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City of Beaverton


The City of Beaverton is seeking a dynamic, creative and talented director or senior manager with extensive experience in human resources. We seek a high-performing leader who is an innovative strategist and collaborative relationship builder. Our ideal candidate will be able to provide a broader outlook and creative approach to sometimes complex or difficult problems and clearly provide and communicate new ideas and solutions.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and personnel administration including: recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits, union contract negotiations, and employee and labor relations; also, federal, state and labor and employment laws and ordinances. The candidate will be working with city leadership and department directors, should be a strong leader and must possess strong interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Solid integrity and adherence to ethical standards are key.

The Human Resources Director is responsible for managing and directing Human Resources Department operations, including budget, administrative compliance and staff supervision. The director is also responsible for developing, reviewing and approving departmental strategic planning, work plans, services, policies, procedures and reports. The Human Resources Director is a member of the city’s Senior Management Team.

This announcement is open until filled with a first review date of Monday, January 8, 2018.


The Human Resources Director will be responsible for performing or providing oversight on the following critical human resources functions among others:

  • Provide direction to staff to ensure city goals and  objectives are met.
  • Oversee disciplinary process according to the collective bargaining agreements and city policy.
  • Provide technical assistance and interpretation to the mayor, City Council, and various staff regarding issues affecting the human resources needs of the city.
  • Direct and manage the city’s Performance Management program. Serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
  • Develop labor relations strategy for approval of City Council, and manage labor relations function. Act as chief negotiator for the city.
  • Represent the HR Department and/or city to the public, in the media, in collective bargaining, in legal or administrative proceedings, to other organizations as required.
  • Provide professional and technical expertise and guidance on employee relations matters, labor contract administration, grievance processes, investigations and resolution of employee complaints.
  • Partner with departments in succession planning and workforce development to create plans that ensure a pipeline of internal talent to achieve the goals of the city.
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, industrial relations, business/public administration, or related field.
  • 12 years of progressively responsible public and/or private sector experience in a full-service Human Resources Department, including five years in a senior management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to pass reference and background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.


Salary Range: $8,784.08-$11,770.53 per month

Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; tuition reimbursement program available; public service loan forgiveness program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.

About Beaverton

Beaverton prides itself on being The Best of Oregon. The city is growing and thriving but still has a small town heart and strong sense of community. Beaverton is the sixth largest city in Oregon and was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in America by Money magazine. It is a diverse community of approximately 95,000 people where one-in-three residents are a person of color and 99 different languages are spoken in our schools.

The City of Beaverton is known as an organization that values public service. Our nationally recognized community vision is our beacon. Residents continually give the city high marks, with 71 percent saying things are headed in the right direction. The city’s economic base is strong. The city has consistently been ranked as one of the safest in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton is known for its quality neighborhoods, parks and schools. There are a full range of housing choices, with new exciting urban housing developments underway in our downtown.

Veteran’s Preference

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. The documentation must indicate honorable discharge from service. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.

Accessibility Information

This information and other application materials can be made available in alternative formats. To request alternative formats, contact Department of Human Resources by calling 503-526-2200 or email vog.nogeronotrevaebnull@sbojrh. Please note 711 is a free telephone relay service for people with hearing disabilities. A 711 operator will act as an intermediary between the caller and HR staff.


12725 SW Millikan Way
PO Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97005

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