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Human Resources

Karla Green

Karla Green in the Director of Human Resources for the City of Coral Gables. In this role she leads all personnel functions for this municipality with more than 1,000 team members. She is responsible for employee recruitment and selection, employee benefits, personnel performance administration, succession planning, workforce wellness practices and team building. She works to assure legal compliance with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations, Federal and State employment regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.

Green’s career with the City of Coral Gables began in 1998 when she started in the Finance Department as a Payroll Specialist. There she displayed a keen grasp of fiscal policy and an intimate knowledge of strategic process integrity and improvement. Since that time, she has steadily risen through the ranks holding several positions of increasing scope and responsibility including Personnel Specialist, Compensation Manager, and Assistant Human Resources Director.

During her tenure as Human Resources Director, she was responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the citywide compensation study. Green also spearheaded the rollout of an online training platform that has played a key role in the continuous training for employees in an increasing virtual environment. In addition, she has used her extensive background in employee engagement to oversee the enhancement and revitalization of the employee wellness program offerings which have increased the overall health and wellness of the employee population. She is committed to fostering an inclusive, engaged and collaborative culture.

Green holds both a Bachelor and Master of Public Administration from Barry University.

The overall mission of the Human Resources Department is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, train and retain a highly qualified workforce. 

The Human Resources Department is responsible for overseeing a wide variety of core functions. These functions include: labor law compliance and policy formulation, employee record keeping and maintenance, development and training, managing the City’s classification and compensation plan, employee benefits to include wellness. In addition, Human Resources is responsible for administering the recruitment and promotional processes to meet the changing service demands of the City, while also ensuring equal employment opportunities for a diversified workforce.

Contact us:

Karla Green, Human Resources Director
Phone: 305-460-5523
Fax: 305-460-5518
City of Coral Gables
Human Resources Department
2151 Salzedo Street, Fifth Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed holidays and weekends