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Human Resources Manager

Marion County, Oregon

Salem, Oregon 97301
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  • Administrative
  • HR Generalist
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Development
Marion County, Oregon
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This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and managing a comprehensive countywide human resources program. This includes the development and implementation of a human resources strategic plan aligning various responsibilities such as affirmative action, classification maintenance and compensation, employee and labor relations; Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), organizational development, reporting, recruitment, retention and training that meets the needs of Marion County. Additionally, the human resources manager is responsible for the formulation and compliance of county personnel policies, rules, and regulations. The HR Manager develops and implements program goals, objectives, policies and priorities and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Business Services Director and county Personnel Officer.
Typical Duties
  • Manages and directs a comprehensive countywide human resources program including: administration, classification and compensation, HRIS, records management, recruitment, retention, diversity, volunteer coordination, and workforce planning and development.
  • Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of program goals; assigns work activities, projects and services; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates performance standards, work methods and procedures; allocates resources.
  • Ensures that human resources services are in compliance with federal and state statutes, rules and regulations, county policies and collective bargaining agreements; evaluates and responds to requests or complaints from employees, the media, and the public.
  • Responsible for equity and oversight of the county's classification and compensation program.
  • Responsible for the development of countywide policies and procedures as they relate to personnel; assesses the priority and impact of proposed policies and procedures, and interprets and communicates these policies to elected officials, department heads, employees, and the community.
  • Prepares and communicates detailed data analysis, reports, and recommendations based upon human resource best practices.  Provides guidance to executive management to plan and implement strategic personnel decisions in service areas.
  • Reviews and analyzes human resources data to identify countywide and department trends, identifies and plans for potential areas of workforce planning and development, facilitates implementation, monitors progress and outcomes.
  • Assists county management with employee and labor relations including investigations related to employee discipline and grievances, and the administration of labor contracts; provides information and advice to management and employees regarding personnel policies, practice and procedures.
  • Assists in the Business Services Department budget preparation and implementation; monitors expenditures and administers the approved budget for the human resources program area.
  • Collaborates with the risk and legal teams regarding employee benefits, employment practices liability, and loss prevention related to human capital.
  • Prepares and/or reviews various reports, correspondence and memos; conducts and attends meetings and conferences.


  1. Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in human resources, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution of higher education; AND
  2. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources management that includes two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility for professional and technical level staff in the public sector; OR
  3. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Candidates who are certified as SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP or HRCI certified as a  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
  • Prior public sector human resources experience
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