Human Resources

Human Resources Department

The City of Kent Human Resources Department provides partnership for the development of strategic and operational aspects relating to human resource development. The key focus of this department is on employee relations, recruitment, compensation, and benefits.


The Human Resources Director coordinates employment related disputes, including all grievances and disciplinary actions as well as representing the City Administration with issues associated with collective bargaining agreements and other union matters. The Human Resources Director is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager.

The responsibilities of the Human Resources Department include employment selection and recruitment, evaluation of compensation, employee records, administration of employee assistance program, and oversight of drug and alcohol testing. The Human Resources Department also administers all employee benefits including medical insurance, enrollment, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Workers’ Compensation. The Director serves as the liaison with the Civil Service Commission.  

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Why work for the City of Kent?

The City of Kent offers competitive benefit and compensation packages while offering job security. Employees can enjoy a good work-life balance while serving the public. Employees are able to make an impact in the community while developing their own skills.

The City of Kent is committed to fostering a workforce that's just as diverse as our community. If you share in this commitment, have a desire to make a difference, and are interested in a meaningful career serving the public, please consider a career with us.

Our commitment to diversity creates an atmosphere that is empathetic and understanding of our residents' needs and perspectives. The City of Kent actively seeks and encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics to join our team.

Kent is centrally located right in the middle of the action in Northeast Ohio. Situated centrally in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton-Youngstown metro area puts a lot to do within a short drive. It’s the best of both worlds, small town comforts and charm for everyday living with access to all those big city amenities when the mood strikes.

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