Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management (HRM) Department hires skilled people. We find, train and support our employees. We deliver labor agreements, employee benefits, and more for all City of Oakland jobs. Our department reflects the diversity and strength of our city.

Equity Statement

The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day.  As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone.  Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.
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Boards & Commissions



Mark Love

Interim Director, Human Resources Management

On July 1, 2023, Mark Love was appointed to serve as Interim Director of Human Resources Management following the retirement of Ian Appleyard.

Mark is a well-versed professional with a decade of expertise in public sector labor and employee relations across the Bay Area and Southern California. During his tenure in Oakland, Mark immersed himself in labor negotiations, playing a pivotal role in securing three multi-year labor contracts for the City. As the former Human Resources Director for the City of Vallejo, he led a dynamic, full-service HR department, navigating the challenges of the pandemic while deftly negotiating agreements with diverse labor groups. Mark is a dedicated leader who prioritizes leading with integrity, empathy, and collaboration.

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Lionel J. Wilson Building

Map image for Human Resources Management, located at 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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