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Human Resources

Human Resources

Contact Us  740-773-1211

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Tamra Lowe
Director of Human Resources 
Paul Gillum
Information Technology Specialist 

Keipher Scott
Interim H.R. Secretary 

City Administration Building
35 South Paint Street
Downtown Chillicothe
740-773-1211 (H.R./Civil Service)
740-773-9712 (I.T.  Division)


Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
About Our Department:

Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of personnel administration including Civil Service competitive examinations, recruitment, employee onboarding, benefits administration, compensation, labor relations, contract negotiations, diversity & inclusion, civil rights compliance, workforce safety and wellness, risk management, professional development and a wide-variety of other HR initiatives.

From Firefighters to Court Reporters to Lifeguards, we employ approx. 350 people in a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, both non-bargaining and through our bargaining agreements with AFSCME Local #1562, Fraternal Order of Police, First Capital Lodge #59 and International Association of Firefighters Local 300.   

Human Resources provides leadership, technical support and  oversight for our City Directors, Managers and Elected Officials ensuring that each member of the City of Chillicothe workforce has the tools, skills, and support to perform their jobs as strategic business partners to City agencies.

About Our Mission: 

Human Resources  strives to provide excellent customer service to the employees and of the City of Chillicothe while working to attract and employ a strong, qualified workforce that is representative of the people the City serves in an environment that is safe, inclusive and free from harassment.

About Our Director:   
HR-DIRECTOR-PROFILE-PIC3Employed by the City of Chillicothe since 1994, Tamra Lowe formerly served as EEO Director/Workforce Development Program Manager and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2016.  Director Lowe wears many hats in our community, serving as Chairman of the Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority and Past-President of the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library.   She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the South Central Ohio Human Resources Council.  Connect with Director Lowe on www.linkedin.com/in/tamra-lowe-45601 or by email tamra.lowe@chillicotheoh.gov 

 About Our Workforce:                   

35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601


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