Director, Human Resources

Columbia County


Saint Helens, OR 97051


$8,088 – $10,280
per month

Columbia County has a population of approximately 50,000 and is bordered on the east by the Columbia River, on the south by Multnomah County and Washington County, and on the west by Clatsop County. The southern County line is approximately 30 minutes from Portland, the largest metropolitan area in Oregon. The western County line is approximately 30 minutes from the Pacific coast. The County seat is located in St. Helens. The Human Resources Department is located in the County’s Courthouse.

POSITION: HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR. This position is a full-time management position, Civil Service exempt, FLSA exempt and not represented by a bargaining unit. The position reports directly to the elected three member governing Board of County Commissioners. Anticipated Start Date – mid February 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: 20-510 DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

SALARY: $8,088-$10,280 Monthly. Appointment in range at hire will be negotiable. Excellent benefits, including paid PERS contribution and family health insurance plus generous leave benefits. See Benefits Offered section for details.

CLOSING: NOVEMBER 20, 2020. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date. Applications will only be accepted via online submission.



Job Requirements

DUTIES: Responsible for all aspects of the professional performance and administration of the Human Resources Department. The complete job description for the position is located on the County’s website.

TO QUALIFY: Equivalent to a four year university education in business, public administration, human resources or closely related field. At least six years' experience working in the Human Resources field. Experience must include significant labor relations responsibility with either private or public bargaining units. Any satisfactory combination of experience and education may be accepted.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Columbia County application form and a resume.  To be considered in the recruitment process, online instructions must be followed for completing and submitting the application. A thorough background check, including criminal history will be conducted of final candidates. Email completed application, resume, and any other requested document(s) in PDF format, before 5:00pm on the closing date to