The Civil Service Commission announced today the appointment of
Kandice Taylor-Sherwood as Director of Civil Service, effective mid-June, 2014.
Ms. Taylor-Sherwood has 12 years of professional experience in the field of
Human Resources, and currently is the Deputy Director of Human Resources for the
City of Anaheim.
"Kandice Taylor-Sherwood exemplifies the type of
leadership we were looking for in a new Civil Service Director," said Larry
Keller, President of the Civil Service Commission. “She has demonstrated the
ability to manage a complex set of responsibilities over the course of her
career, and we are pleased to welcome her aboard to this very important
Previously in her career, Ms. Taylor-Sherwood has served
as Principal Human Resource Analyst and Senior Human Resource Development
Specialist for the City of Anaheim, and as a Principal and Senior Human Resource
Specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She also has experience
as a part-time instructor at California State University, Long Beach.
Ms. Taylor-Sherwood holds a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational
Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State
University, Long Beach.
”I am delighted to be appointed the next
Director of Civil Service, and will do everything in my power to foster a
culture of customer service and enhance coordination and communication with all
City Departments so they can hire the most qualified candidates in a timely
manner,” Ms. Taylor-Sherwood said.
Ms. Taylor-Sherwood is
replacing Mario Beas, who retired in December 2013.
Service Department recruits and screens job applicants, to ensure that the City
of Long Beach can select from among the most-qualified candidates when hiring or
promoting employees. In addition, the Civil Service Department serves as the
support staff for the Long Beach Civil Service Commission