City of Chicopee

HR Director

Position Title: Director

Department: Human Resources

Employment Status: Contract


The city of Chicopee’s HR Department is hiring an HR Director to be responsible for policy development, directing and coordinating human resources activities, including but not limited to: employment, compensation, labor relations, Civil Service, benefits, training, and employee services by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.


  • Writes directives advising the Mayor, City Council and Department Heads of municipal policy regarding affirmative action, equal employment opportunities, compensation, and employee benefits.
  • Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.
  • Administers salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within the municipality and all defined salary guidelines.
  • Advises the Mayor, City Council and Department Heads in appropriate resolution of employee-relations issues. Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs. Determine appropriate licensure or credential requirements for employees as requested.
  • Represents management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements for Civil Service and Non-Civil Service employees, and also negotiate and develop personal contracts.
  • Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization.
  • Prepares personnel forecast to project employment needs including: recruits, interviews, tests, and selection of employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Leads and participates in investigations, resolving workplace and personnel issues, complaints, allegations of employee misconduct, etc.
  • Develops and maintains employee handbooks, workplace policies, and policy manuals.
  • Prepares budget of human resources operations.
  • Other responsibilities as required


To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:

• Bachelor’s degree in business management, law, or human resources from a four-year college or university and at least four years of HR experience; or an associate’s degree and at least six years’ experience in the HR field.

• A minimum of two years of human resources management experience

• Municipal experience is preferred


This is a full-time, 40+ hour work week position. This role is classified as a contractual position with a pay of $85,000 – $95,000 per year.


Email or deliver your resume and cover letter to, or the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front St., 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013. 

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The city of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.