Human Resources Generalist

  • Job Reference: 00001899-1
  • Date Posted: 3 January 2022
  • Company: Crook County
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  • Location: Prineville, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Human Resources Generalist  

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: Director, Human Resources 

Grade: 120/1-6

Salary: 49,129 - 56,680

All applications must be received through the link provided below.

Job Summary:

The HRBP-Generalist will contribute to the heavily diverse daily functions of the Human Resources department including, but not limited to: A wide variety of time-sensitive administrative tasks, recruiting, new hire onboarding, benefits, providing internal customer service, performance management, and contributing to the development and implementation of County policies and practices.  

This role requires a highly independent individual with the ability to work autonomously with light oversight and partner effectively with the department Director for larger projects and initiatives.  Effective communication will be key to the success of this role, including the ability to have difficult conversations.  Additionally, the ability to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality and work with sensitive information is critical.  The Generalist will work closely with other County departments to process employee information, attention to detail and a high-level efficacy are a must.

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring process of sourcing and acquiring qualified job applicants, including associated administrative tasks. 

Processes background checks and employee eligibility verifications.

Implements new hire orientation, including benefits introduction.

Consults to employees regarding benefits including various forms of leave, and FMLA and OFLA

Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and personnel actions.

Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.  Maintains and manages highly sensitive information in a responsible manner.

Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate when appropriate.

Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality, must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence.

Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's HRIS and talent management systems.

Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the County structure.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written) with the ability to be an effective balanced advocate for both management and the general employee population.

Demonstrates ability to be self-starter who works independently to achieve department and County goals while balancing flexibility and efficient time management skills to prioritize workload.

Strategic thinker that can see ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Has broad knowledge and perspective and can articulate credible visions of possibilities and likelihoods.

Able to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and sound approach.

Takes a broad interest in the success and development of the County and the Human Resource function as a whole.

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor's Degree in human resources, or related field such as business or social sciences and three years of progressively responsible human resource experience.  

Knowledge of employment laws and human resources regulations and practices, including compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations,

Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Requirements: Previous experience in public sector; PHR or SPHR SHRM Certification and HRIS software knowledge.


Must be willing to obtain SHRM certification and participate in on-going education and training.

Position Details: 

The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.  

This position is at-will', and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause. 

Work location is Human Resource Office

Fair Labor Standards Classification: Exempt

Crook County is an equal opportunity employer