benefits are overseen by the Treasury & Financial Management Department, and HRD staff work closely with this department on key workforce strategies and initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate

The next Director of Human Resources is an approachable, highly- competent leader, who is collaborative and fosters learning and leadership at all levels. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of local government service delivery and governance and be able to apply HR principles to departments with different needs and circumstances while upholding fairness and integrity. The ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills and can articulate and apply complex laws in practical and understandable ways across the organization. This change management practitioner is fully committed to progressive and strategic management practices, can manage multiple projects at the same time, and will help staff prioritize to achieve both day-to-day and long-term objectives.

The successful candidate has strong leadership and coaching skills, with the ability to motivate employees and foster a collaborative work environment. The ideal Director of Human Resources will delegate work appropriately, continuously assess the performance of department staff, and work with staff to create goals and professional development plans that support the County government’s overall goals.

The Director will serve as an internal consultant to County leaders concerning human resources and workforce best practices, programs, and initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a model of integrity and will proactively address workplace challenges and opportunities, providing leadership in diversity and inclusion, and pushing the County to continuously improve its service through employees and systems, with a strong emphasis on staff development and employee engagement.

The Director of Human Resources will have a strong foundation in core human resources services, including compliance, classification and compensation, benefits, risk management, employee relations, training and development, performance management, safety and wellness, and records and data management, and can help instill innovation in each of these areas. The next Director will be technologically savvy, working to ensure the systems used by its internal and external customers function well and provide for the County’s future workforce needs.

Jobs Open to the Public

Hiring Process

Review Career Opportunities

Career opportunities throughout our organization are posted as they become available. Generally, positions are posted for two weeks. The job posting will include information regarding the closing date of the posting or the first initial review of applications.


Career Opportunities

Johnson County is a great place to work!

Looking for ways to make a difference? With more than 4,000 employees serving more than 600,000 county residents, a career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job - it is an invitation to positively impact the community every day.

If you're excited about making meaningful contributions with your unique talents and abilities, then click on the links below to explore Johnson County's diverse career opportunities! 


Benefits & Wellness

Benefits are an integral part of the overall compensation package provided by Johnson County. We strive to provide employees and their eligible dependents with choices that meet their needs. Insurance benefits begin on the first day of the calendar month following an employee’s start date or the date an employee becomes benefit-eligible. Below is the matrix that shows the benefits available to a full-time employee, a part-time partial plus employee and a part-time partial employee.

  Full-Time Part-time
partial plus
Medical/Rx insurance X X  
Wellness strategy and programs X X  
Dental insurance X X  
Full-service vision plan X X  
Health Savings Account X X  
Flexible Spending Accounts X X  
Life and AD&D insurance (employer provided) X X X
Voluntary term life insurance X X  
Sick disability pay (employer provided) X X  
457 tax deferred retirement savings program X X X
Holidays X X X
Personal holidays X X  
Vacation leave X X X
Sick leave X X X
Parental leave X X X
Caregiver leave X X X
Civic leave X X X
Bereavement leave X X X
Military leave X X X
Shared leave X X X
Educational reimbursement program X    
  • Full-time employees: Regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours a week
  • Part-time partial plus employees: Regularly scheduled to work 30-39 hours a week
  • Part-time partial employees: Regularly scheduled to work 20-29 hours a week

View the 2020 Benefits Overview guide for details about the county's employee benefits.