Human Resources Administrator
Job Posted: 17 August, 2021
Company: Mason County, Washington
Closing Date: Until Filled; First Review September 19.
Location: City of Shelton, WA



Salary: $85,263 - $103,783

Located between the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Mason County has approximately 67,000 residents and covers 1,051 square miles. The City of Shelton, (pop. 10,000+), is the county seat, population center and service provider for the region. Shelton is in close proximity to Hood Canal, the only true saltwater fjord in the lower United States. Its clear deep waters provide world-class clamming, shrimp and salmon fishing, scuba diving, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, and beachcombers to enjoy year-round. Immediately west of Shelton is Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

Mason County is governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners. The county employs 381 FTEs and has a 2021 budget of $125,853,487, including a general fund of $53,464,511. Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Human Resources Administrator supervises two personnel, including a Risk Safety Compliance Manager and a Personnel Analyst. The Human Resources Administrator provides planning, leadership, and direction to the Human Resources Department, and develops short- and long-range plans, goals, and objectives. This position provides assistance and guidance to the County Administrator, Elected Officials, Department Heads, supervisors, and employees on a wide variety of human resources, training, risk and safety issues in concert with the County’s mission, vision, business goals and operational objectives.

It is preferred that candidates will have a bachelor's degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public sector human resources service delivery, including two (2) years as supervisor or manager of a human resources program or department, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience as the lead negotiator in public sector labor negotiations. PHR/SPHR Certification may substitute for college level human resources education. Knowledge of media and communication techniques is also highly sought. Certification requirements for Risk Management as required by the Washington Counties Risk Pool must be obtained within two years of employment.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Mason County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 19, 2021 (open until filled).