Human Resources Manager

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Department:     Human Resources

Reports To:        Director Legal Department

Classification:    Exempt

Salary:               $70,658.00 - 95,484.00 per year DOE 


The Human Resources Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resource function. The primary duties of this position are to plan, direct and coordinate human resource management activities for the County.  Create strategic plans to maximize and maintain HR core functions, which include: compensation, performance management, recruitment and selection, policy and procedure development, training and development and regulatory compliance. This position will provide counsel to the County Judge, Commissioners, Department Heads, and employees. The individual in this position must have extensive knowledge of employment laws and human resources regulations and practices, including compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, disciplinary practices and grievance handling. While this position is under the administrative direction of the legal department, this individual must work independently of that department and work without significant direction.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must have ability to form and build good working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public.
  • Keeps current with trends and developments related to essential job competencies.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Develops and implements human resources strategies including, workforce planning, talent acquisition, compensation, health and welfare benefits, learning and development, regulatory compliance, safety and wellness, succession planning, employee and labor relations.
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, information activities program and cash flow.
  • Provides forward looking counsel, coaching and creative solutions for managers on HR related matters and policies. Works systematically to diagnose problems, identify root cause and recommend solutions.
  • Conducts necessary investigations on employee relations issues and advises management of appropriate resolution. Consults with County Counsel as appropriate on personnel matters and legal proceedings. Ensures County compliance with all Federal, State and local laws, regulations and rules affecting the employer-employee relationship, including leave laws (FMLA,OFLA,OSHA,ERISA,ACA) and ADA, payroll rules such as FSLA as well as State, Federal and local anti-discrimination laws. Serve as Equal Opportunity Officer and Privacy Officer. Ensure all regulatory compliance reporting is completed and deadlines met.
  • Develops human resources financial strategies by estimating, forecasting and anticipating requirements and trends. 
  • Develops the human resources budget measuring and analyzing results and initiating corrective actions.
  • Manages and administers compensation program; develops and updates job descriptions as necessary; conducts job evaluations. Conducts total compensation market surveys as directed by County Court, and works with consultants on compensation study.
  • Administers the performance evaluation system for all levels of staff to ensure consistency and equity throughout the County. Provide ongoing coaching and training to managers on writing quality performance evaluations which include goal setting, employee development planning, and succession planning when appropriate.
  • Coordinates recruitment and selection effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, part-time and temporary employees and oversees the on-boarding process. Regularly assess the standards for recruiting and hiring practices and procedures for the County. Provides input in hiring decisions and interviews of Department Heads.
  • Coordinates and or conducts on-boarding/off-boarding processes. Conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation. Identify trends and provide turnover reporting to appropriate Department Heads and or County Judge.
  • Develops and implements effective training and development programs for the County.  Assess overall needs of the County to create new training opportunities using a combination of internal and external resources to facilitate or deliver training.
  • Leads and directs the Wellness Committee and oversees the County’s Wellness Program.
  •  Ensures the integrity of human resources data, systems records and files. Builds and maintains excellent internal controls for department.
  • Maintains the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, including maintaining the confidentiality of privileged information and protect confidentiality as long as legally and practically feasible.


  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication.
  • Consultation.
  • Critical Evaluation.
  • Cultural Awareness.
  • HR Expertise.
  • Leadership & Navigation.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Ethical Practice.
  • Strategic Thinking.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.              

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Must have the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                     


Little to no travel is expected for this position, except for occasional training.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related degree; or other Human Resources experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive Human Resources experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Development preferred.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR Certification preferred.
  • HRIS software experience.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check. Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).

Safety Sensitive Requirements 

This position is not considered to be a safety sensitive position. 

AAP/EEO Statement

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

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Open:  Until Filled

Location: Prineville, OR
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