Human Resources Generalist / HR Business Partner

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Human Resources Generalist /

HR Business Partner

Salary:  $61,656.00 – $84,372.00 Annually
Location: Tillamook, OR (onsite)
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Closing Date: 5/12/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Tillamook County, Oregon is comprised of 24 departments and operates on a countywide budget of $143 million with 285 budgeted FTEs. We are nestled along the Oregon Coast, where the forest meets the Pacific Ocean. Home to 27,748 residents and visited by 3.2 million visitors each year, the region is one of Oregon’s most diverse coastal destinations with its breathtaking coastline, lush forests, and pristine rivers. The climate offers four adventure-filled seasons of hiking, beachcombing, fishing, seafood harvesting, and surfing, along with many other recreational activities.

About the Position

Under direction of the Human Resources and Risk Management Director, plan and oversees human resources activities associated with benefits administration, HRIS, leave, employee recruitment and selection, employee relations, employee engagement, and classification and compensation processes to enhance employee engagement, drive organizational effectiveness, and promote a positive workplace culture. This position may design, audit, direct, and assist in the work of human resources staff; and coordinate human resources activities with County departments, vendors, and third parties as required.
This position performs a variety of complex duties involving confidential data, record keeping systems, data collection, research, report writing, and problem solving.

The Human Resources Generalist is the advanced journey-level classification in the Human Resources job series. This classification is distinguished from other Human Resources classification by performing the most difficult and complex and consequential analysis, acting as the staff specialist and subject matter expert on various human resources activities and program areas, managing complex projects, performing complex, independent analysis and program design, functioning with limited oversight and direction, and providing technical supervision and lead direction to lower level staff within the assigned division.


(Duties assigned to this position are not all inclusive. Additional duties may be assigned.)

Acts as the subject matter expert in a variety of human resources-related field areas; performs independent and complex analysis to support ongoing human resources programs, program development, and evaluate for program performance; performs the most difficult and complex human resources activities and independently supports various human resources programs and initiatives.

Conduct job analysis of positions to establish job-related qualifications through interviews, observations, and analysis of duties and responsibilities; organizes and documents findings; independently completes classification development and compensation recommendations. Review job offers for companies with Pay Equity and other regulations.

Conduct and participate in salary surveys, benefits, and personnel policies and practices; prepares appropriate analyses and oral and written reports.

Support employee benefits and leave program though employee education, system design, coordinating with insurance carriers, providers, and/or third-party administrators; assists with open enrollment and wellness initiatives.

Coordinate quality assurance, system design, and legal compliance for recruitment and onboarding process. May oversee complex recruitments, including exam planning and development, consideration of organizational impact and position control impacts, and overseeing the recruitment and exam process.

Oversee training platform, development of department forms, and web site for department initiatives. Responsibilities may include designing and developing content, collaborating with vendors, subject matter experts, ensuring compliance, and evaluating effectiveness.

Researches, compiles, organizes, and reviews data to verify facts, resolve discrepancies, develop plans or provide statistical information in an investigative study or project; prepares findings for management; creates and maintains spreadsheets and/or monthly reports for various human resources functions.

Prepares, maintains, and submits various state and federal reports as required by law. Research, compile, and summarize data of activities such as affirmative action, employee relations, determinations of employee seniority or other areas; perform standard statistical analyses as directed.

Oversee, administer, and update employee master files; coordinate quality assurance procedures and manage troubleshooting related to payroll and HRIS. Manage and recommend improvement to employee HRIS systems and is responsible for oversight of employee information and master files, including security and confidentiality, information management best practices, and other impacts.

Run established reports and develop new queries and reports; using Microsoft Office Products; export/import data to Excel, Access, NeoGov, ADP, or other software programs to meet needs; coordinate with payroll office to resolve personnel/payroll interface problems.

Provides counseling and advice to employees and management regarding job-related issues in the absence of the Human Resources Director. Represents Human Resources Director in meetings and acts on their behalf as directed.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge: Advance knowledge of the principles, practices, processes, and theories of public personnel administration, particularly regarding recruitment and selection, employee benefits, labor relations, and classification/compensation. Advanced knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations governing human resources management.

Skills: Advance skill in Human Resources problem solving, HRIS design, Data base interface, data collection, skill in the operation of standard office equipment, including operation of a computer to utilize software programs (spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.)

Abilities: Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Able to compile and analyze data and make recommendations for action. Able to adjust to changes in priorities and manage time effectively. Able to make decisions independently in accordance with established rules and policies and able to use good judgment in interpreting policies and procedures. Able to utilize problem identification and resolution techniques. Able to courteously meet and deal with other employees, department heads, elected officials, committee members, other public agencies, consultants, vendors, and the public.   Able to remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high-pressure situations.  Able to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.


Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business management, or a related field and five years of progressively responsible professional human resources experience that demonstrates competency in human resource management, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly displays the ability to perform the above duties. Demonstrated experience in interviewing and considerable knowledge of current employment practices and related laws.

SHRM-CP SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR preferred.

At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license, or be able to attain one within 6 months of hire, and maintain an acceptable driving record.

Must pass a pre-employment criminal history background investigation.


Works under general supervision of the Human Resources Director or assigned designee. Assignments are independently performed by the employee based on past experience and training.  The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. This position may provide lead worker responsibilities in technical instruction, auditing, and sop development. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions are in compliance with department policies and procedures.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary; however, this position will require vision, hearing voice conversations and keyboarding.   Prolong sitting or standing may be required in addition to bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, stooping, lifting, and carrying up to 30 pounds, walking.

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