Class Title: Human Resources Manager

Class Code: HR MANAGER

Hourly: $52.84 - $74.47 | Monthly: $9160.13 - $12907.99 | Annually: $109921.57 - $154895.93

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for managing all aspects of the Human Resources Division, including wage and salary administration, employee benefits, recruitment, employee relations, safety, overseeing studies and projects, training and development, and personnel policy development and administration.


Receives general direction and supervision from a Director.  Operates entirely independently with the exception of confirming major decisions.


Direct supervision is exercised over Human Resources employees and volunteers, including hiring, training, managing and evaluating performance, developing goals, discipline providing, responding to grievances, and effectively recommending termination.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages all aspects of human resources; ensures compliance with all Federal, State and City regulations; manages employee relations; manages and oversees the employee evaluation process; provides advice and counsel to managers and supervisors on employee performance; conducts investigations; manages and oversees discipline and discharge procedures; oversees award and recognition programs.
  • Manages the district’s benefits program; leads the districts Benefits Committee; annually researches cost-saving options to insurance and other benefits, in preparation for development of the district budget; researches and makes recommendations on new benefits; monitors employee eligibility; administers insurance, COBRA, deferred compensation, flexible spend account, medical expense reimbursement plan, and paid and unpaid leave.
  • Manages the compensation and classification program; conducts compensation and classification studies and ensures the integrity of the pay plans and class specifications; recommends and implements wage changes.
  • Manages the district’s personnel policies program; develops and amends policies; leads the Board Codification Policy Committee; provides advice and counsel to supervisors and managers on policies.
  • Oversees the district’s recruitment program which includes hiring and onboarding procedures and conducting new supervisor orientation training.
  • Oversees the district’s safety program which includes workers’ compensation, safety, and training.
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers and supervisors on labor laws; ensures policies are in compliance; administers and oversees labor law programs, e.g., FMLA/OFLA, ADA, ACA, etc.
  • Oversees processing and retention of employee records.
  • Management liaison to the Employee Relations Committee (ERC); addresses district-wide employment related issues presented to the ERC for consideration; oversees the completion of projects assigned to ERC by management.
  • Develops and conducts employee related and labor law training; district representative on the Public Sector Training Consortium; identifies employees for leadership and supervisory training; provides advice on Professional Development Plans.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state, and local labor laws and accepted employment practices.
  • Principles and practices of human resources and personnel administration;
  • Principles and procedures related to human resources functional area, including recruitment, classification, compensation, employee development, employee relations and organizational and workforce development;
  • Principles and practices of public administration;
  • Methods and techniques for investigations and training;
  • Benefit administration; and
  • Principles of compensation and classification.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Collect compile and analyze complex information;
  • Analyze and resolve problems;
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in both verbal and written form to gain compliance;
  • Communicate sensitive, delicate, and confidential matters effectively using strong interpersonal skills;
  • Investigate, interview and mediate complaints and concerns;
  • Proficiently operate computers and computer programs and applications;
  • Exercise independent judgment and decision making and demonstrate strong negotiation, influence, and conflict resolution skills;
  • Apply District rules and policies, labor laws, and human resource practices and principles to difficult and often complex situations;
  • Work with confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
  • Work cooperatively with others; and
  • Create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, administration or other related field; AND
  2. Six (6) years of progressive experience in human resource administration; AND
  3. Three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR
  4. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a current SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment and requires the ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.
  • Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, move about the office occasionally.
  • Ability to maintain sustained concentration on computer screens; use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.
  • Ability to have clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other works accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • May be required to travel to locations in, around, or outside the greater Bend area.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, while operating computer keyboards, telephone, and standard office equipment.
  • Physical exertion includes the ability to lift, carry and push up to 15 pounds for books, files or manuals.
  • Requires crouching, bending, kneeling or reaching to perform filing activities.
  • Occasional dealing with distraught or difficult individuals.
  • May require attending evening meetings and providing on-call support on weekends and evenings.




Benefits: Full-time

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