Director of Human Resources
Company: State of Oregon
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Director of Human Resources (Principal Executive/Manager F)
Initial Posting Date: 02/08/2021 Application Deadline: 03/01/2021
Agency: Department of Justice Salary Range: $6,751 - $10,442
Position Type: Employee Position Title: Director of Human Resources
(Principal Executive/Manager F) Job Description: The Oregon
Department of Justice (DOJ) is the state's largest law firm,
employing over 1,300 individuals statewide with a--biennial
budget--of approximately $550 million. The agency is headquartered
in Salem, with ten legal and thirteen child support offices across
the state. In addition to providing legal representation to state
government, the DOJ advocates for and protects all Oregonians,
especially the most vulnerable, such as children and seniors. Our
dedicated and hardworking employees are committed public servants
shouldering significant responsibilities and resolving unique and
complex challenges across nine divisions.--We are seeking a
dedicated Human Resources Director to lead our team of HR
professionals and responsibly solve our most complicated HR
questions. This person must be enthusiastic about working with a
diverse group of people, demonstrate an ability to develop and
implement solutions that are both people-centered and consistent
with ever-changing labor and employment law requirements, exhibit
mature skills in addressing and resolving conflict with sensitivity
and discretion, and embody integrity and professionalism at all
times.The Human Resources Section operates within the
Administrative Services Division and is a department-wide program
serving approximately 1,380 employees statewide. The Section is
responsible for providing department management and employees with
information, interpretation, and guidance regarding state and
federal labor laws, state and department policies, procedures and
rules, and collective bargaining contract provisions. Topic areas
include recruitment and classification of employees, records
maintenance, grievance management and resolution, injured worker
claims and the return to work program, progressive and constructive
disciplinary action and counseling, labor relations, central
bargaining training, policies and procedure development, and
development and monitoring of the DOJ's affirmative action plan and
leadership training.What We Are Looking for in a Human Resources
- Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private
organization which included responsibility for each of the
following: a) development of program rules and policies; b)
development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program
evaluation; and d) budget preparation . Note: 30-32 semester hours
of graduate-level coursework in management can be substituted for
one year of the above-mentioned experience.
- Expert-level knowledge and experience in human
resources-related programs and practices, applicable state and
federal laws, and collective bargaining laws.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities; leader of people and
effective change manager; someone who builds and maintains strong
connections within HR organizations and relevant agencies in the
- Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the
workplace; advanced cultural competence.
- Experienced fact-finder who has used interviews,
questionnaires, and other data collection methods; reaches logical
conclusions and presents clear and concise written and verbal
reports of facts following analysis; develops and recommends
people-centered and sound outcomes; presents complex topics to
- Former workforce planning, strategic planning, and budget
- Receptive to new ideas, practices, and ever-changing
- Proactive, team approach to identifying problems and
- Talented and expedient conflict resolution facilitator and
problem solver; mature skills in addressing conflict.--
- Demonstrated tact and sensitivity in interactions with
- Competent and knowledgeable operating a personal computer.
- Possess a valid driver's license, able and willing to travel as
necessary.Bonus Skills Experiences and Attributes
- History leading a team in a mission-driven environment and
embracing a culture and set of core values to drive
- Background as an HR generalist responsible for addressing
matters relating to talent acquisition, onboarding, training and
development, performance management, classification, payroll and
compensation and benefits, bargaining, contract administration,
- Experience handling issues related to implicit bias, diversity,
- Government leadership and budget experience.
- Familiarity with the DOJ's structure, as well as the state's
- Familiarity with state policy and relevant central bargaining
agreements (SEIU, AFSME/OAJA, CIA).
- Proficient in the use of a variety of programs and software
applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPDB, and
- History of innovative and service-minded thinking,
problem-solving, accountability, and adaptability.
- Independent judgement and decision-making.
- Experience training human resource professionals, trainers,
managers, and employees.--
- Experience recruiting and retaining high-performing team
- Able and willing to work long hours, occasional nights and
weekends, to accommodate project schedules and position
- Bachelor's degree with a focus in leadership, Public
Administration, HR studies or equivalent (e.g., HR Management,
Employment Law, etc.).Duties (in part)
- Develop and implement goals, objectives and plans in support of
the agency's objectives.
- Develop and implement department-wide policies and procedures
that harmonize with state policy and comply with federal and state
laws; identify the operational impact of proposed policy
- Perform functions required as the DOJ's appointing authority
(e.g., approve position descriptions, make final disciplinary
- Oversee and monitor HR functions within the Section;
continuously improve efficiency in processes and service delivery
- Participate on various committees to provide an HR perspective
and to better understand the needs of our customers; represent the
Agency to the Department of Administrative Services, state
legislature, other state and federal agencies, and labor
- Manage and administer the Section's budget; project future
funding needs and prepare the annual budget and biennial
legislative budget requests.--
- Serve as an active member of the Division's and the
Department's Leadership Teams.
- Lead DOJ HR professionals; continuously improve efficiency in
processes and service delivery to customers.
- Recruit and retain high-performing team members; establish
professional development plans for Section employees, and
continually evaluate workforce needs to ensure responsive and
supportive services are readily available to our customers while
also fostering retention within HR.
- Engage and mentor Section employees regularly; recognize
achievements and address deficiencies early.
- Develop and keep current Section operating procedures and
- Advise, consult, and problem solve with DOJ managers and
employees; interpret and explain the application of collective
bargaining agreements, policies and procedures, employment laws and
policies, and good management practices; ensure consistent yet
flexible application so that the DOJ's operational needs can be
- Interpret, negotiate, and administer collective bargaining
agreements and letters of agreement that amend governing labor
contracts; as the DOJ representative, participate in negotiations
during Coalition Bargaining; maintain and evaluate management and
Union collective bargaining agreement proposals; maintain and
update the DOJ's strike contingency plan.
- Oversee the response to grievances filed at the DOJ-level;
advise and consult with HR professionals regarding the merits of
individual grievances, negotiated settlements, responses, and
arbitration; advise management regarding equitable resolution of
grievances, and communicate settlement and arbitration conclusions
accordingly; testify at arbitrations and civil trials.
- Provide advice regarding outside training courses, training
providers, and other training resources; design and present or
arrange for training courses to be presented to DOJ employees and
managers, and negotiate personal service contracts on topics such
as leadership, general management and supervision responsibilities,
collective bargaining agreement administration, employment law
compliance requirements (e.g., ADA, FMLA/OFLA, FLSA, EEO, etc.),
and performance appraisals; provide for bimonthly new employee
- Provide for the availability of the DOJ's employee assistance
program through interagency agreements and by promoting program
attributes and means of access to employees.
- Actively support the DOJ's Health & Wellness Committee and
- Oversee the DOJ's Service Award program, ensuring that
procedures are current.
- State Management Service personnel are responsible for
understanding the DOJ's affirmative action goals and objectives and
to develop and implement plans to meet them. In addition, all
managers of the DOJ must recognize the value of individual and
cultural differences, create work environments where individuals'
differences are valued, and consistently treat staff, colleagues,
customers and stakeholders/partners with dignity and respect. What
- Permanent, full-time employment in Oregon's capitol city.
- Excellent health insurance , and very low premiums: 95-99%
employer-paid medical, vision, and dental for you and your
- Pension and retirement programs.
- Vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, in addition to special
paid time off.
- Become a valued member of the State's management team.
- A public service-minded workplace where your contribution
matters and is recognized. Application Process
- Click "Apply" and complete the online application and all
- Attach your resume.
- Attach your cover letter.
- Attach responses to the list of questions that are linked HERE
. ALL APPLICANTS: You will only have one opportunity to upload the
required resume, cover letter, and responses to the questions. Drag
and drop all into Workday when prompted to upload your resume. If
you are concerned that any of your documents may not have attached
to your application, please email a copy to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Material will be associated on
your behalf if received before the posting deadline. CURRENT STATE
EMPLOYEES: Login to Workday using your state-issued login and apply
via the Career Worklet located on your home page. Using a private
account disrupts the hiring process for all internal candidates.
Prior to clicking "Apply" , update your employee profile to reflect
your Education, Skills, and Job History (including your current
job).----- Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer,
does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin,
ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or
disability, and is committed to workplace diversity. For additional
information regarding benefits and application assistance, click
HER E .Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court St NE
Salem OR, 97301
DOJ.email@example.com Phone: (503) 947-4328
Fax: (503) 373-0367 Posted 12 Days Ago Full time REQ-51276 About Us
Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any
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