Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Port of Oakland Seeks Candidates for 2 Management Positions

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Oakland is seeking candidates to fill the positions of Director of Communications and Director of Human Resources.

The port’s communications leader plans, directs and executes the port’s external and internal communications strategy, media relations and public information programs. The job consists of, among other things, providing strategic and tactical communications advice and consultation to the Board of Directors, Executive Director and executive management team.

The Communication director is also expected to develop and execute an internal communications strategy.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, or related field, plus seven years of professional experience in corporate communications and/or public information in a large complex organization, including at least two years with management responsibility for leading and managing staff.

The port’s Director of HR position provides vision and leadership in the development of all aspects of human resources. Candidates are expected to have strategic knowledge of current human resources best practices and trends, as well as an ability to define management issues, analyze problems and produce solutions.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university plus five years of increasingly responsible human resources management work experience. The port says its ideal candidate would possess 7-10 years of senior human resources experience in a complex civil service and unionized environment, with a Master’s degree being preferred.

Parties interested in either position can submit a letter of interest and resume to Ms. Brett Byers at brett@thehawkinscompany.com, or Mr. Bill Hawkins at bill@thehawkinscompany.com. Materials can also be mailed to: The Hawkins Company, 11040 Bollinger Road, Suite E-216, San Ramon, CA 94582.

For additional information or questions, contact Brett Byers at (323) 403-8279 or Bill Hawkins at (310) 348-8800. A brochure is available at www.thehawkinscompany.com.