COLUMBUS — The process of hiring a human resources professional for the Ohio House of Representatives has begun and will remain open until the position is filled.

When Speaker Larry Householder was elected Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, one of his priorities was professionalizing the House’s human resources operations. With this posting and subsequent hiring for the position that promise will be fulfilled. He formed a bi-partisan work group to study the human resources needs. As a result of this several-week study, the work group developed a description of requirements needed for the position.

Serving on the work group, were Representatives Kristin Boggs, Tracy Richardson, Tavia Galonski and Don Manning. “I am grateful to this work group for their time and dedication to this process,” Speaker Householder added.

The new position of Chief Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources (CAO/DHR) facilitates all administrative functions for the Ohio House of Representatives under the direction of the Speaker of the House. CAO/DHR is a supervisory position responsible for the management of the House Administrative Department and personnel. CAO/DHR creates, implements, and ensures compliance with all human resource functions including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, benefits administration, compensation, employment relations, training, and policy. CAO/DHR must embrace and utilize these HR guiding principles; integrity, consistency, and quality.

Additional specific duties and responsibilities for the position are included in the job posting available on several major career sites including the Ohio Hiring Management System, Ohio Means Jobs, Monster, Indeed and LinkedIn, among others. To view the full position description and related job duties and tasks, please visit:

Qualifications for the position include six years management and four years public sector human resources experience, a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or an equivalent discipline and a master’s degree is preferred. Compensation for the full-time position is commensurate with experience.

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