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Director of Human Resources

Company: State of Oregon
Location: Salem
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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 Director

  • 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 field.
  • 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 senior executives.
  • Former workforce planning, strategic planning, and budget planning experience.
  • Receptive to new ideas, practices, and ever-changing approaches.
  • Proactive, team approach to identifying problems and solutions.
  • Talented and expedient conflict resolution facilitator and problem solver; mature skills in addressing conflict.--
  • Demonstrated tact and sensitivity in interactions with others.
  • 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 engagement.
    • 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, etc.
    • Experience handling issues related to implicit bias, diversity, and inclusion.--
    • Government leadership and budget experience.
    • Familiarity with the DOJ's structure, as well as the state's governing bodies.
    • 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 Workday.
    • 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 members.
    • Able and willing to work long hours, occasional nights and weekends, to accommodate project schedules and position requirements.
    • 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 changes.--
      • Perform functions required as the DOJ's appointing authority (e.g., approve position descriptions, make final disciplinary decisions, etc.).
      • Oversee and monitor HR functions within the Section; continuously improve efficiency in processes and service delivery to customers.
      • 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 organizations.
      • 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 guidelines.
      • 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 met.
      • 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 orientation sessions.
      • 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 initiatives.--
      • 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 We Offer
        • 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 family.
        • 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 supplemental questions.
          • 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 doj.recruitment@doj.state.or.us . 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.recruitment@doj.state.or.us 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 standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative. We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars. After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move? Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background. If you're looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.

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