Town of Morehead City
May 25, 2023
Town of Morehead City, NC
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1100 Bridges Street
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THE TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY, located on the beautiful Crystal Coast in eastern North Carolina, is currently seeking a self-motivated, professional, and experienced candidate to fill a vacancy due to retirement for the full-time position of HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR.  Morehead City is the largest incorporated town in Carteret County with over 16,625 residents in the City limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and encompassing 16.85 square miles of land area.  Morehead City, with a current budget of $30,331,415, is comprised of 178 full-time positions and 72 part-time positions.   Eighteen (18) departments including, Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Building & Grounds, Information Technology, Garage, Police, Fire-EMS, Transportation, Sanitation, Planning & Inspections, Library, Recreation, Parks, Billing & Collections, Wells & Pump Stations, Water & Sewer, and Waste Water Treatment Plant serve the residents and general public of Morehead City. 

 The Human Resources Department is comprised of 2 full-time positions – Human Resources Director and Human Resources Specialist.  Functions of the Human Resources Department, in partnership with all departments, includes recruitment and selection, job classification and compensation, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, wellness initiatives, development and administration of related policies, workers’ compensation administration, and employee and public relations.  

The position of Human Resources Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate policies, activities and staff of the Human Resources Department, and collaborate with other departments to provide quality service and assistance to all staff members.  The Human Resources Director job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Administers, manages, and coordinates employee benefits programs.
  • Manages recruitment and selection process for filling City vacancies.
  • Assists in the administration and management of the City’s classification and compensation plan.
  • Prepares and maintains salary/position schedules.
  • Prepares and manages the Human Resources budget.
  • Recruits, selects, trains, and manages department personnel.
  • Manages the HRIS system (Tyler/Munis) to ensure accurate information is maintained.
  • Provides assistance to Department Heads and employees regarding employee relation issues.
  • Assists with counseling employees, conflict resolution, and grievance procedures.
  • Administers worker’s compensation and unemployment claims/appeals.
  • Manages and prepares all applicable federal, state, and local reports as required.
  • Maintains all personnel records adhering to compliance and confidentiality.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and practices of public personnel administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of governmental organization and administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of employee procedures and programs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to communicate and present ideas effectively both orally and in written form.
  • The ability to conduct detailed analytical evaluations and studies and to prepare related reports and recommendations.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department heads/supervisors, governmental officials, employees, and the general public.
  • The ability to comprehend, navigate, incorporate & implement new and/or changing data, settings and modules as they relate to HR software; ability to gain full understanding of the relational impact of HR data, settings & software on the full ERP system & other integrated software.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity to join a professional and dedicated team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a City application found at and either:

  • Email to: [email protected];
  • Mail to: Town of Morehead City, Human Resources Department, 1100 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Questions regarding this job announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 252-726-6848, extension 124 or 174.  The City reserves the right to consider only those applicants that meet the qualifications of the position.  Morehead City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The salary range for this position is $80,664 to $125,836.  Placement within this range will depend upon a candidate’s successful qualifications and experience.  The City provides a comprehensive benefits package which can be found at the City’s website at


A bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, or a related field is required along with 10 years of increasingly responsible executive level experience preferably in a private or public sector human resources operation. A master’s degree is highly preferred. HR certification (e.g. SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP) or eligibility and desire to sit for certification is preferred. Extensive knowledge of HR technology solutions, HRIS, personnel management: classification and compensation, employee grievance & discipline, personnel policy development, professional leadership development, metrics evaluation, and cross department collaboration to solve complex human resources issues is required. Possession of Notary Public license and valid unrestricted NC driver’s license required.  Background/drug test required.