Marcie G. Scott

Human Resources Services

Marcie Scott has provided personnel management services and guidance to all levels of staff in full-service California cities and special districts for 20 years. Key appointments include serving as Director of Human Resources at the City of Manhattan Beach for six years, Manager of Employee/Labor Relations in the City of Palo Alto for four years, as well as Human Resources Manager at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for six years. In her tenure with these agencies, along with several smaller California cities, she has managed very challenging issues while maintaining strong working relationships with managers, employees and unions. Examples include reductions in service costs, developing and implementing strategies for under-performing personnel, and concession bargaining.

Marcie has managed disciplinary and grievance processes, developed labor strategy with executive and elected officials in multiple jurisdictions, and negotiated at the bargaining table. She has conducted performance evaluation and improvement plans, and is also recognized for her in-depth knowledge of budget and personnel costing as well as her expertise in human resources functions, including recruitment and new employee on-boarding, compensation, training development and delivery, and Workers’ Compensation.

Marcie’s work in her consulting capacity has included serving as an interim department head, conducting investigations, organizational assessments, facilitating the evaluation process of appointed officials, recruitment and selection, and coaching new managers and supervisors.

In addition to her significant field experience with major clients, Marcie received her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She has also presented at the League of California Cities and testified in Superior Court and the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).