Human Resources

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Interim Human Resources (HR) Director
Christine Stickler

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, City Council approved the reestablishment of the Human Resources Department.

With a collaborative effort from all departments, the Civil Service Merit Board and city employees within the Civil Service Department, some functions will be transitioned from the Civil Service Department to the reestablished HR Department. 

More information will be available soon. 


Director of Human Resources [PDF] - deadline September 18, 2020
The City of Knoxville is seeking a professional leader to serve as the City’s Chief Human Resources Officer.  The Director of Human Resources shall administer the City’s personnel actions, policies, practices, procedures, and programs in all cases where the duty is not assigned to any other department or area. Click here to learn more about the position.

To apply for Director of Human Resources
Send a cover letter and resume to or via mail to:
David Brace, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Operating Officer
City County Building, Suite 681
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Applications should be submitted no later than end of business on Friday, September 18, 2020.

For a listing of all open positions at the City of Knoxville, please visit