Posted on: May 11, 2022
Who We Are
The Salem Area Mass Transit District, known locally as Cherriots,
is a successful and highly regarded public transit system. We are a
mission-minded, values-driven organization that strives every day
to deliver a world-class customer experience. We provide local,
regional, and paratransit service throughout Marion and Polk
counties. But we're not just about transportation. We're changing
lives by increasing access to jobs, shopping, and educational
opportunities, along with -providing businesses with access to a
larger workforce. And we assure people that they will be able to
access recreational, social, faith-based, and other activities,
without the need of a car.
About the Role
Under the leadership of the Chief Human Resources Officer, this
role will offer -a broad -range of -exposure to -human resources
functions and be pivotal in creating a positive center of influence
within the organization. From hiring to talent development and from
performance appraisals to employee relations investigations, this
role -will be far from one-dimensional. You will undertake a wide
range of tasks such as implementing a new -Enterprise Resource
Planning system -(ERP), designing an intern -program, and taking
steps to weave Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the very fabric
of our culture. -If you have a passion for HR, are familiar with
labor law, and are excited about further developing your HR
skillset, this is the place to be.
How You Will Make an Impact
--- Proven experience partnering with and influencing leadership
teams in areas of change management and cultural
--- Resolves employee relations issues through counseling on
conflict resolution, performance coaching, disciplinary action, and
termination. Additional employee relations responsibilities include
conducting investigations with clear documentation and
follow-through. Responds to EEOC / legal claims.
--- Leads employee engagement activities, including workplace
surveys and recognition events. Seeks out creative methods of
increasing employee retention, raising morale, and improving
--- Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and
proposes competitive base and incentive pay, paid time off, and
teleworking programs to ensure the organization attracts and
retains top talent.
--- Partners with leaders to facilitate an objective, merit-based
performance appraisal process.
--- Facilitates and monitors compliance with mandatory and
non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments.
This may include safety training, anti-harassment training,
professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
--- Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that
provide internal development opportunities for employees.
--- Delivers a "world class" onboarding experience to new hires,
which bonds them to the organization.
--- Supports full-cycle, end-to-end recruitment and hiring process
through creative sourcing, developing community recruiting
relationships, and hosting career fairs to attract and retain top
--- Supports the administration of health and welfare, retirement,
wellness, and other benefit plans demonstrating a thorough
--- Maintains awareness of legislation affecting human resources
and labor relations.
--- Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local
--- Establishes and maintains a positive work environment for all
--- Additional duties as assigned.
What You Will Need to Be Successful in this Role
--- At minimum, a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Psychology,
or Business Administration.
--- Three to five years of professional experience in an HR
Generalist or HR Business Partner role within a high-volume,
fast-paced, dynamic organization.
--- Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Society for Human
Resource Management (SHRM) certification desirable.
--- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google
Workspace. Experienced with HRIS and ATS.
--- Excellent verbal, written, communication, and presentation
--- Highly analytical and detail-oriented with excellent
--- Understands the importance of building professional
relationships and providing good customer service to internal
--- Highly flexible, "no job is too small" attitude. Willingness to
roll-up sleeves to get things done without being asked.
--- High degree of cultural awareness, integrity, tact and, most
--- Strong time management skills and ability to navigate competing
priorities in a fast-paced environment.
--- Solid knowledge of Oregon employment law and regulations.
Duties are performed in both an office and field setting. Must
travel occasionally to attend meetings and conferences. May have to
occasionally lift or move objects weighing 25 - 30 pounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce
that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully
excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color,
religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual
orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability,
veteran status, or other protected class. We are committed to
providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who
need them because of a disability or practice or in observance of
their religion, absent undue hardship.
Keywords: Cherriots, Salem , HR Generalist, Human Resources , Salem, Oregon
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