Dedham is advertising to fill the new position of human resources director.
The position, advocated strongly by Selectwoman Sarah MacDonald, was funded in this year’s budget by Town Meeting.
Town Meeting approved an appropriation of $156,912 for the new Human Resources Department, which was not funded at all previously.
In prior years, the town administrator, assistant town administrator, or another appropriate town employee filled the role of human resources specialist.
The town posted for the position of director of human resources here with a deadline of July 31 to apply.
Review of the applications will begin in August, according to assistant town administrator Nancy Baker.