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City of San diego
  • Position Number: 2184826
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

The City:
With more than 1.4 million people, the City of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. The City of San Diego's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major attractions, San Diego has something to offer for everyone.

The City's Mission, as found in our Strategic Plan, is "To Effectively Serve and Support Our Communities." Our core values are Integrity, Service, People, and Excellence. The City's Vision is "A World-Class City for All."

As one of the region's largest employers, the City of San Diego has a combined Fiscal Year 2021 operating and capital budget of approximately $4.0 billion and employs approximately 11,800 highly dedicated employees. Additional information about the City of San Diego can be obtained on the City's website:

The Department:
The City of San Diego, California, is conducting a national search for a Chief Race & Equity Officer. This position will lead the newly created Office of Race and Equity, a City department. Established in June 2020, the Office of Race and Equity is a deliberate step toward advancing racial and social equity in the City of San Diego. Through strategic initiatives grounded in best practices, this position will play a pivotal role in ensuring equity, creating new policies and driving reforms in existing policies, procedures, and practices in City employment, City services, and City culture.

The Office of Race & Equity Department is responsible for providing education and technical support to City staff, local law enforcement, and elected officials, and implementing programs and policies in order to sustainably reduce and eliminate systemic racism and barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access, and opportunity.

The Chief of Race & Equity shall serve as the advocate and visionary to advance equity and social justice initiatives that achieve results. Please refer to the recruitment brochure here for additional details and application instructions:

Chief-R-and-E-Recruitment-Brochure-Final.pdf( (Download PDF reader)

The Position:
The Chief leads the City's Office of Race & Equity team in driving the Citywide strategy to advance and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion into the culture, practice and delivery of all City programs and services.

Please refer to the recruitment brochure for a detailed description of the department, the position, key areas of responsibility, minimum requirements, and qualities of an ideal candidate.

The recruitment brochure has all application instructions.

Chief-R-and-E-Recruitment-Brochure-Final.pdf ( (Download PDF reader)

For additional information or questions, please contact Ms. Brett Byers at (323)403-8279, or Tisa Jones at (213)309-7984,

Management Compensation and Benefits:
The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the City's Flexible Benefits Plan that offers several optional benefit plans or a taxable cash option; $50,000 in City-paid life insurance; paid annual leave accruing at 22 days per year for the 1st through the 15th year of service. For further information, please contact the Risk Management Department at (619) 236-6600. Retirement benefits for this unclassified position depend on the candidate's eligible status (new hire, rehire, etc.). To learn more about employee benefits, please review the Benefits Summary for Unclassified Employees.(Download PDF reader) Some benefits currently offered to employees may be modified in the future.

Selection Process:
To be considered for this position,please electronically submit your 1) resume, 2) cover letter and 3) a list of three professional references to by April 16, 2021. The Letter of interest should highlight relevant work experience and qualifications for this position. Resumes received by April 16, 2021 will receive first consideration.The position is open until filled.

Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

For additional information or questions, please contact Ms. Brett Byers at (323)403-8279, or Tisa Jones at (213)309-7984,

The City of San Diego has an active Equal Opportunity/ADA Program for employment and vigorously supports diversity in the workplace.

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