Human Resources

About the Department

James City County focuses on the needs of the community by fostering citizen participation and involvement in local government. By maintaining a well-trained, professional and ethical staff, we continually strive to make James City County the best community to live, work and visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Human Resources Department oversees County employment, employee relations, benefits, training, strategic management, policy development and compensation.

Approximately 1,000 employees work in full-time, seasonal, temporary and on-call positions. Human Resources is dedicated to attracting and retaining excellent employees that provide a wide range of services to citizens, including public safety, parks and recreation, water and social services. Our employees also provide internal services such as accounting, fleet maintenance, and information resources.


We are committed to the following values: 

  • Integrity
    Earn confidence and respect by aligning our values, words and actions
  • Collaboration
    Make better decisions by building partnerships and sharing knowledge and resources
  • Excellence
    Provide outstanding customer service by striving to be the best in everything we do
  • Stewardship
    Improve our quality of life by safeguarding and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

V3 Certified Company Logo Opens in new windowJames City County is V3 Certified

Hiring Virginia veterans makes good business sense. Virginia is home to thousands of military veterans and active service members who are transitioning to civilian life. These men and women are eager, educated and trained. And they’re ready to put their skills and talents to work. James City County is a partner with the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program to help find qualified veterans to hire. For more information, visit V3.

2019 Employee Service Awards

James City County prides itself on its dedicated workforce and each year, recognizes those staff members who have reached service milestones. Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees.