Supervisors Appoint Interim Human Resources Director

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors announced today it appointed Rhonda Sjostrom as interim human resources director following the July 19 resignation of previous director Jeff Cardell.

Cardell, who served as the Tulare County human resources director since June 2011, has taken a position as director of the City of Fresno’s personnel services department.

Sjostrom, who has served as the county’s assistant human resources director since 2009, has been with Tulare County since 1987. Sjostrom has held management positions in the County Administrative Office and Human Resources. From December 2010 to June 2011, Sjostrom served as interim director following the retirement of former human resources director Tim Huntley.

“We are very fortunate to have an extremely capable assistant human resources director, who I know will do a fantastic job filling in during the interim period while we find a permanent replacement,” said Pete Vander Poel, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Tulare County Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau said a consultant will be hired to conduct the recruitment process for Cardell’s replacement.

The Board of Supervisors officially appointed Sjostrom interim director after its July 30 meeting.