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Job Title:  Human Resources Generalist                                                                    

Department:  Human Resources                                                                                           

Reports To:  Director, Human Resources

Grade:  120/1-5     

Salary:  47,688.16 – 51,301.54

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist will contribute to the fast-paced and heavily diverse daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including, but not limited too:  administrative tasks, recruiting/onboarding, administering benefits including various types of leave, performance management, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring process of sourcing and acquiring qualified job applicants, including associated administrative tasks.

  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.

  • Implements new hire orientation, including benefits introduction.

  • Consults to employees regarding benefits including various forms of leave, and FMLA/OFLA

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale.

  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.  Maintains and manages highly sensitive information in a responsible manner...

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Reviews, tracks, and documents 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.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the County structure.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written) with the ability to be an effective balanced advocate for both management and the general employee population.

  • Demonstrates ability to be self-starter who works independently to achieve department and County goals while balancing flexibility and efficient time management skills to prioritize workload.

  • Strategic thinker that can see ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Has broad knowledge and perspective and can articulate credible visions of possibilities and likelihoods.

  • Able to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and sound approach.

  • Takes a broad interest in the success and development of the County and the Human Resource function as a whole.


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, related degree progressively responsible human resource years of experience may be substituted for degree +  two years of human resource management experience

  • Progressively responsible human resource years of experience may be substituted for degree DPE.

  • Extensive knowledge of employment laws and human resources regulations and practices, including compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations,

  • Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Preferred Requirements: Previous experience in public sector; PHR or SPHR SHRM Certification and HRIS software knowledge. 

    Position Details:

  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required. 

  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.

  • Work location is Human Resource Office

  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Exempt

  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

Closes: Open until filled

Location: Prineville, OR
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