Welcome to the Long Beach City Human Resources Department
The seventh-largest city in the state of California, Long Beach employs over 6,000 full and part-time personnel in 23 departments throughout the City. We believe that the City's greatest assets are its employees, and we take great pride in managing the systems that support a highly productive, innovative, caring, and customer-oriented workforce.
Our mission is: The Human Resources Department strategically supports the City and its departments in attracting, developing, and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce.
We take this mission very seriously. Moving beyond the traditional role of personnel management, my staff and I are striving to create a collaborative environment that rewards creativity and outstanding performance. We are committed to being strategic partners with all City departments to ensure that the City has the talent and resources needed to provide great services to the community.
Please take a moment to explore some of our service areas, including labor relations, classification and compensation, employee benefits, equal employment opportunities, and risk management, as well as explore employment opportunities with the City.
Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources, Joe Ambosini
Joe Ambrosini has been the Director of Human Resources for the City of Long Beach since 2021. Joe brings to the City experience in responsible and progressive human resource management in both the public and private sectors, including executive-level management, strategic program management, training and employee development, organizational development, and labor and employee relations.
Joe recently served as the Director of Human Resources for the Cosumnes Community Services District, a special district that provides fire protection and parks and recreation services for the northern California cities of Elk Grove and Galt, Mr. Ambrosini has extensively worked with public safety and non-safety public labor groups to resolve numerous, highly-complex and technical issues. Prior to his role with the Cosumnes Community Services District, he served as the Labor Relations Officer for the County of Butte, where he led the County’s labor management efforts with 18 different bargaining groups, fostering positive relationships across the organization of over 2,500 employees. Before joining the public sector, he worked for large nonprofit and for-profit hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California, serving in various roles including Human Resources Director.
As Director of Human Resources (HR) for the City of Long Beach, Mr. Ambrosini will directly support the function of over 46 full-time and part-time HR staff as well as the human resource needs of over 6,100 City employees. He will lead the HR Department in implementing innovative, collaborative and productive leadership and operational support to various City Departments, enhancing the recruitment and retention of a qualified, diverse workforce, and effectively managing business risks.