Human Resources

About Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is committed to providing Alachua County citizens with a diverse, competent, well-trained, and professional workfor​ce.

  • Alachua County is an Equal Opportunity employer.
  • Alachua County gives preference in initial employment to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled Veter​ans.
  • Applications are accepted only for advertised vacancies.
  • The Human Resources Office is the official custodian of all employee records. All records are open for inspection, in accordance with Florida Public Records Law. There is a charge for copying and file preparation. It is requested that all requests are made in advance.


Alachua County is actively committed to building an organizational culture that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes diversity and inclusion in the recruitment, screening, and selection process. The Human Resources Department promotes a work culture free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. In keeping with the Alachua County mission, all new hired employees will be required to undergo a successful pre-employment criminal history background investigation prior to employment.  


The County offers employees a competitive benefits package. Within this site you will find information on medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, wellness, and discount programs. Learn more about our Benefits.

Policies & Forms

Performance Measures Report


Human Resources
12 S.E. 1st Street, 1st Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601

TDD/TTY Users: please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

Alachua Co​unty is a Drug Free Workplace

​Heather ​D. Akpan
Human Resources Director
Phone: 352-374-5219


The mission of Human Resources is to provide high quality service to attract, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. We accomplish this through commitment to innovative practices, open communication, and collaborative partnership within a supportive, equitable, and inclusive environment.​