Human Resources

The Human Resources Department coordinates services and programs which assist city departments in developing and maintaining a qualified, effective workforce, and provides employment-related services to the city's employees and to job applicants.


The functions performed by the Human Resources Department include:

  • Benefits coordination, including administration of the employee insurance and retirement benefit programs
  • Classification and compensation, including development and maintenance of job descriptions and compensation plans
  • Employee development, including coordination of the employee training program
  • Employee recruitment and selection testing, including examination development and administration
  • Employee relations, including labor negotiations
  • Risk management, including the administration of workers' compensation

City Organization

The City of Pierre has a city administrator who directs seven departments with a total of approximately 145 employees to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierre, which includes: