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Human Resources Generalist 130-09-19

    • Job Tracking ID: 512378-702488
    • Job Location: Salem, OR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 01, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Recruitment #: 130-09-19

Closes: Open until filled

Location: Salem

Salary: Starting at $4,362 per month with excellent benefits. (See below)

Agency Sponsored: Medical/Dental 100% paid for employee and 90-98% for dependents, generous Paid-time off, Public Employee Retirement (PERS), Employee Assistance Plan, Long Term Disability, great culture.

Employee paid: Deferred Compensation, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Colonial Life Supplemental Plans, Legal Shield.


General Description

Works closely with the human resources manager to provide human resources services to the agency.


Essential Functions

  1. Provides professional-level human resources services
  2. Serves as an HR resource to staff members
  3. Provides technical and administrative support for HR
  4. Maintains human resource information system
  5. Helps determine candidate/employee promotion suitability
  6. Supports human resources manager
  7. Collaborates with staff
  8. Protects customers and reduces agency risk
  9. Provides excellent customer service in a professional manner

1. Provides professional-level human resources services

  • Apply the required knowledge and skills about basic HR practices, bargaining agreements, and agency HR policies and procedures
  • Conduct recruitments
  • Administer benefits
  • Conduct compensation studies

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Sustain a professional-level knowledge in human resources policies and practices

2. Serves as an HR resource to staff members

  • Collaborate with supervisors and managers on employee-relations issues including investigations, safety, and worker’s compensation and leave administration
  • Guide managers, offer suggestions, make recommendations, and provide general HR information
  • Answer questions and assist employees by implementing procedures

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Investigate employee-performance issues
  • Understand and communicate HR policies and procedures to staff members

3. Provides technical and administrative support for HR

  • Exhibit technology skills related to the work to be done such as word processing, internet research, mail, IM, desktop publishing, electronic scheduling, phones, filing, tracking documents, copying, maintaining contact/vendor information, etc.
  • Develop and maintain human resource electronic and paper forms and files, database, and spreadsheet applications as needed
  • Generate personnel action forms
  • Coordinate with fiscal services staff regarding payroll changes
  • Complete and file regular reports, such as annual OSHA logs, EEO-4, etc.

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Employ strong computer skills
  • Demonstrate administrative skills consistent with prior HR experience

4. Maintains human resource information system

  • Provide data entry and ensure accuracy of information
  • Update screens and fields as needed to improve the database
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Generate reports

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Create forms through Crystal Reports
  • Learn specific computer systems
  • Apply database skills and knowledge to the work
  • Enter data accurately

5. Helps determine candidate/employee promotion suitability

  • Administer applicable testing
  • Serve as an Authorized Designee to process criminal history background checks according to state law and agency policy
  • Process other background checks to determine suitability for hire, promotion, etc.

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Current Authorized Designee or ability to meet requirements
  • Exhibit good judgment
  • Interview prospective employees

6. Supports human resources manager

  • Be a partner within the HR team; conduct research to provide suggestions for policy, procedure, HR compliance, and general process improvement
  • Assists with labor relations, fact-finding, performance-management meetings, grievance resolution, and collective bargaining
  • Recommend, research, develop, and administer HR-related training.
  • Provide staff support for HR-related committees (insurance, safety, bargaining, workgroups, etc.) as well as take and prepare minutes, materials, copies, etc.

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Develop, interpret, and implement policies and procedures
  • Employ good research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Learn and interpret bargaining agreements and agency policies
  • Present information to others
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and small groups

7. Collaborates with staff

  • Prepare HR information and distribute it to staff members in a timely manner
  • Interact with others in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner
  • Embrace and exhibit the agency Mission and Core Values
  • Work independently yet seek and offer assistance when needed
  • Be aware of agency programs and services

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Maintain excellent interpersonal skills including advanced communication and conflict facilitation skills
  • Speak, read, write and understand English and follow verbal and written instruction

8. Protects consumers and reduces agency risk

  • Follow policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements of the HR program and the agency
  • Provide documentation as set forth by federal and state, funding regulations and agency policy
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter of suspected abuse of vulnerable populations according as required by policy and regulation.
  • Maintain and share information according to privacy regulations
  • Exhibit good decision making and problem solving skills

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Learn mandatory reporting requirements
  • Understand confidentiality and handle confidential and sensitive information properly

9. Provides excellent customer service in a professional manner

  • Meet the needs of internal and external customers, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward customers, coworkers, and others
  • Exhibit good work habits and meet quality standards in accuracy and timeliness of work

Skills needed to perform assigned duties include the ability to:

  • Work closely and proactively with employees, with excellent follow-through

Secondary Outcomes


Supervisory Responsibilities


Experience and Skills:


Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job will be considered; however, the following is preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field of study
  • 4 years of professional level HR generalist experience
  • Experience working with unions a plus
  • Ability to secure and maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of Oregon, or an acceptable alternative means of transportation
  • Successful completion of a background check and ability to meet requirements as an Authorized Designee


Work Environment and Physical Demands

Human resources generalists typically work in an office environment. They must be able to:

  • Use a computer, telephone, and other office equipment
  • Tolerate and be able to work where the noise level is that of a typical office
  • Travel to consumers’ homes (in an agency or personal vehicle)
  • Encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day
  • Regularly sit, talk, or hear
  • Use repetitive hand motions
  • Handle objects and sustain a sense of touch
  • Stand, walk, reach, and bend
  • Lift up to 35 pounds


Contact with the public in home or office environments may risk exposure to people with contagious diseases or irrational/hostile behavior and contact with domestic animals.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Classification: HR Generalist

Position Number: 62, 130

Salary Range: UN23

FLSA Status: Exempt

Unit: HR/Administration

Location: Salem

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Union Status: Unrepresented

Last revision: August 2016



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned, including work in other agency Units or locations to ensure workload coverage. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisors.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

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