Human Resources Generalist

Clatsop County


Astoria, OR 97103


$5,000 – $6,766
per month

The HR Generalist performs professional level human resources duties to support the mission of the Human Resources Department.  The HR Generalist will assist the HR Director with a variety of medium to high level human resources projects focusing on compensation and classification analysis, benefits administration, and labor relations.  This position will provide human resources support to all departments as assigned by the HR Director.  

As necessary, conducts compensation surveys, analyzes and summarizes survey results, and makes recommendations for adjustments in compensation; evaluates job description and duties as performed to determine appropriate job classifications, FLSA designation, and EEO categories and writes reports that support outcomes; may conduct analysis of new positions or reclassification requests to determine appropriate job classification.

Supports collective bargaining by compiling labor market information, prevailing labor practices, or other data as needed; may be asked to interpret collective bargaining agreements and provide labor relations support to department supervisors.

Works with HR Director and HR Assistant in coordinating annual benefits open enrollment sessions which includes scheduling presentations, compiling and charting rates/changes, assisting employees with on-line benefits enrollment or changes (this is ongoing throughout year for new employees).

Supports the County’s Workers Compensation program, working directly with the County’s Workers Compensation provider, Risk Manager, and Human Resources Director to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all employee work-related injuries and position-related information for return to work efforts.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in human resources management, labor relations, or related field, and three to five years of progressively responsible human resources experience that demonstrates competency in analytical functions of human resource management including compensation, benefits, and labor relations.

Must have strong professional verbal and written communication skills.

Familiarity with federal and state Bureau of Labor and Industries laws pertaining to child labor, wage and hour, and employee benefits administration.

Incumbent must exercise good judgment when dealing with sensitive matters and confidential information.

Incumbent must possess a high level of empathy and willingness to take a hands-on approach when working with other County departments. 

How to Apply

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