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Director of Human Resources

State of Tennessee

Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD)

DIDD is seeking to fill a Director of Human Resources position. This Director position is stationed in Nashville and manages a staff of approximately 20 human resources and payroll employees in 6 different offices across the state. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As part of the executive leadership team and in alignment with the agency strategy, directs the human resources management functions of a complex state agency with multiple locations.
  • Develops strong working relationships with executives, management and staff, providing advice, guidance, coaching and counseling as needed.  Works cooperatively with facility directors regarding the supervision and discipline of employees.
  • Oversees the implementation and administration of human resources policies, programs and practices, laws and standards related to legal compliance, occupational health and safety, and employee relations.
  • Assigns, trains, supervise and evaluates departmental human resources staff in their work, providing guidance on technical matters.
  • Establishes staffing practices and procedures necessary to recruit and retain an effective workforce.
  • Leads the implementation of a performance management system.
  • Directs a process of organizational developmental addressing issues such as succession planning, workforce development, employee retention, workflow efficiency and change management.
  • Monitors the human resources budget.



Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Resources related field with five or more years of increasingly responsible professional staff administration and/or analytic work with at least three years of professional human resources work.

Desired Leadership Competencies

  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Process Management
  • Command Skills
  • Action Oriented
  • Organizational Agility
  • Presentation Skills
  • Comfort around Higher Management
  • Managing Diversity
  • Negotiating
  • Composure

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The State of TN is an Equal Opportunity Employer