About HR

Human Resources Mission Statement

Provide pro-active and responsive leadership, resources and a full-range of hire through retire services to support the mission, vision and values of Washoe County.

Laws & Regulations

Washoe County Department of Human Resources follows the Merit Personnel System.  Learn more about what employment laws and regulations and the Merit Personal System in Governance.  

Human Resources Services

The following is a general description of Human Resource functions and is not inclusive of all responsibilities of the Human Resources Department.

HR Administration

The Administrative Function supports the human capital budgeting activities; ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws; conduct workforce planning programs; support and enhance County diversity efforts; administer alternate staffing programs; and research, interpret, maintain, and develop County/employee agreements, ordinances, and Countywide human resource policies.

Benefits Administration

Benefits Administration coordinates, manages and supports the health and wellness, medical and financial benefits available to Washoe County employees and retirees. 

Employee Services

The Technical Services Team handles Classification and Compensation Plans, contract, code and policy administration, employee relations and personnel payroll services.  In addition, the team provides development and technical support and training for SAP Application. 

Please see FAQ's for employment verification information.

Labor Relations

Washoe County has 11 labor association representing employees in the workforce. Please visit Labor Relations for detailed information about the Associations and their contracts.

Labor Relations handles all contract issues and/or progressive discipline.

Talent Management

The Talent Management Team is committed to providing qualified candidates in a timely manner to Washoe County departments. Pursuant to NRS, Washoe County is a Merit System, which requires candidates to compete to demonstrate their merit and fitness for positions and requires an open competitive recruitment process, using valid selection/testing instruments. Best practices are used to recruit highly qualified candidates.  Human Resources provides equal employment opportunity based upon federal requirements specified in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection. 

The Recruitment and Selection Team handles all Washoe County recruitments, testing and coordination with departments.

The Talent Management Team provides Strategic Workforce Planning, Individual Development Plans, Learning and Performance, and all related training.  

Important Links  

1001 East Ninth St, Reno, NV 89512      

Phone: 775 328-2081 Fax: 775 328-6119 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Washoe County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce that creates a sense of belonging for all employees and citizens, thereby encouraging persons from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for employment. 


Washoe County will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion or belief, gender, marital status or domestic partnership, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information (GINA), veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association or union or any other protected class under applicable federal or state law.

back to top