Human Resources Director
Job Posted: 12 November 2019
Company: Klickitat County
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: Klickitat County, WA

Salary: $72,612 - $102,380

Located in south central Washington, Klickitat County, (pop. 22,000), lies at the junction where the Columbia River Gorge cuts through the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, with expansive farms and wheat fields, vineyards, timberland, and magnificent Mt. Adams as a backdrop. The county seat and the county's largest city is Goldendale. With a mild year-round climate, the area is the perfect place to take advantage of an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, from fishing and hunting, to whitewater rafting, windsurfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. Scenic tours provide opportunities to thousands of visitors to the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountains, while an expanding winery and grape growing industry offers many award-winning wines at several tasting rooms.

Klickitat County employs approximately 250 FTE’s. The Human Resources Department manages benefit programs, provides a centralized hiring system, establishes and maintains job descriptions, administers the classification and pay system, develops and administers personnel policies and procedures, ensures compliance with state and federal labor law, maintains employee records, assists managers with grievance resolution and disciplinary actions, and participates in all negotiations of union contracts.

Under the general direction of the Board of County Commissioners, the Human Resources Director oversees an HR Benefit Specialist/Analyst and a Clerical Administrative Assistant. The Director provides leadership and direction to department staff, administers, coordinates and/or staffs various human resource services and programs, such as recruitment and orientation, labor relations and negotiations, safety committee, worker’s compensation, payroll, insurance benefits administration, risk management, training and development, and provides leadership and ensures compliance for responses to public records requests, policies, procedures and coordination throughout the county.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Human Resources, Labor Relations, or a related field and 6-8 years of progressively responsible work experience in public sector personnel or human resources and labor relations. Candidates must also have demonstrated experience in labor relations, risk management and safety programs.

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To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Klickitat County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 24, 2019 (open until filled).