Human Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Brookings Human Resources Department is to:

  • Assist in the resolution of problems when conflicts arise
  • Assure compliance with applicable employment laws
  • Attract, develop, motivate and retain quality employees
  • Promote safety awareness in the workplace
  • Protect the City's monetary resources through effective risk management techniques
  • Provide a competitive compensation program and employee benefit package in a cost efficient manner


The City of Brookings Human Resources Department is responsible for carrying out all the activities essential to the effective administration of the personnel and risk management functions. These activities include:

  • Administering all benefits
  • Administering the position, classification and pay plan
  • Assisting operating departments in the areas of recruitment, selection, placement and training of employees
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal employment-related laws and regulations
  • Maintaining centralized personnel records
  • Overseeing all benefits
  • Overseeing the risk management and safety functions
  • Representing the City in collective bargaining with employee unions and administering union contracts